John Catucci’s City Guide: St. John’s Newfoundland

Big Food Bucket List takes viewers on weekly epic food journeys across cities in North America. And if you’re anything like John Catucci (or us!), you pick restaurants in the cities you’re about to visit – before – you book your vacation. With this in mind, we’ve created the ultimate foodie’s guide to each location John visits in this season of the show. Read on and watch to see where John eats and drinks when in charming St. John’s, Newfoundland on Canada’s Atlantic coast.

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The Hot Spots

Mallard Cottage
The Grounds Cafe
Adelaide Oyster House

John’s Must-Eats at Mallard Cottage

Built in the 18th century, Mallard Cottage is one of North America’s oldest wooden structures today. A welcoming atmosphere indoors and out, the menu relies on local ingredients and a mix of outdoor and indoor cooking to serve up dishes such as Braised Beef Flatbread, Salt Cod Fishcakes, the Pit Platter and Blueberry Trifle.

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Where to Go

John visits the village of Quidi Vidi, a neighbourhood in St. John’s that is nestled in the harbour known as The Gut. The village is filled with small shops, batteries and fishing houses as well as Christ Church, built in 1834.

When to Visit

While St. John’s welcomes visitors in all seasons, the summer months are the warmest with the least amount of rain.

John’s Tip

Rent a car and drive around the island to see the beautiful scenery. It’s breathtaking!

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