All throughout British Columbia, you’re bound to find some of the highest-rated eateries with the most delicious food in Canada. From coffee shops to restaurants, there’s something to accommodate all tastes and times of the day. British Columbia, specifically, is home to some of the greatest undiscovered gems in North America.
As such, whether you are living in British Columbia for business or leisure purposes, there’s a fine variety of places that you can quench your hunger at. Today, we’ll be taking a look at where exactly the best places to eat in British Columbia are.
1 – Island Restaurant
Open from 9 AM till 9 PM each day, Island Restaurant receives praise from many customers for its’ specials menu as well as its’ warm and inviting atmosphere.
Depending on what time of day you come here, you’ll find different types of specials available on the menu. For breakfast, you’ll find a delicious ham, cheddar cheese, and mushroom omelet for just $15, and that includes a hash brown and toast. For the rest of the day, there’s a delicious lamb meatball linguine for $22, and the toppings of peppers and caramelized onions really sets this dish off. Or for those looking for lighter dishes, a plate of fries will cost just $5 and a cup of soup will cost $7.
With such cheap prices in play at this restaurant, as well as the rather warm atmosphere, we highly recommend checking this spot out at least once during your time in British Columbia, as its’ bound to make for a rather cheap and ‘flavorsome’ experience.
2 – The Old Salzburg Restaurant
In contrast to our first pick, this restaurant serves Austrian cuisine as opposed to Canadian dishes. As such, we have to recommend it specifically for its’ Austrian appetizers.
Unlike any other restaurant in British Columbia, here you can find the foreign delights of baked brie, schnitzels, salzburg tellers, French onion soup and many more; it’s a fine variety of recipes that are unique in Canada.
We also have to recommend the desserts, and even right off the bat with their promotional shots on Old Salzburg’s website, they are extremely enticing, with options such as New York-style cheesecake, ‘Hot Love’ strawberry ice cream, and apple strudel being available.
Given how the cuisine here is mostly foreign to Canada, this may be better suited for locals who are looking for a place to shake up their taste buds, but it may still be worth a shot for those looking for expertly and carefully crafted food.
3 – Hawksworth Restaurant
For those with a bigger budget who don’t mind spending extra for a full-on quality dining experience, Hawksworth Restaurant is certainly a viable contender. It’s worth noting that, as opposed to being its’ own location, Hawksworth Restaurant is a part of Hotel Georgia, though guests are still welcome to dine here.
Aside from the delicious homemade dishes ranging from spinach to salmon, the drinks menu sells itself with an exquisite ‘Pink Elephant Cocktail’ up for consumption – And reviewers certainly seem to think this is a drink to die for.
For business excursions especially, it may be worth taking advantage of the private dining option, meaning that a party can hire out the venue just for themselves on a specified night. Private dining experiences will range from $79 to $110 per guest, so you’d certainly need to be ‘all in’ with your excursion if a private dining session here is part of your itinerary.
4 – John’s Place Restaurant
Opening over 30 years ago and still serving up delicious dishes, John’s Place is the secret trophy of Pandora Avenue.
Our general rule with the menu at this restaurant is to go for any dish which uses a number in its title. For example, the ‘Catch 22’ allows the indecisive to indulge in both a classic waffle (vegan option available as well) and either a Classic Benny or Veggie Benny with pancakes and syrup. Or perhaps the ‘222 Headache’ which includes free run eggs, bacon, sausages, and either pancakes or waffles, with extra changes allowed to each ingredient as well. Also try the dishes that are listed by era, such as “The Sausage (1998)”.
You can even create your own omelets, so if you’re a fussy eater who desperately needs to grab a bite, John’s Place is bound to have you and whatever size party you have covered. There’s also espresso drinks available for those who like to start their morning with a caffeine kick.
5 – Forage
Our last pick on this list goes to a place that offers fresh food straight from the farm, meaning all dishes are locally sourced and reliable for those who have concerns related to that area.
Aside from the sustainability of ingredients, there’s a fair amount of categories to choose from if you’re dining here, including classics, modern ‘Forage Faves’, and sweet treats that are delicacies but not quite desserts if you’re just looking for an indulgent bite.
For those in BC on leisure purposes, there’s also a special Brunch drinks menu, including vodka recipes, latte recipes, and coffee recipes; there’s a drink for all ages and tastes here.
Forage really does have it all, and that’s why we included it on this list. Everybody is accounted for here – Youngsters and seniors, businessmen and travelers, families and connoisseurs and so forth. It’s also relatively affordable for a somewhat prestigious dining experience, with dishes ranging from $18 to $22 in price.
British Columbia has its’ hidden gems, as do most places on Earth, but North America in particular is home to some fine cuisine. Each place on this list was chosen with variety in mind, ensuring the best of all words was accommodated to, including those who prefer foreign cuisine and those with cash to splash who prefer a premium dining experience.
We should also remind those who have allergies to check the website beforehand if making a reservation, and to thoroughly read through the menu if turning up without making a booking – The last thing you want to ruin a meal, no matter how prestigious or casual it is, is a nasty allergic reaction.
We hope our list has helped narrow your dining preferences in BC also helped to round-off the last few parts of your itinerary. Bon appetit!