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Eat your veggies!

It’s clear that vegetarian and vegan eating is on the rise, with a growing number of committed plant-based eaters and more people looking to eat plant-based more often.  Whether you’re a long-term plant-based eater, just “getting your feet wet” with vegetarian options, or looking to try something new,…
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Famished for the food truck

Ottawa Street’s Sew Hungry began in 2013 as a way to celebrate Hamilton’s burgeoning food truck culture. Both are still going strong. As Ottawa Street gears up for the return of Sew Hungry on May 11, the food truck scene in Hamilton has never been more vibrant. Hamilton…
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Generations of fabulous food

These Hamilton-born food empires – all founded by immigrants who arrived in the post-war boom – are now iconic fixtures of this city’s past and present. After World War II, many European families immigrated to Hamilton and broadened the city culturally. Statistically, one of the peak years for…
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Hamilton’s culinary time machine

Taking in the service, ambience and food at the city’s many historic restaurants allows diners to step back in time. In the vibrant city of Hamilton, some culinary journeys are not just a delightful experience; they are a step back in time through the doors of classic restaurants…
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Downtown Dundas: All but food perfect

Hamilton is a city blessed with great food and dining districts. Here, we feature downtown Dundas. If you’re a certain age you may recall people being referred to as an “old coot,” implying that they were silly, an oddball. The Oxford Dictionary suggests that the expression…
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Hess Village: The veterans and the newcomers

Hamilton is a city blessed with  great food and dining districts. We will regularly be profiling local culinary corridors and we start here with Hess Village. My earliest memory of Hess Village is a visit to a stylish salon to have my “colours” done – a fabric draping…