Canadian Corner

Canadian Corner – In The Kitchen

Canadian Corner

Salty, savoury, or sweet, Canada is home to some incredible eats. Canada is known for some iconic meals, while others are less recognized. Here are our top 10 classics:

  1. Donair – Founded in the same city as LifeRaft, donairs are a popular Nova Scotian delicacy and the ultimate late night snack. The pita wrap is filled with donair meat (shaved beef), tomatoes, onions and topped with special donair sauce. 

  1. Nanaimo Bars – Named after its place of origin, the Nanaimo bar is a traditional treat. The 3-layer bar is made from a coconut cookie base, filled with frosting, and topped with chocolate. 
  1. Poutine – It is very likely that you recognize this classic. Poutine is a staple in Canadian culture and can easily be enjoyed all year round. This savoury dish is a base of fries, topped with cheese curds and drizzled in gravy. 

  1. California Rolls – You may be surprised, but arguably the California roll originated in British Columbia. As a common vacation destination for west coast Americans, a Vancouver chef titled his infamous roll after his frequent visitors. The California roll is made of cucumber, crab, and avocado. 
  1. Hawaiian Pizza – You have officially joined the debate. You may have thought this pizza would have come from a tropical destination, but think again. Although it may not be for everyone, this cheese based pizza is topped with fresh pineapple and ham. It is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. 
  1. Tourtiere – Perfectly delicious – this french meat pie is made from minced meat, onions, and spices cooked in a golden crust. 
  1. Split Pea Soup – The perfect bowl for a cold day, this soup is filled with (big surprise) dried peas. The hearty blend of spices and herbs come together to be the ultimate winter lunch. 
  1. Butter Tarts – This sweet pastry is decadent. The sugary tart is filled with all of the goodies including butter, egg, sugar and syrup baked in a mini pie crust. 

  1. Maple Taffy – A true winter treat, this snack is an experience. Visit a local maple farm and experience the joy of rolling freshly poured syrup onto a popsicle stick. 
  1. Lobster Roll – Another maritime munch, the lobster roll is best on a hot summer’s day.  Fresh lobster meat and mayonnaise served in a warm bun, this is a must by the sea!


Our Must-Try Favourites 

  • Montreal Style Bagel
  • Montreal Smoked Meat 
  • Lays Ketchup Chips
  • Ruffles All-Dressed Chips
  • Beep (if you can find it, you won’t regret it)
  • Kraft dinner 
  • Coffee Crisp 
  • Smarties (different than American Smarties)
  • Aero Bar

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