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Top 5 Places to Experience Fall Colour in Halifax

Fall is in the air, bringing crisp air and pops of yellow and red to the trees. If you love vibrant landscapes and colourful leaves, then be sure to check out our favourite places to experience fall colours in Halifax.

Pro tip: experiences can be heightened when paired with a pumpkin-spiced-anything and indie-folk playlists.

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EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH HALIFAX: 5 Award-Winning Restaurants You HAVE To Visit

DISCLAIMER: If you’re not hungry now, you certainly will be by the end of this post.

Halifax has been blessed with a constantly expanding roster of exceptional places to eat. These top-tier establishments focus on sourcing local ingredients, providing exceptional service and creating an atmosphere that makes guests want to linger at their tables for hours. We could be here all day if I shared all of the places that fall under the category of ‘must eat’! Instead, I’ll share these five award-winners to help get you started on your foodie tour of Halifax.

  1. EDNA2053 Gottingen Street, Halifax
    An acronym for Eat Drink Nourish Always, EDNA has been in the hearts (and bellies) of Haligonians ever since it opened. Locals aren’t the only people raving – EDNA was listed as one of the Top Restaurants in Canada in 2015. Everything about EDNA is great, but if you really want the full experience, head over for a weekend brunch. Be prepared to get there early, or to experience a bit of a wait – the doors open at 10 am, and you can bet that there will be a line a few people deep by at least 9:50am. Don’t worry thought, but it’s worth the wait – it was voted Best Brunch in the city.
  2. Highwayman1673 Barrington Street, Halifax
    A relatively new addition on the Halifax food scene, Highwayman serves up “Spanish-inspired dishes and the highest quality spirits, wine and beer,” so it’s not surprising that it has quickly become a favourite with locals and visitors alike. It’s also no surprise that it made the TOP TEN of enRoute’s list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants of 2016.
  3. Ristorante a Mano1477 Lower Water Street, Halifax
    If I’m in the mood for Italian food – which to be honest, is pretty much always – there’s a good chance I’ll be heading to Ristorante a Mano. A Mano is known for being “a truly authentic Italian trattoria” on the Halifax waterfront, and both the food and the atmosphere do not disappoint. Routinely featured in the Coast’s Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards, Ristorante a Mano took gold in 2016 for Best Italian Restaurant and Best Pasta.
  4. Chives Canadian Bistro1537 Barrington Street, Halifax
    Recently renovated, Chives has been a staple on the Halifax dining scene, operating on Barrington Street in Downtown Halifax for the past 16 years, they have unsurprisingly made the cut as one of Canada’s best restaurants for two consecutive years. The bistro creates seasonal menus that highlight locally-sourced Nova Scotian ingredients – a commitment that helped them win the title of Best Use of Local Ingredients from The Coast in 2016.
  5. Morris East 5212 Morris Street + 620 Nine Mile Drive, Halifax
    With pizzas baked in a traditional wood-fired oven and that Nova Scotian emphasis on local ingredients, Morris East does a brilliant job of blending tried-and-true classics with innovative twists. Plus, when you eat at Morris East you know you’re in good hands; in 2015, chef Tim Andersen came third in the International Pizza Challenge for Non-Traditional Pizza.

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Halifax’s BEST Second-Hand Clothing Shops

Second hand shopping doesn’t just save you money, it’s a fun and eco-friendly way to find unique pieces for your wardrobe! Fortunately for Haligonians and visitors, we’ve got tons of great second hand clothing shops right here in Halifax. Let the shopping – and the saving! – begin.


Downtown

Elsie’s Used Clothing
1530 Queen St.
A treasure trove of beautiful vintage finds, Elsie’s is arguably the most well known thrift store in the city.

Brilliant Clothing Boutique
1539 Birmingham St.
If you’re a label lover, this is the place for you.  You’ll find stylish, high-end items at a fraction of their original price.

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Put Me On! Consignment
1526 Queen St.
Come here for an eclectic mix of used clothing, vintage pieces, local jewelry, and the store’s own label CRANKY.

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East of Montreal
5486 Spring Garden Rd.
Got a special occasion?  Stop by East of Montreal to browse their selection of gently worn formalwear.  You’ll find cocktail dresses, gowns, prom dresses, and a range of accessories.


North End

MakeNew Curated Thrift Shop
2698 Agricola St.
This stylish, airy spot looks more like a fresh boutique than a second hand clothing store.  Come here for beautiful minimalist clothing and accessories.

Lost & Found Art Vintage Kitch
2383 Agricola St.
Offering hip vintage options and an impressive record selection, Lost & Found fits right into to the cool hipster neighbourhood in which it resides.

Penelope’s Boutique
5685 Cunard St.
A high-end collection of vintage and modern consignment pieces, this shop is aimed at a slightly older crowd that some of the other North End spots.


Dartmouth

Room 152 Clothing Boutique
152 Portland St.
From the same owners as Brilliant, Room 152 in downtown Dartmouth offers a great mix of second hand designer clothes as well as brand new sample size items.

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Bay B Boutique
145 Portland St. & 3548 Novalea Dr. (Halifax)
Why should adults have all the fun?  With two locations, Bay B Boutique offers great deals on second hand baby and kids clothing.


Bayer’s Lake

Value Village
165 Chain Lake Dr.
Roll up your sleves and clear your schedule- a trip through the massive Value Village in Bayers Lake isn’t for the faint of heart, but it can earn you some great deals and awesome finds.


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