Sudbury’s vibrant foodie scene offers a wide array of local and international flavors to diversify your palate while also exploring what Canadian cuisine has to offer. From luxury fine dining, delicious indigenous food to classic Italian, breakfast and brunch (of course), and traditionally Canadian pub grub, Sudbury’s got you covered.
Start Your Day Right with Breakfast in Sudbury
Mix It Up in The Motley Kitchen
Located in the heart of downtown Sudbury, The Motley Kitchen is a brunch spot that won’t fail to impress. You might have to visit more than once to ensure you try all irresistible options on their brunch menu.
Maybe you’re looking for a classic cottage breakfast or an avocado eggs benny. Or maybe you’re craving a burrito or a grilled cheese sandwich. Or you might have a sweet tooth to satisfy. Whichever it is, The Motley Kitchen will serve something up to get your taste buds tingling. From palančinke (Croatian crepes) to varieties of stuffed French toast and waffles, you can see why one visit might not cut it.
Bite into the Best Bakes at Beard’s Coffee Bar & Bakery
For your morning pastry or a mid-day donut craving, Beard’s Coffee Bar & Bakery has it all. And the best part? They’re all vegan! Yes, you heard it right. All the scones, cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon buns, and giant fluffy donuts are 100% vegan and made from scratch. Which is why we think it’s one of the best bakeries in Sudbury. Pair your sweet treat with one of their delicious brews from Propellor Coffee Co and your conscious breakfast is complete.
The Perfect Afternoon Begins with a Quick Lunch in Sudbury
Feel French at La Fromagerie
Are you obsessed with cheese? Then you’ve probably already guessed what La Fromagerie is all about. They offer a range of charcuterie boards that satisfy meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans; they also have keto friendly and gluten free options. But that’s not all. Their extensive menu features all sorts of cheese dips for appetizers and of course, grilled cheese sandwiches—the ultimate comfort food, right? Let’s not forget how great cheese tastes in desserts; be sure to try their mason jar cheesecake too!
The Best End to a Day in Sudbury? Dinner
Eat Italian at Verdicchio Ristorante | Enoteca
If crisp white table cloths and seamless service is what you’re after, then book yourself a table at this fine-dining hidden gem in Sudbury’s Robinson Subdivision area. Verdicchio has been serving modern Italian food in Sudbury since 1994. Using locally sourced ingredients, this innovative restaurant offers gluten-free and vegan options and boasts a wood-fired oven.
Naturally, you have to have a taste of at least one of the many pizzas and pasta dishes on the menu, but don’t miss out on other Italian specialities. Prosciutto di parma and the grilled calamari are great choices from the small plates menu. And it has to be the radicchio salad and carpaccio di manzo from the list of antipasti.
Don’t forget to order a good glass (or bottle) of wine to accompany your meal. The ‘enoteca’ in Verdicchio’s name means ‘wine repository’—and they take that title seriously! The restaurant’s extensive wine cellar has won it the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Wine Spectator Best of Award.
Dine Fine at Cedar Nest
For another luxury fine dining experience, Cedar Nest is your best bet. With ingredients sustainably sourced from their local partners, this restaurant places immense value on the stories behind ingredients used—and you can taste the difference in both their lunch and dinner plates.
Indulge in succulent brisket or croque monsieur sliders, perfectly paired with truffle prosciutto frites. From their dinner menu, don’t miss out on the braised short ribs, pumpkin black truffle tortellini and an absolute favorite: the surf and turf. Think pistachio crusted lamb chops (or tiger shrimp, if you’re not into red meat) paired with parsnip purée, molasses and red wine jus, and rustic roasted tomatoes.
Get Greek at Kouzzina
Greek for ‘Kitchen’, the Kouzzina is known for delicious fusion Mediterranean food. With a wide array of appetizers to choose from like spicy feta dip, phyllo baked brie and mussel marinara, each can come with regular or gluten-free naan or gluten-free naan.
But don’t fill up on the appetizers—Kouzzina also offers gluten free pizzas and pasta! From basil linguine with shrimp to pear and gorgonzola pizza, Kouzzina also offers filet mignon, rib-eye steak, grilled salmon, chicken parmesan and much more for meat lovers. For dessert, indulge in four layers of chocolate cake topped with fudge sauce or a crème brûlée cheesecake.
Have a Pasta Party at Respect is Burning
If you’re looking for some Italian food, this is the place for you. Top it off with some live music in the evenings and a menu that won’t empty your wallet, what’s not to like? From perfectly cooked gnocchi, ribs and clam pasta with quality wine to a decadent tiramisu and comforting coffee for a sweet finish, you must grab a meal at Respect is Burning during your time in Sudbury.
Fill up on M.I.C. Canadian Eatery Pub Grub
Serving up classic Canadian favorites and boasting an extensive Canadian whisky collection, M.I.C. (Made in Canada) Canadian Eatery & Whiskey Pub is perfect for a casual bite to eat when you’re keen on some traditional pub grub. From locally sourced Ontario beef and ribs to maple brie chicken, and meatloaf, this is the best eatery to get a real taste of Canadian food.
Then Top it All Off with Some Sweet Treats
Find Food Fun at Flurple’s
Sticking to the conscious-eating and sustainable theme, Flurple’s serves up non-dairy soft serves, cones, sundaes, and other cold treats between May and September each year. Plus, with an aesthetically pleasing exterior, the shop front makes the perfect backdrop for that Instagram snapshot.
Wander Food & Wine
Take a stroll through Downtown Sudbury and pop into Wander Food & Wine for some of the city’s finest cocktails and desserts. With a food menu that changes weekly, it’s impossible to predict which sweet treats might await you, but you can be guaranteed that they’ll have your taste buds tingling whatever they are. Balance out the sweetness with one of Wander’s sparkling wine-based cocktails and you have the perfect end to any culinary evening.
It’s not only the food that’s diverse in Northeastern Ontario, the landscapes and people have plenty of stories to tell too! Read our Northeastern Ontario Travel Guide for more information about this amazing destination.