Canadian Cuisine


Canadian cuisine is a diverse mix of many cultures. Different ethnic neighborhoods throughout the country focus on specific cuisines. Numerous other world cuisines are available throughout the Country. In addition to ethnic cuisines, Canada is also home to many fine dining establishments and chain restaurants ranging from fast food to casual or upscale dining. Toronto celebrates its ethnic diversity through numerous food festivals.

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Canadian Regional Ingredients

  • Atlantic Cod
  • Caribou
  • Cloudberry
  • Dulse
  • Fiddlehead ferns
  • Harp seal
  • Maple syrup
  • Saskatoon berries
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Winnipeg goldeye

Canadian National Foods

  • Poutine
  • Butter tarts

Canadian Street Foods

  • Poutine
  • Hot dog stands
  • Shish taouk
  • Montreal hot dog
  • Dollar falafels
  • Pizza slices
  • Sushi
  • Shawarma
  • Doner kebab
  • Ice cream trucks

Canadian Savoury Foods

  • Back or peameal bacon
  • Baked Beans
  • Bannock
  • Bouilli
  • Cod tongues and scrunchions
  • Ginger beef
  • Jiggs dinner
  • Montreal-style bagels
  • Montreal-style smoked meat
  • Oreilles de crisse
  • Pâté chinois
  • Pierogis
  • Poutine
  • Roast beef with yorkshire pudding
  • Roast Turkey
  • Tourtière
  • Yellow pea soup

Canadian Commercial Food and Beverages

  • Bagged Milk
  • Canada Dry ginger ale
  • Canadian pizza
  • Chocolate Bars: Aero, Caramilk, Big Turk, Cherry Blossom, Crunchie, Coffee Crisp, Crispy Crunch, Mr. Big
  • Cows Ice Cream
  • Hawkins Cheezies
  • Ketchup, Salt and Vinegar, dill pickle, and “all-dressed” flavoured potato chips
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Loganberry (drink) from Crystal Beach, Ontario
  • Nabob Coffee
  • Other candy: Glosette Pieces, Bridge Mixture
  • Ready-to-Eat Soups
  • Red River Cereal
  • Ringolos & Humpty Dumpty Party Mix
  • Shreddies Cereal
  • Spruce beer (bière d’épinette, non-alcoholic soft drink) from Quebec
  • Tim Hortons, Second Cup Coffee

Canadian Alcohol

  • Bloody Caesar
  • Canadian beer
  • Canadian whisky, “Rye” whisky
  • Canadian wine, Ice wine
  • Caribou
  • Ice cider
  • Maple liqueur
  • Newfoundland Screech
  • Yukon Jack, a Canadian whiskey-based liqueur similar to the U.S drink “Southern Comfort”

Canadian Meals

  • The Lumby
  • Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Canadian Sweets

  • Apple pie
  • Beaver tails
  • Bumbleberry pie
  • Butter tarts
  • Candy apple
  • Figgy duff
  • Flapper Pie
  • Jam busters
  • Maple syrup
  • Matrimonial cake
  • Moosehunters
  • Nanaimo bars
  • Nougabricot
  • Persians
  • Pets de sœurs
  • Sucre a la creme
  • Sugar pie
  • Various black licorices