Ontario has some of the best Indigenous restaurants around, scattered across the province, waiting for you to make the trip and treat those taste buds.

If you have yet to explore the beauty and enticing flavours of Indigenous cuisine, then you’re missing out. There’s no better time than now to expand your palette and discover another world of flavour. No worries, if you’re intrigued, we know where you can get some of the best eats in Ontario.

Here are 5 places in Ontario where you can try delicious Indigenous cuisine:

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Beandigen Cafe


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Beandigen Cafe is an Anishinaabe-owned and operated cafe in Ottawa that offers amazing coffee, bakery goods, a cultural experience, and art.

When: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM – Closed Monday
Where: 106-900 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON

North 46°


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North 46 is located in Little Current, Ontario and offers a casual fine dining experience with stunning views of the LaCloche Mountain range and Lake Huron. The culinary team focuses on Aboriginal-themed dining with exceptional Manitoulin hospitality, according to their website. Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat on an afternoon or book for weddings and private events, North 46 is available to cater to all.

Where: Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre – 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON
When: Sunday & Monday closed, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM then opens again from 4 PM to 8 PM

Manitou Bistro


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Get ready to EAT! Enjoy the delicious creations at Manitou Bistro in Ottawa. They offer medicine wheel grazing boards, powwow tacos and Bannock pizza galore. This spot offers delicious Indigenous-inspired fusion cuisine like no other.

Where: 297 Raglan Street South, Renfrew

Tea N’ Bannock


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“Where the past and present meet.” Tea N Bannock features an almost endless menu with delicious appetizers, mains, and desserts. We’re talking Bison steak, Salmon burgers, wild rice saute, and more.

“Since 2012, Tea-N-Bannock has been serving dishes that reflect culture both the past and present. Not only providing a platform for indigenous chefs and traditional cooks, but also a place for youth to get introduced to professionals and given space to dream,” reads its site.

When: Thursday to Friday from 12 PM to 8 PM, Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 1294 Gerrard Street E

Pow Wow Cafe


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Though they recently closed up shop at its storefront in Kensington Market, those searching for a delicious Indigenous meal can check out Pow Wow Cafe’s catering services. Or if you’re lucky, you can find them at local events and more recently, at the St. Lawrence Market. You can try dishes like Bison-venison meatballs, “Indian Tacos”, scone dogs, and more. Keep an eye on their socials to see where you might find them next.

Where: 213 Augusta Avenue