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.

Patio & pick up restaurants

Penny’s Palapa Floating Mexican Restaurant
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
New York Style Pizza & Pasta
Tandoori Junction
White Rabbit Coffee Co.
Canadian Craft Tours
Delicado’s – Downtown
The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
A Wee Cupcakery
Make Cheese with Paula
The Skol Pub
Piccadilly Bistro
Eve Olive Vegan Restaurant
Serious Coffee Commercial Street
Black Bear Pub
Millstone Estate Winery
Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant
Crow & Gate Pub
Lighthouse Bistro and Pub
Island Roots Farmers’ Market
The Bold Knight Restaurant
Silva Bay Resort & Marina
McLean’s Specialty Foods
Nori Sushi
View Oceanside Grill
Tea Desire
Pirate Chips
Yellow Point Cranberries
Fredrich’s Honey Farm & Shop
The Oxy Pub
Gina’s Mexican Cafe
Nana Sushi
Milton Street Public House
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market
Mrs. Riches Restaurant
Dinghy Dock Pub
Asteras Greek Taverna
Shelter Point Distillery
Days Inn Nanaimo Harbourview
Firehouse Grill
Real Food
St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse
Cliffside Brewing
The Nanaimo BAR
Melange Restaurant
Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
Cedar Farmers’ Market
Coach & Horses
Stir Cooking School
Mambo Gourmet Pizza
Bistro Taiyo
Cold Front Gelato
Bocca Café
Longwood Brewery
Javawocky Coffee House
Nanaimo Noodlebox
Poke Page 1
Tracks Outdoor Adventures INC
Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar
Craft Fare
The Pantry Restaurant
Mahle House
Bees Knees Community Café
Wheatsheaf Pub & Liquor Store
Living Forest Oceanside RV & Campground
Cheers Cowichan Tours and Transport
Arbutus Distillery
Smokin’ Georges BBQ
Drip Coffee Social
Chateau Wolff Estate Winery & Vineyard
Wolf Brewing Company
Modern Café
Serious Coffee – North
Woodfire Grill
Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant
The Vault Cafe
The Nest Bistro
Burnt Honey Dessert Company
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge
Perkins Coffee Co.
The Buzz Coffee House
White Sails Brewing
Umai Sushi
The Kitchen 2.0
Columbia Bakery Ltd
Gabriola Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
The Surf Restaurant & Pub
La Stella Trattoria
Top Notch Burgers
Mon Petit Choux
Simonholt Restaurant