Surprisingly, Halifax doesn’t have a lobster roll culture on par with the likes of New England. With no local standard, a lobster roll is often an afterthought, carelessly thrown on a menu. But, we have lots of fresh, local lobster and there are a few places doing it right. Some rolls will please the purist by showcasing the lobster, while others incorporate hot butter, rich cream or flavoured aioli to elevate the flavour.
Haligonians love their pizza, but we’ve become accustomed to budget pizza shops that cater to hungry students, busy families, the post-bar crowd and people in pajamas. Salvatore’s and Tomavino’s have been quietly leading the gourmet pizza front for years but now a brave new Halifax craves local ingredients, authenticity, artisanal technique and a good wine pairing!
The area covered by Dartmouth is much larger than that of Halifax. Tack on Cole Harbour and we’re dealing with a vast area with distinct identities and pizza delivery zones. Whether you live in Highfield Park, Woodside or Montebello, pizza shops can be counted on to provide a wide range of foods of varying quality and value. So, you live in Dartmouth. This list attempts to answer that age-old question: Where is the best pizza?
For a city with a culinary heritage of boiled fish and potatoes, Halifax is crazy about sushi! Whether you are a newbie, purist or straight up glutton, there is something for everyone. There are budget sushi cafés, all-you-can-eat restaurants, boutique and traditional sushi shops. Whether you prefer authentic nigiri or deep fried cream cheese tempura crunch rolls – there is a world of sushi out there! These are your best bets.
When you want a cheap meal out, most folks turn to burgers. To the delight of Halifax burger fans, it’s surprisingly easy to find exceptionally tasty budget-conscious burgers that aren’t served by fast-food chains. The eateries listed here use top-notch ingredients to create burgers that won’t take a big bite out of your wallet.
Poutine has become such a popular dish it seems as though every restaurant has it on their menu. This is great in terms of variety, but a lot of these poutines are mediocre poutines. With so many options within Halifax, it’s important to separate the good from the bad. This list includes only the best cheese, gravy and fries this city has to offer!
Halifax is filled with many great restaurants, and a lot of them have their own unique take on the burger. There is, however, an elite group of these restaurants whose members create amazing gourmet burgers, and this list lets you in on the best of the best!
Got a craving to indulge in melted cheese? You can discover mind-blowing grilled cheese sandwiches in Halifax. From food trucks to pubs and hotel grills, there's a place for everyone, and the perfect grilled cheese sandwich available for cheese aficionados of every kind.
For a smaller city, Halifax is pretty vegetarian friendly. Even if there are not heaps of restaurants to choose from, what the city lacks in quantity, it makes up in quality, boasting some delicious eating establishments. Even if you aren’t vegetarian, maybe you should make your next meal a little heavier on the veggie side with some of these delicious options.
While bagels can be found just about anywhere these days, finding a truly unique and delicious doughy ring of joy is much more of a challenge. Luckily, Halifax enjoys many bagel spots that offer anything from a classic Christmas raisin ring (bagel purist speak for "cinnamon raisin") to a plain dressed with salmon and cream cheese.
Halifax doesn't strike outsiders as the place to find authentic Chinese food, but its abundant seafood, farm-fresh veggies and sizable Chinese population create a perfect combination for just that. You will never have to drive too far to sate your urge for fried bean curd, kung pao chicken or Shanghai noodles.
Soup is a versatile dish with countless variations that range from light and spicy to thick and creamy broths brimming with delicious ingredients. Halifax restaurants have plenty of fantastic options for soup, including classic French and seafood soups, as well as ramen and pho, giving you a chance to sample worldwide flavours.
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