Visiting Hatch: Blue Caribou Canteen’s poutine

Sunday’s weather was alright and that, of course, was the best excuse we had to finally take a little walk and pay Hatch a visit.

Loaded fries at Blue Caribou, Hatch

La Reuben: Crispy skin-on fries, squeaky Quebec-style cheese curds, artisan pastrami, gravy, French’s mustard drizzle and a dill pickle.

I’ve had Hatch on my list of places to visit (yes, that list exists) since they first launched months ago, but to be completely honest with you, the weather wasn’t really cooperating, specially because I knew that most of the seats are outside and it’s that ‘outdoorsy’ vibe what makes this place truly charming (at least to me). Kinda like Grub.

So when we had 14 degrees and a not so gloomy weather on Sunday, we decided to pay the guys at Blue Caribou Canteen a visit.

If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I have a thing for loaded fries (exhibit A), so when I stumbled upon Blue Caribou’s Instagram page and read that they had “The best poutine this side of Montreal” I knew I had to try it myself.

They have four different topping variations. From your classic poutine, to a more asian take on it (you can imagine who decided we should try this one), they’re bringing you a good round of flavours to satisfy pretty much all tastes.

Loaded fries at Blue Caribou, Hatch

La Coréenne: Crispy skin-on fries, squeaky Quebec-style cheese curds, Sriracha aioli, Japanese mayo, tempura seaweed and green onions.

Loaded fries at Blue Caribou, Hatch

Gabs went for these and he almost felt guilty for eating almost all of it by himself.

I really liked the out-of-the-box thinking, since I’ve never seen a Korean take on poutine before, and enjoyed the variety of flavours and textures present on these.

G loved the kimchi, and you know that because he saved a really big bite for the end (anyone else does this for their favourite dish?). To me, it was a bit spicy, but what do I know? I can’t tolerate spice that well so I’m not really a good judge. Trust the man, he liked it.

Loaded fries at Blue Caribou, Hatch

My choice: La Reuben

When I realised out first pick was not going to be enough for me to have some, I went and ordered this reuben poutine and, I’m glad to say, I was not disappointed.

The pastrami was delicious, and the chunks of cheese were perfect. The thing that brought all flavours together, in my personal opinion, was that French mustard drizzle.

The skin-on fries were delicious, although I think I love crispier fries more, but that’s just me.


Overall, we enjoyed Blue Caribou Canteen (and Hatch), and we can’t wait to go back. Specially because I want to try ‘La P’tite Cochonne’ (which involved maple BBQ pulled pork). I’m sure this place will be even better in the summer, so when the sun comes out (if that ever happens) we’ll be back for more.

We also tried Marchador Tacos, and I’m preparing a quick piece on that foodventure to share with you, so make sure to come back next Tuesday. In the meanwhile, what are your favourite places to go when you want a ‘street food’ fix? What place should Gabs and I visit next? Leave me a comment or message me on social! You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat).


If you want something else to read, maybe check out this new coffee shop we found in the Northern Quarter.

Thanks for reading me.





  1. April 19, 2018 / 7:56 am

    My list of places I want to eat just keeps expanding! This food looks fantastic and I think it may well have made it to my list now!!

    • Michelle
      April 29, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Blue Caribbou was fantastic. They’re not in hatch anymore but the place is still worth a visit 🙂

  2. Amy
    April 19, 2018 / 4:17 am

    Ive not been to hatch yet but it’s on my to do list after seeing it on Instagram! Your post just made me up it to the next thing I do! The pastrami and fries just looks UNREAL 😍😍 thanks for making me hungry! X

    • Michelle
      April 29, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words, Amy! Hatch is definitely worth a visit, specially when/if it gets warmer 🙂 We loved the place and the vibe, and can’t wait to visit them again!

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