Hi, Savvy Readers! With Canada Day coming up and the , one thing is for sure… It’s officially road trip season! Pack your bags, grab some books, and crank up the tunes (courtesy of our own Summer of Canadian Reading playlist!), because we’ve got some country to explore!
But wait – we can’t forget about food! There’s obviously nothing worse than getting hangry in a cramped car, so we’ve done the courtesy of compiling some of the best eats across Canada for you, thanks to John Catucci‘s You Gotta Eat Here and You Gotta Eat Here, Too!. Let’s start out west….
Hilltop Diner – Langley, BC
Specialty: Old-fashioned burgers, breakfast, and pies
El Camino’s – Vancouver, BC
Specialty: Latin American Street Food
Scandilicious – Vancouver, BC
Specialty: Scandinavian-influenced breakfast and lunch
The Pink Bicycle – Victoria, BC
Specialty: Burgers, burgers, burgers!
Smokin’ George’s BBQ – Nanaimo, BC
Specialty: BBQ, obviously
Big Fish – Calgary, AB
Specialty: Seafood. Shocker, I know…
Boogie’s Burgers – Calgary, AB
Specialty: Okay, you have to know this one…
Bernie and the Boys Bistro – Drumheller, AB
Specialties: Burgers, pasta, subs, and milkshakes
Big T’s BBQ and Smokehouse – Calgary, AB
Specialty: All the joys of the BBQ!
Deja Vu Cafe – Moose Jaw, SK
Specialty: Delicious milkshakes
Fresh & Sweet – Regina, SK
Specialty: Omelettes, waffles, baked goods, and gelato
Homestead Ice Cream – Saskatoon, SK
Specialty: What do you think, steak? Ice cream, of course!
Kawaii Crepe – Winnipeg, MB
Specialty: Sweet and savory desserts
Bistro Dansk – Winnipeg, MB
Specialty: Danish and European cuisine
Red-Top Drive Inn Restaurant – Winnipeg, MB
Specialty: Old-fashioned diner food and experience
Mesa – Hamilton, ON
Specialty: Traditional Mexican dishes
The Hogtown Vegan – Toronto, ON
Specialty: Vegan dishes!
The Riverside Inn – Norland, ON
Specialty: Comfort foods… and huge portions of it!
MLTDWN – Kingston, ON
Specialty: Gourmet grilled cheese
Art-Is-In Boulangerie – Ottawa, ON
Specialty: Bread, sandwiches, and all things baked good!
Edgar – Gatineau, QC
Specialty: Baked goods, salads, and lunchtime meals
Icehouse – Montreal, QC
Specialty: Comfort foods
Poutineville – Montreal, QC
Specialty: Poutine, aka the Canadian national dish
2 Doors Down – Halifax, NS
Specialty: Casual dining
Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers and Poutinerie – Dartmouth, NS
Specialty: What else other than burgers and poutine, of course!
Catch 22 Lobster Bar – Moncton, NB
Specialty: Lobster, lobster, lobster!
Urban Deli – Saint John, NB
Specialty: Deli sandwiches, soups, and salads
Rocket Bakery and Fresh Foods – St. John’s, NL
Specialty: All things baked goods
Yellow Belly Brewery – St. John’s, NL
Specialty: Craft beer, pizza, and burgers
Famous Peppers – Charlottetown, PEI
Specialty: Serving the best pizza in PEI
The Churchill Arms – Charlottetown, PEI
Specialty: Authentic British pub food
Antoinette’s – Whitehorse, YK
Specialty: Local fare with a Caribbean twist (count us in!)
Klondike Rib & Salmon – Whitehorse, YK
Specialty: Ribs, salmon, and other BBQ feasts
Alright, Savvy Readers. There you have it – a trip around Canada in 80 (give or take a few) meals! What are your go-to restaurants? Know of any hidden gems in your area? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
Happy eating – er, I mean reading,
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