July 30: Shore to Shore it’s Food Day in Canada!

Mateus Bistro Seafood Chowder

July 30: Food Day Canada

From coast to coast, July 30 is an epic Canadian celebration of fantastic local food! Whether you’re heading to the cottage, staying in the city or just out for a drive there is definitely a Food Day Canada experience close by. Eat out or make your own local recipes at home – it’s super easy to eat, drink and support local this long weekend in Nova Scotia.  Here is your guide to exploring Food Day Canada in Nova Scotia:

Staying in the City?

photo of chives dine around

Good food is within walking distance in Halifax this weekend.

Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery celebrates in style with whey fed, Berkshire pig. Be sure to try their pate or sherry-glazed ham. Menu: Food Day Canada,

Across the bridge you’ll find Brooklyn Warehouse – where local and food done right is the philosophy of the day.

As you head towards the waterfront be sure to visit 2Doors Down and Chives Canadian Bistro, they are close in proximity, different in style, but have a common goal of serving local, fresh food.

Before you leave the city be sure to grab a pizza for the road! Morris East Restaurant has you covered with handcrafted, locally-sourced pizza at two locations in the Halifax area. The wood that fires the pizza, is from the Annapolis Valley and the flour in the dough is from New Brunswick- now that’s local!

Going to the South Shore?

Photo of Salt Shaker Deli's Smoked Seafood Chowder

Gorgeous views, rolling hills and tasty food awaits on the South Shore at Charlotte Lane, Lincoln Street Food, Mateus Bistro and Salt Shaker Deli.

Chef Roland Glauser of Charlotte Lane focuses on seafood for Food Day Canada with lobster and cured salmon tacos, and a scallop brioche. Menu: Food Day Canada.

You’ll discover a true family business at Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay. Owners Matthew Krizan and  Kira Curtis are ready to show you their style of Nova Scotia seafood, brunch and more!

Lincoln Street Food focuses on sustainability and local-sourced products. Stop by for a friendly neighbourhood experience and a great meal.

In Nova Scotia we love our chowder, and Salt Shaker Deli sure knows that! Stop by for a delicious chowder made of fresh and smoked seafood- yum!

A Place to Stay for a While

A photo of food at Trout Point Lodge
Looking for a destination for your long weekend? Look no further than Trout Point Lodge. An escape from the hustle and bustle and an opportunity to enjoy nature, and good food! This weekend try their Food Day Canada menu which highlights grape leaves stuffed with lamb and lemongrass and a salmon & dill chowder.

Towards the Bay

Le Caveau Restaurant - plating

The Annapolis Valley and Bay of Fundy Region always offers lots of great food and drink, but this weekend Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pre Winery, The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd. and Wild Caraway Restaurant & Cafe take it a step further!

Chef Jason Lynch of Le Caveau Restaurant at Grand Pre Winery will delight with his use of local ingredients and wine! Located on the site of Grand Pre wineries enjoy some fantastic food, and celebrate Canadian food with a glass of Tidal Bay.

Wild Caraway Restaurant & Cafe is not to be missed, they focus on local and foraged food. Taking from the earth only what’s needed and available and turning it into uniquely created, and cultivated food for you to enjoy.

A place to stay, to learn and to eat! Chef Chris Velden of The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd. welcomes you with delicious food and a fantastic, family-focused atmosphere.

Amherst Awaits!

Amherst Country Shore Inn

The Amherst Shore Country Inn is brimming with hospitality, and good food! Join them in their dining room where the menu changes daily and is expertly paired with Nova Scotia wines.

Don’t forget Cape Breton!

Wild Blueberry Pie (Chanterelle Country Inn) copy

Finally, but certainly not least, visit Cape Breton for more culinary delicacies, family fun and views like no other place on earth.

As you explore the island see Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, known as one of the most eco-friendly places in Canada to eat and stay. Fantastic food that has been sourced from the vicinity.

Take a bite out of great Nova Scotia food at The Bite House in Baddeck. Seasonality is one of Bryan Picard’s specialities, with food focused on current availability and careful crafting. The Bite House is an small location, call ahead for reservations 902-322-1436.

Share your day!

As you explore Nova Scotia and it’s fantastic food and drink be sure to share you experiences with Food Day Canada. Follow along via twitter, share a post on instagram or post on Facebook. Happy Food Day Canada!

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