1890 Restaurant Gore Bay, owned by Chef Alberto Joseph, displays his passion for cooking, something that did not become a passion until he was in high school. In 1999, he registered in the Culinary Program at George Brown College and has created menu items that display his diverse upbringing through Quebec, Ontario, Haiti, and the United States. His fusion-style dishes have Caribbean, Asian and Canadian flavors. Chef Alberto owns the restaurant with his wife, Tammy Joseph, who manages the business. 1890 Restaurant is located at 1 Water Street in Gore Bay.
Maja’s Tea Garden is the perfect location for lunch in an outdoor garden setting. You can enjoy their artisan baked goods created with organic flour. The lunch specials include vegan and vegetarian options created with organic produce from their garden. You can also enjoy sandwiches, soups, salads, quiches, and garden pizza. The organic coffee and tea is also grown at Maja’s. You can find them at 6152 King Street in Mindemoya.
The Mutchmor and Providence Peace Café is located in the Mutchmor Art Gallery, offering specialty coffee, tea, and locally baked desserts. Mutchmor is a cultural hub with an antique shop, art gallery, and lofts available for rent. They are located at 5263 Highway 551 in Providence Bay.
Lake Huron Fish and Chips, located across the street from the Mutchmor is owned by the same couple that owns the Peace Café and the Mutchmor. Since opening, it has become an island tradition, offering local haddock and whitefish, fried English-style in a beer batter made on site. It is served with perfectly cooked fries or you can grab onion rings or a burger. They also offer vegan and vegetarian options. They are located at 20 McNevin Street in Providence Bay.
The Island Jar focuses on healthy, wholesome foods created with organic ingredients. The café offers lunch items such as the wrap of the day, salads, samosa, pakoras the soup of the day, and more. There are vegetarian and vegan options available as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and smoothies. Order your groceries from them online and just stop in to pick them up at15 Water Street East in Little Current.
In July 2015, Jason & Jodie Elliott took ownership of what was then Garry’s Family Restaurant, a staple in the area for 41 years. The couple changed the name, completely renovated the interior and updated the menu. You can find classic Canadian food on the menu and they also offer all-day breakfast. One favorite is the chicken clubhouse with apple, brie, and cranberry mayo as well as the Cajun chippers with chipotle mayo. All barbecue and pasta sauces, as well as salad dressings, are made from scratch. They have a full bar offering beer, wine, and cocktails. Find them at 28 Vankoughnet Street East in Little Current.
Located in an antique farmhouse, the Garden Gate Family Restaurant is an artisanal establishment and grocery. All menu items are prepared from scratch using locally grown meats and produce. They are open for breakfast, serving burritos, breakfast crepes, and sandwiches as well as breakfast bowls. Grab a Garden Gate picnic box and head to the beach or the lake. Dinner menu items include a Vietnamese rice noodle bowl, sirloin steak, and trout burger. They are located at 316-542 Highway in Tehkummah.