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Eat and drink in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

An authentic taste of Peterborough & the Kawarthas awaits

The fruits of our centuries-old farmlands and passionate producers continue to be the most important ingredient in our vibrant local eat and drink scene. A strong buy local, farm to table atmosphere is served up daily here.

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Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

The Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

With over 50 stops on the Tour, there’s dozens of different places to visit and as many versions to sample.

Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

The Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour

With over 50 stops on the Tour, there’s dozens of different places to visit and as many versions to sample.

Brews, Bites and Barns

The new wave in local cuisine is not new in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

For hundreds of years, the fruits of our centuries-old farmlands and passionate people have been, and continue to be the most important ingredient in our local food scene. Blend that with the area’s long, storied history of brewing connected to Canada’s Treasured Waterway with today’s growing number craft beverage makers and you have the perfect pairing for a mouthwatering experience.

Local Farmers’ Markets

Insider Tim Johnson shares some great places to find International Food & Drink

Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine: Dining around the world in Peterborough and the Kawarthas
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Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine: Dining around the world in Peterborough and the Kawarthas

227 Hunter St. West, Peterborough It’s a place packed with flavour. Located in the extreme southern reaches of the Caribbean, just off the coast of South America, Trinidad is green…

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Jasmine Thai: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
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Jasmine Thai: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

195 Simcoe St., Peterborough https://www.jasminethai.ca/ The beating heart of any Thai town or city, night markets are the place where people gather—and feast. Under bright lights on poles and strung…

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La Hacienda: Dining around the world in Peterborough and the Kawarthas
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La Hacienda: Dining around the world in Peterborough and the Kawarthas

190 Hunter St. West, Peterborough https://www.lahaciendaptbo.com/     Sandra Acriniega never intended to move to Canada, or open a Mexican food restaurant—but that’s exactly what happened. Growing up in Guadalajara, capital…

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Persian Empire: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
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Persian Empire: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

636 Queensway Ct., Peterborough https://www.persianempire1.com/ Set in a nondescript, low-slung building in a semi-industrial area, just a couple blocks off the hustle and bustle of Lansdowne Street’s commercial strip, sits…

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Shafiq’s Taste of India: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
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Shafiq’s Taste of India: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

301 George St. South, Peterborough https://shafiqstasteofindia.com/ It’s long been a staple on the steaming streets of Mumbai and Delhi and Dhaka, where a steady and seemingly unending flow of traffic…

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St. Veronus Cafe and Tap Room: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
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St. Veronus Cafe and Tap Room: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

129 Hunter St. West, Peterborough https://www.stveronus.com/ They’re an institution across Belgium—and in particular, the city of Antwerp. Flemish to the core, “brown cafes” (sometimes known as “brown bars”) are a…

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The Favourite Greek: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
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The Favourite Greek: Dining Around the World in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

360 George St. North, Peterborough http://www.favouritegreek.com/ Chios is everything you imagine when you picture the Greek Islands. Located in the North Aegean Sea, the colours are profound, the bright blue…

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Insider Tim Johnson Shares Places to find an Authentic Taste of Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Black Honey: Barn, bakery, café and secret garden, right downtown
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Black Honey: Barn, bakery, café and secret garden, right downtown

Black Honey 217 Hunter St. West There’s a lot of life sprouting in the heart of the Hunter Street Café District. Right in the middle of downtown Peterborough, you’ll find…

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Pastry Peddler: Sweet and savoury freshness, on two wheels
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Pastry Peddler: Sweet and savoury freshness, on two wheels

Pastry Peddler 17 King St., Millbrook Sitting next to the four corners in charming village of Millbrook, it’s an easy drive to find this café, housed in a graceful historic…

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Publican House: Legendary beer and super-local cuisine
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Publican House: Legendary beer and super-local cuisine

The Publican House 294 Charlotte St. Mention Publican House to most locals, and they’ll think of one thing—beer. Long a legendary pub location, the place now makes some of the…

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Rolling Grape: Big hills and robust flavours, on the family farm
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Rolling Grape: Big hills and robust flavours, on the family farm

“We always talk about farm to table,” says Jon Drew. “But there’s not many farms where you can actually sit at the table.” But that’s the routine at Rolling Grape…

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Locally Focussed

Rare Culinary Arts Studio
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Rare Culinary Arts Studio

Rare Culinary Arts Studio is where Chefs showcase their arts to customers. We want to create a space for people to come and enjoy the arts of the food with friends and family. Most of our ingredients are local and seasonal. Our menu will be diversified with different cuisines. We care about customer’s experience and we promise to give a fine dining experience at reasonable price.

166 Brock Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H2P4
Saigon Boys
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Saigon Boys

We are specialized in making Phở. Phở or Pho is one of the most famous Vietnamese street food in Vietnam, it is served in a bowl with flat rice noodles in the clear beef broth, and with thin slice of rare beef, beef brisket, beef ball, Chicken or beef tripe.

524 Lansdowne St. W
Unit 3
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2A2

Stop for a Sip: Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

Haven Brewing Company
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Haven Brewing Company

We brew traditional European beers in the traditional European way with bottle conditioning and all. These recipes are based on styles that have existed for hundreds of years. And there’s a reason they have stuck around so long. They’re good! With these beers, you get what you expect.

687 Rye St., Unit 6
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6X1