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These stories about local food, restaurants and people behind the culinary scene in our area are made possible through the continued support of Trans Canada Wood Products as part of our Community Leaders Program.

New downtown eatery marries sweet, savoury combinations

New downtown eatery marries sweet, savoury combinations

'We are now in Barrie to offer a relaxed upper-scale funnel cake and waffle cafe with both dine-in and takeout options,' says Bird’s Nest Barrie co-owner
Lasagna Barrie comes with genuine Italian singing

Lasagna Barrie comes with genuine Italian singing

'Lasagna is the quintessential dish when we think of family and Sunday lunch when we reunite after a long work week,' says Francesco Celestino
Hakka Town fuses Chinese, Indian cuisine at Bayfield Mall

Hakka Town fuses Chinese, Indian cuisine at Bayfield Mall

'There is an increasing Indian population in Barrie and, of course, our food connects with them, their culture and tastes,' says chef-owner
Mooshfood bridges local gap to Afro-Caribbean food experience

Mooshfood bridges local gap to Afro-Caribbean food experience

Mooshfood Supermarket about more than just the taste of home, says owner, as it also helps expats moving to Barrie by providing them with tips on jobs, homes and business opportunities
Barrie's newest specialty bakery rises up in south end

Barrie's newest specialty bakery rises up in south end

'Our location is wide, bright and the smell of fresh baked goods welcomes everyone,' says local COBS Bread owner
CW Coops finds new perch in downtown Barrie

CW Coops finds new perch in downtown Barrie

'We have always thought about expanding to Barrie. We just kept looking for the perfect spot and finally found it,' owner says of Mulcaster Street location
Long-awaited Mexican restaurant finally opens near waterfront

Long-awaited Mexican restaurant finally opens near waterfront

After drawn-out relocation process, delayed by COVID and permitting issues, Mexican House will host an official opening Saturday
Makeover at Bohemia gives downtown restaurant 'a different vibe'

Makeover at Bohemia gives downtown restaurant 'a different vibe'

'I love what we’re doing right now. It’s way more imaginative and it seems to be what people want,' says owner Jill Dyck
Fresh meat farmer finds gratification in feeding families

Fresh meat farmer finds gratification in feeding families

'Local food has historically been the less costly food, so it's ironic that it's come full circle this past year,' says Lisa Peterson from Stone Horse Farms
Rich in flavour, Persian Market rolls out welcome mat

Rich in flavour, Persian Market rolls out welcome mat

'The goods we offer are not found in other stores in Barrie. If I had to pick, I would say nuts and sweets are sold the most, along with the hot takeout food,' says owner