There are lots of reasons to hit the road and tour our wonderful country – national monuments, natural wonders, eclectic B&B’s – Canada has lots to see and do. Not to mention lots to eat! As you travel across the country, the cuisine each region has to offer is mouth watering (Toronto included!). Whether the fare is seasonal to the area or not, the food found at these spots look absolutely delicious. In case you plan on organizing an all you can eat food tour of Canada, here’s a list of some of the best restaurants the country has to offer.
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With seasonally focused menus and dishes, Araxi has long been a Whistler favourite. A contemporary dining room with a stylish oyster bar, Araxi brings the best of farm-to-table eating.
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With a focus on technique and local, seasonal ingredients Hawksworth Restaurant’s menu deliciously showcases Vancouver’s diverse culture.
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A restaurant that pays homage to the area’s past while offering the finest in food and drink – L’Abattoir is definitely worth making a reservation for if you’re visiting Gastown.
A refined menu that offers a seasonal emphasis – anew Table has 5-course or 3-course price fixed options that change daily to highlight seasonal ingredients.
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Model Milk has a simple and honest motto that should appeal to most – ‘buy the best ingredients we can afford and try not to screw them up before they hit the plate.’ Local and seasonal ingredients presented in a simple, yet beautiful manner – here you’ll enjoy food that is both comforting and original.
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If you’re looking for a cool spot that offers an above and beyond wine list with fun and delicious foods you can share, Pigeonhole is the place to go. With a creative snack menu and alternative wines to pair them with, this Calgary spot is a must-stop on your road trip.
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Amazing beer selection, refined fare, and exceptional service. What more could you ask for? Hamilton’s Brux House, inspired by the European beer belt offers classic, approachable dishes with a culinary twist.
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Currently ranked the second best restaurant in Canada, and just down the street from a Bazis development, you’ll find Buca Yorkville. Quickly becoming a Toronto (and elsewhere) favourite, Buca offers exceptionally refined and delicious fare, and a stylishly sophisticated culinary experience.
A leader in gastronomy, Montreal’s Toqué! places an emphasis on market-fresh cuisine and local products. Ranked number one in all the country, Toqué’s menu offers fun twists on old pretentions through creative collaboration between the chefs and the suppliers.
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If you’re hoping to encounter fine Italian dining during this tour and you happen to be passing through Halifax, then daMaurizio is worth the stop. A favourite spot for both locals and international visitors, daMaurizio offers variations on classic Italian cuisine – blending influences from Northern Italy and seasonal flavours.
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A Newfoundland treasure that showcases local game, seafood, and produce – Mallard Cottage has come to be recognized for its ever-changing menu and its unique dining experience.
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Raymonds restaurant has done something very unique – offering a truly sustainable fine dining experience. Located in St. John’s, this restaurant has some of the best game and seafood the country has to offer, not to mention locally-grown and foraged ingredients. With their redefined and refined cuisine, Raymonds is putting Newfoundland on the culinary map.
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