12 Must-Try Treats Along Ontario’s Blue Coast

When it comes to epic eats, Ontario’s Blue Coast really does have it all. From perfect patios to world-famous French fries to fresh caught fish, (even an ice cream burrito!), some of Lambton County’s tastiest treats draw foodies from across Ontario and beyond. From Grand Bend to Sarnia and everywhere in between, a food road trip across Ontario’s Blue Coast is your ticket to unforgettable culinary adventures. Here’s how to eat your way across the coast:

The Rebellion Burger, Burger Rebellion

This trendy food truck serves up juicy burgers made with a 1/4 lb. of fresh-ground Canadian Angus beef. Burger Rebellion uses locally sourced meat, veggies, and breads. These burgers are expertly grilled to order, and crafted with artisanal flair.

Burger Rebellion, 108 Davis Street, Sarnia

Breakfast Poutine, Kitchen Eggspress

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When it comes to the most important meal of the day, the crew at Kitchen Eggspress don’t ‘yoke’ around. Begin your morning with an unforgettable breakfast poutine made with homefries loaded with cheese, eggs and gravy. Need an extra few hours of sleep? No problem. Breakfast is served here all day long.

Kitchen Eggspress, 4493 London Line, Wyoming

Dynamite Roll, Midori Sushi Bar

Because what could be better than sushi and the beach? Set right on Grand Bend’s main drag, this fresh and modern Japanese restaurant has a gorgeous patio and a fabulous array of sushi dishes to try. Try the dynamite roll, a crab, shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber sushi roll topped with roe and a sweet and spicy sauce. It’s to die for!

Midori Sushi Bar, 29 Main Street, Grand Bend

Vegan Donuts, Greens Organic Café

These vegan treats donut skimp on flavour. Green’s Organic Café located in downtown Sarnia serves up new and innovative delicious doughnut flavours every Wednesday. Be sure you get there quick, because these treats sell out fast.

Greens Organic Café, 192 Christina Street North, Sarnia

Chicken & Waffles, Alternate Grounds Dockside

Can’t decide between a savoury or sweet brunch dish? Opt for both at once when you order up the chicken & waffles brunch dish at Alternate Grounds Dockside. Dig into delicious chicken tenders on bacon-stuffed buttermilk waffles, drenched in syrup. You won’t regret giving this southern classic a try!

Alternate Grounds Dockside, 97 Seaway Road, Sarnia

Dock Side Nachos, Smackwater Jack’s Taphouse

This lakeside eatery offers nacho average views. Enjoy National Geographic-ranked Grand Bend sunsets from their famous patio as you feast on deep fried tortillas dusted in cajun spice and served with fresh-made pico de gallo. Like guac-ing on sunshine.

Smackwater Jack’s Taphouse, 71 River Road, Grand Bend

Mexican Burritos, Under Wraps Café

Build the burrito of your dreams at this cheerful Mexican food haven. Grab a chicken, pork, beef or veggie burrito topped with your choice of quinoa chili, mango salsa, pico de gallo, roasted veggies, guacamole or chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Feeling hungry yet?

Under Wraps Café, 108 Christina Street, Sarnia

Cotton Candy Burrito, Sugar Sugar

You’ve probably seen this unique confection floating around on Facebook and Instagram, but did you know that Ontario’s Blue Coast is where this internet sensation calls home? Sugar Sugar is a mom ‘n pop ice cream shop serving up a wide range of specialty desserts and unique concoctions including soft serve, retro candy, and funnel cakes.

Sugar Sugar, 1254 London Road, Sarnia

Fresh Fish & Chips, Purdy’s Dockside Eatery

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Taste the flavours of Lake Huron at Purdy’s, which catches fish daily in their own boats. Freshly caught lake fish is battered with Grandma Purdy’s secret batter recipe. Located both in Grand Bend and Sarnia, Purdy’s has the best fish and chips in town!

Purdy Fisheries, 59 River Road, Grand Bend

Purdy’s Dockside Eatery, 1 Riverfront Road, Point Edward

Bridge Fries, Albert’s

This legendary chip wagon turned pick-up restaurant has been a mainstay under Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia for 50 years. Take a stroll along the riverfront and indulge in some famously tasty homemade bridge fries.

Albert’s, 99 Michigan Avenue, Point Edward

Lemon Blueberry Cupcake, The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe

Looking for a “berry” sweet treat? Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe has got you covered! Try this delicious lemon and blueberry combination to completely change the way you think about cupcakes. Better yet, come in on a Friday night to enjoy live jazz music while you treat yourself.

The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe, 138 Cromwell Street, Sarnia

Fresh Tacos, Mad Taco

This taco truck located on Canatara’s Blue Flag Beach offers fresh fish, shrimp, beef and vegan tacos relying on organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Go classic with the Ol’ Fashioned, with seasoned ground beef, sour cream, and tomato salsa – or switch things up with the Lentil Giant featuring vegan cheese, mango salsa, and guacamole. Life really is a day at the beach sometimes.

Mad Taco, Canatara Park – 1200 Lake Chipican Drive, Sarnia

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By Emily Baillie