6 Ocean Wise-Recommended Seafood Restaurants Across Canada

Happy World Oceans Month, Canada!

While it’s important to think of our takeout choices with every order, this month is specially dedicated to ocean health, public education and delicious takeout options in your neighbourhood dedicated to serving sustainable seafood.

With 85% of seafood connoisseurs across North America wanting restaurants to undertake not only sustainable seafood offerings, but sustainability practices in general, we’ve rounded up 7 Ocean Wise recommended locations across Canada doing just that.

These locations come with the Ocean Wise seal for food compliance with 4 ocean-minded criteria:

– Abundant and resilient to fishing pressures.

– Well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research.

– Harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species.

– Harvested in ways that limit damage to marine or aquatic habitats and negative interactions with other species.

Go fish!

1931 Gallery Bistro (Vancouver, BC)

What to Order: Steelhead Salmon Bowls, Shrimp Croissants, Belle River Rock Crab

Located inside the famous Vancouver Art Gallery, 1931 Gallery Bistro is 100% Ocean Wise with a takeout menu chock full of tasty brunch and lunch items.

Address: 1931 Gallery Bistro, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC. @1931gallerybistro

Saltlik (Calgary, AB)

What to Order: Saltlik Butcher Pack with Salmon (4 prime sirloins, 4 burgers, 1 chicken tray, 2 6oz salmon).

Whether you love seafood takeout or seafood stock for your freezer, “great experiences follow great food” from Saltlik. Enjoy ready-to-eat options plus protein packs from their sustainable butcher shop menu.

Address: 101 8 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB. @saltlikcalgary

Ricky’s (Saskatoon, SK + Additional Locations)

What to Order: Fish and Chips (Hand-battered Ocean Wise cod, tartar sauce, coleslaw, fries)

A family restaurant with our country’s oceans in mind, Ricky’s offers adult and child-friendly meal options for takeout.

Address: 1715 Idylwyld Dr N, Saskatoon, SK. @rickysfamilyrestaurants

Coast by MDP (Toronto, ON + Additional Locations)

What to Order: Nashville Hot Shrimp Sandwich, PEI Lobster Poutine.

A Toronto surf ‘n’ turf hotspot, Coast is taking over the city, and the GTA, with sustainable seafood favourites including former Rock Lobster staple, MDP’s PEI Lobster Rolls.

Address: 100 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON. @coastbymdp

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Zibo! (Montreal, QC)

What to Order: Soya and Citrus Fruit Salmon, Ahi Tuna (w/ sesame crust)

With a concentration on Californian cuisine, Zibo offers approachable fine dining tastes via tasty fish options with delicious twists.

Address: 7999 Boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou, Montreal, QC. @restaurantszibo

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Cut Steakhouse (Halifax, NS)

What to Order: Oysters (by the dozen), Shrimp Cocktails (dish, not beverage), Tuna Sashimi.

“Luxury meets leisure” at Cut Steakhouse, known for more than just amazing steak! Fine dining served from the Halifax waterfront, you’ll be lured back again and again by its savory seafood feats!

Address: 5120 Salter Street, Halifax, NS. @cutsteakhalifax

For more Ocean Wise recommended restaurants near you, click here.

Want to make even more waves of change? Click here to take action with Ocean Wise, a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to combatting the effects of climate change, overfishing and ocean pollution.