Nothing stimulates the appetite quite like a day on the slopes, and at Whistler Blackcomb’s 8,171 skiable acres, you’re sure to work up quite a large one. Thankfully, the options to nourish yourself long before you become “hangry” are sprinkled throughout the area. Check out slopeside venues that offer more than just a grab-and-go bite between runs, or plan your après ski activities to include a special meal out on the town.
Find out about the best of the culinary scene, evidenced by the many five-star reviews from Googlers and Yelpers. From early morning through midnight and beyond, you’ll find options to fill your stomach and delight your taste buds in Whistler’s dining destinations.
Breakfast and Beyond
If you haven’t heard of Australian meat pies, head to Peaked Pies for a genuinely delicious discovery for your taste buds. Start the day with a pie layered with ground beef and ground bacon, topped with a cracked egg and melted cheese. Lighter appetites might prefer scrambled eggs and bacon or vegetarian leek and mushroom quiche.
Bring your appetite back for lunch or dinner. The offerings include pies stuffed with various combinations of beef, bacon, sausage, and steak. Go for something unique with the Indian Butter Chicken Pie infused with cayenne or “The Hopper,” made from kangaroo in a cabernet merlot balsamic reduction.
“Get peaked” by adding a topping of mashed potatoes, smashed peas, and gravy. Don’t forget dessert: Lamingtons and Minningtons are traditional Aussie desserts, but there’s a variety of tarts, pies, and cakey goodness to choose from. Best of all, Peaked Pies sells individually wrapped pies you can take back to your accommodations to eat later, and Door Dash delivers if you prefer to stay at your resort.
Stonesedge Kitchen’s rustic elegance provides an ideal place to embrace the morning — or end the day. Tucked away off the Village stroll, the restaurant rolls out brunch beginning at 9 a.m. Fuel your body for the slopes with Breakfast Poutine, consisting of a pair of soft-poached eggs riding atop a bed of crispy potatoes, slow-roasted onions and peppers topped with citrus hollandaise, cheese curds and romesco sauce. Or choose from an extensive brunch menu ranging from Belgian sugar waffles to hippy-style yogurt-fruit-and-granola to traditional bacon and eggs.
The Canadian cuisine continues throughout the day with menus for après, dinner, and late-night fare available until 1 a.m. daily. Want to stay in? Stonesedge Kitchen’s cuisine is available for take-out and through DoorDash.
Lunch and Après Ski
Garibaldi Lift Co.
Known locally as “The GLC,” The Garibaldi Lift Co. serves up tasty bites and beverages as well as views of downhill slopes from above the Whistler Gondola building.
Fill up on a prime rib beef with applewood smoked bacon elevated with Danish blue cheese or caramelized onions. Or savor the pub’s twist on poutine.
Butter Chicken Poutine features organic Fraser Valley chicken atop waffle fries and cheese curds smothered with butter chicken sauce.
Creekbread is much more than a pizza place; it’s a bumpin’ après-ski hangout. Snuggle on a couch at a fire table or hang out on the patio under heat lamps and cozy blankets for a view of Nita Lake.
Try one of their wood-fired pizzas featuring house-made ingredients such as organic tomato sauce, maple fennel sausage, smoked all-natural bacon, organic caramelized onions, all-natural whole milk products, and organic herbs. Vegan Creekbread features wood-fired cauldron tomato sauce, organic caramelized onions, locally-grown mushrooms, Kalamata olives, and homemade garlic oil with a touch of organic herbs.
Red Door Bistro
After an energetic day on the mountain, tuck into hearty West Coast cuisine prepared in classic French style at Red Door Bistro. Menu items such as wild boar, venison, seafood, and even vegetarian items are brought to full flavor when coupled with French-inspired ingredients and cooking techniques.
Bite into Country Game Terrine, where wild boar and venison are prosciutto-wrapped and accompanied by herbed terrine with grainy mustard, mango chutney, cornichons, and grilled baguette. The menu has visibly-marked options to make it easy if you’re on a gluten-free or veggie diet. Be sure to save room for dessert, as you won’t want to miss sweet after-treats such as Bosc pear and cardamom sorbet or the vanilla bean crème brûlée.
Located in the Royal Bank Building in Whistler Village, Harajuku Izakayas transports you to an atmosphere of informal Japanese gastropubs that serves fast, tapas-style food. The interior hearkens back to what you might find in a Japanese village in the early 1900s, with cozy nooks and large booths that accommodate your group of any size.
Nibble on a steamed bao bun stuffed with Karaage Chicken marinated in soy sauce and fried, or barbeque pork chasu. Deep-fried favorites include brussels sprouts, tofu, and spring rolls. The tapas-style menu includes cold dishes, grilled meats and veggies, sashimi, sushi, and desserts.
Located on Blackcomb Mountain, Christine’s offers fine dining with panoramic views. Explore a wine flight while you nibble on charcuterie or locally sourced appetizers. Experience filling up on hearty entrees like Keralan Fish Curry, where sablefish swims with intriguing ingredients, including roasted cauliflower, coconut, yam, shallot, and mustard seed over a bed of basmati. Just be aware, Christine’s usually closes in the afternoon, so make plans to visit for lunch.
A Culinary Scene as Big as Whistler
Whistler Blackcomb is the largest year-round resort in North America, and its culinary choices rival cities ten times its size. More than 170 establishments serve up tasty fare ranging from steak, seafood, and sushi to ethnic eats from around the globe. When visiting Whistler Blackcomb, there’s no need to cook; but be sure to bring your appetite.