Can’t travel to Europe? You can still eat like you’re there! Here’s where to find authentic European food in Oshawa…
Italian If your only experience with cappuccino involves a disposable cup and a Tim Horton’s drive-thru, The Italian Cultural Centre of Durham is the place to go. The store and bar is open 7 days a week between 9 am and 5 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm from Sunday to Friday, and closed Saturday night. and serves Italian beer, espresso, and cappuccino, plus gelato, tartufo, and bombe, while the grocery nook sells Italian cheeses, deli products, and pasta. Bellissimo! 245 Simcoe Street South
Polish The Red Room Restaurant at General Sikorski Polish Veterans’ Association is open to the public Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm, serving traditional Polish dishes like cabbage rolls, meat or cheese pierogis, saurkraut and sausage, and shish kebabs. Plus they’re all lovingly handmade in house, just like Babcias used to make! 1551 Stevenson Road North.
German Club Loreley, Durham’s Only German-Canadian Club, not only offers German comfort food like schnitzel every Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm, but they also throw in live German music and entertainment! It’s like Oktoberfest (only much, much tamer. But that’s okay!), without paying the airfare to Munich. 389 Dean Avenue
Ukrainian Part of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Lviv Hall serves up traditional cabbage rolls, perogies (pyrohy), sauerkraut pyrohy, and shish-kabobs. There’s no eat in option, and food must be ordered in advance for pick up by calling 905-728-1321 on Tuesday morning. 38 Lviv Blvd.
Did we miss your favourite place for European food in Oshawa? Let us know in the comments!