Victoria summer must-try eats and treats

Victoria summer must-try eats and treats

Photo @rfbf by @halfcupmeasure

Summer is in full swing and with the sun out, beautiful patio spaces and late summer evenings, it’s the perfect season to explore some delicious local favourites in Victoria!

Ice cream sandwich from Can Canteen (Cold Comfort Ice Cream)

Have you ever just been out and about on a hot day and craving ice cream? Well, Cold Comfort is always an exceptional choice, with a wide range of flavours, including vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream sandwiches. Flavours are subject to change. Try one of their takeaway pints, and enjoy all the delicious tastes of Cold Comfort in the privacy of your home.

Cold Comfort Ice Cream
#2 – 1115 North Park Street 

Albacore Tuna Tacones from Red Fish Blue Fish

The freshest fish around right by the beauty of the inner harbour; Red Fish Blue Fish serves up some seriously delicious Tuna Tacones along with a host of other flavours including tempura cod, tempura yam and salmon tacones. One of Victoria’s shining stars when it comes to seafood, by the sea. Take your summer to the next foodie level and try one of Red Fish Blue Fish’s tacones!

1006 Wharf St, Victoria

Hey Hash from Hey Happy

Some of the best coffee in the city, along with a host of tasty bites, treats and main dishes. Hey Happy’s Hey Hash is not only fresh but packed with flavours and hearty ingredients. Fill your day with delicious food and drinks at Hey Happy, and make your sunny summer days that much brighter!

560 Johnson St #122, Victoria

Cinnamon buns from Demitasse Cafe and Garden Centre

A hidden gem in Victoria is Demitasse Cafe; a delightful cafe with a plethora of treats, drinks and meals. Demitasse’s cinnamon buns are a must-try; with fresh sweet bread, wrapped in sticky cinnamon sugar, glazed to perfection, simply delicious! So many tasty things to enjoy and discover at Demitasse Cafe, come check them out this summer and see what all the hype is about!

2164 McNeill Ave, Victoria

Royal Abkhazi High Tea at The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden 

Not only is Abkhazi Gardens an exceptional place to spend your day but it is home to a quaint and lovely Teahouse. Enjoy a fine arrangement of dishes, treats and teas with the ‘Royal Abkhazi High Tea’. This tea choice is served on a three-tier tray and is the perfect tea to share with a friend or loved one on Abkazi’s outdoor patio, which overlooks the gardens. After your tea, enjoy a beautiful walk through their gardens; a truly hidden oasis in Victoria!

1964 Fairfield Rd, Victoria

Black Garlic Humboldt Squid bowl/burrito from Boomtown

Boomtown is the hottest new joint to hit the foodie scene in Victoria! With a broad selection of shareables, mains and drinks, you and your friends can enjoy some tasty food all while enjoying the fresh air out of Boomtown’s expansive outdoor seating area. Try Boomtown’s black garlic Humboldt squid as a bowl or a burrito; a truly unique option from the traditional vegetable and or meat burrito and bowls. Take your pals and family this summer to Boomtown and really put some flavour and excitement into your day!

950 Yates St, Victoria

Matcha ice cream bar from Hazel’s Ice cream

Matcha is one diverse ingredient; it can be used in cooking, baking, made into a traditional tea or latte, served hot or cold or in Hazel’s ice cream’s case, crafted into a tantalizingly delicious ice cream popsicle. Find Hazel’s Ice Cream on Dallas Road via their fun cart or see them in store on View Street. Summer is just not the same without some ice cream; get your fill at Hazel’s.

103-1029 View St, Victoria (store)
Dallas Road Victoria (food cart)

Cheese Burger from Burger Crush

Nothing beats the flavour and comfort that a classic cheeseburger can bring; and at Burger Crush they serve burgers, sides and milkshakes that pack a mighty punch! With meat, vegetarian and vegan options, there is something for everyone at Burger Crush. Summer is the perfect time to be outside with friends and family surrounded by fresh and exciting food, visit Burger Crush this summer for a truly delicious treat for your inner foodie.

787 Fort St, Victoria

Written by

Tessa Cowan

Writer at Tasting Victoria