What Should Canada's National Food Be? Foods
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What Should Canada's National Food Be?

With our country's birthday fast approaching, CBC News is on a mission to find out what one food is the most Canadian.

Vote now, and come back to cbc.ca/community on July 27th to find out which one dish our readers democratically decide upon as the most Canadian.


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    Did you know that Canada produces 85 per cent of the world's maple syrup? It's used to flavour everything from donuts and oatmeal to fish and meat. Produced from the sap of maple trees, maple sugar is incredibly sweet and

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    Once a regional, French-Canadian dish, fries topped with cheese-curds and gravy can be found at fast-food joints, restaurants, grocery stores and standalone poutine houses across the country.

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    Nanaimo bars Nanaimo Bars are one of Canada's most popular desserts. The no-bake, three layered buttercream and chocolate bars are said to have originated in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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    Butter Tarts This sweet pastry is thought to have been invented during Canada's pioneer days in Barrie, Ontario. Butter tarts usually consist of butter, sugar, syrup, and egg filled into a flaky pastry. They are highly regarded in Canadian

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    Popular in British Columbia, this delicacy consists of a salmon fillet that has been cured and then hot or cold smoked.

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    Tourtière Tourtiere is a double-crusted meat pie originating from Quebec. Lightly spiced, it is usually made with finely diced beef, pork or veal. Wild game is often added to enhance the flavour.

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    Saskatoon Berries This is the second largest commercial fruit crop on the Canadian Prairies, and according to community members who wrote in to tell us about them, Saskatoon berries make a great pie! They resemble blueberries in size as well as

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    Bannock is a flat quick bread cooked from grain. The bread is found throughout North American aboriginal cuisine, including that of the Inuit and First Nations peoples of Canada.

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    Bison burgers Reputed to be a flavourful, tender, lean red meat alternative, Canadian bison meat can be found on many a menu and dinner table in Canada's prairie provinces. At the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, guests enjoyed Canadian Prairie Bison

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    Lobster roll This popular east-coast sandwich contains the fresh cooked meat of a lobster, tossed with mayonnaise or butter and other toppings such as scallion, served on a grilled bun. Lobster rolls are so popular on the east coast that

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