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Unique Regional Must-Eat Foods and Famous Dishes in Halifax

Hey all!

I am starting to compile a big list of unique foods, dishes, and institutions in the Halifax area. They don't have to be "good", just notorious. You know, legendary Halifax food items. I'll mention a few to get the ball rolling:

The Chickenburger

Ray's Falafel

Staff of Life samosas

Salvatore's original

Xtreme Pizza's thanksgiving pizza

Any ideas you have would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. re: HalifaxRetales

      To get the mussel bar, do you not need to eat a full meal there? I was thinking Press Gang's oyster bar...

    2. How is donair not on here!?

      And Brothers' Pepperoni.

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      1. re: CanadaGirl

        : )

        I have donair and Brothers on my big list. I gave a few examples to get people thinking outside the box. Got anything else?

        1. re: CanadaGirl

          Is Brothers' Pepperoni deep fried? I've had deep fried pepperoni once and my friend, who made it for me, swears it's an Nova Scotia thing. Soooooo, I need to add that to my list of foods to try on my next visit if this is in fact the deep fried stuff.

          If it is not deep fried, what make Brothers' unique?

          1. re: fryerlover

            Brothers is just really good pepperoni and locally famous. It is sold in grocery stores, etc.

            Most pubs have deep fried pepperoni on the menu which is usually Brothers.

            1. re: fryerlover

              I agree with existential _crisis - it's just really good pepperoni. It is nice and firm, the skin has a nice snap and is available in many spice levels, so everyone can be happy.

              Personally, I don't like deep-fried pepperoni, as I find it decreases the spice heat. But it is very popular pub food in Halifax. And , I suspect that most pubs do use Brothers'.

            1. re: HalifaxRetales

              These are insanely good. - and yes, on the list.

            2. Deep fried donairzarotti with the works from Recardos pizza on highway 333 on the way to Peggy's Cove. You'll thank me:)...Ohhh and ask for cheese.

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              1. re: GeminiGuy

                This makes me think that donair eggrolls should be on there too. Such a multicultural mishmash...

                1. re: GeminiGuy

                  Salvatore's Original Pizza
                  Salvatore's Meatball Hero <best sandwich in HRM
                  Dimitris on Chebucto has a Soulvaki Pizza with pickles that is top notch
                  Brothers pepperoni
                  Brothers mixed meat sandwich

                  Just out of Halifax in Elmsdale at Bitars They have a Donair Quesidilla that is fantastic

                  Darrell's Peanut Butter Burger
                  The Coastals Huevos or McSandwich