From coast to coast Canada’s culinary scene is thriving. In this weekly column, we round up the biggest food-focused stories from across the country each week.
See what your fellow Canadians are hungry for right here:
- Breakfast poke is now a thing in Vancouver. And, as if that’s not already the most novel food trend of the day, they’re serving it atop avocado toast. Just take our money.
- A Vancouver chef wants the city to stop eating sh*tty tortillas so he’s opening a new spot dedicated to freshly pressed artisanal tortillas in a multitude of varieties (white, yellow, and blended tortillas).
- Tea time on the west coast just got a whole lot cooler. Literally. Tea-infused milkshakes made with ice flavours like Vanilla Bourbon Tea and Sakura! Sakura! Tea sorbet are the newest way to cool off this summer.
- In a move that will make more regulated provinces (here’s looking at you Ontario) quite jealous, Alberta has loosened up its liquor policy to allow craft beers and spirits to be sold at farmers’ markets.
- Tim Horton’s is piloting poutine in Quebec and it’s almost like Montrealers have said “Here hold my beer…” The Great Montreal PoutineFest is on next week to show us how it’s really done.
- Canada’s largest city continues to attract international chains. This week alone saw the openings of Korean chain James Cheese Back Ribs and Taiwanese fried chicken shop, Monga.
- Toronto-based craft beer brand Ace Hill announced a partnership with Porter Airlines this week to be the exclusive complimentary offering on board its flights to destinations in Canada and the US.