Pub and Bar Foods in Canada

There are various types of foods offered at pubs and bars in Canada. Some establishments are iconic for certain food items on their menu.

Common Bar Foods

Many bars and pubs offer common types of food on their menus. Some of the most popular ones are:

  • Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Nachos
  • French Fries
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Onion Rings


Quite often when patrons go to a pub or bar, they go to have alcoholic beverages. However, they may also be interested in having a couple of appetizers as opposed to having a full meal. Appetizers that some pubs and bars may offer are:

  • Loaded Potato Skins
  • Spinach Dip
  • Salsa and Chips
  • Shrimp
  • Beef Sliders
  • Waffle Fries
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Garlic Bread
  • Calamari

Safe Food Handling

The government of Canada has certain regulations pertaining to safe food handling for all establishments that serve food. The government also provides safe food handling and safety tips for consumers to practice at home. The website has an abundance of information regarding commercial and personal consumer safe food handling.

Certifications for Working in a Food and Beverage Establishment

In many food and beverage establishments across Canada, employees are required to take certain training and obtain certification. Some of these courses are:

  • Food Handler Certification Course
  • Smart Serve
  • First Aid

The government of Canada established the Safe Food for Canadians Act and it was passed on November 20, 2012.

Government Inspections

The Canadia Food Inspection Agency can at any time randomly pay visits to establishments that serve food and beverages. The agency is responsible for targeting unsafe practices to protect consumers, implementing fines, penalties and closures of establishments that are in violation of the act and provides better-importing controls. The top priority for the Safe Food for Canadians Act is to make food as safe as possible.