The 5 Canadian dishes you need in your life

The 5 Canadian dishes you need in your life

Canada is known for many things. Stunning national parks, the best ice hockey teams in the world, and the kindness of its people. But did you know they also have some of the most amazingly unique dishes in the world?

It's true! If you are thinking about visiting Canada, here is a list of the best traditional Canadian foods you should definitely try.

Game Meat Dishes

Canada has a proud hunting tradition. For generations, locals have hunted big game like moose, venison, and caribou during certain times of the year, respecting hunting laws and mating seasons.

As a result, many rural and small towns offer dishes made with actual game meat...and they are amazing! If you like the meat we guarantee nothing bought in a supermarket can ever match the taste of a wild animal that lived its whole life feeding and roaming in the forest.

There are many ways to eat game meat, including tacos, meat pies, sandwiches, and barbecued meat. While not a common dish in big metropolitan areas, this dish is definitely worth a ride to the countryside.

Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls

Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls are an absolute Canadian classic. East Coast lobsters are famous for their quality all around the country and there is no better way to eat them than in a roll with fries on the side. We don’t want to start a feud with Boston, but without a doubt, they are up there with classics like the lobster sandwich and the lobster bake.

Saskatoon berry pie

For those who don’t speak Canadian, Saskatoon is a kind of berry also known as prairie berry or juneberry. This pie is to Canada what apple pie is to the USA and for good reason. It has an unmistakable sweet almond flavor that when combined with a scoop of ice cream creates the perfect dessert. It also goes well with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

Butter tarts

Butter tarts have been part of Canadian history for over 120 years, so it comes as no surprise to find them in almost every bakery. While the recipe may be simple, there is a historic division between those who prefer it with raisins and those who like it better with nuts. If you never had one, you should try both and pick your team.


A Quebec classic! Well, actually it is a dish cherished nationwide, but Quebec adores it and claims to be the place where it was invented. Made with fresh-cut fries, boiling hot gravy, and melty cheese curds, this dish can be found in almost every restaurant in the country, with different variations and ingredients including oysters, curry, lobster, and other interesting additions.