There’s no denying it: Summer in Canada is an unbeatable combination of sunshiny days, scenic locales and all the seasonal eats. Just add a couple of friends to the mix for some memory-making moments. With National Eat Outside Day upon us, SkipTheDishes—the seamless food-delivery and pickup app that connects Canadians to over 40,000 restaurants across the country—has created the ultimate guide to enjoying your takeout alfresco.

Think of it as insider access to your province’s most spectacular spots with delectable food picks from SkipTheDishes’ restaurant partners. With tried-and-true recos from cool Canadians like travel expert Jennifer Weatherhead and Arctic-based band the Jerry Cans and tips from Toronto designer Candice Kaye for creating outdoor ambiance, it’s about savouring every second of the great outdoors—lakes, mountains, provincial parks, you name it—while supporting local businesses in the process. With SkipTheDishes, you can scoop up a smoked-meat poutine from Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal, a truffle-mushroom pie from Tommy’s Pizzeria in Winnipeg or an injera platter from Zehabesha Traditional Ethiopian Restaurant all the way up in Yellowknife. When it comes to exploring our country through food, the options are endless.

For Nicole and Megan McNamara—Vancouver-based twin sisters and pro beach-volleyball players—the ideal summer day starts with sumptuous eats from a local restaurant. Kokomo, Kojima Sushi and Body Energy Club are all on heavy rotation, but lately, their go-to SkipTheDishes favourite is La Taqueria. After picking up a double order of carnitas and Baja fish tacos (“so crispy and delicious!”), the pair head to the lively and unbelievably scenic Spanish Banks Beach for a sunset get-together. “The combination of the mountains, ocean and city view make for the perfect backdrop for eating outside,” says Megan. “We love bringing a blanket, getting takeout and meeting up with friends there to eat and relax,” adds Nicole. It’s a sweet reminder that there’s nothing like dining outdoors.

To score the National Eat Outside Day Guide by SkipTheDishes, visit