A glimpse into some of the international foods you can find in our city


You getting hungry? Brandon has several local eateries that serve up foods from their homelands with authentic flare and style. Here’s just a few popular dishes that will surely please your taste buds.


A pupusa is known for being a beloved Salvadoran dish made of a thick corn tortilla and stuffed with a savory filling. (They’re so darn yummy.) Typical filling options include beef, beans, cheese and pork.

Where you can find pupusas in Brandon:

Sabor Latino – According to their online menu, their pupusas are filled with loroco filling. (Loroco is an exotic vine flower found in Central America with a distinctive flavour similar to squash or zucchini.)



Falafel are popular Middle Eastern/Mediterranean deep-fried balls or patties made from chickpeas or fava beans, sometimes both, and include fresh herbs and spices. The fried balls/patties are either served on mezze platters or stuffed into a pita. Mmmmmm!!!

Where you can find falafels in Brandon:

Shawarma Queen – One of the choices on the menu: four pieces of falafel served with homemade chickpeas-based dip. Sounds tasty!


Cha Cha

Cha Cha is an Ethiopian dish consisting of cubes of tenderloin beef meat sautéed with flavoured butter, onions and spices.

Where you can find Cha Cha in Brandon:

Tana Ethiopian Cuisine – Their Cha Cha includes Ethiopian spiced butter.  OK the writer of this article is getting hungry.



A samosa is an Indian dish consisting of a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling. Ingredients include spiced potatoes, onions, peas, chicken and/or other meats.

Where you can find samosas in Brandon:

The Chilli Chutney – You can choose two pieces of samosas, which are stuffed with chicken, garam masala and served with chutney.