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Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

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Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

So far from Rocky Harbour to Plum Point all the restaurants are pretty expensive for boiled veggies and small portions of frozen beef, pork, chicken and seafood. What gives? The cod dinners are good but $20 for something that supposedly came in locally seems pricey. They advertise all kinds of deserts, shakes and drinks with partrigeberry / bakeapple, but I'm pretty sure it's all pre-made bottled jam and sauce topped with canned whipped cream. And for some odd reason all the restaurants have Greco's Pizza menus in the back.

Are there places in St Anthony's / L'Anse aux Meadows that sell fresh seafood off the boat? We have a small camping stove with a compact pot/pan combo.

We were served one little bit of "greens" with our fish and chips for lunch as a taster. Would like to see where we can buy some. Also I would suspect there's tons of fiddleheads in season around here (or maybe closer to Gros Morne)?

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21. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

>>>>That is a strange response. Everyone has choices, except in communist China perhaps. Are you physically chained to a tree or something? No map?>>>>>

Perhaps in Fantasyland it's easy to snap your fingers and land somewhere else with a job and a place to stay waiting. Some families have generations of roots planted in these places with family businesses to run, obligations to uphold and trades that have been passed down from generations that are distinct to Newfoundland and useless elsewhere. Sure it's easy to be smug and say that people have choices but sometimes there is no choice....even if they have a map right in front of their face.

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23. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

Okey dokey.

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24. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

Not troll bait at all. Come on, do you honestly think that every single person living in Newfoundland today can just pick up and leave? Sure, some can.....but certainly not all of them. What if you're 80 years old? I'm sure the 80 year old is nice and ready to start a new life somewhere else.

Me thinks you are using some clever reverse psychology and it is you that is having some trolling fun in your spare time. Only 12 posts....hmmmm.

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25. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

Yet another person who thinks their "normal" is Newfoundland normal. Things are different!

Folks in NL are used to high prices, poor quality food, lack of choice in food, lack of choice in many other things, only being able to work a few months of the year. The wouldn't want to move away to live in the other "normal". They make due with what they have and adjust to their circumstances. Expensive "fresh milk" is substituted with Carnation, that's what many folks grew up on. Free moose is substituted for expensive beef. Etc., etc.

Most folks that do move away (to work) dream of moving back as soon as they can. Once a Newfoundlander, always a Newfoundlander. I'm only a mainlander but I understand. Home is where the heart is.

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26. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

There are also many Newfoundlanders who well educated and have very good jobs, and they stay here by choice, Most of my family are prime examples. I know prices for many things are high, but many of us have easy access to fresh cod, lobster and wild berries that we catch or pick ourselves. We could easily "pick up and leave" but we don't want to, we like our lifestyle and we are lucky to have the income to support it.

Unfortunately many of the young people have to leave our small communities to further their education and many of them never return. They stay in the larger centers where the jobs are, or they go away. A friend of ours recently moved back here after spending several years in Barrie, Ont and he was amazed at the economy in the St. John's area- he described it as "booming". Too bad we have never figured out how to make this happen in our smaller towns and outports

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28. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

Please, don't feed the bares. With any luck they won't come back and we more simple types can continue to enjoy all the things that make NL pretty great.

I've learned to love Carnation milk in my coffee. As far as Moose goes, I'm still developing my palate.

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29. Re: Insane food prices on the Viking Trail.

Regardless, I have pinned this thread to the side bar, "Here ye be warned!"

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