No matter the season, you’re bound to work up an appetite after a day exploring everything Whistler has to offer. Thankfully, Whistler features the breadth and depth of restaurant offerings that you’d expect from a world-class ski and mountain destination. Whether you’re looking for a quick refuel before heading back out into the mountains, or a relaxing dinner to wind down at the end of a big day, we’ve got you covered with the best places to eat in Whistler.
Best Brunch Locale in Whistler
Closed down the bars last night? Having a nice lazy Sunday? Pop into Stonesedge for a fantastic brunch menu. They have a tasty selection of classics like bennies and waffles, plus enticing additions like breakfast poutine, breakfast pizza, and a breakfast burger. We loved the breakfast poutine! Accompanied with one of their brunch libations – mimosas, caesars, “breakfast grenade” coffee – brunch at Stonesedge is hard to beat. Plus, their patio is great for people watching in the village.
Best Pizza in Whistler
Creekbread is hands down the best pizza in Whistler and you may want to rethink your friendship with anyone who tells you otherwise. Their pizzas have one of the best crusts I’ve ever had. They all start with a hand-stretched organic dough and a brush of their organic garlic oil. The result is a thin, soft, and perfectly chewy crust. There is always a meat and vegetarian special, which are worth checking out, but you can’t go wrong with their classics. Our go-to is The Four Cheese, but we’ve also been thoroughly impressed with the Pepperoni Mushroom, Coevolution, and Homemade Sausage. We’ve heard others rave about the Pemberton Potato Pie as well! When ordering as two people, we typically order two 16” pizzas, which is plenty for dinner and always leaves us with leftovers to look forward to the next day.
The one downfall of Creekbread is that its incredible pizza is no secret. If ordering takeout Friday-Sunday, you may struggle to get through on phones since they’re often over run with orders. I’ve had to physically go to the restaurant on two occasions to place a takeout order because I was unable to get through on the phone. But it’s always been worth the effort!
Best Casual Lunch Spots in Whistler
Nothing hits quite like a bowl of ramen on a cold and wet day. If you’re looking for your fix of Ramen or other Japanese staples, check out Ohyama Ramen located next to the Whistler Conference Centre. They offer a variety of hearty meat and vegetarian ramen options that are sure to scratch that itch. It’s always ramen szn in Whistler.
This is a classic grab-and-go lunch spot for locals and seasonal workers. Australian-inspired and owned, Peaked Pies is a great go-to for fast and hearty individual savoury pies. Warm up on a cold day with a Steak & Cheese, Chicken & Mushroom, Butter Chicken, or Vegetable Medley pie. And if you’re really feeling hungry, make sure to get it “Peaked” with mashed potatoes, mashed peas, and gravy. *Drool*
Craving Mexican food for a fast casual lunch? Look no further than La Cantina located in both Whistler Village and Nesters. They have a great selection of street food style tacos, burritos, quesadillas and sides. Plus tasty margs, of course! Tacos vs Burritos, what’s your flavour?
Whistler Samurai Bowl
Located in Creekside just next to the post office, Whistler Samurai Bowl is a popular spot among locals for a quick lunch break after or during a day on the slopes. One of the most affordable places to grab lunch in Whistler, Samurai Bowl has something for everyone. Their healthy Asian bowls, hot and fresh soups, donburi, and daily specials will have you salivating and satisfied.
Best Pubs in Whistler
Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
The original “Best Apres in Whistler,” Dusty’s offers the best end of ski day atmosphere in all of Whistler. Located at the base of Creekside Gondola, you can practically ski right onto the patio when the legs are cooked at the end of the day. Kick off the skis and grab some great barbecue and drinks in the open air. There is plenty of outdoor seating so that you can watch the skiers come in as you sip local craft beers, cocktails, and snack on mouth-watering pitmaster specials. On cold, wet days there is also plenty of indoor dining available.
Meanwhile, if you find yourself in the Whistler Village after a day on the slopes, The Longhorn is undoubtedly the most popular and happening apres spot at the base of Blackcomb. Although it’s not always easy to get a spot during high season, the patio offers plenty of outdoor seating with views of Blackcomb. Although the food isn’t quite on the level of the other two pubs on this list, you’ll find no shortage of pub fare to pair with drink specials of all kinds.
Just around the corner from The Longhorn, Black’s Pub offers a slightly more upscale atmosphere and menu with which to apres ski. Black’s has a large menu of great beers and cocktails to choose from, plus plenty of delicious, high-end pub fare and dinner options. A pizza and a round of Black’s Bulldogs is always a winning apres combination.
Best High-End Restaurant in Whistler
Consistently named as the best restaurant in Whistler, Araxi makes any night in Whistler a special evening. A farm to table experience crafted by Executive Chef James Walt’s, the Araxi menu celebrates the excellence of locally sourced ingredients. Walt’s innovative dishes range from seafood to pasta to sushi and everything in between, and never disappoint! Combined with an extensive wine menu, Araxi always delivers unforgettable flavours in a world-class dining experience. Occasionally they do a tasting menu that is a great way to explore the whole menu without completely blowing the budget.
Best Cocktail Bar in Whistler
Looking to close out the day with some tapas and craft cocktails? Look no further than Bar Oso located in the Whistler Village. Choose from a wide selection of cocktails ranging from perfectly crafted classics, to innovative and tantalizing mixology masterpieces. You’ll also find a wide selection of top shelf spirits, wines, and a decent beer selection. On the food menu, Bar Oso is known for its beautifully constructed charcuterie boards and Spanish-inspired small plates. Its intimate upstairs makes for a great date spot, or get a larger table downstairs and try all the shareables with a group of friends.
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