Local Food, Local Flavour

Our locals are always pleased to offer visitors the inside track on some of their favourite foodie haunts. From the summer’s Farmers’ Market, to decadent delights, to dining with a view, ask a local and you won’t go wrong!

Culbert’s Bakery

Culberts Bakery is “the home of the famous cream puff.” Culbert’s is a family-owned local treasure which first opened in 1942. Since then, the bakery has been passed down from generation to generation. Culbert’s Bakery is known for their delicious sticky loaves, old recipe cookies, tarts and squares, home-made chocolate, holiday foods, buns, breads.

Culbert’s doughnuts are regarded as a staple to bring to every function. Get there early on a Saturday morning before the cream puffs run out!

Beach Street Station

Goderich’s Beach Street Station owes its roots to a former Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Station. Trains were used to transport passengers and freight service. The tracks ran from Goderich to Guelph and in the years to follow, they were taken out and converted into a walking/biking path. Today only eight of the train stations located along the Goderich to Guelph trail still remain standing and very few remain in their original location. In 2013, the entire building was relocated towards the lakefront so guests can dine while having a picturesque view. Beach Street Station is also the only dine-in restaurant at the beach.

Try the Peach Bellini. Dress up or be casual. Beach Street welcomes both.

Cait’s Café

Cait’s Café, located on The Square, prides itself on using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Cait’s offers many options for people with various dietary restrictions such as diary and gluten free options. Try the gluten free brownie!

Order a Blyth Veg Sandwich. It comes with lettuce, avocado, Blyth Farm cumin goat cheese, local organic greens, pesto mayo, and house-made lime cumin dressing on a soft, buttery croissant. They offer quick lunches with quality locally sourced ingredients.

West Street Willys

Ever watch the food network and think “That looks delicious! I would love to go there!” Well, now you can! West Street Willy’s in Goderich was featured on the Food Networks show“You Gotta Eat Here!”.

West Street Willy’s, or as the locals call it, Willy’s, is a go-to spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Try the homemade Pauline’s Perogies served with a topping of bacon bits. Do as the locals do and order the Oh My Cod burger.

You can also find West Street Willy’s on the side of the road. Keep an eye out for their Wicked Witches of West Street food truck. You can pre-order your food or walk up to it and order your lunch. Enjoy the Skinny Witch Salad. This salad is the perfect summer salad as it included strawberries, shaved almonds, feta cheese, and a yummy vinaigrette.