Taste the Countryside – currently ramping up to run September 23 to October 3 – is a ten-day prix fixe (set menu) dining event designed to support Waterloo Region’s rural food businesses. It’s an important initiative not only for sustaining business but for economic and community growth.
Here is an overview of the farmers’ markets in Waterloo Region. The markets are clear in their pandemic safety protocols regarding distancing, directional arrows and masks: please check with specific markets for their rules and requirements and how they are implemented.
Throughout Waterloo Region, tacos rule – and not only on “Taco Tuesdays.” Looking for a fresh fold on the humble taco? We’ve put together a list of “alternative” tacos that hold the meat and amp up the vegetarian and plant-based flavours.
Our friends at Curated KW have put together a list of take-home meal ideas to help you spend less time cooking, and more time connecting, thanks to the Meal Deals Guide.
This guide was developed through a partnership between Explore Waterloo Region and Curated KW.
You can celebrate your birthday, baby shower, graduation, anniversary, and any other milestones safely from home. With a little creativity, you can make the moments you’re experiencing now, into cherished memories worthy of reminiscing.
Developed through a partnership with Curated KW, the Spring Gift & Activity Guide is here, featuring great ideas for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day – any day! Great gift ideas that also support our local businesses.
KitchenerToday.com – With nine local restaurants participating, there’s a rainbow of mouthwatering dishes to pick from at this year’s Uptown Comfort Food Crawl. Tracy Van Kalsbeek of the Uptown Waterloo BIA said this year, there will be nine different restaurants participating.
While the pandemic has knocked down a lot of businesses, Sourabh Gandotra is positive in the face of dining room closures and other Covid-19 restrictions. He maintains an excitement for what he has been able to do – and to learn – as a young cook at Public Kitchen & Bar.
The beauty of Waterloo Region lies in its increasingly diverse, multicultural community and the small businesses that serve it. These establishments are the heartbeat that keep the region’s economy alive. Hence, buying from your local vendor is very important.
FamilyFunCanada.com – If you live with food intolerances, you will know how hard it can be to eat out. But that is changing fast. On a recent 2-day getaway to the three cities of Waterloo Region—Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge—I discovered a host of great food outlets that cater to intolerances.
While hearty German and Mennonite fare easily pop to mind when visitors think of Waterloo Region’s food scene, those dishes are only some of what’s on our table. Our restaurant scene continually evolves to provide a taste of who’s calling Waterloo Region home.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest will be quite different this year with traditional festhallen closed. However, Canada’s largest Bavarian festival is re-imagining itself when it comes to food with a restaurant program, and Arabella Park Beer Bar is participating as a Micro-Festhalle
Summertime and the grillin’ is easy. Here’s a collection of just a few Waterloo Region burgers for you to check out over the summer months! (Note: in virtually all locations where they serve hamburgers, there is some sort of vegetarian or vegan offering as well.)
TravelMammal.com – A day filled with delicious grub, refreshing drinks and stunning art on a beautiful sunny day with friends? Sign me up! Ontario’s Waterloo Region took a bold step and decided to combine both art and food. and recently launched the Art Fresco Public Art Project.