Local food lovers know where you should eat next. Kelowna’s growing culinary scene offers up something for everyone. From delicate sweets, to hand formed burgers, and spicy vegetables, dine to discover some of Kelowna’s most delectable dishes.
Okanagan Grocers Artisan Bakery: Croissants
On a Saturday morning (any morning) there may be no better way to start the day than a light as air croissant. In Kelowna, Okanagan Grocers has you covered. Their Bernard Callabaut chocolate croissants, with its rich filling and flaky shell, are the stuff food dreams are made of.
Bohemian Café: Blueberry Pancakes
The Boh is known for fresh, locally sourced comfort food that is unfussy and delicious. Their locally famous whole wheat blueberry pancakes are light and fluffy, with a tart sweet bite. From pancakes, to house-made sausage, bennies and salsa fresca stuffed avocados, this eclectic room is the epitome of Sunday brunch downtown.
Central Kitchen + Bar: The Signature
Loved for their ‘pub’ favorites with a spin, Central elevates everything they do; like their in house-made ketchup and sauces. Their burger lineup is no exception. The Signature is a classic done right with twists like pickled onions and house smoked tomato. Keep an eye out for their local celebrity inspired burger features.
The Table at Codfathers: Korean Fried Cauliflower
Taking up a small corner of Codfather's Seafood Market, The Table at Codfather's serves up sustainable seafood which is light, fresh and delectable. Locals flock to the table for crab boils, clam chowder, and boxes of fish and chips. Their Korean Fried Cauliflower appetizer is a menu standout. It packs a killer kick and dares you to not share with others; who needs friends anyway.
Wasabi Izakaya: Raman
Ramen is having a food moment. No longer reserved for studying students, ramen is for everyone. Wasabi Izakaya is Okanagan inspired Japanese cuisine that’s raising the bar for local ramen lovers. Topping the menu of diverse share plates (izakaya) is piping bowls of hand-made noodles and stock topped with tuna stacks, tempura prawns or confit chicken.
Jen Widmer is a proud Kelowna resident who loves highlighting everything great about our city to media and potential visitors through her Tourism Kelowna role. Away from the office, Jen enjoys game nights, golfing one of Kelowna’s stellar courses, a good book with a glass of local wine, Netflix (who doesn’t) and scoping out great food and wine events in Kelowna. She and her husband have two young girls that love weekend brunch, Okanagan Grocery croissants, and exploring the many wonderful parks and walking paths the city offers.