Savour Stratford – An Adventure for the Palate
Stratford is so much more than a theatre and arts town. With Savour Stratford you will dine, drink, and partake in a wealth of delicious treats. While being situated in the heart of Ontario’s prime farming areas, Stratford leans heavily on using local produce and meat. And Stratford has developed a creative and fun way to enjoy the best the town has to offer. Hop on one of their ‘trails’ for an adventure for the palate.
Stratford is a treasure trove of unique, international, and truly local places to drink and dine. For a great lunch on charming alley patio, Keystone Alley is your spot for supporting local and sustainable food. From mouth-watering Indian food at Raja Fine Indian Cuisine to delicious seasonal inspired menus at The Mill Stone, you’ll certainly want to extend your visit so you can enjoy as many of its great restaurants as you can. And being surrounded by some of Ontario’s best farmlands makes using locally grown ingredients that much more accessible and brings Stratford’s food scene to a whole other level.
Savour Stratford Trails
But by far the best way to explore and try the best that Stratford has to offer is with their “trails”. Savour Stratford runs four different “trails” all year to choose from. Pick up your trail pass from Stratford Tourism Alliance, located at 47 Downie Street, or online. With your trail pass you receive a brochure marking all of the participating locations, their address and what they offer, along with vouchers. The vouchers are used to exchange for unique items that each location is offering. The trick is choosing a handful of the numerous locations.
Savour Stratford Pumpkin Trail
Nothing says Fall quite like indulging in all things pumpkin! Stratford’s Pumpkin Trail runs from September through to the end of October. And for only $25 (+HST) you get 6 vouchers to use at over 25 different locations across Stratford. On the Pumpkin Trail you can relish in a pumpkin cheesecake cupcake from Kandy Cakes, take home a bottle of Junction 56 Distillery’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur or grab a container of Stonewall Kitchen Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix from Bradshaws.
Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail
Who doesn’t adore chocolate? So, it’s no surprise that Stratford has a Chocolate Trail. This trail runs all year long. And for only $25 (+HST) you get 6 vouchers to use at 25 different locations across Stratford. On the Chocolate Trail you can try everything from beer with a hint of chocolate from the Black Swan Brewing Co. to indulging in Rheo Thompson Candies’ delectable chocolates, or take home a bottle of Aged Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar from Olive Your Favourites.
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Savour Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail
What’s better than bacon? Having it served every which way along with a pint of Ontario craft beer. Again, Stratford entices us with another fabulous trail – the Bacon & Ale Trail. Did you know that Stratford is smack dab in the middle of Ontario’s most abundant pork producing areas? So you’re guaranteed to have the best! The Bacon & Ale trail pass is offered all year long. For $30 (+HST) you’ll receive 5 vouchers to use at over 10 different locations.
For those who enjoy a kick, head to The Boar’s Head Pub, located in the historic Queen’s Inn, for a half a pint of Creemore Springs Beer and Jalapeno Poppers topped with caramelized red onion bacon marmalade. If you have a sweet tooth, pop on over to Madelyn’s Diner for a half pound butter tart that’s filled with finely chopped local bacon. And another great option is from Black Swan Brewing Co. where you can enjoy a taste test of four of their seasonal craft beers.
Savour Stratford Maple Trail
Who wouldn’t love this truly Canadian trail? The Maple Trail is available in the spring, during March and April. For $25 (+HST) you’ll get 6 vouchers to use at the over 20 locations. Revel in mouth-watering maple shortbread cookies, maple moonshine, or maple walnut crepes.
Whether you’re visiting Stratford yourself or looking for a great gift for someone else who is, a Savour Stratford Trail Pass is a sure way to elevate an already incredible time spent in Stratford. Taking part in one of Savour Stratford’s delicious trails is a great way to explore the city and discover new and exciting shops, restaurants, and cafes that you may not have gone in otherwise. Grab a Trail Pass today and let the adventure begin!
I was a guest of Visit Stratford but as always all opinions are my own.
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