With lockdowns being enforced, lifted and enforced again all over Canada it appears as though international travel is not going to be easily accessible again for quite some time. Many of us had to cancel our travel plans, without knowledge of when we would eventually be able to depart. As frustrating as this is, we are plenty lucky here in Canada. Our diverse, cultural array of restaurants allows for our taste buds to travel the world from the safety of our own homes. While we might not be able to visit distant shores anytime soon, we can still explore new and authentic cuisines. Keep your ever-present wanderlust at bay with our guide to restaurants across Canada offering cuisine from all over the world.
Order from this downtown Vancouver restaurant for a truly authentic Brazilian experience. Everything here is traditional as can be, such as the Coxinha’s that have been on my edible bucket list ever since I heard of the tear-drop-shaped Brazilian croquette. Order a bottle of Maguary Maracuja (a popular passion fruit juice drink), turn up the thermostat and it will almost feel like you’re right there on the beach. Almost.
Two best friends from Chile and Portugal, respectively, created this blended restaurant and the result was fantastic; Iberian coastal cuisine hit with a Latin flair. Using fresh, sustainable seafood in dishes like the Indo-Portuguese Seafood Curry and Chilean Sea Bass, Sabor brings a lovely combination of cultures to Canada’s table. Even more exciting for the aspiring nomads is the cheese menu. Sabor has top selections from Holland, Italy, Spain, Montreal and more.
We may be delaying our vacations to Mexico for the foreseeable future but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy fresh ceviche and guacamole up here. La Roca restaurant serves over a dozen original tacos, burritos, enchiladas and fajitas giving us the fiesta feeling right at home. Complete your meal with traditional Mexican churros and stave off those feelings of wanderlust a little longer.
From Hawaii to Italy, the magical menu at Nomad’s Restobar has it all, offering their take on the world’s best cuisine. No more fighting about where your next vacation destination will be, everyone is a winner if you order here. Travel around the globe in one evening with the Indian Traveler’s Salad, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drummies and Korean Kalbi Short Ribs. Possibly you would prefer a brunch tour with African Shakshuka or Belgian Waffles as your guide. It’s safe to say that all roads lead to a tasty meal at Nomad’s.
Prepare to be transported to Japan when you order from this classically contemporary restaurant located downtown Montreal. Kyo Bar comes with an impressive selection of unique and traditional sushi alike as well as a colourful list of Izakaya-style dishes like their Gyoza options. Their impressive Sake menu, including over 25 different kinds, is also available for take-out, ensuring guests get the full Japanese cuisine experience.
We may have had to postpone our trips to Mykonos and Athens, but fortunately for those in Halifax, Ela! has brought the classic dishes you were wishing to try on your Greek getaway to you. A bite of Mousaka, Dolmades or Spanakopita is enough to feel your taste buds fly overseas. Ela! ensures only the very best, local ingredients are used in their kitchen, making the substantial take-out menu all the more impressive.
Feature Image: La Roca Mexican Restaurant