Our Great Canadian Road Trip: Foodies

If you love food – good food – then you should feel right at home in Canada. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, from East coast to West coast there’s a diverse selection of good eats. We’ll share with you some recommendations from each region in Canada to help guide your travels and cravings.

So, let’s dig in:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fresh seafood is available at almost every restaurant in the East coast, but here are a couple that do it differently.

Make a day out of it!

Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse

In Nova Scotia, getting lobster is a must! Fredies features lobster rolls alongside a diner-style selection of seafood and chowders.

The Bicycle Thief

Authentic italian dishes that come with a touch of seafood.

Did you know? Nova Scotia is home to the Annapolis Valley – an area with highly fertile soil. This area produces some of the freshest fruits, vegetables and wines!1

Road Trip Tip: Take breaks along the way – both in eating and driving! If you plan on switching drivers during different legs of the journey, make sure each driver has a valid licence.
Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the perfect stop for a French-inspired breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Make a day out of it!

Breakfast - Creperie Du Marche

Crepes are the preferred choice for breakfast. With the option to fill them with fruits, vegetables and spreads, they’re ideal for everyone!

Lunch - St-Viateur Bagel

Montreal smoked meats and Montreal-style bagels are iconic. When served together they make the perfect lunchtime sandwich.

Dinner - La Banquise

You can’t leave Montreal without trying some poutine! La Banquise takes fries, gravy and cheese curds to the next level, serving up a wide variety of different poutine flavours.

Did you know? Poutine is believed to be originally created in Quebec in the 1950’s.2

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is a multicultural city with a lot to offer when it comes to cuisine. From unique dessert shops to 5 star restaurants, this city is packed with good eats.

Make a day out of it!

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse

Open only in the evenings, this steakhouse offers 16+ high-quality cuts with a salad bar on the side.

Tip: Fridays and Saturdays have live entertainment!

Kinton Ramen

This is an authentic Japanese noodle house experience that lets you build the perfect ramen bowl. If you’re craving savory food, Kinton Ramen is your place to go.

Bang Bang Ice Cream

If you’re looking for dessert, look no further than Bang Bang. This unique and quirky ice cream parlour offers unique ice cream flavours stuffed in a Hong Kong waffle.

Did you know? Toronto has over 8000 restaurants, so there’s bound to be something you like.3

Road Trip Tip: Don’t let big city traffic ruin your trip. Check out these five ways to love your commute  and don’t forget to keep a safe distance between streetcars and bikes.
Calgary, Alberta

Known as the “culinary capital of the prairies”, a trip to Calgary will have your mouth watering, especially if you love beef!

Make a day out of it!

Big T’s BBQ

You can’t visit the West without tasting some authentic BBQ. Fall off the bone ribs, smoked steak and homemade corn bread are must-try’s.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

A ranch-style restaurant that serves up a variety of meat (like elk prosciutto) and Canadian dishes in an upper-scale setting.

Did you know? Calgary used to be known as “Cowtown”.4

Vancouver, British Columbia

From local fruits and vegetables to fresh seafood, Vancouver’s food scene is thriving with natural ingredients.

Make a day out of it!

Hoshi Sushi

Located in the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant on Granville Island, this sushi joint is bound to whet your appetite for pacific coast salmon.

Tacofino

If you’re in the mood for Mexican, look no further than Tacofino. You can find a bite at their food trucks or restaurants in Vancouver, Victoria and Tofino!

Did you know? The California Roll was actually invented right in Vancouver.5


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1 http://www.flightnetwork.com/blog/14-fantastic-foodie-cities-canada/
2 https://www.yorkregion.com/community-story/7083297-fun-facts-about-5-canadian-foods/
3 https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toronto/best-of-to/24-toronto-best-restaurants-of-2016-you-should-have-gone-to-by-now
4 https://www.hikebiketravel.com/10816/30-fun-interesting-facts-calgary/
5 https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/japan-to-honour-vancouver-chef-credited-with-inventing-california-roll