Summer Date Ideas For Foodies

foodie date ideas

Did he have you at “bouillabaisse”? Here are some fun date ideas for couples who love their food.

  1. Visit a farmer’s market. Buy an ingredient (or two) you’ve never worked with — fiddleheads? samphire? — and plan your date-night meal around it.
  2. Go strawberry picking. Or go for a drive through the country, stopping at farm stands on the side of the road.
  3. Pack a gourmet picnic and eat in the park or by the water.
  4. Rent a wood oven or fire pit at a local park and cook your meal outdoors.
  5. Grow your own food. Don’t have a backyard? Many cities have green spaces with garden plots available for gardening. Apply early as these go fast.
  6. Check out a local wine and cheese festival. (Or any food festival, really. Here’s a list of some of Canada’s best.)
  7. Sample offerings from your city’s best chefs at a night market.
  8. Book a tour of a local brewery.
  9. Build a backyard smoker and make your own kielbasa.
  10. Hunt down a food truck you’ve been wanting to visit.
  11. Splurge on a tasting menu at the best restaurant you can afford.
  12. Take a cooking class together.
  13. Try something new, like Nepalese, Ethiopian or Afghani cuisine.
  14. Host a themed dinner party together. Hope Spain will win the Euro Cup? Serve up paella. Or try baking butter tarts for a viewing of the Olympic Games opening ceremonies in August. (You are cheering for Canada, right?)
  15. Go on a walking food tour of your city.

What’s your favourite food-related date?