MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Middle Eastern concept Manousha Inc. is set to open in Mississauga, Ont. in September.
Manousha Inc. will specialize in Mana’eesh — a specialty in Middle Eastern cuisine similar to flatbreads or pizza. The menu will include 25 different kinds of Mana’eesh for diners to choose from.
Manoushais an Arabic word meaning “flatbread”, Mana’eesh is the plural, and it is a well-known dish to fans of Middle Eastern fare. The popular dish is a dough typically topped with thyme and cheese or ground meat. The restaurant is a new concept from the team behind Mississauga’s East Tea Canrestaurant and will be the first Mana’eesh-specialized restaurant in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
“Our goal for Manousha Inc.is to introduce new Middle Eastern cuisine to diners in Mississauga and the GTA in a fun and accessible way,” says Shakir Al-Qanbar, founder of Manousha Inc. “We’re including traditional Middle Eastern flavours for those who already know and love the cuisine and also adding familiar flavours for those who have never tried Mana’eesh before.”
Diners will be able to choose from four categories of Mana’eesh — meats, sweets, dairy and vegan — offering flatbread to suit all tastes and dietary needs. The flatbreads are cooked in a dome pizza oven and each menu item is halal.
Manousha Inc. will serve predominately as a take-out location and will be partnering with multiple delivery services. The location will feature 12 seats for those who want to dine-in and experience the atmosphere of the restaurant.