Feeding our food supply chain one crop at a time, Canadian farmers are not only the fresh produce, meat and dairy providers of our personal grocers, but they are also a necessary supporter and supplier of our nation’s restaurants.
Helping us crack open the celebration of these unsung heroes and supporting these businesses is Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO). They are dedicated to managing and promoting egg supply chains across the province and ensure the health, safety and support of not only farmers but also restaurateurs – and today is of course no exception.
Joining in on this golden day is Canola! In collaborative efforts with farmers of eggs and other food suppliers Canola! helps maintain a mutually supportive and hopeful relationship with Canadian restaurants.
On this Canada Day, we invite you to join in with your family and friends and enjoy one of these 10 restaurants you can visit for takeout today who are farmer-loved, and vice versa.
The Great Canadian Bagel (Multiple Locations)
The Great Canadian Bagel has been serving since 1993, with 24 varieties of daily baked bagels that contain zero preservatives or additives. To accompany the doughy breakfast staple, the restaurant provides 21 flavours of cream cheese in-store.
If you need a little more than a spread to get your morning started, opt for an egg on top and know that the establishment obtains its eggs from Canadian farmers.
The Merchant Kitchen (Winnipeg, MB)
The Merchant Kitchen was born from a love of travel and adventure. Honouring the traditional ingredients, flavours, and techniques of Asia and Latin America, they also incorporate the freshest local ingredients.
This desire to support Canadian-made products is why the Winnipeg restaurant cooks with Canola Oil, as more than 43,000 Canadian farmers grow canola.
314 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2H3. @themerchantkitchen
KFC (Multiple Locations)
What began as a small chicken shack at a Kentucky gas station in 1930 birthed the now-famous 11-herbs-and-spices recipe by 1940. Harland Sanders, or the Colonel as most people know him, brought his love of chicken to Canada in 1953 and even lived here from 1965 until 1980.
Today, the restaurant stays true to that part of its Canadian roots by using chicken from Canadian farmers across the country.
Vin Room Mission (Calgary, AB)
The Vin Room is a wine bar that allows people to explore a collection of wines as diverse as themselves. Understanding that the grape-based beverage is best enjoyed with food, the Calgary location offers menu items such as Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo and Vegan Mushroom Risotto.
The restaurant is continually supporting the Canadian farming industry through purchases of their meat, eggs, dairy and produce.
2310-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 1X2. @vinroomyyc
Sunset Grill (Multiple Locations)
With its popularity in Ontario and its reputation as a one-stop-shop for all things breakfast, Sunset Grill is open for takeout and delivery 7-days a week.
While having something for everyone, its egg dishes, with yolks straight from Canadian farmers, stand out above the rest. For some true indulgence, try their Eggs Florentine, which consists of three eggs over easy with sautéed spinach, Swiss cheese and Hollandaise sauce on an English muffin.
Honkers Pub & Eatery (Lethbridge, AB)
Honkers Pub & Eatery is an independent and locally-owned restaurant that has been in operation for over 23 years. The Lethbridge location provides great home-cooked meals with locally sourced ingredients.
Knowing that Canadian farmers are often the backbone of the food industry, the Alberta establishment opts to purchase its meat, eggs, grains and more from them.
2808 5 Ave N, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 0P1. @honkerspubandeatery
Joybird Chicken & Things (Toronto, ON)
Joybird Fried Chicken & Things is the latest concept launched by Trevor Lui under the Pop Kitchen banner residing within Stackt Market in downtown Toronto. The Ontario company offers an array of southern-style fried chicken dishes with a uniquely Asian spin. Try their Taiwanese, Southern-style Chicken Wings which are coated with their signature savoury gluten-free batter.
Happy to be supporting Canadian farmers, the Toronto restaurant uses canola oil to cook up its delicious menu offerings.
28 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 0C6. @joybirdfriedchicken
Dinesty Dumpling House (Multiple Locations, BC)
With care and innovation representing its key messaging, Dinesty Dumpling House is committed to incorporating flavour, elegance and value in every meal it creates.
When you order dumplings from the Vancouver restaurant, you will be treated to thin paper, fresh meat and premium soup, all made with canola oil.
Beacher Cafe (Toronto, ON)
The Beacher Cafe is a landmark eatery in Toronto. The establishment is known for its daily specials, friendly service and its popular all-day breakfast.
For all of the egg enthusiasts out there, try one of their many yolk-based options such as Eggs Florentine, Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs or an Omelette of the Day. Get Cracking ensures that eggs from this restaurant are the product of Canadian Farmers.
2162 Queen Street E, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1G7. @thebeachercafe
SumiLicious Smoked Meat & Deli (Scarborough, ON)
SumiLicious’ signature blend of spices has reinvented your typical smoked meat. The GTA location takes pride in great taste and is committed to providing the highest quality of deli ingredients for its customers. The restaurant also firmly believes that casual should never mean bland, taking its menu items to the next level.
As an added bonus, all smoked meat, chicken and steak items are both Halal and from Canadian farmers.
5631 Steeles Ave E #5, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 5P6. @sumiliciousdeli
For plenty more restaurants supporting Canadian farmers, visit our Restaurant Finder here and follow Canada Takeout on Instagram.
Canadian Farmer Day is brought to you by Canola!, Get Cracking, Egg Farmers of Ontario, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Canada and Turkey Farmers of Canada.