One of the best parts of traveling worldwide has always been trying new and exciting food. There is no better way to learn about a new place you are visiting than by tasting dishes from the local cuisine. Some countries’ traditional dishes are world famous. When you go to Italy, you have to eat pasta; when you go to Spain, it’s Paella; when you travel to Turkey, you try Kebabs, etc. But what about those smaller places that are not as famous but still have incredibly delicious food? It would be a great shame for people not to try those dishes simply because they have never heard of them. Well, we are here to change that. Today’s article is for all the foodies worldwide who will soon travel to Canada and want to try local dishes. We made a list of 9 unique foods to try in Kingston, Canada, and will share it with you.
Our list of 9 unique foods to try in Kingston, Canada
On our list, there will be food inspired by cuisines from all around the world. But they are made in a special Kingston way. And who knows, maybe you will like the food here so much that you decide that moving here is a great idea. In which case you will be able to settle here with ease and very quickly. Moving to Kingston and hiring movers is quite easy as there are great moving company options, and people are very friendly. Now back to our list:
- Rogan Josh
- Dianne’s Burger
- Southwestern Breakfast Wrap
- Eggsquis Salad with Chicken
- Do Ewe believe in magic?
- Braised beef shortribs carbonade
- Duck Gnocchi
- Smash Burger
- Maple Bacon Cheesecake
The first dish we will recommend to you has quite a unique name, Rogan Josh. This dish is inspired by Persian cuisine, but it’s done in a particular Kingston way. The main ingredient in this dish is lamb. But it is the way it is cooked that makes it so delicious. This dish is made by using a dampokhtak cooking technique. This means the dish is slowly cooked with spices until it reaches perfection. And don’t worry, it is not too spicy. Even those who aren’t big fans of spice can eat this dish.
The next dish on our list is called Dianne’s burger. You can find it in one of the most popular restaurants in Kingston, Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse. This is a house specialty and one of the more popular items on their menu. This dish consists of naturally raised beef, bacon, aged cheddar, mama’s pickled green tomatoes, lettuce, and old bay remoulade. This specific mixture of ingredients proved to be a great match. If you ever come to Kingston and want to try some local food, this is a great place to start.
Southwestern Breakfast Wrap
This a tremendous Canadian-style breakfast dish. It is comprised of ranchero scrambled eggs, cheese, and refried black beans in a flour tortilla. But it’s not just any cheese; it’s Monterey Jack cheese which makes it extra delicious. There is also a vegan option. Instead of eggs, you can use scrambled tofu and some tasty yeast. You can find this dish in Pan Chanco in Downtown Kingston.
Eggsquis salad with chicken
Our next dish is for those foodies who still like to eat healthily. This is a unique salad dish made of chicken, avocado, sliced egg, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and house dressing. A perfect dish for a quick bite with friends or a lunch break. You can find this dish in a restaurant called Eggsquis at 227 Princess St, Kingston.
Do Ewe believe in Magic?
As you can see, the next dish on our list has quite an interesting name. This is a staple dinner dish at Chez Piggy restaurant in Kingston. And it has some unique ingredients. It consists of lamb rack chops, celeriac puree, roasted beets, beet fluid gel, seasonal vegetables, charred onion cream, and leek oil. This mixture of ingredients might sound strange at first, but you should definitely give it a try and see it first-hand if you like it.
Braised beef shortribs carbonade
This is an excellent dish from a popular spot in Kingston called Bistro Stefan. The beef is slowly cooked with stout and brown sugar. In addition, you have Yukon gold potatoes, parsnip mash, and grilled asparagus. This is an excellent meal for those hardcore meat lovers. And if you are one of them, food this delicious would probably be enough to entice you and make you consider moving here. You wouldn’t be the first who name great food as one of the reasons to move to Kingston, Ca.
The next on our list is Duck Gnocchi. This is a dish served in a Kingston restaurant called Days on Front Kingston. It is one of the hottest items on their menu: pulled confit, ricotta gnocchi, oyster, mushrooms, and baby spinach. But the key to its deliciousness is the sage brown butter sauce. Duck gnocchi is excellent for those who like to be adventurous with their food.
If you are on the lookout for a great burger place in Canada, look no further. Rustic Spud and its Smash burger are sure to satisfy you. This burger is made from a burger patty, greens, tomato, red onion, cheddar cheese, jalapeno, and chipotle aioli. But what makes it extra special is the homemade bun.
Maple Bacon Cheesecake
And finally, the last place on our list takes something sweet. It is Maple Bacon Cheesecake, definitely one of the unique foods to try in Kingston, Canada. This dessert consists of bacon praline, braised apple butter, and maple syrup. You can find this dish in a restaurant called AquaTerra on Johnson Street in Kingston.
This was our pick of 9 unique foods to try in Kingston. If you ever visit this great city, you shouldn’t skip trying these delicious dishes. But the great thing about traveling is exploring and finding new and delicious food on your own. Maybe one day, you will make your own list of the food you tried while visiting Kingston. The most important thing when traveling is to keep an open mind and be willing to try new unknown things. We hope this list gave you a head start on your food travels through Kingston. Good luck!