Unique Saskatoon Dining
If you want to taste true Saskatchewan terroir, you’ve come to the right place. We’re known for more than just wheat; think chanterelle mushrooms, wild rice, seabuckthorn berries, sour cherries, lentils, mustard and chickpeas.
Black Fox Farm and Distillery is one of Canada’s only hyper-sustainable distilleries: 90 per cent of their ingredients are grown on the farm. Black Fox is home to the world’s best cask gin, along with triticale vodka and sour cherry liqueur.
You’ll want to try a spelt flour puff pastry from The Night Oven Bakery. Owner Bryn Rawlyk sources much of the grains he stone mills into flour from an organic farmer growing ancient, heritage wheat varieties just outside Saskatoon. Heritage grains are used in the handmade pasta served at Primal, too. This hip Riversdale spot is also a place to experience how inventive (and delicious) whole animal butchery can be – beef heart bolognaise anyone?
Saskatoon-area farmers, like Farm One Forty, which employs holistic animal husbandry practices, supply several independent restaurants in the city. The city is home to a booming SPIN (small plot intensive) farming industry, which means the produce at many eateries only travels a few kilometers to your plate.
We can’t get enough perogies in Saskatoon and you if you haven’t before, you must try these addictive potato-filled dumplings! Saskatoon boasts the world’s only pierogi drive-thru, Baba’s Homestyle Perogies. For a refined way to try the Ukrainian staple, the chefs at Shift Restaurant in the Remai Modern serve up pillowy pockets of pierogi perfection while you gaze at the river views. Don’t forget about dessert! You can also have a saskatoon berry dessert pierogi at the city’s iconic Berry Barn.
Take a leisurely trip to the south end Exhibition neighbourhood where you will find Hearth Restaurant. In true prairie fashion, the menu changes often with many delightful surprises both foraged and cultivated.