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Nov 7, 2013 03:50 PM

Looking for Local Gems in Nova Scotia

I'm attempting to compile a database of local gems and regional foods in Nova Scotia, and I would appreciate any feedback! I'm looking for traditional foods (and where to eat them), unique regional foods, exceptional pubs, pizza styles, eating experiences, and local favourites.

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  1. Looks like you may not need a database..

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    1. re: Conductorchris

      I just don't think anyone in the Maritimes uses Chowhound anymore...

    2. There is the contested thread on here about the best pizza, but there's definitely a variety across NS.

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      1. re: CanadaGirl

        Well, so I would say that Pictou County Pizza is a regional style. There seems to be sort of a pizza culture in Cape Breton. But other than that, there are just "famous" places that people love in their hometowns. At least, so far as I can tell.

      2. I have friends in NS and have been to visit them a couple of times. There was a grilled seagull dish that seemed popular but was strange to me. I can't recommend it, but everyone there liked it.

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        1. re: Dave B

          Okaaaaayy. Never heard of this.........

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          1. Lavena's Catch Cafe, freeport Nova Scotia.

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            1. re: applehead61

              Lavena's Catch serves up the freshest seafood I have ever eaten. In fact, all of the offerings on the menu are super fresh and very tasty. Not to mention the amazing view - the beautiful harbor between Freeport and Westport! The owners and staff treat you like family too.