Everyone knows the Kelowna area for its wine, but there are many local restaurants that deserve just as much recognition. Plus, with the restaurant industry hit so hard from the pandemic, it’s important to support local businesses to help them survive. Below, we list some of the top restaurants in Kelowna and why should you absolutely give them a try.
You absolutely can’t miss out on this hidden gem restaurant of downtown Kelowna. This small shop offers some of the best lunch food in the downtown and they have the awards to back it up. Ranked as one of the best restaurants in BC according to TripAdvisor, you’re immediately made to feel like family upon ordering.
Their food definitely deserves the credit it has received—every meal is filling and tasty with many Kelowna regulars often coming by once a day to eat!
One of the most unique local treasures, new food is made daily by the talented chef, James Holmes, that’s complemented perfectly by one of the many local Okanagan wines.
Designed around small, share plates, this is one place you should definitely add to your list to experience. Just know that due to the small size of the space you’ll likely need to make a reservation first.
When you think about trying a new restaurant your first thought probably isn’t “Let’s go to the one at the golf course!” However, you should consider rethinking that for 19 Okanagan. Meals are made from local, sustainable sources with an excellent wine menu.
Enjoy this top Kelowna restaurant’s signature dish next time you come by: a sandwich of thinly-sliced New York striploin served on a toasted sourdough bun with sautéed mushrooms, swiss cheese, firecracker onions, and rosemary jus. Just thinking about it makes our mouths water.
Although we’ve mentioned a few, there are many more top Kelowna restaurants we could easily add to this list. With a huge selection to choose from, it’s a win-win supporting local Kelowna restaurants—you get great food, and they continue to keep serving it.