Food and eating are a big part of travel and can make or break a trip or destination for most people. Being a Tour Guide in Western Newfoundland, a big part of my job is to know where the good food is at. The women that travel with Wild Women Expeditions want to eat fresh, local food that is full flavoured and healthy. They want to taste the sea, land and culture. They want to feel good about putting it in their bodies because on a Wild Women trip, we are active and on the go every day! I am also encountering more and more dietary concerns such as gluten free, dairy free, and allergies, and many of these places are making an effort to accommodate these needs.
I am SO thankful that Western Newfoundland has stepped up it’s food game in the last few years and now offers a nice selection of quality dining options. Listed below are some of my “go to” places with clients and when I’m looking for a great meal. In geographical order;
Danny’s Bakery – Stephenville
Be sure to try the fresh bread and if you have a sweet tooth, Danny’s will have a good selection of treats!
Newfound Sushi – Corner Brook
Always fresh. Classic sushi and some with a Newfoundland twist.
Gitano’s– Corner Brook
Great soups, salads and apps, then enjoy thai curry or the day’s special. Always made from scratch and cooked the way you like it. Enjoy flourless chocolate torte and coffee for dessert.
Sorento– Corner Brook
This is the ONLY place I eat pizza in Corner Brook! Homemade dough, sauce and fresh toppings = YUM!
Brewed Awakening– Corner Brook
Love breakfasts here! Try the wrap with egg, spinach and hot sauce with your double Canadiana.
Harbour Grounds– Corner Brook
Our go to for panini’s and hearty child lunches.
Pho Vietnam– Corner Brook
Flavourful, fresh vietnamese food. Enough said!
Gros Morne Area
Seaside Restaurant – Trout River
Sea is in the name and sea food is their game.
Old Loft – Woody Point
Love the moose pie and house salad. Then try the partridge berry pie for dessert or take one to go.
Galliot Studios – Woody Point
This is where the coffee is at in Woody Point.
The Merchant Warehouse – Woody Point
With a 50’s diner theme, classic fish and chips is what to have here.
Black Spruce Restaurant – Neddies Harbour
With a unique Newfoundland twist on everything be sure to try the pistachio, spruce tip ice-cream!
Chantrelle – Norris Point
Lovely food all around. Their halibut special was awesome!
Java Jacks – Rocky Harbour
My go to for coffee and cake or a 3 course meal. Unique experience here as the restaurant is also an art gallery.
The place for sea food on the N.Pen. Hike the nearby trails before or after your meal.
By no means is this list exhaustive, I haven’t eaten everywhere (yet;) but instead this list highlights a few places I enjoy and know I can take guests or recommend to visitors.