The Great Canadian Road Trip: Tasty Bites

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….

British Columbia

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Hilltop Diner – Langley, BC
Specialty: Old-fashioned burgers, breakfast, and pies

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El Camino’s – Vancouver, BC
Specialty: Latin American Street Food

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Scandilicious – Vancouver, BC
Specialty: Scandinavian-influenced breakfast and lunch

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The Pink Bicycle – Victoria, BC
Specialty: Burgers, burgers, burgers!

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Smokin’ George’s BBQ – Nanaimo, BC
Specialty: BBQ, obviously

Alberta

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Big Fish – Calgary, AB
Specialty: Seafood. Shocker, I know…

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Boogie’s Burgers – Calgary, AB
Specialty: Okay, you have to know this one…

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Bernie and the Boys Bistro – Drumheller, AB
Specialties: Burgers, pasta, subs, and milkshakes

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Big T’s BBQ and Smokehouse – Calgary, AB
Specialty: All the joys of the BBQ!

Saskatchewan

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Deja Vu Cafe – Moose Jaw, SK
Specialty: Delicious milkshakes

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Fresh & Sweet – Regina, SK
Specialty: Omelettes, waffles, baked goods, and gelato

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Homestead Ice Cream – Saskatoon, SK
Specialty: What do you think, steak? Ice cream, of course!

Manitoba

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Specialty: Sweet and savory desserts

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Bistro Dansk – Winnipeg, MB
Specialty: Danish and European cuisine

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Red-Top Drive Inn Restaurant – Winnipeg, MB
Specialty: Old-fashioned diner food and experience

Ontario

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Mesa – Hamilton, ON
Specialty: Traditional Mexican dishes

 

The Hogtown Vegan – Toronto, ON
Specialty: Vegan dishes!

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The Riverside Inn – Norland, ON
Specialty: Comfort foods… and huge portions of it!

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MLTDWN – Kingston, ON
Specialty: Gourmet grilled cheese

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Art-Is-In Boulangerie – Ottawa, ON
Specialty: Bread, sandwiches, and all things baked good!

Quebec

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Edgar – Gatineau, QC
Specialty: Baked goods, salads, and lunchtime meals

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Icehouse – Montreal, QC
Specialty: Comfort foods

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Poutineville – Montreal, QC
Specialty: Poutine, aka the Canadian national dish

Nova Scotia

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2 Doors Down – Halifax, NS
Specialty: Casual dining

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Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers and Poutinerie – Dartmouth, NS
Specialty: What else other than burgers and poutine, of course!

New Brunswick

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Catch 22 Lobster Bar – Moncton, NB
Specialty: Lobster, lobster, lobster!

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Urban Deli – Saint John, NB
Specialty: Deli sandwiches, soups, and salads

Newfoundland

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Rocket Bakery and Fresh Foods – St. John’s, NL
Specialty: All things baked goods

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Yellow Belly Brewery – St. John’s, NL
Specialty: Craft beer, pizza, and burgers

PEI

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Famous Peppers – Charlottetown, PEI
Specialty: Serving the best pizza in PEI

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The Churchill Arms – Charlottetown, PEI
Specialty: Authentic British pub food

Yukon

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Antoinette’s – Whitehorse, YK
Specialty: Local fare with a Caribbean twist (count us in!)

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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,

Jesse

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