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Eating Worldwide Cuisine in Algoma

Chicken Stirfy with Noodles - Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant • Credit: Algoma Country
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Eating Worldwide Cuisine in Algoma

Tantalizing meals of ethnic flavours and twists on favourites

You'll be delighted by the delectable selection of places where you can indulge your inner foodie in Algoma Country. From fine dining to beloved local hot spots, below are restaurants and locations that offer tantalizing meals of ethnic flavours and new twists on old favourites, using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

Red Top Motor Inn

Creating International Flavours With Locally Sourced Ingredients

A very original landmark built in the classic 1960s centennial style! Located on Trans Canada Highway 17, the Red Top Motor Inn boasts an international modern bistro, using fresh and local produce, meat, and fish whenever possible. In-season vegetables sourced from local farmers, freshwater and smoked fish from local commercial fisheries and markets, poultry, beef and lamb are also locally sourced. Maple syrup, served at breakfast, comes from a small producer on St. Joseph Island. Fresh raspberries and strawberries are from Iron Bridge's strawberry fields, and wild blueberries when in season from local foragers. Using this local bounty, culinary staff search all over the world for their recipes and bring an international array of dishes, like Paella, Tagine, Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Indian Curries, and bring to life excellent recipes from America like BBQ Ribs and Southern Style Fried Chicken. The burgers -- Turkey, Lamb and Beef -- are made on the premises, using Ontario meats, are classics on Highway 17. Enjoy your meal with a selection of Ontario wines.

Recommended Route: The Deer Trail Touring Route
Open: Seasonally, with Accommodations

Voyageurs' Lodge & Cookhouse

A Taste of Canadian Heritage

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Voyageur Chili and Bannock is just one of the hearty voyageur meals you can order at the Cookhouse. (Photo credit: Mike Jacobs)

The Voyageurs' Lodge and Cookhouse serve up hearty meals that real voyageurs would have cooked over their open fires. Traditional meals include bannock and beans, savoury tourtiere (meat pie), poutine with fresh cheese curds, and fresh fish dinners are just some of the items on the menu. Meals are named with the local history and geography in mind like Trapper Jacques Chilli, and The Bowsman (burger). If you're looking for old favourites, the Cookhouse makes burgers the size of Batchawana Mountain. Our favourites include: panko-crusted whitefish tacos, and don’t forget the quintessential Canadian dessert -- the butter tart

Recommended Must Do: Enjoy Batchawana Beach with a coffee and the best apple fritter this side of Superior
Open: Seasonally, with Accommodations

Sault Ste. Marie: Best of Italy

The Best Pizza in Northern Ontario Lives Here

With a strong Italian heritage in Sault Ste. Marie, it's no surprise this city is renowned for its Italian restaurants. You'll find an incredible collection of fine dining restaurants, bistros and the best pizza you've ever eaten in your life. Freshly baked bread, handpicked herbs, and homemade pasta, passion for food and classic family recipes are just some of the ingredients used to create authentic dishes, and new twists on old favourites. Ask a local -- they love to share their favourite places to eat with new visitors!

Find Restaurants: Visit Tourism Sault Ste. Marie’s website
Open: Year-Round Restaurants

Kinniwabi Pines International Restaurant

Enjoy the Flavours of Trinidad, India, Europe and Canada

A unique find in Wawa, Kinniwabi Pines has an eclectic menu blended with international flavours and influences. Overlooking the Michipicoten River, the view is beautiful as well as the restaurant with its handcrafted woodworking, modern seating and touches of curious cultural treasures. During the summer months, the patio is open; this is a great spot to leisure over your meal. Fresh fish dinners include Lake Superior trout, whitefish, pickerel. We love the curry chicken or the hot and spicy shrimp.

What’s Nearby: Walk along the shores of Sandy Beach, view Scenic High Falls, or learn to paddle on Lake Superior at Naturally Superior Adventures
Open: Year-Round Restaurant
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Ije’s Place: Cafe and Bakery

African and Caribbean Foods, Pastries and Baked Goods

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Located in the town of Desbarats, Ije’s Place: Cafe and Bakery is an extraordinary find in this rural community. It’s not only a bakery but also a restaurant and grocery store. You’ll find tasty eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, great snacks too -- perfect to put in your pack if you’re enjoying the outdoors. Just some of the delicious finds on the menu are African meat pies, veggie samosas, African egg rolls, jerk chicken or oxtail stew. Beverages include fruit smoothies, a variety of coffee drinks, and baking like muffins, banana nut bread or cinnamon rolls.

What to Do Nearby: The Kensington Conservancy offers beautiful walking trails, scenic lookouts and is a good place for birdwatching
Open: Year-Round Restaurant and Bakery

Georgie's Shawarma

Authentic Syrian Cuisine

Located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Georgie’s Shawarma offers delicious authentic Syrian cuisine. Their chicken shawarma is marinated to perfection and wrapped in warm, freshly made Saj. In addition to shawarma, Georgie’s mouthwatering menu is full of many must-try appetizers like Lentil Soup, Baba Ghanoush. Algoma staff agree: the Falafel Fritters are the best! This is a place that will have you returning again and again.

What’s Nearby: Take time to enjoy a stroll on the city’s waterfront boardwalk, the hub trail, or a nature walk on Whitefish Island
Open: Year-Round Restaurant

The Taj Indian Cuisine

A Flavourful Experience Awaits

(Photo credit: The Taj Indian Cuisine)

Sault Ste. Marie’s newest Indian restaurant offers a culinary experience, unlike any other. With their unique decor and flavourful aroma, Taj is your next go-to spot. Offering authentic flavours using only the finest, freshest ingredients, each dish is delicately prepared by their world-class Chef. From appetizers like Gobi 65 and Chicken Manchuri to entrees like Chettinad Curry Chicken and Lamb Kothu, Taj Indian Cuisine will not leave you feeling hungry. They provide dine-in, take-out, and catering services. If you have special dietary concerns, such as vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan, they are happy to accommodate you.

Recommended Route: The Grand Algoma, one of Ontario’s top weekend rides
Open: Year-Round Restaurant

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