Food in Newfoundland has forever been synonymous with the land, sea and the culture of its people. Here are six areas throughout the province where you can feast on meals that celebrate this tradition.
1. St. John’s
Pick wild edibles in the woods with owner Lori, then feast on Labrador Arctic char or moose at a traditional boil-up.
Return for thirds to the laden cake table at this history-rich restaurant owned by chef Todd Perrin. Reservations here are recommended.
Go to Newfoundland’s largest craft brewery on a Friday night for live music, beer brewed with 25,000-year-old iceberg water and seasonal fare.
Sit on the patio and crack open super-fresh lobster that you netted yourself . This spot is cash only.
Spot whales from your picnic blanket while savouring molasses oatmeal bread sandwiches and dandelion tea.
4. Petty Harbour
Feast on fresh-off-the-boat codfish—battered and served with hand-cut chips—in a historic fisher’s home.
5. Norris Point
Polish off the figgy duff with molasses sauce and sea buckthorn ice cream—a novel take on a classic. Reservations here are recommended.
6. Upper Amherst Cove
Sip rhubarb lemonade and nibble wood-fired pizza while overlooking a field of frisky goats and an iceberg-littered bay.
Why You Should Go to These Neighbourhoods in Toronto, L.A., Edmonton and London
Spend time exploring these recently revitalized neighbourhoods. Sip at brewpubs and cocktail bars in Toronto's Riverside, play at a retro bowling alley in L.A.'s Highland Park, see a hockey game in Edmonton's Ice District or shop at multicultural markets in London's Hackney.
Why the History of St. John’s, Newfoundland, is Really Cool
The streets of St. John’s are teeming with history dating back at least four centuries. Visit historic attractions—like Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cape Spear Lighthouse and Mallard Cottage—to learn about one of Canada's oldest cities.