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A quick guide to Whistler's restaurants

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A quick guide to Whistler's restaurants

Post-mountain adventure, basically any meal tastes good. But in WhistlerExternal Link Title you don't have to compromise flavor and quality just because you're hungry. Instead, there are so many delicious options in the Village and surrounding areas that it can be hard to choose where to go.


Whistler's next level food game is the result of all the fresh local ingredients restaurants have access to, being so close to the Pemberton ValleyExternal Link Title. Paired with the low-key luxury a mountain community provides, dining out in Whistler is truly an experience. Here are a few places to try.

Pacific Northwest favorites aka brunch: Wild Wood Pacific Bistro

If you're hungry for a delicious breakfast, Wildwood Pacific BistroExternal Link Title should be your first stop in Whistler. Located in the Crystal Hotel, this spot is a locals secret (don't worry -- travelers are welcome too!) that serves up amazing meals three times a day, though their twists on classic breakfasts really take the cake. Be sure to try a Caesar (the Canadian version of a Bloody Mary), no matter what time you decide to dine.

Big breakfast: Elements Urban Tapas Parlour

Another breakfast gem that won't leave you hungry, Element Urban Tapas ParlourExternal Link Title is known for their stuffed French toast. And no, this isn't your typical French toast -- it's stuffed with brie and ham. Woke up a bit too late? Don't worry, Elements also serves up awesome share plates throughout the day and their service really completes the experience.

Farm-fresh, fine dining: Araxi

AraxiExternal Link Title is arguably the best of the best in the Village. Pacific Northwest-inspired, this restaurant is focused on farm-to-table and the freshest food possible. In fact, its excellence in fine food has been acknowledged in the form of being called the best restaurant in Whistler for over 10 years. Once you've had the pleasure of dining at this spot -- whether for a special occasion or just a really good meal -- you can try some of the recipes on your own with their cookbooksExternal Link Title.

Simply Spanish: Bar Oso

Spanish small plates, handcrafted cocktails and fresh ingredients are what make up the vibe at Bar OsoExternal Link Title. From sandwiches to charcuterie, this low-key spot is focused on top-quality food. Grab a seat at the long bar and make friends with locals as you watch the bartender whip up a fantastic cocktail -- we recommend the Trophy Wife or Oso Sour -- while you munch on authentic tapas.

Guilty pleasure: Zog’s

Sure it's not fine dining, but try wandering through the Village without catching a whiff of the caramelized onions at Zog'sExternal Link Title. This small kiosk at the base of the mountain is definitely a low-key favorite. Grab-and-go foods, like poutine, BeaverTailsExternal Link Title (a delicious pastry), and hot dogs, are by no means fancy, but they're definitely delicious. Snag a snack after a long day on the hill or chow down after a night of weaving your way through Whistler's nightlifeExternal Link Title.

Pizza, enough said: Creekbread

What's a restaurant guide without a pizza option? CreekbreadExternal Link Title is known in Whistler for its delicious woodfired pizzas. With a focus on organic produce and quality foods, it'll be clear after one visit that "housemade" is the mantra around here. Because the food here is so delicious, it can get busy, so call ahead to secure a spot.

Feel good, good for you: Green Moustache

Come for a juice, stay for the famous Buddha Bowl. Green MoustacheExternal Link Title is an organic, gluten and dairy free spot that is definitely the place to go for nutritious food in Whistler. Owned by a local Whistler family, it calls itself "creative, fun, simple, clean and organic" -- and we couldn't agree more. Their smoothies, salads, and bevy of beverages are definitely worth a visit.

Fun French: Alta Bistro

Alta BistroExternal Link Title has established itself as a place that serves delicious food, and supports local businesses, farmers, fishermen, and more. With a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing, Alta Bistro strives to deliver the best seasonal French cuisine that pairs fresh flavors with top-quality craftsmanship. Be sure to indulge in their wine list and relax in the industrial space that's accented by down-to-earth touches.

Dinner and a show: Bearfoot Bistro

If you've heard of Whistler, you've probably heard of Bearfoot BistroExternal Link Title too. Well known for their Ketel One Ice RoomExternal Link Title (the coldest bar in the world!) and their champagne saberingExternal Link Title, this Village favorite is also home to delicious meals in an upscale setting. If you're keen to experience a culinary journey, you're in luck, especially since Bearfoot offers special events like a 3-course lobster dinner and half-price bar food during a mountain-must, apr?s.


With just this sampling of all the great restaurants in Whistler, it's clear that you definitely won't leave this mountain hungry. Check out a full guide on Whistler's website.