Saturday, 22 September 2012

Discover St. John's Newfoundland!!!

Now that I am back home in Vancouver and reminiscing about my time home in Newfoundland, I thought I would share some of the other fun things(food and non-food) to discover in St. John's!

Discover...Farmer's Markets- Lesters Farm Market- Wow, look at all of these local veggies! I had no idea that so much could be grown here on "the Rock"!




Discover...Newoundland Vegetarian Style- The Sprout and Happy Hummus Hut

The sprout- glad to see this place full at lunch time.  Had a very flavourful miso soup with rice noodles and tofu!


Happy Hummus Hut- this new little restaurant has to work on developing its flavours a bit more (the hummus was a bit bland) but I give them "A for effort for tailoring to vegan and gluten-free needs!


Discover...Authentic Newfoundland Cuisine- Velma's Place- I did not have the chance to visit Velma's on this visit, but from past experiences, I know that Velma makes a mean Newfoundland-style pea soup and fried cod!



Discover...Newfoundland's Food Truck Contingent- It is a small fleet but Ziggy's fries have been a Newfoundland favorite for years and the newer kid on the block, Long Dick's Sausage Emporium (yes, that is actually its name!) is reported as having pretty amazing street meat.  As the Food Truck craze grows in Canada, hope there will be new additions soon!


Discover...Beautiful views on Signal Hill- My mother and I did a four hour hike to signal hill and around Quidi Vidi lake.  Newfoundland definately has no shortake of breath-taking scenery!


Discover...Quidi Vidi brewery- This is St. John's locally-brewed beer.  Head down to the distillery for a tour that complete with a free beer!


Discover- St. John's Nightlife- George Street and the Duke of Duckworth- George Street is one of St. John's most renowned attractions.  It is a street lined with bars that are all open into the wee hours of the morning.  And before you head out for a long night of partying, why not stop at the Duke of Ducksworth for a big plate of their signature fish and chips!


Discover...Newfoundland sushi- Kimchi and Sushi + Basho- from Kimchi and Sushi, a new little take-out spot in the Atlantic Place on Water St. serving standard sushi lunch fare to Basho, a sophisticated Japanese restaurant that could rival many Japanese favorites in Vancouver (I went there on my last visit), St. John's has its sushi bases covered.



Discover...St. John's Caffeine Boost- Fixed Coffee and Baking- I was impressed with my tasty Americano at this new, hip coffee joint that serves none other than 49th Parallel products.  They also sell antipastis for a quick lunch or late night munch.


Discover...Finding your Zen- Nova Yoga- Thanks to owner Melanie Caines for a wonderful Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga in her welcoming little studio in downtown St. John's.



So do not delay- go discover all this and more for yourself in the wonderful city of St. John's, NL!!!! 







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