The word of Thunder Bay's remarkable food and drink scene is spreading across North America. The message is clear - if you love food, come to Thunder Bay. The variety of dishes found in Thunder Bay will impress foodies from any major centre. From vegan to greasy spoon to upscale bistro and everything in between, award-winning chefs combine with regional producers, while International cuisines, unique culinary events, and an exceptional selection of local craft beers have all combined to reinvent Northern flavours.

As the culinary scene has expanded, the classics have remained. Thunder Bay is known for a few famous foods. Be sure to try them while you're here. 

Food Tours

Experience the culinary scene on a guided food tour with Seek Adventure and Tours or on a tour at a local farm.

Stories from those who came before

Dining in Thunder Bay: Where Sustainable Meets Delectable - Robert Lillegard, New York Times (2016)

"The thin strips of meat were seared on each side, with a crisp exterior and a bright pink center. It was the best steak of my life: hauntingly tender and melting with fat..." Read more

Food safety grades

In Thunder Bay, all restaurants and food service businesses are required to post a sign displaying their most recent food safety inspection grade in a location easily visible to the public. The sign provides information customers can use to make decisions about where they want to eat. 98% of local restaurants received a passing grade in 2017.

Culinary partnerships

For more information on local food sustainability visit the Thunder Bay Food Strategy.

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