Great eats and friendly service make Carp a foodie hotspot

A photo of the front of Ridge Rock restaurant.
Editor's Note

This article was sponsored by the Village of Carp BIA.

There’s nothing like food to bring people together. Food is central to our gatherings, celebrations, and milestones. Whether you’re celebrating a special moment or just making memories with family and friends, the Village of Carp has dining options to suit every taste and occasion, with a focus on fresh and local products.

Sweet Treats: In a village surrounded by dairy farms, is it any surprise that Carp’s ice cream is top-notch? Visit the Carp Custom Creamery for over 60 flavours of handcrafted, small batch ice cream featuring local ingredients. Bring the whole family for a scoop, and dogs are welcome: order the Creamery’s doggy cone for your pooch!

Photo of bread on the shelf at a bakeryBaked to Perfection: Whether it’s bread, rolls, donuts, cinnamon rolls, or nearly any other baked goods you’re looking for, Carp Bakery has them. You’ll be adding the Carp Bakery to your regular shopping list once you taste their fresh breads and treats. Locals visit the Carp Bakery for made-to-order sandwiches, and the value can’t be beaten.

New Kids on the Block: Eldon’s Pantry recently relocated to Carp from the Glebe, and this café and bakehouse is already a fixture in the community. Stop in for delicious coffee, sandwiches, fresh bread, and a rotating local pantry selection to stock your own kitchen. The pantry items make unique host gifts your friends will love. Another new addition to Carp is Baird’s Chips, a food truck in town offering tasty fries and not-to-be-missed BBQ.

A photo of the front of Alice's Cafe in Carp OntarioHomestyle Vibes: You’ll feel like family when you sit down at Alice’s Village Café. A favourite among the local community, Alice’s serves homemade soups, sandwiches, breakfast, and sweet treats. Stop in for breakfast or lunch and enjoy a meal made with care from locally sourced ingredients.

Local Hero: Located in the heart of the Village, the Swan at Carp is a busy little restaurant with a casual atmosphere and delicious menu. The warm service will keep you coming back, and you’ll want to try everything on the menu!

Best Brews: Founded in 2018 and located in a historic building built in 1893, Ridge Rock Brewing Company serves up local beers you’ll love. Check out Ridge Rock’s fun patio and extensive beer and food menu.

Pizza Party: If it’s pizza you’re craving, Carp has an amazing selection! With over 25 years serving the community, Carp Pizza is a local favourite and delivers in Carp and surrounding areas. Willy’s Pizza has a Carp location, and you can choose from their extensive menu or create your own pizza masterpiece.

With too many restaurants to name here, rest assured that you’ll have plenty of dining options for your next Carp adventure. Visit Carp and enjoy the food and service that make this little village so special.

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