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Whistler: A Guide to Eating

If you travel to Whistler, BC, you will need to eat at some point. You could wander out into the woods and eat berries and tree bark, but I suggest that you don’t. Whistler Village has a couple supermarkets, a couple liquor stores, and plenty of restaurants.  The restaurants range from super expensive to mildly expensive and there are a few good places that offer good food for a reasonable price. Each of these restaurants are a tiny bit off the main street but they are worth finding because the food is good, the prices are not going to send you into “I just spent $70 on a terrible breakfast” mode.

1.Crepe-Montagne

Crepe-Montagne is a small spot behind the big supermarket in Whistler Village. If you are planning a full day and want to fuel up before mountain biking or skiing, then drop in here for a crêpe. You will not be sorry.

Bananas, nutella, and caramel. The breakfast of diabetics.

Bananas, Nutella, and caramel. The breakfast of diabetics.

Eggs, ham, cheese. The breakfast of skipping lunch.

Eggs, ham, cheese. The breakfast of skipping lunch.

2. Peaked Pies

Peaked Pies is a tiny shop. It is just across the street from the crêpe place and down (northwest?) about a half a block. What do they serve? Meat pies! If you grew up in the US and were forced to eat Swanson’s Chicken/Turkey/Mystery Meat pies then you are probably wondering why anyone would willingly eat a meat pie. I feel bad for you if your meat pie intake has been limited to Swanson’s and if you want to discover the greatness of a meat pie then you must go to Peaked Pies.

Meat pie+mashed potatoes+smooshy peas+gravy= Happy

Meat pie+mashed potatoes+smooshy peas+gravy= Happy stomach

You can grab a take-away pie if you want, but you can also get the pie peaked with smooshy peas and potatoes. Do it. They also have veggie pies for people who want to be self-righteous about everything.

3. Creekbread

Creekbread is not in Whistler Village, so you will have to ride your bike or drive back toward Vancouver about five kilometers to get there, but it is worth the trip. What do they serve? Pizza, well kind of pizza. This is one of those hippie places that has taken pizza and made it into something different. Everything is free range-nonviolently killed-gently raised-antibiotic free-vegan friendly and yummy. The pizzas are pricey if you compare them to bad tasting/factory produced/garbage on pizza crust, but since I make the big bucks I like to live big. (I think the large pizza was about $25 Canadian, which isn’t too bad.)

Wood fired pizza oven with lumberjack chopping wood continually.

Wood fired pizza oven with lumberjack chopping wood continually. I assume it isn’t usually this empty, but we were there at an odd time of the day: 3 PM. 

Potato pizza. Yes, this is the one item that you must order.

Potato pizza. Yes, this is the one item that you must order. We put bacon on ours because the waitress said we should. She was right. 

Buffalo chicken pizza.

The salads at Creekbread are also awesome.  Order a large with all the veggies (there are various salad options) and one salad can feed three people while you wait for the lumberjack to cook your pizza.

There you go. I wrote a blog post with 95% information. It won’t happen again.

 

14 replies »

  1. Since I’m one of the least observant people on the planet, I’m probably about 8 posts late in saying this, but I like the new blog theme! And the meat pie looked worth the drive.

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