This saucy, gooey dish of deliciousness that came from the French-speaking province of Quebec in the 1950s is now one of the best-loved dishes in the country. Who doesn’t love fries covered in rich gravy and melted cheese curds?! To celebrate this, we’ve rounded up the best places for poutine in Vancouver.
From traditional poutine funky variations, you’ll be drooling by the end of this…
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Fritz European Fry House has award-winning fries that form the base of their amazing poutine. The freshness of the curds is important as it makes them soft in the warm fries, without completely melting, and these guys have it down to a tee.
La Belle Patate makes authentic Québécois cuisine, with the perfectly fresh, squeaky curds. There’s over 38 types of poutine to chow down on, all made with double cooked fries. Start the day off with a breakfast poutine topped with bacon, eggs, and onions or go for the All-You-Can-Eat Poutine for $20.
Mean Poutine is the brainchild of two former BC Lions Football Players, who combine classic Quebecois poutine with west coast innovation. The Fried Chicken is amazing -crispy fries, brown gravy, fresh cheese curds and buffalo chicken chunks. They also have vegetarian and Halal options.
Granville Island’s Edible Canada is a bistro celebrating all things great about Canadian food, so naturally poutine gets a great feature. Their duck poutine is a dish of legends: duck confit, Québec cheese curds, duck egg, crispy onions and the option to add on foie gras.
Frenchies is all classic-style poutine, smothered in a thick gravy with melty cheese curds and fluffy fries. The fries are hand cut fresh daily, with delicious add-ons such as Montreal smoked meat, bacon, roast chicken or a veggie version with peppers and mushrooms.
This fun Twin Peaks-inspired bar has a bathroom that’s a full on tribute to the Red Room and amazing vegetarian and vegan pub grub. One standout dish on the menu is their poutine. There’s a classic version with veggie gravy, as well as a delicious take on matar paneer: savoury tomato coconut curry, peas, cheese curds, all piled on top of their crispy house fries.
Yes, for real. You’ll find some of the best (and cheapest!) poutine in Vancouver in Costco. There’s even an entire Reddit thread dedicated to this cheesy, saucy beauty. Nothing fancy, just excellent fries smothered in gravy and hot cheese curds.