Where on the island can I find the best (authentic) Acadian Meat Pie? What other foods are unique to the island?
If you are looking for the real deal Acadian meat pies, you might as well head to the Wellington, Mont Carmel, Abram's Village area of Prince Edward Island - the Evangeline Region.
This area is the Acadian homeland of the Island - you will find a good meat pie there! You can try Country Oven in Miscouche or the Water St. Bakery in Summerside. If you want to try an authentic recipe I have one for my family's Acadian Meat Pie in the Flavours of Prince Edward Island Cookbook available at Amazon or Indigo online or in store here on PEI! Also, here's a little recipe gem from Tourism PEI's webpage.
Other Acadian specialties to look for- rapure with molasses and chicken fricot.
As far as Island specialties go, here are some seafood-related - seafood chowder, steamed mussels, boiled lobsters, lobster rolls, oysters, steamed clams or fried clams and fish and chips!
Here are some agriculture-based - some of the best cheese, butter and cream in the country, grass fed-potato finished Island Beef, wild blueberry shortcake and great craft beer @ PEI Brewing Co. or Upstreet Craft Brewing!
We are Canada's Food Island- come for the food!
Enjoy the hunt-
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