Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Fairs are a summer staple, food of every imaginable shape, size, colour, and taste is being created specifically for those who visit the fairgrounds. From the Two Foot Tower and Crispy Un’Chicken Burger, Garlic Parmesan Fries everything in between! Here are the top 10 craziest fair foods we’re seeing, be sure to share any others we’ve missed!
1. Two-Foot Tower
Two-Foot Tower... The name is self-explanatory. This amazing fair food staple is a two-foot tower of mini donuts, with your choice of flavours. Fresh, cinnamony goodness that is worth waiting in line for. The genius food truck to make this fair staple is CinCity Mini Donuts. They also offer gourmet mini donuts freshly made mini donuts with a creative twist Some of the options are a Canadian Mini which is donuts drizzled with real maple syrup and topped with crispy bacon bits, or the mini donut ice cream parfait which is mini donuts layered with vanilla ice cream, your choice of caramel or chocolate sauce and topped with whipped cream, or lastly deep fried Chips Ahoy which is mostly self-explanatory: Chips Ahoy deep fried in mini donut batter, topped with chocolate sauce and finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar.
2. Mac ‘n Cheese Ice Cream
This mac ‘n cheese ice cream is a must-try in the hot summer heat this fair season. This is a strange ice cream flavour, yet it is made with Kraft Dinner or mac ‘n cheese powder ice cream form. The creator, Summerland Soft Serve also made interesting ice creams like the smoking butterbeer ice cream made with dry-ice and vanilla ice cream, cream soda, and butterscotch to make the butterbeer this ice cream. Also, they have cotton candy soft serve ice cream. This is the perfect cold treat for little ones and adults alike.
3. Crispy Un’Chicken Burger
This is for our vegetarians and vegans! Crispy Un’Chicken Burger is a 100% plant-based burger with fries. This plant-based burger is made with Chao Mozza, plant-based Mayo, Shredded Lettuce, tomato, plant-based Brioche Bun, and Plant Smash. This 100% plant-based food truck called Plant Butcher offers many other options like plant butcher patty made with impossible meat, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, pickles, and mayo on a vegan brioche bun or 2x Plant Butcher Patties Made from Impossible Meat, Plant smash sauce, pickles, caramelized onions, Shredded lettuce on a Vegan Brioche Bun.
4. The Fully Loaded
If you are wondering what this goodness is, well it's a basket of freshly fried onions with hot cheese sauce, bacon bits, and chives served with a chipotle mayo dipping sauce. Or you can get the original served with a chipotle mayo dipping sauce. The colossal onion offers many different options other than a blooming onion. Like spiral fries topped in hot cheese sauce, bacon bits and chives and ketchup, gravy, chipotle mayo on the side, and bacon-wrapped onion rings on a straightforward stick.
5. Garlic Parmesan Fries
The longest fries you will ever find. Top them with flavours like chipotle mayo, ranch and bacon, sour cream and cheese, butter chicken, chocolate, or choose the fan favourite garlic parmesan. Freakk Fries also offers many other delicious items like masala spuds and crispy potato slices fried with chickpea marination with aromatic Indian flavours.
6. Twisted Potato
Pick your flavour! Twisted Potato chooses from sea salt, cheddar, ketchup, cinnamon sugar, BBQ, sour cream and onion, hot powder, sea salt and cheddar. These popular items are thinly sliced potatoes which are then deep fried and served with any talking of your choice.
7. Buffalo Chicken Poutine
Poutine is a Canadian classic. Cheese Curds decided to spice it up with their Buffalo Chicken Poutine. It's normal poutine topped with crispy chicken bites buffalo hot sauce, pickled carrots, and ranch dressing. They offer an assortment of different Poutine like cajun fried cheese curd poutine with curly fries and golden curds that are lightly breaded, fried and topped with hot cajun curly fries and fresh gravy. They also offer normal poutine for all you picky people! Cheese Curds also offers burgers and hot dogs. Some of the items are a jumbo hotdog and a signature house burger topped with whatever you desire and many more.
8. Pig-Kle Sandwich
If you are wondering what a Pig-Kle Sandwich is? Well, it is a Deep-fried pork belly and slaw in-between a giant pickle. The Dumpling Hero also has a lot of other things like truffle lobster dumplings or also has bao bao's: three fluffy steamed taco baos filled with crispy shrimp tempura, fried avocado, deep-fried pork belly, and slaw and many more.
9. Mini cheesecake on a Stick
Mini cheesecake on a stick made with Heirloomto’s famous cheesecakes dipped in chocolate and rolled in your choice of flavour (PB Chocolate, Nutella S’mores and Oreo Cookie Butter). They also have a wonderful, whipped cheesecake made with a base layer of homemade blueberry sauce, Graham cracker crumbles & caramel.
10. Ducky Bucky Lemonades
Enough about food, let's talk about the ducky bucky lemonade. Nearly 3 litres of hand-pressed lemonade, scoops of popping boba, with floating "duckies" is available with any lemonade combination of your choice. Family Squeezed has many hydration drinks for the hot summer heat like strawberry sterling is big, delicious strawberries with fresh thyme and lemons, watermelon wonder lemons with fresh mint leaves and juicy seedless watermelon. Or the Mojito with Fresh mint leaves, lemons, and limes and Ruby Sparkle is Juicy red grapefruit, fresh mint leaves and lemons. You can get any size of these hydration drinks.
Now that you know the top 10 must-try fair foods in Canada, would you try them?