AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS FOOD
Modern twists on traditional Indigenous flavours
With local ingredients, unique spins on traditional flavours and fusion recipes, Indigenous cuisine is transforming the Canadian culinary scene. All across the country, Indigenous-owned food businesses are serving up dishes that have a deep connection to their communities, providing economic benefit and fuelling the Indigenous Renaissance. Bon appétit!
SIT DOWN AND STAY AWHILE
Bold flavours, local ingredients
Indigenous cuisine varies widely from Nation to Nation, but one thing they all have in common is their dedication to serving fresh, local ingredients. The chefs behind these Indigenous owned restaurants whip up delicious meals based on traditional recipes that have been passed down through generations, or fusion delights like stinging nettle gnocchi, boar bacon or bison cheeseburgers.
FOOD ON THE GO
Experience a delicious merging of cultures
Indigenous chefs are on the move, cooking up mouth-watering treats and serving them from food trucks, as street food, or at food festivals. Fresh, local ingredients and unique fusion creations like buffalo bannock burgers and local berry smoothies will satisfy every palate.
MEALS THAT COME TO YOU
All across Canada, Indigenous caterers bring their love of rich flavours and warm hospitality to your large or small scale event. Whether you’re hosting an intimate corporate retreat or a big family wedding, your guests will revel in the culinary delights delivered by Indigenous owned and operated catering services.
A STORY IN EVERY BITE
Learn how traditions inspire today's cuisine
With its focus on local flavours and ingredients, Indigenous cuisine has been reclaiming its rightful place on the global culinary landscape. Learn all about how our traditional recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, and the importance of food in the understanding of our culture and history.Learn more
# DESTINATION INDIGENOUS
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