With a diverse multi-cultural population, Canada’s varied food and drink scene is helping to transform it into one of the world’s hottest destinations for food travel. However, while it’s always good to know you’ve got a range of cuisines to choose from when dining out somewhere new, often one of the best things about visiting an unfamiliar destination is being able to sample the local cuisine for yourself. So, without further ado, here are ten of the most popular Canadian foods you simply must try when you visit Canada, whether you’re dining out on a restaurant or taking advantage of a catering service like Toronto catering. If this foodie bucket list makes you as hungry as it’s made me, you’ll be spending the next few hours scouring the internet for deals for a flight to Canada!
Another typical French Canadian dish hailing from Quebec, tourtière is a shortcrust pastry pie stuffed with pork and veal meat and seasoned with salt, pepper, cloves and cinnamon. It’s aromatic flavour makes it especially popular at Christmas time, but most Canadians will happily eat tourtière at any time of the year.
Often likened to New York bagels, there are actually stark differences between Canadian Montreal bagels and their US counterparts. While both kinds of bagel are boiled prior to baking to produce a golden crust, the water used to boil Montreal bagels is infused with honey and the bagels are baked in a wood-burning oven to create a crispier finish.
Additionally, Montreal bagels are slightly smaller and denser than New York bagels, with a bigger hole in the centre.