The Best Food I Ate in Canada
Poutine is definitely one of the main foods that comes to mind for us if someone says, “Canada.”
It is probably one of the greatest guilty pleasures in the world. This dish, that originated in Quebec, is made up of french fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy.
If that doesn’t sound delicious enough, some restaurants serve their own versions of the dish. The best version I had in Toronto was the Bourbon Pulled Pork Poutine dish at Moose Winooski’s.
Moose Winooski’s has two locations in Ontario, and was originally opened in 1993. This family restaurant has a cozy log cabin feel and serves up some serious comfort food and some serious hospitality.
Just so you know, my plate of poutine looked so amazing that the locals were stopping by my table and asking what the dish is called!
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Tim Horton’s Coffee and Donuts-
Tim Horton’s Restaurants were absolutely everywhere in Toronto.
This chain, started by former Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player, Tim Horton, has delicious coffees and sinful (in a good way) treats like this maple doughnut (They call them “donuts.”).
Though they serve tons of flavors of doughnuts, the maple was definitely my favorite, and I’m pretty sure I went through a dozen. Or two. Who’s counting?
Chocolate Maple Cream Cookies-
Turkey Hill, we salute you for making one of the most delicious cookies in the world.
Their Chocolate Maple Cream Cookie is like a “more grown-up” version of an Oreo. A little more refined with the flavor of Canadian maple syrup.
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The maple flavor in the cream complements the chocolate perfectly. Not too sweet or rich at all.
I brought home a box for wife, Jenni, to try and she said, “They smell like pancakes and taste like Heaven.”
Check out my post on Our Favorite Souvenirs from Canada to see what foods and other goodies I brought back home to Mississippi to share!
What are your favorite Canadian specialties? What have we missed? What must we try on our next trip to Canada? Let us know in the comments below!
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Mark is half of the duo behind the travel blog Just Chasing Rabbits. He lives in Mississippi with wife/travel companion, Jenni, and doggie-daughter, Gizmo. Because travel is one of his biggest passions, Mark has become a master trip planner, budgeter, and has developed a love of photography. Mark and Jenni share their experiences in hopes of inspiring others to have wonderful adventures and see the world.
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