For ideas on planning your Canadian food forays, the focus here is on top destinations from Toronto heading east. You'll find everything from food markets to top notch wineries, from the most urbane restaurants to bucolic farmstands, and, if you decide to visit Montreal, a need to brush off the ol' high school French.
Of course, you'll also want to check out the city's newest restaurants and buzzed-about chefs -- check out this list of Montreal food news outlets that keep their finger on the pulse of the city's restaurant scene. If you're visiting town on a busy weekend, and all the best places are booked, do not despair: a few under-the-radar picks will get you through.
Any food adventure should start at St. Lawrence Market, and ideally with a pea bacon sandwich, but there are plenty of ways to get behind the scenes with food here, whether you're learning how to make sake or learning how to decorate cupcakes.
If you like to eat what comes from the ocean, you are going to be happy with your visit to Nova Scotia and Halifax. And you should consider planning your trip so that you can visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in the small town of Lunenberg.
There's more to Nova Scotia food than what comes from the ocean, though, including a thriving beer scene and an emerging, cold climate wine industry. (To try: L'Acadie, a medium-bodied hybrid wine similar to chardonnay, and fruit wines, especially Pomme D'Or from Domaine de Grand Pre.)