Every year, Taste of Guelph raises thousands of dollars to support vital equipment needs for St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, and over the last five years has raised an amazing $600,000. But it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous food and beverage participants, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees. With the cancellation of Taste of Guelph 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our turn to support those who help make our event so successful. Check out the blog below to see how you can support local!

The Neighbourhood Group of Companies

Borealis Grille & Bar


Guess what we love just as much as Taste Tuesdays? Taco Tuesdays!! Head down to Borealis Grille & Bar at 1388 Gordon Street to celebrate everyone’s favourite Tuesday treat! Borealis is a Certified B Corporation that uses high quality, locally sourced fresh products sourced from Ontario farmers. Dine in or order takeout at https://borealisgrille.ca/menu/takeout-guelph?




Park Grocery deli & bar


Park Grocery is a neighbourhood deli, bar and small grocer that has been serving authentic, great tasting meals since 1890, and offers applewood smoked chicken, smoked meat sandwiches, salads and soups that are all made from scratch!

Fun fact: Park Grocery is working towards becoming Carbon Neutral to help contribute to a more sustainable future!

Check out this Peach & Bacon Salad… do we need to say more?



Miijidaa café + bistro

The word Miijidaa is from the Ojibway language and translates to “let’s eat”. Also a Certified B Corporation, their menu is a modern take on northern culinary history. What’s your comfort food? We suggest trying their Mac n’ Cheese made with aged cheddar, goat cheese, celeriac béchamel sauce, butternut squash, arugula and bread crumbs!

Join them downtown on the patio at 37 Quebec Street, or order take out to go!



The Wooly Pub

Known as Guelph’s meeting place, The Wooly Pub is sure to make you feel like you are dining as a guest in their home. With  small micro-brews on tap, and delicious pub food on the menu, The Wooly is one of our favourite places and never disappoints.

They even have delicious desserts- just look at this Peach, Bourbon and Candied Bacon Bread Pudding… we couldn’t not show it off.






Crafty Ramen

Who wants ramen? Trick question! Everyone does. Crafty Ramen opened in Guelph in 2017 after owners Miki and Jared attended the Yamato School of Ramen and toured Japan in search of the most authentic  shops and recipes. They hand make their noodles daily, and many of the menu items are based on Miki’s family recipes! Check out their menu in store, or have some fun and purchase a DIY Kit and make it at home!




NV Kitchen + Bar


Who’s up for an NV Kitchen + Bar charcuterie board? Check them out in the downtown dining district from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily on a first come, first served basis for a delicious selection of food and drink!






Sip Club


Entertain. Socialize. Indulge. Not only do you not want to miss out on their live music, but we can vouch for just how good their appetizers are! Their Corn Fritters with Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce are mouthwatering.



Earth to Table: Bread Bar


A Stone Baked Pizza menu like you’ve never seen before… the most unique combinations of delicious, gourmet flavours you won’t know which one to choose! And don’t get us started about the rest of their menu. Visit them at 105 Gordon Street and don’t forget to reserve in advance so you secure a spot. Make a reservation at https://www.opentable.ca/earth-to-table-bread-bar-guelph





Fionn MacCools


Fionn MacCool’s has an amazing selection of pub fare for any appetite. Looking for a salad? Try the delicious Cobb Salad pictured here. Not in the salad mood? No worries. They offer a huge selection of burgers, wings, and Irish faves like Shepherd’s Pie and Guinness Steak and Mushroom Bowl! Check out all of the options at https://www.fionnmaccools.com/en/pubfare.html





Retour Bistro

One thing’s for certain, Retour Bistro is a spot you’ll want to check out. They are a family owned restaurant that makes authentic homemade Lebanese cuisine. Peek at their menu online at http://retourbistro.com/Site/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/retourmenu.pdf and find your favourite falafel, hummus, tabbouleh and more.