Canada’s Craziest Food Challenges and Where to Find Them

If you thought your meal creations during the height of your “munchies” were outrageous, they probably don’t compare to these CRAZY food challenges! Across Canada, there’s dozens of out-of-this-world food challenges and menu items that have people travelling from near and far to visit. A 15 pound poutine? A burger bigger than your head? We’ve got you covered.

Try not to get too hungry reading about all these bucket-list meals that you may need to see to believe.


Poutineville’s Heart Attack Poutine

This giant 15lb poutine-eating challenge is dubbed Canada’s biggest poutine! Named accordingly “La Crise Cardiaque” (aka Heart Attack) comes with Regular Fries, chicken, bacon, hot dog sausages, ground beef, ham, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese curds, mozzarella cheese and poutine gravy!

Does your chest hurt yet? This loaded fries challenge has been attempted thousands of times and was only beaten once in it’s many years of existence. Rules are simple: eat the poutine and get eternal glory, win or lose and pay $129.95!

Located: Quebec City (810 Boulevard Honoré-Mercier & 735 Rue Saint-Joseph E) and Montreal (six locations)

photo via @poutineville


The Canadian Brewhouse’s Rita Challenge

This challenge was officially added to The Canadian Brewhouse’s menu years back after a customer by the name of Rita began challenging diners to finish her custom order of a six-patty burger topped with bacon, mushrooms, cheese, pickles, onions, with a large serving of poutine.

If you can finish this thing inside one hour, not only is the meal on the house but you get a winner’s t-shirt and a spot on their virtual wall of fame too!

YouTuber and U.K. #1 competitive eater BeardMeatsFood finished the Rita Challenge in a record time of 8 minutes and 58 seconds!

Located: There’s locations right across Canada from BC to Ontario!

the canadian brewhouse
photo via of BeardMeatsFood


Mo Family Restaurant’s Ultimate Challenge 

Are you so over the burger and poutine challenges and are looking for something breakfast-y? At Mo’s Family Restaurant in Oakville, Ontario they have the ultimate breakfast spread for brave souls to tackle!

For this, you’ll have to finish three slices of toast, three eggs, three pancakes, three slices of French toast, three sausages, three pieces of bacon, three pieces of ham, and 20 ounces of coffee or 10 ounces of orange juice.

You get a whole 90 minutes to finish this and if you’re able to do it, you get to save the $50 that it costs.  No sharing allowed!

Located: 467 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON

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Sourdough Saloon’s SourToe Cocktail

With this, you won’t be having to save your appetite for anything heavy… but you may want to eat light to stomach what you have to do for this challenge. All you have to do is take a shot, but wait!

At the Sourdough Saloon in Dawson City, Yukon: order a shot of alcohol, pledge the “Sourtoe Oath” and then drink that shot. The catch is that inside the shot lives a dehydrated human toe; yes a real toe. The goal is to drink your drink and allow your lips to touch the toe.

Where do they get the toes for the truly horrifying shot? The first one was one that was cut off due to frostbite and was preserved in alcohol. Since then, there have been a bunch of donated toes to the saloon.

Located: 1026 Second Ave, Dawson City, Yukon Territories

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Holy Chuck’s Go Chuck Yourself Challenge

The Go Chuck Yourself Challenge is another one that requires a lot of appetite, speed, and some anti-acids on hand. heck of a lot of speed.

To win this burger challenge, you need to take down the Go Chuck Yourself Burger. This monster burger boasts three buns and a mountain of beef stacked and piled. You have to finish the whole burger PLUS finish one of their thick specialty milkshakes.

How much time do you have, you ask? Only six minutes! Succeed and get your photo up on the Holy Chuck Wall of Fame plus a free T-shirt, oh and you won’t have to pay for the meal.

Where to find it: Three locations in Toronto/the GTA (1450 Yonge St., Toronto & 4421 HWY 7, Woodbridge & inside the Yorkdale Mall Food Court in Toronto.

go chuck yourself holy chuck
photo via @holychuckburgers


Marty Moo’s 20 Minute Challenge

So if you read the other challenges and thought “I could do that, but faster” then this one is for you! To conquer this ‘Marty Moos’ hill, you need to eat just a few things after paying a $18.99 entry fee and finish:

  • One of their twelve-inch long hot dogs topped with eight ounces of their BBQ Pulled Pork and
  • An order of their “Marty Moo’s Poutine” which comes with even more pulled pork, fries, cheese curds and gravy.

This may not immediately sound like a whole lot of food, but that 20-minute time really puts the stress on and your stomach on the line!

Succeed? You’ll get a free t-shirt and your photo on the “Wall of Fame.” However, if you don’t make it, you can expect to see your pic up on the “Wall of Shame.”

Where to find it: 2205 Keene Rd, Peterborough, ON

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Bernie & The Boys Bistro’s Mammoth Burger

Have you ever seen a burger this big?! Good luck picking this one up let alone hose who want to take on the Mammoth challenge will have a big fight ahead of them.

According to the Facebook account of the restaurant, if you’re able to eat the whole 24 oz burger with all the toppings and the massive bun, and break the previous record time doing it, that sucker is free. And, as of June 20, 2023, that reco

Where to find it: 305 4 St W, Drumheller, Alberta

mammoth burger
photo via Bernie & the Boys Bistro Facebook


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