12 Culinary Destinations on Quebec’s North Shore

In order to make the most of your trek along Quebec’s North Shore, our team has prepared an epicurean address book that is ideal for your next trip on scenic Highway 138. Without being an itinerary as such, this guide will accompany you on the tastiest of trips. Expect to discover and eat hundreds of small wild berries along the way!

1. Chez Mathilde

Right at the entrance to the North, in Tadoussac to be precise, a gourmet dinner at Chez Mathilde is a must. Their five-course discovery package will surprise you with all the splendours of our Quebec terroir.

227 Rue des Pionniers, Tadoussac

Chez Mathilde

2. La P'tite Cochonne

Yes, La P'tite Cochonne (translated: the li’l pig) is the name of this artisanal bakery in Bergeronnes. Our experience tells us that you will enjoy a very delicious kouign-amann while there.

482 Rue de la Mer, Grandes-Bergeronnes

La P'tite Cochonne

3. Poissonnerie Les Escoumins

This is an obligatory stop if you wish to stock up on seafood and fish. Shrimp, crab, common whelk or Stimpson’s surf clams, you’ll find everything at this fishmonger! A restaurant with a terrace is also on site if you feel like having a quick bite.

152 Rue Saint-Marcellin Ouest, Les Escoumins

Poissonnerie Les Escoumins

4. Microbrasserie St-Pancrace

Passing through Baie-Comeau? We recommend that you try the blackcurrant beer at this microbrewery. You’ll find products inspired by the richness of the regional soil, with many beers highlighting Nordic berries.

110 Boulevard Comeau, Baie-Comeau

4. Microbrasserie St-Pancrace

5. Edgar Café Bar

Located in Sept-Îles, this establishment will welcome you with cheeses and products from the North Shore region. The festive atmosphere as well as the view of the bay are worth the detour!

490 Avenue Arnaud, Sept-Îles

5. Edgar Café Bar

6. Poissonnerie Fortier

While still in Sept-Îles, be sure to stop by this fish shop to pick up some Icelandic scallops and their famous crab mousse!

1 Rue du Père Divet, Sept-Îles

6. Poissonnerie Fortier

7. Microbrasserie La Compagnie

Your visit to Sept-Îles wouldn’t be complete without a stop at this popular microbrewery. On the menu: craft beers and great pub food!

15 Rue du Père Divet, Sept-Îles

7. Microbrasserie La Compagnie

8. Maison de la Chicoutai

In Rivière-au-Tonnerre, you will find this staple of North Shore gastronomy. Here, it’s all about the chicoutai, a small orange berry that’s all the rage in the region. And when we say it’s popular, we mean it: They were out of stock when we visited!

6 Rue de l’Église, Rivière-au-Tonnerre

8. Maison de la Chicoutai

9. Fumoir Le Goynish

You might have guessed it: At this smokehouse, it’s smoked salmon, marinated salmon and local dishes aplenty.

237 Rue Jacques-Cartier, Aguanish

9. Fumoir Le Goynish

10. Restaurant Chez Julie

We got many recommendations to stop at this seafood restaurant, and now it’s our turn to recommend it to you! The Royal Nick pizza (scallops, crab, shrimp, smoked salmon and white sauce) and the La Goélette plate (cod, halibut, scallops, shrimp and crab legs) are two of our favourites.

1023 Rue de la Dulcinée, Havre-Saint-Pierre

Restaurant Chez Julie

11. Chocolaterie La Coqueline

Discover fine chocolates and sweets made with fruit (hello, chicoutai!), as well as regional herbs at this shop. You will also find pastries and hot drinks, such as minganie tea!

31 Allée des Galets, Natashquan

Chocolaterie La Coqueline

12. Café L’Échouerie

This café-bistro located in the Galets sector of Natashquan offers a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River. You’ll eat well and admire majestic sunsets directly on the beach.

55 Allée des Galets, Natashquan