Eat & Drink December 1, 2015

Eat Your Way Through Halifax Like a True Foodie

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The capital of Nova Scotia is not about to let you push away from its tables with hunger pangs. To that end, Halifax has jammed more pubs, kitchens, and eateries within its borders than most other cities in Canada!

The problem won’t be finding a place to grub; you’ll be scratching your head about how to narrow down the delicious options. From harbour-front restaurants that pull out all the stops to food trucks dishing up guilty pleasures, Halifax is serving tons of tasty cuisine. has teamed up with Discover Halifax to help you find the best places to dine in Halifax. Bon appetite!


When you’re looking for a reason to dust off your formal duds, make a reservation at Gio. This award-winning restaurant in the Prince George Hotel is a singular dining experience.

Take your time enjoying courses of salad topped with bourbon apple caramel vinaigrette, smoked haddock and salmon, and chocolate raspberry truffle.

The Wooden Monkey

The Wooden Monkey has been described as a lifestyle, and once you learn about the mission of this restaurant it’s easy to see why. The owners call their commitment to organic, GMO-free food “The Green Tsunami,” and they fill their menu with dishes crafted using locally sourced produce and protein. Nosh on bacon-wrapped scallops, then move on to the vegetable curry or Nova Scotia pork chop main courses.

Stories Casual Fine Dining

When you get a hankering for good food while walking along the waterfront, head just a few blocks west to the heart of downtown and Stories Casual Fine Dining. The restaurant prides itself on its East Coast inspired gastronomy, and features an exciting menu filled with local seafood and other game.

Start your meal with sautéed queen crab cakes, work your way towards a full stomach with the roast duck or yellowfin tuna, then cap off your experience with a flourless chocolate cake.

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

You don’t have to splurge on fine dining to sink your teeth into the best fresh food in the region. Head to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, open seven days a week, to explore locally grown produce and fresh fish.

If you’d rather not pick up ingredients, you can immediately bite into prepared food instead. Pizza, Lebanese food, Turkish cuisine, and more are all for sale from local vendors.

Local Tasting Tours

When you can’t land on just one favourite meal, consider taking an open kitchen food tour. The experience covers about 1 km of ground and includes stops at four different restaurants.

Sample the best bites, meet professional chefs, and get a peek into some of the best Halifax kitchens!

Halifax is not shy on scrumptious offerings, so your food itinerary should definitely be well-planned! Still, don’t let your dinner reservation spoil a spontaneous stop at the Ol’ School Donuts food truck or another pop-up eatery around the city.

You won’t regret a single bite, we promise!

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