Eat. Drink. Support local.
Sip, Savour, Support: NOSH 2024
Indulge in Hamilton’s culinary heartbeat with NOSH 2024! This delectable event celebrates our vibrant local food and drink scene, showcasing the diverse flavours that make our community unique. From innovative dishes to crafted beverages, NOSH invites you to savour the essence of Hamilton’s culinary excellence. Join us in supporting local businesses as we come together to appreciate the rich tapestry of flavours that define our city — forging connections and creating memories with every delightful bite and sip.
What is NOSH?
NOSH encourages support for local businesses by celebrating Hamilton’s food and drink economy, featuring a diverse showcase of the unique and innovative flavours representing the city.
What is a Business Improvement Area (BIA)?
BIAs are a specific geographic area within a municipality or city that is designated to promote and improve the local business environment. BIAs are typically formed by local businesses and property owners collaborating to enhance their area’s economic vitality and overall appeal.
The primary goal of a BIA is to foster economic development, attract customers, and create a more vibrant community.
How to win prizes*
1. Order from one of the participating businesses below
2. Post a photo of your menu item to Instagram
3. Use the hashtag #NOSH2024, mention the business, and tag the BIA where the business is located
4. Wait for the random gift card draw results from each BIA!
*The giveaway will run from Thursday, Feb. 1, to Thursday, Feb. 29, at 11:59 p.m. Any entries past this time will not be considered. The winner will be drawn at random. The awarding BIA will contact the winner via direct message and have 24 hours to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed, then another winner will be drawn. Open to legal residents of Ontario. Void where prohibited.
By entering into this giveaway, participants release and hold Instagram harmless from liability. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.
Not affiliated with the City of Hamilton. For full contest details, visit or contact the respective BIA(s).
Who’s participating?Concession BIA Business Directory Concession BIA Instagram
Downtown Hamilton BIA
Bread Bar on James
Conversate Steak & Seafood
Electric Diner on James (pictured)
Hambrgr on King William
Jamrock Irie Jerk
Relay Coffee Roasters
Sagarmatha Curry Palace
International Village BIA
Who’s participating?International Village BIA Business Directory International Village BIA Instagram
Locke Street BIA
Who’s participating?Locke Street BIA Business Directory Locke Street BIA Instagram
Waterdown Village BIA
Bliss Kitchen (pictured)
Copper Kettle Cafe
Garcia’s Sandwich Shop
L’Altra Milano Ristorante
Marciano’s Pasta Café
Mill Street & 5 American House
Pizza by Johnny
Symposium Café Waterdown
Tea at the White House
The Royal Coachman
Turtle Jack’s Waterdown
Westdale Village BIA
The Bean Bar
The Burnt Tongue
The Casual Gourmet
Chef Martin’s Sushi
Chung Chun Rice Dog
The Express Italian Eatery (pictured)
Nannaa’s Persian Eatery
Paisley Coffeehouse & Eatery
Saigon Asian Restaurant
The Snooty Fox
Tea With You
Commercial Vacancy Assistance Program
Receive financial assistance in the form of a grant for your new permanent or pop-up commercial business in a presently vacant or below-grade commercial space to make permanent interior improvements to improve the attractiveness and usability of the space for the intended commercial use.
Food Forge seven-week Bootcamp
Have you ever wanted to launch your own food or beverage business but didn’t know how or where to start?
Do you have a food product that is ready to be developed and brought to market right now? Whether you are a restaurant owner, selling from a local farmer’s market, or a foodie making and baking from home – this 7-week bootcamp will get your favourite recipe retail-ready!