8 Things to Eat and Drink on Canada Day

This Wednesday, celebrate our great nation with food and drinks unique to Canada.

Crave's rhubarb loaf is the perfect sweet treat to bring along to any Canada Day celebration.


Oh, Canada! We love to celebrate you in many ways each year on July 1st, whether that means wearing red and white, singing along to classic Tom Cochrane songs or, our favourite, consuming tasty things that we associate with this great country. Here are eight things to eat and drink while you are celebrating Canada Day this Wednesday.

Calgary Co-op All Dressed Chips

Ketchup chips may get all of the glory as a Canadian "delicacy" in the potato chip world  (debatable, depending on who you ask), but don't forget All Dressed is another flavour that you won't find on American grocery store shelves or overseas.

Available at all Calgary Co-op locations, calgarycoop.com, @calgarycoop

Crave Cookies and Cupcakes Rhubarb Loaf

This hardy perennial plant pops up in many of our backyard gardens and is practically synonymous with summer baking. Try Crave's seasonal summer loaf made with a little sour cream, tangy chunks of rhubarb and topped with a brown sugar oat crumble.

Various locations, cravecupcakes.ca, @craveyyc

Fernie Brewing Co. Maple Porter

This robust beer made by the popular B.C. craft brewery offers notes of sweet maple, making it perfect for sipping as-is on a patio. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, turn it into a dessert treat by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and transforming it into a float.

Available at most liquor stores, ferniebrewing.com, @FernieBrewingCo

Silver Inn Ginger Beef

I think we can all agree that the best ginger beef in the country can be found here in Calgary. Though there are a lot of places around town serve it up quite well, this is where the dish is rumoured to have been invented back in 1975, so it only seems fitting to enjoy it here.

2702 Centre St. N., 403-276-6711, silverinnrestaurant.com

Jelly Modern's maple bacon doughnut.


Jelly Modern Maple Bacon Doughnut

Enjoying the combination of a rich maple glaze and salty bacon on a fluffy, doughy base from Canada's original gourmet doughnut shop is pretty much a no-brainer this Canada Day ... or every Canada Day for that matter.

Various locations, jellymoderndoughtnuts.com, @jellymodern

Ohh La La Patisserie Maple Croissant

The sweet Canadian is literally layered within this classic French pastry and accented with a little bit of cinnamon. Grab a jar of Saskatoon berry jam from Pearsons (below) for an extra tasty combination of Canadian flavours.

8561 8A Ave. S.W., 587-353-0111, ohhlalapatisserie.com, @ohhlalapatisser

Pearsons Berry Farm Saskatoon Berry Butter Tarts

Arguably our country's signature dessert, this sweet little tart made with a buttery pastry on the outside and sweet, gooey filling gets a nice boost with tender Saskatoon berries peppered throughout.

Crossroads Farmers' Market, pearsonsberryfarm.ca, @pearsonsfarm

Spiros Hawaiian Pizza

For a deep-dish classic him and pineapple pizza, look no further than Spiros, just a few blocks west of Crowchild Trail. Lots of people don't know this, but Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada back in 1962 at a little pizza shop Chatham, Ontario. Since then, it's become available worldwide and is even the most popular pizza choice in Australia. 

1902 33 St. S.W., 403-685-4444, spirospizza.ca

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