Barrie’s premier food festival April 9-25, will continue amid provincial lockdown

Barrielicious presents 'Locallicious,' a new take on the areas largest food festival

Local chefs and restauranteurs will continue prepping for the upcoming Locallicious Food Festival despite new provincial lockdown measures.

“We are pivoting now to make it a take-out food festival,” said chef and restaurateur Randy Feltis.

The premier culinary experience in the city of Barrie has been known as Barrielicious for the past 12 years, but like everything else in the world, things are different this year.

The guys behind Barrielicious are now calling the popular food festival ‘Locallicious.’

“The festival just kind of outgrew Barrie,” said Feltis.

“We had 16 restaurants our first year, then like 50, and now more and more area restaurants want to take part, so we opened it up to all local independents.”

Feltis and co-owner Ryan Traversy originally launched the festival to highlight the city’s culinary diversity and also promote the smaller independent restaurants.

“That part of it hasn’t changed,” said Feltis. “This year though, the festival is more important than ever, especially considering how hard local restaurants have been hit by this pandemic.”

The guys behind Locallicious

Each restaurant and its featured menu, which range in price from $15-30 per person, can be found here.

The Locallicious Food Festival runs from April 9 to 25.

The lineup this year is phenomenal and sure to please every palate. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the restaurants taking part:

(Note: these dishes are not necessarily the ones available during Locallicious)

Beach Club Restaurant

The Beach Club Restaurant at Friday Harbour

Common Good Cafe and Social House

Barrie’s purveyors of quality food and beverage.

Cocina Mexicana

Authentic Mexican cuisine

The North Restaurant

Award-winning chef Marco Ormonde offers signature dishes that are sure to delight all guests.

Crazy Fox Bistro

The best of classic and contemporary cuisine.

The Farmhouse

Farm fresh, one-of-kind dishes on Barrie’s waterfront.

Michael & Marion’s

Intimate, casual fine-dining. Chef Kent aims to serving the finest and freshest dishes in the region.

Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill

Homemade, delicious food in the heart of Barrie. Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Brewing delicious beer and serving unique dishes to go with it.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad

Made In Mexico

Fresh made Mexican food including tacos, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, churros and more!

Seafood Trio Taco Platter

The Local Gastropub

Blending traditional British pub fare with local produce and Ontario craft beers. This year’s Barrielicious menu is fully vegan.

Curry Cous Cous Bowl

The best of classic and contemporary cuisine. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes using only the freshest of ingredients.

Chicken Vol Au Vent w/ Puffed Pastry, Vegetable Medley, Finglering Potato

Ripe Juicery

An amazing plant-based menu that has something for everyone! They have two locations, downtown and in the south end of Barrie

For participating restaurants and a sneak peek at featured menus, click here.

Check out this highlight reel from “Top Cheflicous” for a look at just some of the restaurants and chefs that will be particpating in Barrielicous: