10 Canadian Comfort Foods Everyone Should Try

Poutine: This iconic dish originated in Quebec and consists of french fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in gravy.

Butter Tarts: A classic Canadian dessert, butter tarts are made with a sweet pastry crust filled with a gooey mixture of butter, sugar, syrup, and eggs.

Nanaimo Bars: Hailing from Nanaimo, British Columbia, these no-bake bars feature layers of crumbly chocolate, custard-flavored butter icing, and a chocolate topping.

Tourtière: This savory meat pie is a staple of French-Canadian cuisine, traditionally filled with minced meat (often pork), onions, and spices, encased in a flaky pastry crust.

BeaverTails: A popular Canadian treat, BeaverTails are fried dough pastries stretched into the shape of a beaver's tail and topped with various sweet toppings like cinnamon sugar, chocolate, or fruit.

Maple Syrup: While not a dish in itself, maple syrup is a quintessential Canadian ingredient, often used to sweeten everything from pancakes and waffles to baked goods and sauces.

Split Pea Soup: A hearty and comforting soup made from dried split peas, vegetables, and sometimes ham or bacon, commonly enjoyed during the cold Canadian winters.