Northern Tastes Delight in Thunder Bay

Supporting our local restaurants has never been more important. So take advantage of the Northern Delights Festival and dine in or take out from one of your favorites!

For a city located in the midst of Ontario's vast boreal forest, Thunder Bay has a surprisingly vibrant food scene with an abundance of farms and food producers. Residents love the popular Thunder Bay Country Market on a Saturday morning, while our chefs are turning locally-sourced products into delicious meals the city's favourite restaurants. And our enthusiasm for fresh, locally-produced cuisine has never been more evident than during Northern Delights, our fall and winter food festival now in its fifth year. 

Prix fixe menus from thunder bay favourites

The biannual food festival, founded in 2015, takes its inspiration from the many successful food festivals in other cities, like the popular Winterlicious in Toronto. Northern Delights offers diners an affordable prix fixe menu from one of 15 participating restaurants like El TresThe FoundryMasala Grill, and Red Lion Smokehouse. With so many spots to choose from, patrons can try a new place every day without breaking the bank.

One of the most anticipated culinary events in the city, Northern Delights was created by a group of restauranteurs in the Waterfront District and in recent years has been led by Tourism Thunder Bay and expanded to establishments across the city. 


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Since its inception, Northern Delights has offered thousands of diners the opportunity to try new restaurants, and special menu items made with locally-sourced ingredients and this year diners will be able to try menus from 15 different participating restaurants featuring the products of over 20 local producers.

The event runs the entire month of October.

share to Win!

Whether you dine in or take out, be sure to snap a pic of your Northern Delights meal and share it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #NorthernDelights for a chance to win $500 in prizes each week!

*Complete contest rules can be found at

MAke it a staycation 

Whether you're a resident or are visiting Thunder Bay, we welcome you to enjoy one of our many fantastic hotels and accomodations within our city.  In fact, six local hotels are offering special Northern Delights discounts. Check out the deals and how to book at

About Stephanie Reid

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Stephanie is a content creator and media specialist and has a true appreciation for Northern Ontario and all of its many offerings and attractions.

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