Traditional delicacies are foods and dishes passed from generations or which have been consumed by many generations. They are conventional and majorly have an ancient precedent in a national most exquisite food. Preparation of these delicacies may be in homes, restaurants and small manufacturers, or by large food processing plants. Canada has excellent evidence when it comes to these delicacies. She has remained loyal to its genesis of dishes.

Pounding Chomeur

It translates to “the unemployed pudding.” This Canadian dessert was created during the great depression which makes it one of the best Canadian foods on the list. Few essential ingredients are combined to form a delicious, comforting dessert loved by Canadians all over. It is made up of cake batter topped with hot syrup which results in a delightful sweet food that cures all woes.

Ketchup chips.

Many Canadians are die-hard devotees to the ruffles dressed chips which offer a bit of everything: from tomatoes and onions to salt, vinegar, and sour cream. Ketchup chips and dill pickle chips are also mega-popular flavors native to the Canadian junk food scene. Unsurprisingly, there are unique flavors like Poutine and the inexplicably addictive hickory stick (thin strips of potato).

Nanaimo bars.

They were named after the British Columbian city of Nanaimo. Nanaimo bars consist of layered slices of heaven without baking, a crumb base layer, custards and a thin layer of chocolate on top, which gives the bar a perfect crunch.

Peameal Bacon.

This unique Canadian twist on beacon is made from the lean boneless pork loin; you first trim wet-cure and then roll in cornmeal, giving it its distinctive yellow crust. It is juicer and slimmer than American style beacon making it more delicious.


It is delicious and versatile.  It is simple bread that was once an essential staple in the diet of Canada’s Aboriginal people. Modern takes on Bannock include baked versions; heavy and dense and fried versions; crispy and fluffy on the sides. In recent years, Bannock has seen a surge in popularity, with new twists and variations popping up in bakeries and cafes nationwide.


Poutine preparation involves combing crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds, and rich gravies. That is a favorite meal of dreams found worldwide. The classic version is great on its own, but toppings like pulled pork, bacon and smoked meat knock it out of the park.

SaskatoonBerry Pie.

Saskatoon berry pie often described as having a sweet and almondy flavor making it an ideal candidate for the perfect cake. A slice of this will make you want more. Amazingly, the city of Saskatoon was named after this perfect pie.


These dishes are not only simple but also exquisite. They are made by taking flaky pastry shells and filling them with a butter, sugar and egg filling. That is traditional Canadian food at its best.

Canadian traditional delicacies are simply the best. A cuisine is never enough; it keeps you yearning for more. Canada has garnered herself an exemplary great legacy from it’s best ancient dishes.