What is difference between American foods and Canadian foods?

i'm traveling north america and today i came to canada. but i haven't found the difference. please tell me unique foods.

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  • 5 years ago
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    Not much difference at all but some are uniquely Canadian.

    Swiss Chalet Chicken and Ribs.

    Canadian Back Bacon (Peameal Bacon)...Yummy

    Peameal Bacon is a boneless cured pork loin rolled in cornmeal, not what is commonly known in the United States as "Canadian Bacon" which is basically a smoked ham.


    Probably the single most famous “Canadian food,” poutine is a rather unhealthy dish produced by smothering French fries with gravy and lumps of white cheese curd.

    Butter tart

    A flaky pastry shell filled with a rich, sugary mixture of buttery baked cream and raisins. Delicious!

    Ketchup chips Exactly what they sound like — ketchup-flavoured potato chips. The mix of sweet and salty is a decidedly acquired taste. Pickle-flavoured chips are also popular.

    Beaver tail

    Contains no actual beaver. Instead, it’s a hearty hunk of deep-fried dough, usually covered in sugar and cinnamon.

    Nanaimo bar

    Originating from the British Columbian town of the same name, these treats are made from a thick, buttery cream sandwiched between two kinds of chocolate.

    Maple-flavoured things

    The national symbol you can eat! Along with the ubiquitous maple syrup, Canada is home to all sorts of maple-flavoured cookies, candies and treats.

    Jos. Louis™ cakes

    According to a recent National Post poll, these store-bought snack cakes are one of Canada’s favourite foods. A chocolate frosted cake with white icing inside.

    Coffee Crisp™

    Perhaps Canada’s most iconic chocolate bar. Coffee Crisp houses vaguely coffee-flavoured wafers in a milk chocolate coat.


    Made by the good people at Tim Hortons, Timbits are little more than your run-of-the-mill donut holes. But so many flavours…


    Canada has an ample domestic beef supply thanks to Alberta, the country’s thriving capital of cattle ranching. Good steaks and burgers will often brag about being “Alberta-fresh.”

    Rye bread

    Rye is a grain that tends to grow well in cold temperatures, making it a natural Canadian crop. “Canadian-style” rye bread tends to be fairly light and fluffy.

    Smoked beef sandwich

    Combine beef and rye and you get a favourite offering of Montreal delis. Thick, peppery slices of spiced beef cold cuts served on equally thick rye bread.

    Smoked salmon

    Cooked for many hours in a special wood-burning “smoke oven,” this is the traditional aboriginal way to enjoy British Columbia’s famous salmon.


    Another French-Canadian favourite, tourtiere is a savoury pie made with ground beef and spices. They come in both group and individual sizes.


    The most iconic fruit of North America, apples are grown across Canada, with the most famous variant being the McIntosh — first grown in eastern Ontario.


    Like rye, potatoes thrive in winter climates and have remained another popular staple crop of farmers across the country. The tiny province of Prince Edward Island is known for little else.

    Interestingly enough, Canada may actually be more famous for its drinks than its food, particularly in the world of liquor.


    Homegrown beers, particularly lagers, are perhaps the single proudest Canadian drink. Mega-corporations Molson and Labatt’s dominate the market, but most major cities have their own local breweries as well.


    Rye whisky has long been Canada’s most famous hard liquor, with Canadian Club and Crown Royal being among the most well-known brands.


    Canadian winemaking has undergone a bit of a renaissance in recent years, mainly in warm regions of B.C. and Ontario. Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot noir tend to be standard fare.

    Ice wine

    A delicacy of many cold countries, ice wine is produced by pressing grapes while they’re still frozen. The result is an extremely sweet wine usually drunk as a dessert.

    Bloody Caesar

    Dubbed the “only truly Canadian cocktail,” the Caesar is a mix of Vodka and Clamato juice, sometimes accompanied by various other spices and garnishes as well.

    Ginger ale

    Canadians drink stuff other than booze, of course. Ginger ale is a somewhat bitter, ginger-flavoured soda invented by a Toronto pharmacist in 1919. Canada Dry™ remains the leading brand.

    Milk in a bag

    Americans find these fascinating. Basically, some stores sell milk in plastic bags that you can use to refill your pitcher with minimum waste.


    Canada is home to some of the largest freshwater reserves on earth, due to an abundance of lakes and glaciers. “Glacier fresh” Canadian bottled water can be found just about everywhere.

  • C.M. C
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Seriously? There isn't a great amount of difference except the cooking styles and ingredient styles. We tend to go towards more fresh produce.

    If you said what is the difference between Australian and Canadian? Basically none, we both direct ourselves towards fresh produce. The biggest difference is the sugar content, Australians use much less I found.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Not much at all really. Canada and the US are pretty similar when it comes to food. The only pure Canadian dish I know of is Poutine, which is french fries and cheese curds topped with gravy.

  • 5 years ago

    There isn't much difference, generally speaking. There are some things you can only get in each country and there are regional specialties, but both countries have about the same kinds of food.

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  • 5 years ago

    Poutine – fries with gravy and cheese curds. But only authentic poutine. None from fast food places.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Canadian foods are more polite than US foods....

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    One is canadian the other is american

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    try the Poutine.

    I know there are some Canadian cooks who have spent time in the US but you on this section but you still might also want to ask in travel-Canada

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