Whistler cuisine takes on a common theme, small town feel and quality, with gourmet charm. With easy access to fresh-farmed ingredients and west coast seafood only a short drive down the road, Whistler has made a name for themselves as more than a ski resort. Their passion for luring foodies into the hills with a siren-song of wine and culinary prowess is only growing.
Here’s a Foodie Tour of Whistler taking you from breakfast all the way down through after dinner cocktails.
Breakfast: Wild Wood Bistro & Bar
Image: Wild Wood Bistro & Bar
One word…Benny! With over 10 varieties of eggs Benedict, it should come as no surprise that they have held the hallowed position of Best Breakfast in Whistler since 2002 with little sign of getting knocked off that pedestal any time soon. Not a Benny fan? That’s okay, their menu is stacked with enough options to appease any palette. Did I mention Pulled Pork French Toast? Well then, consider this the perfect way to start your day.
Address: 4500 Northlands Blvd, Whistler
Lunch: El Furniture Warehouse
Image: El Furniture Warehouse
Vancouver folks know that if looking for cheap eats served up for a mere $5, The Warehouse is fast, friendly and offer easy eats when exploring the city. The Whistler location is no different. Same family of restaurants with little change to the menu, El Furniture Warehouse has become a hopping spot day and night for those exploring a cheap lunch option in a pub environment.
The patio caters to summer days spent sipping a cold lager whilst noshing your Works Burger. Menu items focus on comfort foods that offer a generous portion for a minimal price.
Address: #24-4314 Main Street, Whistler
Image: Whistler Blackcomb
If you’re seeking a bit of a more lavish option for lunch, Christine’s is the one for Mountaintop Dining with not only stunning views but also exquisite cuisine. Every dish on the menu is listed with its ideal wine pairing. Their Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Plate provides an ample serving to be shared. Open for lunch summer and winter, Christine’s is located at the top of the Solar Coaster Express in the Rendezvous Restaurant on Blackcomb Mountain (1,860m/6,102ft).
An excellent addition to a day of skiing in the winter or to top off a ride on the Peak 2 Peak gondola in the summer.
Dinner: Rimrock Café
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Shellfish, Venison and a medley of luxurious wines provide your romantic dinner treat. Whether looking for a relaxing space to dine after a long day exploring the mountains or a romantic space for two to be spoiled. The Rimrock Mixed Grill, a decadent selection of grilled lamb, beef tenderloin and prawns with béarnaise sauce is incredibly filling and a perfect sampler of everything the chef has to offer. Also an ideal location for after dinner cocktails.
Address: 2117 Whistler Road, Whistler
These are just a few of the gourmet offerings in Whistler. They also play host to a number of events throughout the year to please the foodie in all of us, such as the Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships from August 1 to 3 at Dusty’s Bar and BBQ.
“From local legends to world champions, the BBQ Championships pit the best of the best against each other at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ in Whistler Creekside. Come see the pros in action, enjoy family entertainment, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat and enjoy free music throughout the weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Whole Lotta Ribs Dinner and the Bottomless BBQ Buffet contact Dusty’s Bar & BBQ”
Whistler satisfies all appetites with over 100 restaurants, cafes and bars dishing up everything from award-winning plates to grab and go delights. Here’s a whirlwind tour. Better for your digestion to come and experience it for yourself. Discover the full food & drink itinerary.
Feature Image: Rimrock Cafe
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