Below, you will find restaurant and caterers that meet the following criteria:
- They purchase from at least 3 local farms and/or food producers during the months of July to October and/or grow their own
- They purchase a minimum of 10% of their total food purchases from those farms and/or food producers during the months of July to October.
A Fine Fit Catering & Consulting
A Fine Fit Catering & Consulting is a company committed to providing wholesome, home-cooked food that features local products and avoids highly processed and preserved foods. They offer a range of event catering from corporate luncheons to customized lakeside weddings. They also offer themed and custom full course dinner parties complete with cooking demonstrations of each course, hands-on opportunities and take home recipes. Special dietary needs can be accommodated for no extra charge.
Bight Restaurant & Bar
Bight Restaurant & Bar offers a contemporary dining experience which combines a forward thinking menu with a strong focus on local and fresh ingredients. Located at the heart of Prince Arthur’s Landing, Marina Park, Bight showcases panoramic views of the waterfront from the restaurant as well as the seasonal patio.
The Blue Door Bistro
The Blue Door Bistro is an all-day breakfast and lunch bistro that provides many traditional classics with an upscale and sophisticated blend of flavours and ingredients. They offer baking, catering and delivery. The Blue Door Bistro also takes phone orders and will have them ready for you to sit and enjoy, or take away.
Both Hands Wood-Fired Pizzeria & Bakery
Both Hands Wood-Fired Pizzeria & Bakery is a combination of a traditional Italian pizzeria and a restaurant/bakery bringing together Northwestern Ontario products and people. All of their naturally leavened rustic breads and pizzas are baked in their hand-built wood-fired dome oven.
Caribou Restaurant & Wine Bar
Caribou is a North American modern restaurant and wine bar. They focus on worldly flavours for inspiration while providing the freshest and most consistent products available. They are also inspired by local ingredients and try to use these ingredients whenever possible.
Fox on the Run
Fox on the Run is a lunch and coffee bar featuring homestyle soups, local baking and sandwiches/wraps made with roasted meats, fresh produce and local cheese.
Giorg Cucina e Barra
Located behind the Courthouse, Giorg serves authentic, fine Italian cuisine. Their pasta is made fresh in-house, the traditional way, by extracting it through a bronze die. Watch as chefs prepare you dishes from scratch in an open concept kitchen or book one of their two private rooms.
The Growing Season Juice Collective
The Growing Season Juice Collective is a healthy Eatery that serves fresh juices and light meals made with fresh ingredients.
Owner(s): Tara Lewis
Location: 40 Cumberland St. S, Thunder Bay
In Common is a small resto-bar featuring a unique menu over both lunch and dinner while sourcing most food locally.
Karen’s Kountry Kitchen
Owner(s): Karen Pintar
Location: Hwy 587, Pass Lake
For over 20 years, Karen’s Kountry Kitchen has invited people to come relax by the lake and enjoy homemade soups, sandwiches, buns, light lunches and daily specials. They also offer a variety of thirst quenchers to enjoy on their patio. Open June to October, call for schedule.
Local Motion’s features an ever-changing menu of exciting and creative foods that transform with the seasons. Local Motion’s black food truck promises diners a “Northern Fusion” experience that brings the farms and gardens of the region to the streets of Thunder Bay. Follow the Food Truck by downloading the Local Motion App, just search “Local Motion Food Truck” in your App Store.
MadeFRESH is a locally owned and operated breakfast and lunch restaurant. They make all of their food from scratch using fresh local ingredients whenever they are available and in season.
Northern Unique Catering
Owner(s): Rob Walsh
Location: 431 Northern Avenue, Thunder Bay
The focus of Northern Unique Catering is helping food lovers in Northwestern Ontario experience all that this region has to offer. Northern Unique sources as many local ingredients as possible, including their own wild boar. Northern Unique and its many friends will make every attempt to assist, educate and offer you some of the best responsibly raised regional fare you may ever experience.
Nor’Wester Hotel & Conference Centre – Best Western Plus
Hotel & Conference Centre with restaurant and on-site food services for weddings, anniversaries, showers and business meetings/conferences.
Off The Charts Burgers
Owner(s): Paige Guzzell
Location: 1725 Highway 61 Unit 2, Thunder Bay
Phone: 286-2874 (BURG)
At Off the Charts, they believe in fresh, local foods. Their goal is to bring the community of Thunder Bay a unique and creative burger experience. They serve 100% local beef, farmed exclusively in Northwestern Ontario and graded at Rainy River Abattoir, ensuring you get nothing but the best.
The Organic Garden Café
Owner(s): Patrick McGraw
Location: 415 Fort William Road, Thunder Bay
This vegetarian café brings you fresh, organic produce from their small farm and greenhouse in a friendly, informal atmosphere. The Organic Garden Café is committed to quality menu items that are good for the earth and your health. Wheat grass is a main crop and feature at the café.
Pinetree Catering offers special event catering for the community of Thunder Bay and area and serve parties of 20 to 250 people with creative and innovative local and seasonal food selections. Pinetree Catering also offers a diverse menu and customized meal planning for each customer’s special event.
Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant
Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant invites you to experience a delectable meal in a quiet, intimate setting on secluded 440 acres of meadows, forests and mountains. All meals are prepared especially for you and only the finest ingredients are used. Revive your taste buds with a meal that uses local and organic products as much as possible and/or spend the night in one of their rustic cabins.
The Silver Birch Restaurant & Catering
The focus of The Silver Birch Restaurant is “Northern Inspired Cuisine.” They celebrate the local food and culture of Northern Ontario. Their menu is divided into land and shores using fresh fish from Lake Superior and as many locally raised products as possible. Every item on their menu has a local element.
The Sovereign Room
The Sovereign Room offers gastro-pub fare and imported beers in a unique and casual environment.
Tomlin works alongside local farmers and producers to create fresh and eclectic plates with an emphasis on sharing at the table. They specialize in house-made charcuterie and pasta, craft cocktails, and vqa wines. Their menus are always changing and they offer chef tastings for parties of four or more.