Food & Drink
Niagara’s southern hospitality welcomes you!
Farm-to-table, field-to-fork and grain to glass, Niagara’s seasonal flavours provide extensive pick-your-own experiences. In season, local farmers show their homegrown pride at the four markets taking place weekly throughout the South Coast.
Restaurants, bistros, pubs, cafes and food trucks offer palate pleasing menus that often change with the season.
You might bump into Celebrity Chef, Anna Olson, at Welland’s Farmer’s Market, especially during Fiddlehead season. Head to Crystal Beach and you may find Matty Matheson serving up his popular Meat & Three!
If you enjoy sampling local craft beverages, Go Sip Niagara features craft breweries, local cider and distilling. Visit Breakwall Brewing in Port Colborne and Brimstone Brewing in Ridgeway and NB Distillers in Welland.
Brimstone is known for their powerful IPAs at 7-8.4% ABV. Or, the lighter Heavenweiss is super refreshing on the patio. The menu is sourced locally and spent grain as well as beer is used in many of their dishes. For smokehouse fans, Brimstone smokes the majority of their vegetables and meats on-site. This is a perfect complement to any craft beverage.
Breakwall Brewing keeps it interesting by always trying new hops, malts, yeasts and challenging their own brewing techniques.Thirsty and a local history enthusiast? Breakwall Brewery is known for paying tribute to the past by incorporating iconic or historically significant images on their beer cans as well as offering iconic fare from the area in their full service restaurant. Be sure to try the Gravelly Bay Series!
Take in the sights and sounds at one of many independent cafes where fancy hot frothy caffeinated beverages are a work of art. Join the brunch bunch and try coffee houses, bakeries and patios from The Green Apple Coffee House, Market Cafe and Bremfield’s in Port Colborne, to The Black Sheep Lounge in Welland. Tea lovers will enjoy Benedict’s or a beach cafe like the Crystal Ball in Crystal Beach.
You are special to us!
In need of special dietary accommodations? Many of our South Coast restaurants are independently owned, great care is taken in meal preparation. Be sure to call ahead with your questions. Here are a handful that can accommodate vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary sensitivities.