Dave Food Map - Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia food scene is starting to get pretty exciting. There has been a pretty decent simmer growing over the past few years - but now it's really starting to cook.

I wanted to share some of the places that I really love from the beautiful province I call home.

Tako Sushi & Ramen

480 Parkland Dr, Halifax, NS

Every so often, you find a place that sounds good and you go in the first time and order a dish and it’s so satisfying that you can’t imagine going back to order something else. 

For example, back when I lived a 2 minute walk from The Saint Lawrence Market in Toronto, I would frequently go to Buster’s Sea Cove to get their swordfish sandwich. Now don’t get me wrong, they have a lot of really good seafood options on the menu, but anytime I ordered something else, I’d be thinking, “This is great, but I wish I was eating the swordfish sandwich instead.” Not to knock everything else on the menu. It was all fantastic. But it wasn’t that swordfish sandwich. 

At Tako, for me, it’s the Hokkaido Ramen - Spicy Pork Soup, served with BBQ pork and egg. That’s what I get every time.  You can get them to make it spicier or ask for them to bring the spicy stuff to your table. They also have great sushi and everything else I’ve tried is good, but the Hokkaido Ramen is a must for me.


Maple Cedar – Syrian Kitchen

980 E River Rd #3, New Glasgow, NS

Basem, Rania and their family came to New Glasgow as refugees.  Soon after, they started selling Syrian food at the New Glasgow Farmers Market (where they continue to sell today.)  They worked their way to having their own restaurant in New Glasgow.  Their menu is filled with delicious Syrian and Canadian food.

I really love their Syrian food.  The garlic sauce that comes with the chicken shawarma is addictive. They also have a great tabouleh salad. The food is delicious and the portions are generous.


The Townhouse

76 College St, Antigonish, NS

The Townhouse is a very special restaurant.  They are committed to using local producers and using what’s in season to guide their menu and specials.  Speaking of specials, I recommend going for their Sunday dinners.  They are good at catching you off guard, by making some simple roasted radishes and elevating it to great heights. Sarah loves the polenta cakes. 

They also have a pretty decent cocktail program and some great local craft beers.

Thanks for reading my blog.  I thought it would be cool to have a map, but I don’t know how to do that yet.  Let me know if you have any places I should check out.

Love, Dave

PS – I made a tiktok account for Dave Food Blog

PPS - IT Guy here.  I can make a map.  - Love Curtis