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Edible Canada: because everything is better with bacon.

It’s nice when you get to see friends from home when you’re living the expat life and it’s even nicer when it’s a friend who loves food and travel as much as you do. Niamh who writes the superb (and award-winning!) Eat Like A Girl blog was out on a trip to check out the BC wine and food scene. We’d both heard about an All-Bacon take out menu, and she was just as keen as I was to check it out.


Make mine something with bacon…

Edible Canada is based on Granville Island, a great spot you can get to by way of the cute little Aquabus boats from downtown, for a fun few hours exploring craft stores and galleries, grazing at the magnificent market which is stuffed with everything from amazing artisan doughnuts to superb teas, great deli and cheese products and, of course, bars and restaurants like Edible Canada.

Can’t decide? Try the lot…

The take-out window offers a seasonal summertime menu and this time it’s a coast to coast bacon-themed one with taste influences from across the whole of Canada. As we couldn’t decide what to have, we decided to share and try the lot…

Unlike Niamh who’s famous for her bacon-infused creations like bacon fudge, Edible Canada have gone for a more bacon ON rather than a bacon IN menu; me, I’m just happy to eat it…

Just superb – the Whistle Dog

Here’s my two favourite dishes. The Whistle Dog is an ‘homage to the prairies‘, all-beef Two Rivers sausage from Alberta, in a deliciously-sweet brioche-y bun, topped with smoked Canadian cheddar from BC, bacon jam and bacon bits.

And heading across to the East Coast, to Quebec, a bacon-y Poutine, with hand-cut duck-fat fries made with potatoes from Pemberton, just north of Whistler, and then topped with cheese curds, caramelised onion, bacon and pulled-duck rillette.

Ah! Poutine with pulled duck and bacon. Yum.

Niamh and I were hosted by Edible Canada, however, my views are 100% my own.

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