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Food and drink in Nova Scotia

Locally caught-seafood

You'll find seafood restaurants dotted around Nova Scotia where the food was literally caught just 10 metres away that day! You can even book a lobster catching tour where you'll return to the shore and boil your own lobster to dine on against the sunset! And remember to try the Chowder. 

Wineries and vineyards

Nova Scotia is home to 16 local vineyards, and the Nova Scotia climate lends a hand to producing grapes that create a rich taste. Make sure you try the local wine: Tidal Bay, a crisp, aromatic white with the unique characteristics of the Nova Scotia climate that pairs perfectly with the local seafood! 

Breweries and Distilleries

It's not only wine-fiends that are well-catered to in Nova Scotia. The local collection of micro and craft breweries feature everything from India pale ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts. You'll also find North America’s first single malt whisky at Glenora Distillery and a maple vodka (!!) made with local maple syrup at Steinhart Distillery. 

Farmers Markets

Nova Scotia takes pride in its farm-to-table ethics and there's no better place to see this first hand than at one of the 40+ Farmers Markets across the province. Halifax, New Glasgow, Dartmouth, and Lunenberg all have Famer's Markets that are open year-round. 

The Kilted Chef

Another way to discover just how fresh Nova Scotian cuisine is, is a day with The Kilted Chef! Spend your day with chef Alain Bossé as you source out the freshest ingredients at local markets, and then enjoy a personalised cooking class at his house. Your meal will also be complemented with some fresh Nova Scotian wine. 

Beggars' Banquet

Delve into the culinary history of Nova Scotia with this 18th-century dinner party. hosted by actors, these dinner parties are based on the historical tradition of holding a secret banquet for the poor. You'll find this culinary adventure at Point of View Suites in Louisbourg.