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Canadian Fare

If you’re looking for a specifically Canadian culinary experience, here’s a lists of restaurants that will take you from coast to coast, without your having to leave the city.

Hopgood’s Foodliner (East Coast)

Acadia (East Coast)

Lee Lounge (contemporary multicultural)

Bannock (Canadian comfort food) 

Woodlot (Cheekily Canadian)

Tea-n-Bannock (Aboriginal Canadian)

Le Papillon on the Park (French Canadian)

Poutini’s House of Poutine (French Canadian/poutine)

Free Times Cafe (Jewish, Middle Eastern, Canadian)

Jody’s Deli (Montreal smoked meat)

Carousel Bakery at St. Lawrence Market (Toronto: peameal bacon sandwiches)

Marben (Ontario, local)

Cafe Belong (Ontario, local)

OMG Baked Goodness (Try the maple syrup butter tarts)

Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill (try a Caesar garnished with a freshly shucked oyster)

The Burger’s Priest (Freshly-ground Alberta Beef)

Kozlik’s Mustard (Did you know Canada grows over 90% of the world’s mustard?)

Dark Horse Espresso Bar (49th Parallel Espresso from Victoria)


Some wonderful vegetarian and vegan options.

Fresh (Juices, salads, veggie burgers, wraps)

Kupfert & Kim (Wheatless and meatless)

Urban Herbivore (Soups, sandwiches, salads, rice/quinoa bowls)

Live Organic Food Bar (Raw dishes and hot dishes)

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No trip to Canada is complete without a frosty pint!

Bellwoods Brewery 

Granite Brewery

C’est What? 


Indie Ale House 

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Other Bars, Pubs, and Nightclubs

Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern (Eclectic selection of world wines)

Salt Wine Bar (Fine selection of Portuguese wines, mixed drinks made from homemade ingredients) 

BarChef (Craft components, quality spirits, homemade bitters, syrups and infusions)

Rhum Corner (Haitian food, addictive booze slushies, great rum and Cokes)

416 Snack Bar (Gourmet late-night snacks, craft beer, excellent wines)

The Rivoli (Truly Torontonian, pool hall and pub)