Live to Eat: Halifax for Foodies
Some people eat to live, others live to eat. If you fall into the latter category, take advantage of every scrumptious food adventure Halifax has to offer!
Two if by Sea
Coffee aficionados will delight in the offerings at Two If By Sea (TIBS) café in Dartmouth. Whether it’s a perfectly pulled espresso, a cup of deep black joe brewed with beans roasted on the premises, or a rich, decadent pain au chocolat - you’ll find the perfect thing to suit your taste. On the Halifax side, be sure to stop by TIBS second location in Historic Properties on the Halifax Waterfront.
Located in Downtown Dartmouth, The Canteen's straightforward chef-inspired seasonal fare menu of sandwiches, soups and salads include meats, sauces, pickles and breads that have all been prepared in-house from scratch by the talented team in the kitchen.
Obladee Wine Bar
Slip into this informal, intimate space and indulge your inner wine-lover. Obladee Wine Bar is a neighbourhood spot to go for an excellent glass of wine and good conversation. Call on one of the well-versed servers to recommend the perfect wine and the savoury cheese board to accompany it. It’s a perfect place to take a date.
Photograph by G. Langille
Chives Canadian Bistro
Chives Canadian Bistro is an award-winning restaurant located in historic downtown Halifax. Priding itself on its warm and unpretentious décor, and embracing local food for its distinctly Canadian cuisine, Chives captures elements of traditional French bistros while staying true to its Canadian roots.
Liquid Gold Tasting Bar & All Things Olive
Sample from the many pure, extra virgin olive oils offered at this unique specialty boutique in Halifax’s Hydrostone Market. You’ll also find a rich assortment of balsamic vinegars and truffle oils.
Crafted by hand in Nova Scotia, Sugah! carries only confections made with pure, simple ingredients, in small batches. Fresh butter and cream are cooked in an old-fashioned copper kettle and worked on marble slabs. Their philosophy: fresh is better, local is better, and pure is better. Fan favourites include chocolate made with sea salt from the Atlantic Coast or Uncommon Grounds Fog Burner Coffee, roasted in Nova Scotia.
Halifax Tasting Tour
Take a 90-minute culinary walking tour around the city of Halifax. Including generous tastings of delicious Nova Scotian fare from homegrown shops and eateries, the growing diversity of the local food scene makes itself known. From fresh seafood to traditional ethnic dishes to handmade chocolates, a true culinary adventure is in store.
Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market
Over 250 vendors gather at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market each week with some of our province’s best local products on display. There is nothing like the energy of local farmers, chefs, artisans, and musicians all coming together with a shared passion for their products. You’ll find yourself wrapped up in that passion as you’re surrounded by the sights, sounds, and aromas of the region’s largest and most vibrant farmers’ market.