European Food

We applaud the diverse cultures of our city. Welland enjoys the rich heritage of many cultures. While known for its large Francophone population, Welland also boasts a strong European influence. During the middle of the 20th century, the city became a haven for many people fleeing the turmoil of war and political unrest in Europe.

Welland’s strong European history is evidenced in the many cultural halls around town. Long term residents of European descent have not forgotten how they were warmly received, and we continue to welcome new people from all corners of the world.

Through The European Pantry, we express our passion to remember where we’ve come from by celebrating our traditional foods. We are dedicated to sourcing the products you need to bring the taste of home to your tables.

Come and see what’s on our Pantry shelves and let us help you find the cooking products you need!

Foods by Type

What European food does your heart desire?
Find it here organized by type.

Foods by Culture

When you crave a taste of home, food’s the only thing that will do. Find your favourites!

Recipe Posts from Our Blog

Nagyon Finom – delicious!

Nagyon Finom – delicious!

There's nothing like pictures to inspire us to cook but one of my favourite and obviously well used recipe books, "The Old World Kitchen"  by Elizabeth Luard boasts no colour photography. The illustrations are pen and ink drawings by Luard. Yet it is the cookbook I...

Cottage Omelet: Simple meals that satisfy.

Cottage Omelet: Simple meals that satisfy.

The ingredients for this cottage omelet are usually at hand. Leftover dried bread cubed, milk, eggs, German salami pieces, cheese, butter and dipping olive oil. Make 1-2 eggs & 1-2 TBSP of milk per person. You can vary the type of salami or substitute another type...

Balkan Chili

Balkan Chili

We tend to associate chili with TexMex but beans are equally at home in other cultures. Essentially chili is a bean stew. Balkan ingredients lend themselves to great chili....hot or mild. Chili is a great dish for novice cooks.  Ingredients are basic: beans, veggies,...

Jewels of Summer

Jewels of Summer

Berries are the jewels of summer!  I was leaving work the other day and realized...after I had locked the door and didn't want to go back inside...that my currants in the back yard were ripe. So my hat came off to make a handy bowl conjuring up memories of impromptu...

Almond Plum Tarts (Gluten Free)

Almond Plum Tarts (Gluten Free)

These tarts got rave reviews when I served them recently.  After several requests for the recipe I decided to share it here on our site for more of you to enjoy. This recipe will make about 32 small tarts. You will need: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup ground almonds 1/2...