Explore the flavours of the world at the heart of the Island. Our rich heritage has produced the perfect combination of classic techniques with local twists, and nouveau flavours steeped in homegrown ingredients.

Come to Nanaimo to enjoy delicious entrées from local kitchens, seasoned with experience and presented with panache. We have world-class fine dining options, quirky diners serving down-home favourites, traditional Coast Salish fare on Saysutshun plus floating restaurants with the freshest seafood, sushi shops, street vendors, and cultural experiences that bring you to their homeland for a dish or two.

Nanaimo food and drink businesses

Mahle House
Bees Knees Community Café
Noodlebox Metral Station (North Nanaimo)
View Oceanside Grill
Tea Desire
Off The Hook – Surf, Turf, Smokery
Cedar Farmers’ Market
Penny’s Palapa Floating Mexican Restaurant
The Surf Restaurant & Pub
Nanaimo Noodlebox – Port Place
The Vault Cafe
Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop
Serious Coffee – North
The Occidental (Oxy) Pub
Sukkho Thai Restaurant
White Sails Brewing
Crow & Gate Pub
Poke Page 1 & 2
Pizzeria La Stella
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
The Plate
Umai Sushi
Bocca Café
The Modern
The Bold Knight Restaurant
Make Cheese with Paula
Asteras Greek Taverna
Millstone Estate Winery
The Skol Pub
Island Roots Farmers’ Market
St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse
The Well Pub
Longwood Brewery
La Stella Trattoria
Cold Front Gelato
Arbutus Distillery
Eve Olive Vegan Restaurant
The Nest Bistro
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
Black Bear Pub
A Wee Cupcakery
White Rabbit Coffee Co.
The Queens
Milton Street Public House
Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
Bistro Taiyo
Carbonne Pizzeria
Delicado’s – Downtown
Columbia Bakery Ltd
Woodfire Grill
Black Rabbit Kitchen
The Pantry Restaurant
Ground Up Cafe and Catering
Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
Delicados (North Nanaimo)
Mambo Gourmet Pizza
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
Mrs. Riches Restaurant
Wolf Brewing Company
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Tandoori Junction
Dinghy Dock Pub
Mon Petit Choux
Javawocky Coffee House
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
Top Notch Burgers
Troller’s Fish and Chips
Serious Coffee Commercial Street
Nori Sushi
Melange Restaurant
Smokin’ Georges BBQ
Firehouse Grill
Drip Coffee Social
Craft Fare
The Nanaimo BAR
Old City Station Pub
McLean’s Specialty Foods
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Ironworks Creperie
Chateau Wolff Estate Winery & Vineyard
Simonholt Restaurant
Nana Sushi
Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge
SIP Neighbourhood Pub
Real Food
The Terminal Bar
Yellow Point Cranberries
La Isla Cafe
Bar Luna
Canadian Craft Tours
Gina’s Mexican Cafe
Misty Pines Cafe and Bakery
Wheatsheaf Pub & Liquor Store
Le Brunch Cafe
Red’s Bakery