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12 Canadian Foods That Will Make The Rest Of The World Jealous

From sweet maple treats to savoury snacks like ketchup chips, Canadian cuisine has a lot to offer the rest of the world! And of course that includes Canada's favourite dessert: Deep 'n Delicious cake!

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2. Butter Tarts

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Butter tarts — yummy desserts made with butter, sugar, syrup, and egg stuffed into a flaky pastry with a crunchy top — are a point of cultural pride across Ontario and Canada as a whole.

3. Peameal Bacon

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Every Canadian knows that whatever Americans call Canadian bacon isn't really Canadian bacon. Peameal bacon, however, is the real deal!

4. Montreal-style Smoked Meat

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Although the true origin of Montreal-style smoked meat will forever be up for debate, everyone can agree that this kosher-style beef brisket is ~way better~ than pastrami.

5. Nanaimo Bars

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Named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Nanaimo bars — made from a wafer crumb-based layer topped with custard-flavoured butter icing and covered with melted chocolate — are popular not just because they're no-bake but also because they can be made with so many different flavours of icing. Yum!

6. Tourtière


One of the things that make this French-Canadian meat pie so very Canadian is the fact that the filling varies so much by region. So whether you prefer it with pork (like in Montreal) or a mix of meats (like in Eastern Canada) there's something delicious for everyone.

7. Maple Taffy

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Sure, you can get maple syrup almost anywhere in the world — but where else can you get maple taffy? Not to mention how fun it is to make!

8. Hot Chicken Sandwiches

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Sliced bread, chicken, hot gravy, and peas (on top or on the side!), a hot chicken sandwich is Canadian comfort food at its ~best~.

10. Sugar Pie

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Sugar pie is a little Quebecois slice of heaven. And while a few other countries have their own versions, none compare to Canada's!

11. Donair

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Donair — Eastern Canada's answer to Middle Eastern doner kebabs — is true Canadian street food at its best. And, of course, the completely addictive donair sauce is a MUST-HAVE.

And there's no better way to end a true Canadian meal than with a Deep 'n Delicious cake!

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