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

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