Poutine is well known in New Brunswick, in particular in Acadian regions, where we can buy it at any fast food restaurant. Poutine can also be found in Ontario, notably in places where an important part of the population is francophone, for example in Ottawa.
Restaurant chains also offer this dish, like Harvey’s. Poutine is offered at La Belle Patate in Canmore, Alberta, who imports their cheese and smoked meat directly from Quebec, as well as at Cheese Factory, in Edmonton, Alberta. This last restaurant, which specializes in cheese fabrication, is located in the French section of the city. Some restaurants of Vancouver, in British Columbia, have poutine on their menu, as do most restaurants in Yukon. Dairy Queen also serves it in many places, including Vancouver. Although various addresses claim to offer the real Québec poutine, the result often ends up with certain variables that diverge from the original recipe. The cheese is sometimes completely refined (different texture), the fries cooked in the oven (instead of with oil), and/or the sauce of a different flavor. The original Québec poutine now has cousins in the rest of Canada!
In the United States, some restaurants of New York and New Jersey propose their own mix of fries, gravy and cheese, called « Disco Fries ».
In Latin America, we can enjoy a poutine on the isolated beach of Zipolite island in Mexico. Poutine is also available close to the Royal Decameron hotel in Panama, and at the Tryp Cayo-Coco hotels and Melia Las Dunas in Cuba. Moreover, close to San José in Costa Rica, in a small village of the name of Ojochal, poutine is served in a restaurant called O Rancho Soluna held by real Quebeckers.
In Europe, we can find poutine in France, among other places at the Canadian pubs Moose Head and The Great Canadian in Paris. Poutine is served at the pub "I Papalin" very close to the Place du Palais Princier, in Monaco. It is also proposed in three different forms in the small village café La Tête des Trains, in Tousson, south of Paris, with homemade French fries and either fresh tome or mozzarella. In Pessac, located in Bordeaux’s urban district, we find the Québec Music Café that suggests poutine in three forms, including one with Emmental. We can also enjoy an “arranged” poutine, served with chicken bits, at the restaurant Le Québec in Nice’s main pedestrian street, as well as at the Notre Dame market in Poitiers, at the Kébec corner.
Elsewhere in Europe, we can find poutine at Frittiersalon restaurant in Boxhagener Straße in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg department in Berlin as well as at The Maple Leaf pub in London, in the United Kingdom.
In Asia, it is possible to enjoy a poutine in several countries, notably at the English pub The Pub in Hanoi, Vietnam. In China, poutine is offered at Dave’s Oasis in Chengdu, at the Massé Bistro in Shanghai as well as at the restaurants The Box, Grinders or American Steak & Egg in Beijing. In Hong Kong, poutine is available at Cul-de-sac as well as at the restaurant The Keg in Lan Kwai Fong. Several restaurants of Seoul and of South Korea serve poutine, in particular the Rocky Mountain Tavern and the New York Fries. In Japan, poutine is served at The Maple Leaf bar in Tokyo under the name of "Putchin."
Long live poutine !