Canadian Food and Restaurants

A young lady describes the types of foods Canadians eat and a little about Canadian restaurants.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


I'm from Canada, and we are very multicultural here, so we represent a lot of different countries when it comes to our food.

We have everything from American restaurants, that serve cheeseburgers and fries, to Ukrainian, which is known for pierogi and cabbage rolls, to Indian which is known for curry, with Japanese, which is um really popular here, sushi, ah Chinese, everything. We definitely have all types of different kinds of restaurants.

We tend to go really breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brunch is really popular here, especially in Toronto, the east side of Canada where I'm from.

And the prices, as far as the prices go, it can really vary, you can get a meal anything from $6 dollars to, you can pay as much as $50 to $100 for a meal. It really just depends on the occasion, what type of restaurant you go to, um what area it's in, and things like that.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • How does she describe the food in Canada?
  • What kind of American food can you buy in Canada?
  • What Japanese food is popular in Canada?
  • What are the three main meals of the day in Canada?
  • What meal is popular in Toronto?
  • What was the cheapest price you could get a meal for?
  • Why do the price of meals vary so much?


She describes Canadian food as very multicultural.

You can buy cheeseburgers and fries.

Sushi is popular in Canada.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Having brunch (having a breakfast-lunch / around 11am) is popular in Toronto.

The cheapest is about $6.

It depends on the occasion and what type of restaurant you go to (cheap or expensive).