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Recent years have witnessed an explosion of food culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. Long known for seafood, wild game, and delicious traditional meals, the province has garnered a new reputation for mouth-watering culinary experiences by world-class chefs.

Experience Dining Out

Dressed up, or straight off a tour boat, there’s somewhere to enjoy a delicious meal. St. John’s may boast of the most bars on George Street, but downtown has almost as many restaurants. You can dine in style at Raymonds – voted Canada’s best restaurant – or try Bacalao’s amazing seafood menu. Visit Quidi Vidi, a traditional fishing village tucked into a corner of the city, and feast at Mallard Cottage. 

Fancy something a little more low key? Visit the Duke of Duckworth and try a local brew with your meal, or head to the most famous fish and chip shop in Newfoundland, Ches’s, which opened in 1951.

Outside of the capital, you aren’t lacking for options. On the Bonavista Peninsula, try the Two Whales Coffee Shop or the Bonavista Social Club. You can head to Fogo for new interpretations of traditional favourites at Nicole’s Café, or dine at the Fogo Island Inn, an architectural wonder built at one of the four corners of the Earth. 

In Ferryland, hike to a lighthouse and watch for whales before enjoying a scrumptious meal with Lighthouse Picnics. If you want to eat like a Viking, plan a trip to L'Anse aux Meadows – home to the Great Viking Feast. The Wabush Hotel in Labrador offers two restaurants, including the Michelin-rated Sir Wilfred Grenfell Dining Room.

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Explore our Food Festivals

Throughout the travelling season, many regions of the province host festivals of music and food. Chefs from around the world provide a culturally rich dining experience, often at the edge of the ocean. Roots, Rants and Roars, home of the King of Cod competition, takes place in Elliston every September, while Burlington’s The Gathering is a festival of fire, food, and music on the Baie Verte Peninsula.

Discover our Food Products

Ever tasted water or beer made from 10,000-year-old icebergs? Quidi Vidi Brewing Company harvests icebergs and brews crisp, clean lager. For something stronger, there's Canadian Iceberg Vodka, Rum, and Gin; each bottled in Newfoundland and made from the charcoal-filtered and triple-distilled water of iceberg growlers and bergy bits.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, pick up homemade Dark Tickle Jams that come in wonderful, fresh flavours like partridgeberry and bakeapple. If you're craving something a little more decadent, treat yourself to a box of chocolates made by the one and only Newfoundland Chocolate Company.

For nearly 100 years, Purity Factories Limited in St. John's has produced popular cookies, candies, and flavoured syrups. The peppermint nobs and jam jams are always a hit.

Local patisserie, Rocket Bakery is a good spot to find gourmet delicacies made by local entrepreneurs, as well as a delicious croissant or scone. Five Brothers cheese, Newfoundland Sea Salt, and sausage hand-crafted by local chefs are all available.

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