Episode 5: Sudbury and Manitoulin Island

Make 5 stops in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island, picking up local ingredients, exploring hidden gems and ending with a gorgeous Food & Drink–style feast.

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Discover the 5 Stops

Photography by Joe Panetta

Sudbury and Manitoulin Island - Discover the 5 Stops
1. Crosscut Distillery

1. Crosscut Distillery

Attached to the distillery, Crosscut’s tasting room is surrounded by aging barrels. Pull up a bar stool and sample award-winning sips distilled with Canadian botanicals. Each of these interesting spirits (including gin and vodka) is excellent for mixing up a great cocktail — which you can get there too!

2. 3 Cows and a Cone

2. 3 Cows and a Cone

From the retro sign outside to the selection of scoops and milkshakes, this classic ice cream joint would please any nostalgic person with a sweet tooth.

3. The Island Jar + Heartwood Mushrooms

3. The Island Jar + Heartwood Mushrooms

In the heart of Little Current, on the island, is a hub of local goods. Find it all: tasty lunch offerings, locally made kombucha, jellies, smoked trout, game meat, dried herbs (indigenous to Canada) and locally grown produce, including Heartwood Mushrooms’ picture-perfect fungi.

4. Manitoulin Brewing Co.

4. Manitoulin Brewing Co.

Each of the tasty brews made here is a Manitoulin namesake, such as Haw Eaters’ Brew (a homage to the history of hawberry consumption on the island) and Swing Bridge (a local landmark). Stop by to try the seasonal beers and go-to classics. Or chow down on hearty fare from the Trough on the patio.

5. Great Spirit Circle Trail: Bannock & Berries

5. Great Spirit Circle Trail: Bannock & Berries

Learn about the traditions and making of bannock (cooked over a flaming-hot grill) and then savour it with tea and jam when you sign up for a Bannock & Berries experience.


Products Featured in This Episode

Manitoulin Brewing Haw Eaters’ Brew

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Manitoulin Brewing Swing Bridge Blonde Ale

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Manitoulin Brewing Cup & Saucer

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Manitoulin Brewing Killarney Cream Ale

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Crosscut Distillery Local Harvest Gin

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Crosscut Distillery Triple Grain Vodka

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THE FEAST

Our host, Miranda, and guest Justine Martin (bakeshop boss, cupcake connoisseur and owner-operator of Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop + Bar), along with her husband, Rob Burlington, created a campfire dinner with friends at a pal’s lakeside Manitoulin Island home using the bounty they picked up on their 5 Stop journey. Recreate your own version of the meal with Food & Drink recipes.

Island Gin & Tonic

Take your G&T to the next level with a beautiful garnish like fresh hyssop or lavender.

Blueberry Lavender Cocktail

Experiment with a Manitoulin ingredient like blueberries, lavender (in a syrup) or hawberry jelly to reimagine our Lavender Blueberry Collins.

Bannock Topped with Smoked Trout

Try bannock with sour cream and smoked trout.

Venison Stew with Roasted Tomatoes & Mushrooms

Try simmering venison stew over a hot fire alongside roasted tomatoes and grilled mushrooms.

Campfire Blueberry Galette

Grilled blueberry desserts should be served à la mode.

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