If Canadian cuisine makes you think of poutine, maple syrup, and Tim Horton's, then you’re in for a treat. Seafood lovers should concentrate on Nova Scotia lobster, Arctic char, and salmon from British Columbia. For fresh produce, you
If Canadian cuisine makes you think of poutine, maple syrup, and Tim Horton's, then you’re in for a treat. Seafood lovers should concentrate on Nova Scotia lobster, Arctic char, and salmon from British Columbia. For fresh produce, you can’t beat wild blueberries or Prince Edward Island potatoes. And have we even mentioned the butter tarts? Our editors have collected the best destinations for eating these and other delicious dishes.
Toronto has been a culinary hotbed for a long time. A flourishing center of immigration, the city offers a wide variety of cuisines, from Italian to Greek to Latin American. Myriad cooking styles, techniques, and ingredients blend together to create a unique foodie scene. Montreal is also a food-minded city burgeoning with new restaurants. These days a trendy eatery can pop up just about anywhere, but rue St-Denis and Boulevard St-Laurent are still the city's hottest dining strips. Look for Quebec specialties like veal from Charlevoix, lamb from Kamouraska, shrimp from Matane, and blueberries from Lac St-Jean.
With at least a third of the city's population having an Asian heritage, it's no surprise that Asian eateries abound in Vancouver. Even restaurants that don’t specialize in Asian dishes reveal plenty of inspiration from Japan, China, and farther afield. British Columbia's wine industry is booming, and the province is home to more than 100 wineries. The major varietals include merlot, pinot noir, pinot gris, and chardonnay, but that’s just the beginning. Look for ice wine, a special dessert wine made from grapes that are picked while they were frozen on the vines.