10 Most Popular Foods in Canada

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Along with being one of the best countries for tourist destinations, Canada also has some of the best foods for the foodies. Canadian cuisines have so many varieties, and all are as good as the other. We have picked a few of the most iconic Canadian cuisines for you, known for their exceptional taste and health benefits.

We have listed the 10 most popular foods in Canada below, read the recipe and try them out to taste some best foods.

1. Poutine

Poutine is one of the most delicious cuisines of Canada, and all locals and visitors love it. This food was first originated in Quebec, but with time it was recognized all over Canada. Poutine is made by covering French fries with cheese curds and brown gravy sauce. It is widely available in street stalls and restaurants.

Recipe for poutine

2. Pemmican

Pemmican has Native American origin. It is a famous snack among Canadians. This food is prepared with a blend of buffalo meat and fat. Meat is cut into small thin slices and then dried. The dried slices are ground to make beef jerky which is used in the recipe.

Recipe for pemmican

3. Canadian Bacon

Canadian bacon is not like the traditional bacon, which is found everywhere else. Instead, Canadians make bacon from lean pork loin, which is rolled in cornmeal. Some locals also add maple syrup for better flavor.

Recipe for Canadian bacon

4. Smoked Meat

Smoked meat, aka boeuf fume, is the Canadian type of smoked meat with exceptional taste. It is often used in sandwiches along with other ingredients like mustard sauce and pickles, etc. Smoked meat and its sandwiches are also widely found in street stalls and restaurants.

Recipe for smoked meat

5. Beaver Tails

Beavertails are mouthwatering flattened donuts. This dish was introduced to Canadians in 1978. Since then, this cuisine is eaten by almost every Canadian. It has different varieties based on its topping that includes Nutella, sugar, and few other sweets. Its cinnamon flavor is also famous among locals.

Recipe for beaver tails

6. Sugar Pie

Sugarpie is a famous sweet dish from Canada and few other countries like United States, France, and Belgium. The main ingredients required for this sweet dish are flour, eggs, milk, butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. It is topped with whip cream.

Recipe for sugar pie

7. Tourtiere

This traditional French-Canadian dish tourtiere is a yummy meat pie. It is prepared with a bread dough which is stuffed with meat. Among locals, it is also known as pâté à la viande. This dish is prepared and served on special occasions.

Recipe for tourtiere

8. Butter Tarts

Butter tarts traditional cuisine of the country. It is prepared with walnuts, white vinegar, eggs, butter, and brown sugar. These ingredients are prepared and then placed for baking. Butter tarts have a very buttery caramel center filling that makes them even tastier.

Recipe for butter tarts

9. Calgary Beef

Canada has very high-quality meat; that’s why people love it and use it in most of their cuisines. Another famous meat dish is Calgary beef. It is prepared with grilled beef accompanied by salad and chips or with a hamburger. Other ingredients in the recipe are garlic, bell peppers, ginger, and onions.

Recipe for Calgary beef

10. Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads are fern leaves shaped in rolls. This dish has the same taste as asparagus. There are various ways of preparing fiddleheads with different recipes. It is a light dish, and locals normally love using it as a starter.

Recipe for fiddleheads


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