There’s something about poutine that just hits the spot sometimes. That mixture of fresh-cut fries topped with gravy and cheese curds equals the ultimate comfort sensation.
Here on the West Coast, we may have been a little late to the poutine party, but we’re making up for lost time. Having been invented sometime in the 1950s within rural Quebec, today this French-Canadian specialty is known as one of Canada’s favourite dishes.
This year, as you celebrate Festival du Bois from April 16-30 from the comfort of home, why not order takeout from one of our local restaurants while settling in for the show? Here are places to try in Coquitlam – which is, by the way, home to the largest community of French-Canadians in Western Canada.
Austin Fish n Chips
This much-loved fish ‘n’ chips shop has incredible fresh fries, so their poutine likewise is hot and delicious. View their full menu online.
This local favourite, with an extensive menu filled with dishes for the whole family, is currently open for takeout and delivery. Yes, they have poutine with the “squeaky” cheese curds! Check them out online and follow them on Facebook.
Denny’s puts an American twist on the dish, with chick wavy-cut fries covered with “squeaky” cheese curds and topped with rich gravy. Their Coquitlam location is open for pickup or delivery. Check out their menu online.
Golden Parrots Pub
Fresh fare, classic cocktails and poutine can be found at the Golden Parrots Pub located on Golden Drive. Available for pick up, delivery and outdoors on their large patio. Check the menu here.
John B Neighbourhood Pub
Choose from not one but three poutine menu options, from the ‘Traditional’ to the LumberJack Poutine or the Chicken Tender Poutine, piled high with the usual fare plus chicken tenders, available by delivery or takeout. Check out their menu online and follow them on Instagram.
NY Fries Coquitlam Centre
NYF has a wide variety of poutine offerings made with real Quebec cheese curd. This includes the Classic, featuring their signature gravy, to the Bacon Double Cheese, the Pulled Pork, the Butter Chicken, the list goes on… Check out their poutine selection online and pick it up at Coquitlam Centre.
Their Classic Poutine has a mound of French fries covered with house-made gravy and topped with cheese curds. Their patio is open and their food is available for takeout. Scope out their menu online and follow their Facebook page for updates.
The Lantern Public House
Located on Brunette Avenue in historic Maillardville, The Lantern Public House serves up Poutine with their signature gravy and cheese curds. Check out their menu online with food available for pick up, delivery or to be enjoyed on their patio.
The Taphouse Coquitlam
Kick back in either of their two patios, or order takeout. Their Poutine features Quebec cheese curds, fresh herb infused gravy and cavendish fries. Also, we noticed a recent special on Instagram for their Buffalo Chicken Poutine with green onions. Ask about it! Check out their menu online and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
White Spot Coquitlam
Drop in to their Sunwood Square location to eat on the open-air patio – or order takeout or delivery to enjoy at home. The Spot’s Poutine has signature Kennebec fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Check out their menu online.
Woody’s Pub (temporarily closed till April 19)
Add this long standing Coquitlam Pub to your list of places to visit for patio, pick up or delivery when they reopen. Woody’s Classic Poutine will be ready for you. Check their menu here.
Festival du Bois 2021
Find out more about this year’s Festival du Bois! Read our blog for the lowdown.
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