In many of Canada’s diverse cities and towns, you never have to look very far to find globally inspired cuisine. An any-day trip for the taste buds, no passport needed, restaurants and their takeout are a great resource for introducing ourselves to the flavours, cultures and tales of countries near and far.
Joining Canadians on their globally minded food adventures in restaurants coast to coast is Perrier Carbonated Natural Spring water. With no sugar and zero calories, Perrier’s pallet-awakening refreshment is ready to complement any international cuisine and can be paired with dishes from any continent – the bubbly possibilities are limitless.
This World Day, think local but eat global as we support restaurants across the nation who dare to cook beyond their doors and borders.
Here are 10 restaurants across Canada offering worldly cuisine in a city near you.
NJ’s Kitchen (St. John’s, NFLD)
Proudly known as Newfoundland’s first ever Bangladeshi restaurant, NJ’s Kitchen not only serves and caters East Indian cuisine, they also create Indian-Canadian fusion for local familiarity with a delicious twist.
Try their Curry Poutine with Naan Bread Strips or French Fries, a Lamb Shank Jhal Roast or some Tandoori Chicken.
Vegan? No problem. NJ’s offers vegan versions of their Butter Chicken, Poutine, Beef Curry and more.
15 Rowan Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 2X2. @njskitchen
Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse (Multiple Locations)
Bringing southern tastes of America north, Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse was first envisioned in the 1970’s as Canada’s introduction to cuisines not yet across our borders, like New York’s chicken wings and Nashville’s hot chicken.
Today, they still welcome you through their doors with a big neon HELLO sign and a menu of filling comfort foods like Large Roadhouse or New York Style Wings, The Nashville Hot Chicken Burger and US-inspired Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins.
Kam-Moon (Halifax, NS)
“Feed your senses” with the Mediterranean offerings of the Egyptian-inspired Kam-Moon.
While also baking fresh Egyptian Bread (Eish) daily, Kam-Moon is serving Nova Scotians a wide range of savoury dishes, soups and desserts.
Indulge in one of their many Pita Pockets, available in Beef Steak, Greek Chicken, Ful Medames, Garlic Shrimp, Sword Fish, Chicken Kofta and more.
2013 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2G8. @kammoon902
Baton Rouge (Multiple Locations)
Although Canadian owned and started in Laval, Quebec, Baton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar locations are the closest one can get to a steakhouse chain experience you’d typically discover in Texas, the American epicentre of perfect BBQ.
Take in their menu of premium steaks and signature items like the BR Trio; 10oz Ribs, a Grilled Jumbo Black Tiger Shrimp Skewer and a Flame-Grilled Chicken Breast.
Grenadine (Montreal, QC)
Serving up French fusion cuisine, Grenadine is offering contemporary meals for two for takeout you absolutely need to reward yourself with if in the area.
Customers are welcome to select from two soups; Cream of Asparagus with Truffle Oil Yogurt or Roasted Tomato Gazpacho with Saffron Cream.
Next come the mains which include Salmon Dumplings, Foie Gras with Mango Compote and Sesame Crunch, Mushroom Cannelloni and more.
Top it all off with their tasty Chocolate Tiramisu and you’ll feel like you just finished a romantic meal in France.
Menu subject to change based on availability and dish rotation.
2004 Avenue de l’Hotel-de-Ville, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1E1. @grenadinemtl
FLOCK rotisserie + greens (Multiple Locations in Toronto, ON)
Co-founded by Celebrity Chef Cory Vitiello, the Flockstars of Flock are always on their continued mission of serving “delicious food that’s pretty good for you!” with globally-inspired integrations of flavour – because eating green and healthy doesn’t have to be boring.
Order their Baja Flock Box, full of organic brown short grain rice, black beans, baby spinach, romaine heart, butternut squash, avocado, coconut jalapeno dressing and other delicious add-ons.
For a tasty side, pick the always-popular Roasted Sweet Potatoes complete with lime salt and chili.
Helios Restaurant (Winnipeg, MB)
Known as the “Little Greek Island,” Helios is Winnipeg’s go-to for traditional Greek cuisine.
Current mains on their takeout menu include Chicken, Pork Tenderloin or Mixed Souvlaki, Baked Pasta Dinners, Gyros (Beef & Lamb, Chicken or Horiatiki) and classics like their Shrimp Platter, Beer Battered Haddock and Chicken Fingers.
Don’t forget a Baklava for dessert!
241 Saint Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 1J4. @helios_restaurant
St. Tropez Bistro (Saskatoon, SK)
Family owned and operated since 1979, St. Tropez Bistro creates their dishes using a combination of French flare and fresh, local ingredients – often from their own gardens.
Appetizers to-go include their Charcuterie, Applewood Smoked Pork Skewers, Mushroom Risotto Croquettes and more.
For the main, try their Tourtiere, a dish comprised of Farm One Forty ground beef and pork plus warm spices, potato and apple banana chutney.
238 Second Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1K9. @sttropezbistroyxe
Beruit Bakery (Calgary, AB)
When the question is fresh, tasty Lebanese, Beruit Bakery is Calgary’s long-standing answer.
From Shawarma, Manakeesh and Veggie Trays to Baba Ghanouj to traditional Pitas, Pies and Pockets, there’s a dish for every course, right down to dessert.
3210 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, T3E 7C1.
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie (Vancouver, BC)
Influenced by dishes found in Taiwan and Shanghai while implementing their own traditional cooking techniques, the team at Bao Bei are proud to serve modern takes on Chinese dishes with hints of other global flavours in the mixes. Plus, they go amazingly with Bao Bei’s selections of cocktails and pinot noir.
Dinner combos for takeout can include Tiger Salad, King Pea Tips, Sticky Rice Cakes, Sichuan Fried Chicken, Kick Ass House Rice, Crispy Tofu and more. Vegetarian versions are also available.
Love a good globally influenced burger? The Shao Bing Burger is topped with cumin spiced lamb, pickled red onion, cilantro, fermented green pepper relish and salted Serrano chilies. MMM!
163 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1X4. @baobei1
For plenty more global takeout inspiration, visit our Restaurant Finder here and follow Canada Takeout on Instagram.
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