From butter tarts to blueberries, we’ve rounded up the best eats of our great land from coast to coast.
Nearly impossible for our friends south of the border to procure, these finger-staining crisps of tangy deliciousness define many a childhood at the skating rink or awkward school dance. Along with All Dressed, these chips are pure Canadiana.
There’s nothing as symbolic — or delicious — as this sweet sweet liquid gold. Let’s take a minute to honour the love and dedication it takes to turn this sap into the thick syrup we love to douse our pancakes with.
Many Canadians call themselves butter tart aficionados. A term never to be used lightly, they are warriors on a journey to taste every delicate, flakey pastry filled with rich, buttery goo from roadside stands, quaint bakeries and general stores across this great land.
Try making this butter tart recipe from Anna Olson.
Named after one of Canada’s beautiful west coast cities, these melt-in-your-mouth squares of biscuit, buttercream and chocolate ganache hit you right in the feels. The patriotic feels.
A popular fair ground dish, the deep-fried, tail-shaped pasty is topped with a plethora of goodies: chocolate, candy, fruit and magic that will make your heart soar.
High in Vitamin C and potassium, these curlicue veggies are part of the fern family and available seasonally across most provinces.
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Sure, you can eat these anywhere, but Canada basically owns the rights since they’re the world’s largest importer and exporter of the little blue gems.
Tim Hortons "Double Double"
In America, if you ask for a double-double you’re probably placing an order at In-N-Out burger, but in Canada, this declaration is for two creams and two sugars in your freshly brewed java.
Bet you didn’t know this classic dorm-room meal was Canadian, did you? It sure is. Thank you, Canada.
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You can order a Bloody Mary in the States, but their measly tomato-vodka hybrid pales in comparison to our potent combo that features a healthy kick of clam juice.
Get the Classic Canadian Caesarhere.
The classic French-Canadian dish typically made with ground pork is a special holiday tradtion for many from coast to coast.
Get the Traditional Tourtiere recipe here
“How do you like your coffee”
The mocha-flavoured wafer coated in melty milk chocolate is a perfect substitution to an afternoon cup of caffeine.
Skinny, fat, crimpy. It doesn’t matter. As long as your fries are piled with heaps of melty curds and ladles of thick, rich gravy it’s guaranteed to be a good time.
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