Canadians know how to do delicacies right. We’ve thrown fine dining experiences out the window and embraced poutine—a delicious mix of fresh-cut fries topped with oodles of gravy and delicious squeaky cheese curds. Let’s take a look at five .CAs who are changing the greasy-food game.
Located in Old Quebec City, Le Chic Shack offers poutines made with crispy, hand-smashed potatoes, house made sauces and local cheeses. Toppings vary from a mushroom ragout to a red ale-braised beef. Pair the poutine with one of Le Chick Shack’s decadent shakes or house-made sodas.
Since the 1930s Orange Julep has quenched the thirst of Montrealers with its one-of-a-kind beverage. Nothing goes better with one of their orange juleps then their poutine. You don’t mess with perfection, and Orange Julep’s classic poutine is just that.
This Toronto-based poutinerie uses only the finest ingredients to nom nom nom—onion-based gravy from Quebec and cheddar cheese curds. Their crispy fries are the perfect vehicle for unique toppings like hot dog slices, smoked meat and deep-fried brussels sprouts.
Looking for a classic-style poutine with an east coast twist? Halifax’s Willy’s has you covered. Willy’s poutine uses hand cut fresh, fluffy fries and comes with delicious add-ons like donair. Fear not vegetarians, you can top your poutine with stuffing instead!
Who said you can’t have poutine for breakfast? Nestled in the heart of Canmore, family-run Graze Food and Drink offers breakfast poutine—herb potatoes covered in a prosecco hollandise, cheese curds and a number of different breakfast-y toppings!