The food in Nunatsiavut comes from the land and sea around us. Hunting, fishing, and gathering remain an important part of the daily life in our communities. We are surrounded by land that offers access to traditional, wild foods. From an early age we are taught how to hunt ptarmigan and grouse, arctic hare, moose, ducks, goose, and seal, how to fish for salmon, arctic char, trout, smelt, and cod, as well as when to gather berries such as bakeapples (cloudberry), blueberry, and partridgeberry (redberry or lingonberry). Bird eggs, such as gull and duck eggs, also contribute immensely to our diet.
Along with these traditional foods, we make frequent trips to the grocery stores to access starches, fruits, vegetables, and meats. In this way, the food in Nunatsiavut blends the wild with the farmed.
You will find a restaurant in most of our communities from which you can eat a good meal. Comfort and pub style foods are widely available. Wild foods are often on the menu but vary depending on the season. Alternative food arrangements (i.e. vegetarian, gluten free) can sometimes be accommodated depending on the season and how much notice is given. Please contact the restaurant prior to arrival if possible if you have dietary concerns.