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

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