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All 14 poutines you can eat (for a good cause) during Poutine With Purpose

Vancouverites who don't mind clogging an artery or two may want to direct their attention to nine delicious days this fall when eating poutine can have a worthy purpose.
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 Famous Duck Poutine at Edible Canada. Photo courtesy Poutine With PurposePoutine at Edible Canada. Photo courtesy Poutine With Purpose

French fries (or a fried potato of some kind) topped with cheese curds and gravy is the basis for a classic Quebecois poutine, and while the quintessential Canadian bar snack is good as-is, the riffs on the national dish can be stellar.

Poutine cravings can come along at anytime, but Vancouverites who don't mind clogging an artery or two may want to direct their attention to nine delicious days this fall when eating poutine can actually do some good in the community.

Poutine With Purpose is a popular week-long fundraising event that began in Calgary, and has since expanded to Victoria. Now Poutine With Purpose will make its Vancouver debut this fall.

Running Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, 2019, Poutine With Purpose Vancouver offers diners the chance to eat and enjoy a poutine at any of several partner restaurants, and for every poutine sold, a healthy meal is provided to a youth in need through charity partner Mealshare.

Mealshare is the “buy a meal, give a meal” program that teams up with restaurants in multiple cities; one or more dishes on a restaurant menu is the designated Mealshare item, meaning for every one of those dishes sold, a donation is made through Mealshare to get a meal to a youth in need through local organizations.

  • Find a poutine or restaurant that you want to try on this website
  • Eat poutine
  • Provide a meal to a youth in need
  • Talk about it #PoutineWithPurpose.

For its inaugural year there are 10 restaurants participating in Vancouver and the greater Vancouver area offering 14 poutines to try. Here's the full list. Happy poutine-ing!

Como Taperia - Vancouver

 Como Taperia. Photo courtesy Poutine With PurposeComo Taperia. Photo courtesy Poutine With Purpose

Sobrassada Romesco Poutine

Manchego, cheese curds and spring onions.

Edible Canada Bistro - Vancouver

Famous Duck Poutine

Duck confit, Quebec cheese curds, duck egg, crispy onions. Gluten-free. On Lunch and Dinner menu (poutine is for one person but also perfect to share). Option add-ons of foie gras and Sweet Tree birch syrup.

Dubh Linh Gate Irish Pub - Vancouver

Breakfast Poutine

Crispy breakfast potatoes topped with cheese curds, house made gravy, diced tomatoes, bacon bits, green onions, two poached eggs and their special poutine sauce. *Only available Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Butter Chicken Poutine

Marinated chicken thigh in a butter curry sauce, with shredded cheese, diced tomato & green onion, over crisp fries.

Colony - Vancouver

Colony Poutine

Hand Chipped Kennebec Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

Southern Fried Chicken Poutine

Fried Chicken, Hand Chipped Kennebec Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

CRAFT Beer Market - Vancouver

CRAFT Poutine

Hand-cut fries, beer salt, cheese curds, and rich gravy. Add-on options include bacon, pulled chicken or pulled pork, and braised beef.

Gyoza Bar - Vancouver

 Gyoza Bar. Photo courtesy Poutine With PurposeGyoza Bar. Photo courtesy Poutine With Purpose

Japanese Curry Poutine

Pulled pork, cheddar cheese, cilantro, pickled jalapeño.

Blvd Bistro - North Vancouver

 Blvd Bistro. Photo courtesy Poutine With PurposeBlvd Bistro. Photo courtesy Poutine With Purpose

Tatertot Breakfast Poutine

Smokey Bacon & Sweet Apple Banger Three Cheese Blend and Hollandaise Sauce.

Two Rivers Meats - North Vancouver

Dirty Fries

Braised beef poutine with crumbled blue cheese, rosemary demi-glace, and crispy fried leeks.

Trading Post - Langley

Perogies Poutine

Crispy skinny fries, topped with birchwood cheese curds, house made beef gravy, caramelized onions, bite sized perogies, sour cream and green onion.

Wok Box - New Westminster, Surrey, Abbotsford

Butter Chicken Poutine

Crispy, golden fries drenched in rich, creamy butter chicken. Served with cheese curds for a Canadian twist.

Tokyo Beef Poutine

Take your taste buds to the busy streets of Tokyo with this sweet teriyaki beef served over golden fries and drizzled with lime aioli.

Fully Loaded Fries

Chopped crispy chicken with bacon, fries & cheese curds, covered with sweet BBQ and house-made Bang Bang sauce.