5 Best street foods outside Brampton

Published January 31, 2020 at 6:05 pm

Nearly three quarters of Canadians said they plan on traveling this year; if you’re one of them, you might be interested to know about some of the most popular delicacies the many provinces of our great country have to offer.

These are the best street foods outside Brampton.

5: Ottawa Beavertails

Visiting the nation’s capital in the winter isn’t for the faint of heart–it gets very cold. However, those who are willing to brave the temperatures can check out one of the longest skating rinks in the world: the Rideau Canal.

After skating on the canal, stopping for a beavertail is a rite of passage–you can get the classic with sugar and lemon, add a twist by getting one with Nutella, or even get a savory one with garlic and cheese.

Photo courtesy of Beavertails on Instagram

4: Halifax Donairs

Based on the Greek pita-wrapped gyro, donairs are very popular on the east coast, particularly due to the sauce served with them.

Rather than the savory flavours of tzatziki sauced served on gyros, donairs are served with a sweeter sauce made with sweetened condensed milk, vinegar and garlic powder. They’re typically served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and of course plenty of donair sauce.

Photo courtesy of King of Donairs Instagram

3: Montreal Bagels

While Quebec is commonly known for poutine, Montreal is known for its bagels–which are sweeter and denser than your average bagel.

Similar to New York–another city known for its bagels–Montreal has a thriving Jewish community that has been a part of the city for decades and has helped shape the Montreal bagel into something truly unique.

Thinner and denser than a bagel from Ontario, Montreal bagels are often coated in sesame or poppy seeds and can be savory or sweet.

Photo courtesy of Black Seed Bagels Instagram

2: Saskatchewan Shishliki

Shishliki–which translates to ‘seasoned meat’–is a Russian dish that the settlers brought to the prairies.

It’s made traditionally with lamb, but it can also be made with pork, chicken, or beef. It’s usually cooked on a skewer over an open flame with onions, and usually without any sides to accompany it.

Photo courtesy of @kienle ‘s Instagram

1: Vancouver Japadogs

Due to the fact a significant number of Vancouver residents have Asian heritage, the city has a very unique and distinct culture that often borrows from the many Canadians of Asian descent.

The Japadog is one such example of an American favourite with an Asian twist. It starts with a regular hot dog, but it’s topped with ingredients often used to make sushi including seaweed, rice, katsu, and more.

Photo and cover photo courtesy of Japadog’s Instagram