As short-term rental property owners in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we take great pride in the diversity our community offers. Over the years, people from around the world have fallen under the spell of our charming town and surrounding area and have decided to set up business and call it home.
As a result, Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a bit of a star in the culinary world. We thought we’d present a sampling of the variety of culinary treats from around the world that are available to you, our guests, whether you’re dining in or picnicking.
Aura on the Lake on King Street is owned by Chef Nittin Sharma who serves up a variety of Indian street food items and traditional main courses presented in an eye-pleasing and mouth-watering way. This local favourite is famous for its samosas, butter chicken, chicken tikka masala and more.
Gyros on the Lake at 12 Queen Street adds the flavours of Greece to the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Their extensive menu includes gyros, falafel, spanakopita, tzatziki, hummus and more.
Doughvine at 183 Victoria Street is operated by Jessica Millet who specializes in organic bread and doughnuts and other items with an Eastern European influence, like cheese bourekas.
Craig’s Cookies at 106 Queen Street has been a hit since it opened its doors on Canada Day 2023. More than 30 flavours and creative combinations await you and will definitely have you lining up for more.
Budapest Bakeshop at 118 Queen Street is renowned for its Hungarian specialty, Chimney Cakes, which are prepared, hand-rolled and baked from scratch each day. Just follow the smell to freshly baked goodness.
Masaki Sushi at 60 Picton Street uses only the finest seafood brought straight from Japan in Chef Jay’s beautiful creations. You don’t want to miss this little gem.
Niagara’s Finest Thai at 88 Picton Street presents authentic, delicious and traditional fare prepared by Chef Kitty Wisesputi (Chef T) and is one of just five Thai SELECT Signature restaurants in Ontario.
Ginger’s at 390 Mary Street features Asian Fusion cuisine — a blend of South Asian recipes from Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and various regions of China, served in a Western style and using fresh seasonal ingredients.
At Soko Bakery Café, owners Jihu Hyena and Sangil Lee greet customers with a smile at their Korean-themed café located at 358 Mary Street. Combine a couple of Jihu’s delicious baked goodies with a cup of Sangil’s brewed coffee selections for a treat you won’t forget.
The Twisted Vine Kitchen & Market at 1502 Niagara Stone Road in Virgil serves authentic Italian cuisine “just like Nona used to make” and is well worth the short drive from Old Town to savour some of the best Italian fare you’ll ever experience in the Niagara Region.
We could go on and on, but we think you get the idea. Niagara-on-the-Lake is definitely a foodie’s haven. We invite you to take a moment to browse through our online Menu Book for more ideas and suggestions.
However, the best part of this culinary paradise are the secrets buried in the carefully guarded family recipes prepared every morning by your bed and breakfast hosts. Of course, you may have a few secrets of your own you’d like to share with family and friends, in which case a villa, cottage or apartment may be more suitable for you. STAY Niagara-on-the-Lake offers you plenty of options.
So Many Reasons to Visit Us
There’s always something happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake:
Until August 29: Music Niagara Summer Festival Concert Series
Until September 15: Jackson-Triggs Summer Concert Series
August 19-20: Fife & Drum Muster & Soldiers’ Field Day
August 20: Cèilidh at the McFarland House
August 23: Shades of Summer Dinner
August 25: Humour and Hops at The Exchange Brewery
August 26: Glowing Sushi Night at Reif Estate Winery
August 26 & 26: AWA Niagara Festival at RiverBrink Art Museum
August 31: Heritage Garden Party at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum
September 3: Bell Concert at St. Mark’s Anglican Church
September 8: Moonlight Picnic at Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
September 15: Icewine Cocktail Party
October 21: Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake
October 28 to December 3: Bravo Niagara!
Did you lose something while you were in Niagara-on-the-Lake? Contact the lost and found centre at the NOTL Chamber of Commerce located at 26 Queen Street in the lower level of the building. Or call 1-905-468-1950 or email email@example.com for more information.
Most Town parking meters, except for four located in the Heritage District, no longer accept credit card payments. They do, however accept credit card payments via the Honk Mobile app. The Town understands the frustrations this has caused visitors and apologizes for the inconvenience. Town is working on short- and long-term solutions to the matter. In the meantime, coins are accepted at all parking machines, and the four machines that still do accept regular credit card payments are located in the Court House lot, the Prince of Wales lot, Queens Royal Park lot (down by the lake) and near the Post Office on Queen Street.