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Poutine - A Beloved National Dish of Canada

Read about Canada’s most-loved national dish, poutine, its popularity and some delicious poutine recipes to try at home!
Read about Canada’s most-loved national dish, poutine, its popularity and some delicious poutine recipes to try at home!
 National Dish of Canada

National Dish of Canada

Recent research has revealed that Canada’s favourite classic dish is poutine, which is in fact, our national dish. When it comes to hearty, satisfying comfort food, nothing hits quite like poutine. There’s even a festival dedicated to this Canadian national dish, La Poutine Week, celebrated by many in Canada.
Perfectly balancing salty, savory and creamy flavors, it’s no surprise this delicious concoction of fries, cheese curds and gravy is showing no signs of slowing in popularity.

What is Poutine?

Poutine is Canada’s national dish, which usually consists of french fries topped with cheese curds and hot gravy. The oh-so-satisfying combination results in a savory and indulgent comfort food experience, loved by Canadians the world over.

Canadians' Favorite Classic Dish Ranked

  1. Poutine
  2. Bannock
  3. Nanaimo Bars
  4. BeaverTails
  5. Butter Tarts
  6. Tourtiere
  7. Peameal Bacon
  8. Split Pea Soup
  9. Dutchies
  10. Lobster Rolls
  11. Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich
  12. Saskatoon Berry Pie
  13. Maple Syrup Pancakes
  14. Grilled Oysters
The Best Provinces for Poutine in Canada

The Best Provinces for Poutine in Canada

On a quest to find the best province for poutine in Canada, our experts got to work. Our research ranked the best provinces for poutine according to several factors, including percentage of restaurants offering poutine, Tripadvisor restaurant ratings and cost into account.

So, if you're looking for the best places to buy poutine near you, take a look below!

Best Canadian Provinces For Poutine: Ranked

Provinces Score (/100)
New Brunswick 100
Newfoundland and Labrador 92
Quebec 84
Manitoba 81
Nova Scotia 79
Prince Edward Island 65
Saskatchewan 64
British Columbia 60
Ontario 51
Alberta 44

If you’re searching for cheap food options, our research shows that Newfoundland and Labrador has the greatest proportion of affordable poutine, with 22% of the restaurants in the sample categorised as being ‘cheap’. By contrast, Prince Edward Island had the least affordable options on offer - followed by Alberta.

Poutine Recipes

Whether you’re celebrating La Poutine Week or just fancy rustling up some warming, hearty poutine at home, why not try one of our delicious poutine recipes.