When you visit Thunder Bay there are a few things you have to try - our famous foods: Persians and Finnish Pancakes.


It is not uncommon to see dozens of Persians being brought on a departing airplane as precious cargo. There are many local bakeries that make their version of the Persian (locals will argue over which is the best - we advise trying them all) but the original is found at The Persian Man Bake Shop.

Finnish Pancakes

This thin, buttery pancake has crispy edges and is so large it will hang off the edges of your plate. The longest serving spot was The Hoito Restaurant but Finnish pancakes are more common in Thunder Bay than the traditional fluffy version and can be found in most breakfast restaurants including Niva's restaurant and Kangas Sauna. Here is a list of some of the more popular places to get your pancake fix.

Heartbeat Hot Sauce

What began as a passion project for a couple of local entrepreneurs has in a few short years become an amazing success story. Heartbeat Hot Sauce is locally made with locally grown peppers (courtesy of DeBruin's Greenhouses) and has found it's way onto store shelves across North America, to the mailboxes of thousands of hot sauce fans around the world and to the plates of dozens of celebrities on the wildly popular YouTube series Hot Ones, appearing on 3 seasons of the show.

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