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21 Multicultural Dining Innovations

From Gourmet Halal Poutines to Upscale Wasabi Sliders

— September 8, 2015 — Lifestyle
These multicultural dining innovations range from gourmet halal poutines to pasta dishes that boast a Jamaican flair. Fusing flavors that are native to various cultures, these restaurant concepts and menu items challenge tradition and draw inspiration from a city's diverse population.

Standouts include Toronto's 'Rasta Pasta,' an eatery that offers Caribbean-themed pasta dishes and Montreal's 'Maison Publique,' a restaurant that offers French Canadian dishes with a multicultural twist -- each of the establishment's signature dishes borrows from various cultures that inhibit its local neighbourhood.

Other multicultural dining favorites range from Halal food festivals to savory smoothies that are inspired by Asian entrees. While Toronto's Halal Food Fest celebrates exotic dishes, a meal-inspired smoothie range by Panda Express re-invents Asian cuisine with unexpected beverages.
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Thai-Inspired Chicken Salads
Thai-Inspired Chicken Salads
The Uncle Boons Chicken Salad Brings Thai Culture a Canadian Meal
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Gourmet Halal Poutines
Gourmet Halal Poutines
This Specialty Poutine is Made with Hormone-Free Halal Beef
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Spicy Pan-American Menus
Spicy Pan-American Menus
This Toronto Eatery Created a Menu to Appeal to International Visitors
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Spiced Chipotle Pastas
Spiced Chipotle Pastas
Swiss Chalet's Chipotle Chicken Linguini is Infused With Garlic Cream Sauce
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Casual Fusion Grills
Casual Fusion Grills
The Ahi Mahi Fish Grill Fusion Restaurant Blends BBQ and Asian Flavors
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Globally Inclusive Tacos
Globally Inclusive Tacos
These Falafel Tacos Celebrate Cultural Influences from Mexico
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Heritage-Themed Restaurants
Heritage-Themed Restaurants
This Menu is Inspired by Canada's History and Indigenous Culture
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Cross-Cultural Menus
Cross-Cultural Menus
This Montreal Eatery Serves Dishes Inspired by Local Immigrant Communities
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Fusion Kebab Sandwiches
Fusion Kebab Sandwiches
This Decadent Shami Kebab Sandwich is an Explosion of Flavor and Texture
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Affordable Multicultural Foods
Affordable Multicultural Foods
Cafe Mind is a Social Enterprise Run by a Mental Health Facility
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Jerk Chicken Pastas
Jerk Chicken Pastas
Rasta Pasta is an Italian Jamaican Fusion Restaurant in Toronto
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Decadent Cheeseburger Pizzas
Decadent Cheeseburger Pizzas
This Fast Food Fusion Mixes Italian and American Cuisine
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Entree-Inspired Milkshakes
Entree-Inspired Milkshakes
The New Milkshakes from Panda Express Could Substitute as a Meal
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Halal Food Festivals
Halal Food Festivals
Halal Food Fest Recognizes Top Vendors in Toronto
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Locally-Inspired Breweries
Locally-Inspired Breweries
This Craft Beer Brewery Takes Inspiration from the Neighborhood
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Casual Indian Eateries
Casual Indian Eateries
This Indian Fast Food Restaurant Aims to Be the Chipotle of Curry
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Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
This Southern-Inspired Pasta is a Menu Item at Bertucci's
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Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
The Roundhouse Cafe in Montreal Serves Aboriginal Food and Coffee
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Hip-Hop Food Fests
Hip-Hop Food Fests
La Carnita's 'Tres' Block Party Brought Together Hip-Hop & Gourmet Street Food
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Culturally Fused Eateries
Culturally Fused Eateries
The Opso Restaurant Combines Greek and British Design
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Upscale Wasabi Sliders
Upscale Wasabi Sliders
The SlapFish Food Truck Tuna Sandwich Item is Asian Fusion-Themed
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