Northern Ontario is full of culinary options, no matter what pleases your palate. We've mastered traditional road food: we've got classic diners, chip stands, and poutines.
But we also have dozens of farmers' markets, foraging opportunities, and a burgeoning natural food circuit with vegetarian, vegan, organic, and gluten-free options.
We've got fine dining—the New York Times food critic even said of a Thunder Bay steakhouse: "It was the best steak of my life."
And we've got some cultural corners that may surprise you, from superlative Italian food in Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie to Finnish cuisine in Thunder Bay. Not to mention the culinary traditions of the region's first peoples.
Even if you're coming up North not so much to dine as to rough it in the deep woods, you've still gotta eat—and we've got some great tips for camping food, local ingredients and products, and the classic Northern Ontario meal: a shore lunch, freshly caught fish fried up right on a campfire.
Whatever your tastes, if you're looking for character, terroir, or local eats, you've come to the right place.