5th Street bar and woodfired grill Hand cut Kennebec fries, crispy bacon, traditional cheese curds, house-made beef gravy

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!

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?

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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!

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
Floyds Diner
Blue Crab Kitchen
5th Street Bar and Woodfired Grill
Q at The Empress
Original Joe’s
Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel
Hanks A Restaurant
Northern Quarter

Victoria Poutine Week

Click here to join the Facebook event for updates.