Canadian Food To Enjoy In Europe

Experiencing a countries culture doesn’t require traveling there to explore it first-hand. In fact, you’ve indulged in a lot more than you realize. Not only are Canadians partial to a bit of bacon (we can almost guarantee you have tried and tested that), they are also known for being able to produce oysters 365 days a year – and guess what? There are a number of places within Europe where you can try favoured Canadian cuisine.

If you’re thinking about taking a couple of days to explore Europe, before getting caught up in the excitement, ensure you know whether you need to renew your EHIC card beforehand at


Poutine is a classic French-Canadian mean that can be found in Paris at The Moose. The concoction is made up of fries topped with cheese curds and hot gravy. Otherwise called the “posh chips and gravy” Poutine is becoming increasing popular throughout Europe.

Ketchup chips

Ketchup chips are one of Canada’s most- loved flavoured snacks. Combining the flavour of tomato ketchup and spices with a hint of salt on plain chips (crisps) provides a tasteful amalgamation.

A similar version is available in the UK and throughout Europe under the brand mark ‘Lays’.

Garlic Fingers

Very similar to pizza, garlic fingers are a Canadian dish, originated from the Atlantic and served in a similar size and shape to a pizza, but is cut into fingers as opposed to slices. Most pizzerias offer garlic fingers as a side dish or can be recreated at home with a pizza base, garlic butter and cheese. 

Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls are essentially lobster meat mixed with mayonnaises and packed in a toasted hot dog or burger bun. As an ever increasing popular meal option, the opportunity to get your hands on one is becoming easier. This dish is now being served at the chain Burger & Lobster found across London and other parts of Europe, such as in Paris at Frenchie To Go or Les Pinces.

Candy apple

As a Halloween classic, you may not be aware that candy apples, otherwise known as “Toffee apples” in the UK were originated from Canada. If you’re unfamiliar with the product, candy apples are just as they sounds; apprentices smothered in hard toffee or a similar coating and additional sweets or sprinkles on top. Candy apples can be picked up in your local supermarket or recreated at home with maple syrup (another Canadian speciality).