Foodies unite, Poutine Love is back!

May 18, 2022
Poutine Love
Poutine Love

What do you get when you combine crispy french fries, deep brown gravy and squeaky cheese curds with a few local foodies? It’s Poutine Love, of course, brought to you by the Taste Buds!

Poutine Love is a 10-day event, running from May 18th to 27th, where participating local restaurants put their unique spin on a traditional Canadian classic.

Local foodies, poutine lovers and anyone with an empty stomach are encouraged to try as many local poutine options as possible and vote for their favourite at

“Wake up and smell the poutine! For breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack in between, we encourage you to get out and support these local restaurants whether it’s by yourself or with a group of friends going on a poutine tour, trying as many as you can. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite at and share your experience with us on Facebook and Instagram, said Patrick Larose, Taste Buds co-founder.

“We are so incredibly excited to revive this event after a long hiatus. It’s been a rough couple of years for everyone, and the restaurant industry took a big hit. We want to do everything we can to make sure these restaurants get the spotlight they deserve and what better way to do that than with a crowd favourite, Poutine Love,” added Taste Buds co-founder Matthew Girgis.

The Taste Buds have also added a new face to their team. After spending 20-plus years in the restaurant industry, Justine Viray-Levac has shifted to a new career. However, she will continue to support local restaurants with her expertise through the Taste Buds events.

“I’ve worked with the Taste Buds team in the past on many events as a restaurant participant. With lifelong hospitality and food and beverage experience, I bring a different dynamic to the team! I’m excited to connect with the community again, and see what creative and downright deliciousness the restaurants have to offer this year,” said Viray-Levac.

Poutine Love Participants

Check out the list below for participating Poutine Love restaurants from May 18 – 27!

Billy K`s

Auntie Paris’s Poutine

Fresh cut fries, grilled chicken & bacon, topped with beef gravy, homemade dill mayo and fried onions.

Billy K`s
1131 Brookdale Avenue

Carrots N` Dates

Raspberry Maple Crème Poutine

Ladyfinger gluten-free pancakes topped with house-made maple crème sauce, house-made raspberry coulis, fresh raspberries, chocolate chips & coconut whipped cream.

Carrots N` Dates
116 Pitt Street

Chef In A Bun

Chef’s choice

Homemade cheese dip surrounded by fresh-cut fries with cheese curds, onions, smoked beef brisket, topped with beef gravy & homemade steak sauce.

Chef In A Bun
2405 Vincent Massey Drive


The Jedi Poutine

Based on the popular Esca pizza, this poutine starts with house-cut fries, chicken/mushroom gravy & St. Albert`s cheese curds topped with bacon, roasted red peppers, basil, balsamic glaze & fried Glengarry Cheese Curds.

Esca Gourmet Pizza + Bar
317 Pitt Street

King George Restaurant

The Big K.G. Poutine

French fries topped with cheese curds, deep-fried cheese curds, gravy, seasoned ground beef, special burger sauce & lettuce.

King George Restaurant
401 Montreal Road

Schnitzels European Flavours

Chicken Poutine

House-made fries, cheese curds, gravy and popcorn chicken, topped with house tartar sauce and diced tomatoes.

Schnitzels European Flavours
158 Pitt Street

Seguin Patate


Signature Seguin Patate poutine, topped with crispy bacon, sliced up deep-fried pogo and homemade sweet mustard.
$10.00 for Large

Seguin Patate
921 Marlborough Street North

The New Pitt

Pierogi Poutine

Cheddar stuffed perogies topped with cheese curds, gravy, bacon, fried onion, chopped tomatoes, green onions & sour cream.

The New Pitt
309 Pitt Street


The Gooey Goddess

Crinkle cut fries, extra aged-cheddar cheese, cheese curds, topped with shredded beef tenderloin, house beef gravy & crispy peppercorn salami.

Tilly`s Eatery & Delicatessen
101 Pitt Street


Wedgie Poutine

Wedges lightly dusted in Australian seasoning topped with St.Alberts cheese curds and homemade brown gravy.

Wedges (at Archie`s)
1719 Vincent Massey Drive

Vote for your favourite

Don`t forget to vote for your favourite! Cast your ballot online by clicking here.

Additional information

For additional information on Poutine Love, check out the Taste Buds website or look for them on Facebook and Instagram!


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