Eating Local in Gaspésie During the Confinement Period
Several restaurants and food producers in Gaspésie offer takeout and delivery during this time of crisis—options that allow you to continue to enjoy their delicious products while encouraging local businesses.
Resourceful and creative restaurant owners have quickly adjusted their menus and found ingenious ways to ensure delivery throughout Gaspésie to provide the best experience to residents. From sugar-shack meals at home to seafood pizza, restaurants from all over the region will surprise you. Why not get on your phone and treat yourself!
In addition to the suggestions below, you can also visit the Gaspésie Gourmande online store (in French only) to discover a wide variety of locally made food products.
The Coast: Maple products, fish, seafood and burgers
What could be better than a meal from Ma Cabane in Gaspésie to mark the sugaring-off season? Their can’t-miss maple cream puffs as well as their pancakes, muffins, maple chocolate eclairs, maple mousse, breads, maple syrup and other desserts are all available at a drive-through in Mont-Joli or by delivery from their two stores. Surprise boxes are also available. In the Mont-Joli area, call 418-775-0002, ext. 1; in Québec City and the surrounding area, call 418-261-0589.
The Poissonnerie de la Mitis fish market in Mont-Joli offers fresh, marinated and smoked fish and seafood as well as takeout meals, including sushi, poke bowls and salads. Drive-through and home delivery services are available throughout La Mitis.
The La Fabrique microbrewery and pub in Matane offers tasty poutines and burgers for takeout or delivery (in the Matane area for only $1) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To order, call 418-566 4020, ext. 3.
At the Boulangerie Toujours Dimanche café and bakery in Matane, Chef Véro creates a variety of dishes every week for takeout or delivery. Order them online along with their delicious fresh breads or pastries on their website (in French only) for delivery in the villages around Matane thanks to a partnership with Épicerie Boucherie R. St-Gelais.
Haute-Gaspésie: Chocolate, comfort food and regional products
Couleur Chocolat, a chocolate maker in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, offers a variety of chocolate treats that you can purchase from their online store (in French only). Delivery is available throughout the province of Québec!
Auberge L’Amarré in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis offers comforting dishes for takeout. To order, call 418-797-2323 or 1-844-867-4319 (payment by credit card).
Croquez la Gaspésie, a gourmet shop in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts specializing in regional products, offers over 175 products in their online store (in French only). You can also visit their Facebook page (in French only) where owner Yannick Ouellet, in collaboration with TDLG, features weekly recipes recommended by Québec personalities and showcasing regional ingredients.
Land’s End: Fish, seafood and other local products
After offering a sugar-shack experience at home in April, Café de l’Anse in the Centre Culturel Le Griffon in L’Anse-au-Griffon offers you the opportunity to enjoy lobster eggs benedict just in time for Mother’s Day! This initiative also replaces the cultural centre’s usual May benefit dinner. Delivery is available throughout the greater Gaspé area in the afternoon on Saturday, May 9, and includes ingredients and instructions on how to prepare them. Reserve your brunch by calling 418-892-5679. See their Facebook page (in French only) for more details.
Bistro-Bar Le Brise-Bise in Gaspé offers takeout and delivery within a 15-km radius. See their menu on their website (in French only) and call 418-368-1456, ext. 2 to place your order (delivery is available Wednesdays to Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). New takeout dishes include seafood shells, salt cod cakes and ribs. In addition, beers from regional microbreweries and desserts made by Atelier Pascale Malo are available with every purchase.
The Marché des Saveurs Gaspésiennes prepares tasty dishes made with local ingredients daily. See what is available on their Facebook page (in French only) or check out #tablettesmdsg on Instagram for a photo tour of the store. They also bake bread for the Boulangerie Pâtisserie La Mie Véritable bakery on site. To place an order for takeout or delivery, call 418-368-7705.
The Comptoir Monsieur Émile restaurant in Percé offers a new takeout dish every week. Visit their Facebook page (in French only) for details and place your order by sending them a private message. Deliveries are on Saturdays only from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can also order a bottle of wine to go with your meal!
The Le Sieur de Pabos restaurant in Motel Fraser in Chandler offers the option to order online on their website (in French only), with home delivery from Newport to Petit-Pabos. On the menu: breakfast dishes, pasta, pizza, fish and much more!
Chaleur Bay: Strawberry wine, fish, seafood and fresh bread
In addition to their strawberry wines, jams and pies, Ferme Bourdages Tradition in Saint-Siméon offers a variety of fresh or frozen pâtés (Mexican, chicken, millet and tofu). Visit their Facebook page (in French only) for more details and call 418-534-2700 to place your order. Delivery is available from Carleton-sur-Mer (including Saint-Omer) to Chandler.
The Poissonnerie La Coquille fish market in Caplan offers delivery service on Thursdays and Saturdays between Caplan and Pointe-à-la-Croix in partnership with Indian Bay Smokehouse. Visit the fish market’s Facebook page (in French only) for more details and call 418-388-2427 to place your order. (Please call at least 24 hours in advance.)
Restaurant Le Fin Gourmet in New Richmond, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., offers takeout as well as delivery (for $5) from Caplan to Gesgapegiag (including Saint-Edgar and Cascapédia-Saint-Jules). This service is made possible by Ford New Richmond, which provided a delivery vehicle. On the menu (which is available on the restaurant’s Facebook page): breakfast dishes, burgers, poutine, pasta combos, pizza and more! Please call 418-392-4704 to place your order.
In addition to fresh bread and pastries, Boulangerie Pâtisserie La Mie Véritable and Café La Mie d’en Haut offer frozen prebaked products that can be baked at home. You can also order flour, yeast, coffee and bottled Le Naufrageur beers for takeout or delivery. Place your order online (in French only); the delivery service is available Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Pub St-Joseph in Carleton-sur-Mer is now offering Baie Bleue boxes of cooked dishes prepared exclusively with ingredients from Gaspésie to support local producers. Order the boxes online (in French only) before 5 p.m. on Friday to receive your dishes for the week on the following Monday. A different menu is available every week, including options for 3 or 5 meals for 1 to 4 people as well as a selection of signature dishes, wines, beers and desserts. Delivery is available from Maria to Nouvelle on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. with no contact by dropping off the boxes at your car or at an agreed-upon location.
The Valley: Boxed lunches, fish and seafood
Auberge Beauséjour in Amqui offers a boxed lunch service during the week, which you can reserve by calling 418-629-5531 or 1-866-629-5531 (for no-contact pickup). The menu of the week is available on their Facebook page (in French only).
The Les Découvertes du Hublot fish market in Amqui takes orders by phone (call 418-631-1755), which you can then pick up on site in complete safety.
Locally made alcoholic beverages
You can also buy microbrews made by La Fabrique, Le Malbord, Cap Gaspé, Pit Caribou and Le Naufrageur in grocery stores and at several outlets (visit their websites for more details). Gin Mugo made by Distillerie Mitis is available at SAQ liquor stores. Wines and imported products from Vignoble Carpinteri, including their Limoncello and Gaspa, are available in their online store (in French only).
Le Vieux Moulin meads are available in their online store (in French only) and from liquor stores. Hydromel Forest honey products are available at their usual points of sale as are those of Ferme Bourdages Tradition (visit their websites for more information). You can also order products from La Vallée de la Framboise via their online store (in French only).
Creativity and solidarity in Gaspésie
More than ever, we are witnessing the creativity and solidarity of entrepreneurs in Gaspésie. We would like to take this opportunity to salute the Pit Caribou microbrewery and the La Société Secrète distillery, which have joined forces to offer two antiseptic products that are the first to be completely made in Gaspésie. Hats off as well to the Festi-Plage Cap d’Espoir team who collaborated with Marché Nicolas to offer a delivery service in the Percé area.
While you are waiting to be able to go out to eat again, enjoy a good meal at home and take care of yourself. Bon appétit! #letsstayhome #supportlocalbusiness #itsgonnabeok
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