February 4, 2022

Oakville is a hot bed of culinary innovation, making it a can’t-miss hidden gem for foodies on the go. 

With Taste of Oakville taking place between Feb. 15 and March 10, 2022, there is no better time to indulge in edible delights. Those who partake in a Taste meal can also submit their receipts on tasteofoakville.com for a chance to win tickets to see Walk Off The Earth perform at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. 

Stop, stay and sample these delicious delights with the help of our two-day culinary itinerary:

Day 1: Explore local food, art and sights

Cove Bar & Restaurant

Drop your bags at your hotel of choice and then head into Bronte Village for an afternoon by the lake. Enjoy the sights and take in this neighbourhood’s At Home in Bronte Muskoka chair display before settling in for a belly-warming lunch. With options ranging from seafood, to tacos, fine dining and more, you’ll find something to suit every taste. 

Bronte Restaurants:

  • COVE Bar & Restaurant
  • Cucci
  • El Spero Family Restaurant
  • Harbourside Artisan Kitchen and Bar
  • La Parisienne Creperie
  • Plank
  • Por Vida
  • Zara’s by the Lake

Once you’ve had your fill of fresh air, head into Downtown Oakville for some shopping, sightseeing and take-home treats from Taste of Oakville bakeries. Explore local lore at the Oakville Museum or peruse art at the Oakville Galleries, then settle in for a dining experience at one of many participating restaurants. 

Downtown Oakville Restaurants:

  • Borgo Antico Cucina Bar
  • Buca di Bacco
  • Chocolato + Tommy
  • Colossus
  • Coriander Green
  • Dough Box
  • Kibo Sushi House
  • Noble Bistro Seafood
  • Nyla’s Room
  • One Five One Social
  • Paradiso
  • Piano Piano
  • Pizza Nest
  • Shanghai Alley
  • The Simple Kitchen
  • Sugar Suite Cakes
  • The Works

Cap-off your evening with a show at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts which has welcomed back many in-person performances. 

Day 2: Indulge in shopping, history and local eats

Chicken Cartel

Start your second day with a coffee and pastry in Kerr Village before heading out for an afternoon of shopping and exploration. 

This eclectic neighbourhood is a one-stop-shop for all things crafting, D.I.Y., decor and sustainability. Grab some local souvenirs for the whole family, then treat your taste buds to a multi-course lunch at one of many participating restaurants. 

Kerr Restaurants:

  • The Boot
  • Café Mix Up
  • Community
  • Jacs
  • The Mermaid
  • Sandwich Society
  • Zucchinis Cucina

Those looking for a little more history can take on one of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton’s Black History Walking Tours. The Kerr Village pursuit will take you through local landmarks like Burnet Park and Shipyard Park that hold significance to the Black experience in Oakville. 

Make a pit-stop at Cameron’s Brewing after your meal and pick up some local take-home brews. They keep select favourites on stock year-round, but are also constantly innovating and releasing one-of-a-kind seasonal flavours. 

Treat yourself to one last dinner in North Oakville, and remember to hold onto your receipts and enter into the Walk Off The Earth concert giveaway! 

North Oakville Restaurants:

  • Chicken Cartel
  • Chop Steakhouse and Bar
  • Puckz Pub

Couldn’t make it to all of the restaurants on this list? Head home with a satisfied stomach and plans to return for more flavour sensations. 

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