If you needed another reason to indulge in the cheesy, potato-y goodness that is a Canadian staple, Poutine with Purpose is bringing poutine week to Victoria for the first time ever!
Here’s what you need to know
1. It’s a week-long celebration of poutine!
Buffalo Chicken Poutine from @swansvictoria for #PoutineWeekYYJ oh yaaassss! Hot sauce braised chicken mixed with crispy french fries and squeaky curds topped with house made gravy. October 16-22 All poutines at http://poutinewithpurpose.com/victoria-restaurants/ #PoutineWeekYYJ #poutinewithpurpose #YYJ #yyjfood #yyjeats #explorebc #explorevictoria #victoriabc
Originating in Calgary, Poutine with Purpose is bringing its love of the cuisine to Victoria for a whole week on October 16th to the 22nd. Whether you prefer classic poutine, or want to try every variation the city has to offer – this is the week to follow your heart’s desire!
2. For every poutine you buy, someone in need gets a free meal
This amazing feature of poutine week makes all the extra calories worth it! Just pick a poutine at a participating partner restaurant, and someone in need will be given a free meal, thanks to local non-profit Mealshare.
3. What is Mealshare?
This incredible non-profit partners with restaurants across Canada with a simple goal in mind: to end youth hunger. To do this, they donate a free meal to a youth in need for every meal purchased by a customer at a participating location.
4. Be a part of a movement!
We have a great lineup so far for Victoria Poutine Week! Welcome to @varshayyj whose Butter Chicken Poutine is featured here, Original Joes Langford and Tuscany, @5thst.victoria @swansvictoria @agriusrestaurant @qattheempress @floyds.diner @garricksheadpub @theverygoodbutchers @the_bluecrab Yaassssss! #poutinewithpurpose #PoutineWeekYYJ #yyj #yyjfoodie #victoriatourism #victoriabc
Once you’ve finished your meal and want to share your experience with your loved ones, post an update with the hashtags #PoutineWeekYYJ and #poutinewithpurpose, to join the community of poutine-lovers around you!
5. Here’s a list of participating restaurants:
Varsha Indian Kitchen
The Very Good Butchers
Garricks Head Pub
Blue Crab Kitchen
5th Street Bar and Woodfired Grill
Q at The Empress
Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel
Hanks A Restaurant
- When: October 16th – 22nd
- Where: Participating Victoria restaurants
- Admission: No tickets necessary!
Click here to join the Facebook event for updates.