Before I embark on travels to a new city, I do a great amount of research into places to eat and drink. Chowhound helps, as does my commenters on this blog, Google, food blog searches and those ‘best of’ lists from the city’s free magazines. Then I fiddle with Google Maps to figure out the walking distance from my hotel to the foodie destination. Then I create my list.
And so, I present my pre-Halifax Foodie Guide. This is what the Internet tells me to do when I’m in Halifax. Of course, my definitive Halifax Foodie Guide will be posted AFTER I return. I’m in a five day conference, so my eating opportunities are limited. And sadly, the conference hotel is on a remote end of downtown, so there is a bit of a hike for any foodie place, INCLUDING COFFEE. (This is bad).
But – for those of you who have been to Halifax – what do you think? Strongly agree or disagree with any entry? Am I totally out to lunch on any of the places listed? (Pun intended).
Halifax Foodie Guide
Just us - 1678 Barrington street 11 minutes; Cabin Coffee – 8 minute walk; Italian Gourmet -12 minute walk; Trident Coffee and bookstore 1256 Hollis street – two minute walk; Steve-o-Rino’s for coffee – 12 minute walk; Smiling Goat - 15 minute walk
Saturday morning – Halifax Farmer’s Market – pick up breakfast wraps, fresh made crepes- 1496 lower water street, at Alexander Keith brewery – 6 minute walk away – julien’s for almond croissants, oysters
Saturday night: Steering Committee dinner - Morris on the east – five minute walk away, upscale pizza 5212 Morris Street, Halifax
Must go: Jane’s on the Common – for brunch or supper, local market cuisine, contemporary interior 2394 Robie Streetwww.janesonthecommon.com – 36 minute walk
Should eat: Lobster rolls (mcelvies), Halifax donair (King of donair) deep fried pepperoni and honey mustard, bud the spud fries (grafton street, in truck)
other restaurants: Gio 1725 Market Street – 15 minute walk; The bish – five minute walk away; Hamachi House – best sushi – try the Digby scallops – 5190 Morris Street – 4 minute walk from hotel; The Wooden Monkey.– 14 minute walk – organic, veggie – 1707 Grafton street; chives, 1537 Barrington Street, 9 minute walk; fiasco 1463 brenton street 15 minute walk
Drinks: Bitter End – 11 minute walk 1572 argyle street; Fireside – 11 minute walk 1500 brunswick street; Mosaic Bar 11 minutes – 1584 argyle street; Seven Wine Bar 12 minute walk – 1579 Grafton street; Economy Shoe Shop – for drinks, art nouveau inspired interior and comprehensive martini menu – 1663 Argyle Street (don’t go to the Dome) – 13 minute walk
Gourmet grocery store: Pete’s Frootique 15 minute walk 1515 Dresden row