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Foodie's Day in CK

Explore Chatham-Kent, from the farm to the plate, and enjoy the many tastes we have to offer.

Chatham-Kent is not only home to a large agriculture sector, farmers markets and produce stands, and several options for pick-your-own produce to excite any home cook. Check out the Buy Local Buy Fresh Chatham-Kent guide to see what's in season and how to find locally grown produce. We also have a plethora of delicious local restaurants and bakeries for the enthusiastic or casual foodie.

Start your day off with a hearty classic breakfast at any of our family-style restaurants, make brunch an occasion at the popular Chilled Cork Restaurant & Lounge or Churrascaria Steakhouse & Grill eateries, or get your feet moving early with a pick-your-own berries activity at Parks Blueberries or Pardo's Berrie Farm during the summer months.

Spend your day exploring boutique shops along one of our many main streets, and collect sweets and goodies to take home with you. Find some of the best bakeries around to hit that sweet tooth, and grab a specialty coffee to refuel at local favourites like Charlie's Cafe (Blenheim), Sam's Percolator (Chatham), Lil Hil's Coffee Shop (Wheatley) and William Street Cafe (Chatham). While driving, explore Chatham-Kent's Barn Quilt Trails and the Tecumseh Parkway to learn more local stories, and enjoy views of open skies, fields and waterways.

Take your pick of restaurants for lunch and dinner, from patios at downtown pizzerias like Centro Woodfired Kitchen, to waterfront views at Bayside Brewery and pub-style food at Rondeau Joes - both overlooking the beautiful Rondeau Bay. Get that farm-to-plate freshness at local establishments like James Street Eatery, located in the oldest running restaurant location in Southwestern Ontario. Enjoy diverse food selections across Chatham-Kent from Spice and Curry's delicious and fresh Indian, Midori Sushi, to frog legs at the Central Tavern in Pain Court or The Garage Restaurant in Merlin.

Why not extend your stay and take advantage of one of our many hotels or bed and breakfast locations.

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