Celebrate Canada’s culinary masterpiece with us this National Poutine Day.
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!