My favourite restaurants in Whistler

Here’s a stab at my favourite places for healthy eating in Whistler:

Casual coffee shop/cafe type places

  • The Green Moustache
    (website – 2 locations in Whistler:
    122-4340 Lorimer Road  in the Marketplace sharing with 3 singing birds
    2-1209 Alpha Lake Road in Function Junction)
    Organic juice, smoothie and live food bar. The real deal in healthy eating. I am a particular fan of the veggie wraps. (There’s now a location in Vancouver too: 3607 West 4th Ave)
  • Naked Sprout Juice Bar Cafe
    (#1-4433 Sundial Placewebsite)
    Juices, smoothies, wraps, bowls and salads. A nice casual place across from the movie theatre.
  • Gone Village Eatery
    (4205 Village Square – website)
    Everything made from scratch. Nice assortment of soups, with vegan and vegetarian options indicated. Staff helpful with questions about the ingredients.
  • Moguls Coffee House
    (4208 Village Square – facebook)
    Nice fresh food. Brown rice option (they used to have a great brown rice veggie bowl but wasn’t on the menu last time I was there). Smoothies from scratch. (cash only)
  • Blenz
    (101-4338 Main Street – near Marketplace – facebook)
    I’m a matcha green tea latte fan, and these folks use unsweetened matcha powder (unlike starbucks) and have a good variety of non-diary options
  • Lift Coffee Co
    (3 locations: near the gondola base of Whistler Mountain, at Nester’s Square and in Function Junction )
    Check the daily specials. Try to lentil cake. They are quite open to vegan substitutions.
  • Alpine Cafe
    (in the neighbourhood of Alpine – 8104 McKeevers Place – website)
    I like the veggie chili. And try the Alpine veggie burger.
  • Splitz Grill
    (4369 Main Street – website)
    This is a fast food burger place so it might seem like a strange choice for this list, but I do recommend the lentil burger. Skip the white flour bun and get your burger on the whole wheat wrap or on its own – piled up with veggies and hummus. They also have free-range buffalo and turkey burgers.
  • The Connection Cafe in the Lost Lake PassivHaus
    (7400 Fitzsimmons Road South – website)
    There is a deliberate focus on healthy food at this little cafe. Gluten free options, no preservatives… This cafe is a perfect stop if you are xc skiing in the winter or biking, running or walking at Lost Lake in the summer. Or anytime. Walking directions: From Whistler Village Square – walk north along the Valley Trail which follows Fitzimmons Creek downstream. You’ll be between the creek and the public parking lots, then pass under the bridge that is Lorimer Road. The trail crosses a foot bridge to the Lost Lake PassivHaus.
  • Whistler Tea House
    (112, 4368 Main Street – near Marketplace – facebook)
    More a beverage place than a food place (although there are a few food items). Nice selection of teas and tea lattes (including matcha – yes I am a matcha fan)
  • Ingrid’s Village Cafe
    (#102 – 4305 Village Stroll – website)
    Ingrid’s is a deli type cafe, with some nice veggie options.
  • Raven’s Nest
    (at the top of the Creekside Gondola on Whistler Mountain – website)
    Looking for veggie/vegan food while on the Mountain, lots of tasty options here.

Markets, stores & food trucks

  • Olives Community Market
    (101-1200 Alpha Lake Road in Function Junction – websitefacebook)
    Olives is a natural foods grocery store with a great selection, and they also have a small cafe and a grab-and-go section.
  • Caveman Grocer
    (various locations – website)
    These guys have fresh and frozen meals for delivery, as well as a food truck around Whistler during the summer –  schedule here – at Lost Lake, Rainbow Park, Spruce Grove & the Whistler Farmer’s Market. Food based on the paleo diet.
  • Whistler Farmer’s Market
    (Upper village – website)
    The popular Farmer’s Market runs Sunday from 11-4 from early June until Oct 9. In July and August, the market also runs on Wednesdays from 3-7 pm.

Casual restaurants

  • Creekbread
    (2021 Karen Crescent in Creekside – website)
    Love this place! Great pizzas and salads. Huge emphasis on local and organic. Super friendly staff. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Elements Urban Tapas Parlour
    (102B – 4359 Main Street – website)
    A tapas place. Some tasty, healthy options on the tapas menu.
  • Pasta Lupino
    (#121 – 4368 Main Street – website)
    Unfortunately, they don’t have any non-white flour pasta options here. But I have had some tasty soups.
  • Wild Wood Bistro
    (4500 Northlands Blvd – in the tennis club – website)
    Nice salads here. Like the chickpea and veggie curry. Good value here.
  • La Cantina Urban Taco Bar
    (129-4340 Lorimer Rd – in Marketplace – website)
    A nice taco selection here (including veggie options) and nice salads.
  • Hunter Gather
    (#101, 4368 Main St – website)
    Pemberton Bowl fits the bill for healthy eating.

Sushi places

  • Sachi Sushi
    (4359 Main Street 106)
    Very fresh tasting.
  • Nagomi Sushi
    (4557 Blackcomb Way in the upper village – website)
    A fun, creative menu.
  • Samurai Sushi
    (various locations – website)
    Quick and inexpensive. Need to sift through the menu to find the healthier options. They do have a brown rice option. Their daily specials are good value. Always a vegetarian option.

Indian

  • Tandoori Grill
    (4368 Main Street – upstairs above 7-11 – website)
    Lots of vegetarian options. Staff very friendly with questions about ingredients.
  • Royal Taste Of India
    (230-4370 Lorimer road – in Market Place – website)
    Lots of vegetarian options.

Around Whistler

  • Solfeggio in Pemberton (you can also find their foods at the Cafe at the Scandinave Spa, Olives Community Market and the Naked Sprout)
    *the Soffeggio restaurant is now partnered with North Arm Farm and is open daily until 6. Check their great menu on their website)
  • Fergie’s Cafe in Paradise Valley (just north of Squamish). Open for breakfast and lunch. A casual outdoor cafe. I like the Veggie Bowl.

I haven’t listed some of the great higher end restaurants in Whistler, such as the Rimrock, Alta Bistro, Red Door Bistro as I’ve kept this listing to the more casual type restaurants and cafes. I also haven’t included any chain restaurants, such as Earl’s which does have some healthy choices. I’ve decided to keep this list to the more local places.

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Responses

  1. […] My favourite restaurants in Whistler […]

  2. Great restaurant list! Nice work. 🙂

  3. we had an all round great experience. Food….veg lasagne was the best we have ever had. The staff were so nice…will happily go again


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