(Vegan poutine from Q at the Fairmont Empress Hotel/www.poutinewithpurpose.com)

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 back to Victoria for their third year!

Originating in Calgary, Poutine with Purpose is bringing its love of the cuisine to Victoria for the week of September 27th to October 5th.

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The event, which first came to town in 2017, sees a whole week of local restaurants donating meals to youth in need for every purchase of a poutine at participating locations, through local non-profit Mealshare.

This year, there are 15 participating restaurants offering a wide variety of poutine options to fulfil all your cheese-and-potato needs.

From the classic cheese curd-gravy-fry combo to crazier creations like the Tiger Poutine (feat. masala fries, butter chicken, and crispy pork belly) and the Breakfast Poutine (feat. roasted garlic miso hollandaise and poached eggs), there’s something for everyone!

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Victoria Poutine Week kicks off on Friday, September 27th and continues for a whole week.

Here’s the full list of participating restaurants:

  • Varsha Indian Kitchen
  • Swan’s Brewery Pub
  • Garrick’s Head Pub
  • Empire Donuts
  • The Churchill Pub
  • Heron Rock Bistro
  • Q at the Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Maude Hunters Pub
  • The Rose Pub
  • Clive’s Classic Lounge
  • Floyd’s (James Bay location)
  • Northern Quarter
  • 328 Taphouse
  • Very Good Butchers
  • Beagle Pub

Victoria Poutine Week

  • When: September 27th – October 5th
  • Where: 15 participating eaters. See above.