The Best Canadian Foods

The Best Canadian Foods
The Best Canadian Foods

The world is full of diverse cultures, evident in the cuisine. Food is an important part of each nation, representing a country’s culture. For Canada, there are a variety of delicious foods to enjoy. For example, Canadians love to eat poutine because it’s a hearty dish perfect for a quick snack or a late-night dinner. They also have different cheeses from all over Europe because many European people live in Canada.

No matter the time of year, many Canadians enjoy foods from Canada. From the prairies in the West to the Maritimes in the East and everywhere in between, Canadian food is a vital part of Canadian culture and history. What makes these meals so great? Some culinary experts will tell you that it’s because our country’s food has grown up with the land and has been influenced by immigrants from all over the world.

 

 The Best Canadian Foods

 

1. Poutine

Poutine
Poutine

Poutine is a dish that can be found worldwide, and it’s not hard to see why. The classic version has never been more delicious with its crispiness, squeaky cheese curds (which make this even better), rich gravy loaded up on top of juicy fries covered in pulled pork or bacon – you really cannot.

Go wrong! This tasty meal will only set you back $5 at most restaurants, so don’t let your budget break while enjoying some Canada-inspired food today. A few Canadian dishes are as popular internationally renowned as Poutine because they’re affordable yet filling.

 

2. Bannock

Bannock
Bannock

Then and now, bannock has been a key staple in Canadian Aboriginal diets. Modern takes on this traditional food include both fluffy baked versions and crispy fried ones! In recent years it’s seen an increase in popularity with new twists popping up nationwide – you have to try them all before deciding which one is your favourite.

In Canada’s history, there was once such thing called “bannocks.” A simple bread made from flour that would be mixed then cooked until hard into what we know today: delicious & versatile breakfasts for any time of day or meal occasion.

 

3. Butter tarts

butter tarts
butter tarts

Butter tarts are deceptively simple but oh so delicious. They’re produced by filling flaky pastry shells with butter, sugar, and egg filling and baking them. This is authentic Canadian cuisine at its finest, and you’ll be craving it long after you’ve left.

 

4. Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls

Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls
Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls

The Canadian coast is a fisherman’s paradise, and there are some unforgettable experiences to be had. You’ll find it all here from Atlantic salmon, Pacific trout or Arctic Char! And if lobster isn’t enough for your tastes, then head over eastward where they have an entire province filled with only this seafood dish–Nova Scotia knows how to make them rolls too hot TO TASTE!!!.

 

5. Montreal-style Bagels

Montreal-style Bagels
Montreal-style Bagels

Montreal’s bagels are the unsung heroes of great Canadian food. Sweeter, denser and thinner than their NYC counterparts, Montreal bagels are baked in wood fire ovens and are often covered in poppy or sesame seeds. The two heavyweights in the Montreal bagel game are St. Viateur and Fairmount Bagel, both of which (we can confirm) are amazing.

 

6. Saskatoon berry pie

Saskatoon berry pie
Saskatoon berry pie

The Saskatoon berry is often described as having an almondy, sweet flavour that will change your life. It’s no wonder the city of Saskatoon was named after this delicious fruit instead of vice versa!.

 

7. Montreal-style Smoked Meat

Montreal-style Smoked Meat
Montreal-style Smoked Meat

Similar to pastrami, Montreal’s smoked meat is the heavenly result of beef brisket salted and cured for a week with a range of spices, before being smoked and steamed to perfection.

It’s usually served in a rye bread sandwich smeared with tangy yellow mustard, but you’ll also see it as a topping for poutine. The smoked meat sandwiches from Schwartz’s Deli have earned worldwide recognition, with some die-hards considering it one of Canada’s best restaurants. The only way to know is to try it for yourself!.

 

8. Peameal Bacon

Peameal Bacon
Peameal Bacon

This special Canadian twist on bacon is made from lean boneless pork loin, trimmed, wet-cured, and then rolled in cornmeal, giving its distinctive yellow crust. It’s juicier than American-style bacon but leaner and, some might say, more delicious.

 

9. Beavertails

Beavertails
Beavertails

Consider a slab of delicious deep-fried dough topped with Nutella, Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter, and other goodies. Beavertails are gooey, crispy, and a taste of genuine perfection, even though they aren’t a traditional Canadian dish. But, without one, no trip to Canada is complete!.

 

10. Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup
Split Pea Soup

This is the ultimate comfort food. Split pea soup is a traditional Québécois soup made with peas, pork, and herbs blended for pure, creamy goodness. A bowl of this will last you through the long winters in Canada!.

 

 

this article first appeared on University Magazine

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