Experience the Diverse Flavours of Indigenous Cuisine in Ontario

Foodies, take note of these seven delicious spots where tradition meets innovation for unforgettable dining!

Indigenous Restaurants

Naagan: A Foraged Feast, Owen Sound

Head to the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market on Saturday or Sunday for a nine-course tasting experience and an organic, locally sourced Ojibwa-inspired menu brought to you by Chef Zach Keeshig. 6:30pm, Reservation Only. Event catering is also available.

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ᑯᑯᒼx Indigenous Kitchen / North46 / Manitou Bistro

ᑯᑯᒼx Indigenous Kitchen, Rainbow Ridge Golf Course, Manitowaning

Chef Joseph Shawana and his kitchen are back on Manitoulin Island! Enjoy Indigenous recipes made from ingredients farmed and foraged from Manitoulin Island at Kūkŭm (which ᑯᑯᒼx spells in Cree syllabics ). Event catering is also available.

North46, Little Current

Enjoy casual fine dining at North46 at the Manitoulin Hotel with a view of the LaCloche Mountains and the breathtaking North Channel. Try the Anishinaabe Taco with bison chili or the Manitoulin Whitefish!

Manitou Bistro, Renfrew

From medicine wheel grazing boards to wild rice tacos and Bannock pizza, owner and chef, Suzette Foucault, serves up Indigenous inspired fusion cuisine that honours and celebrates her heritage at Manitou Bistro.

Beandigen Cafe Yawé:kon Foods Madahoki Event Catering
Beandigen Cafe / Yawé:kon Foods / Mādahòkì Farm

Indigenous Coffee Shops

Beandigen Café, Ottawa

Savour exceptional coffee as you explore the world of Indigenous art and culture at Beandigen Café in downtown Ottawa. 

Indigenous Catering Companies

Yawé:kon Foods, Ohsweken

Yawé:kon means "it tastes good" in Mohawk! Chef Katsi’tsyo Tawnya Brant offers Haudenosaunee fusion catering featuring ingredients fresh from her gardens. Experience Indigenous flavours inspired by her childhood, like bison & boar bbq meatballs and elk cabbage rolls.

Mādahòkì Farm, Nepean

Explore fresh Indigenous-inspired menus from Chef Paul Owl and Chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe at Mādahòkì Farm for your event catering needs. Mādahòkì Farm catering services and tour group menus feature traditional Indigenous foods served in a contemporary style that can range from a casual summer barbeque to a formal native fusion dinner, and everything in between.

For more Indigenous-owned food & drink ideas visit Indigenous Experience Ontario

About Indigenous Tourism Ontario

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is the province’s only dedicated Indigenous tourism organization. ITO focuses on uniting communities, organizations, and industry leaders to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in the region. Visit their travel planning website at www.indigenousexperienceontario.ca.

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