The culture of food, eating and living sustainably is evident from farm to fork. Many local restaurants emphasize food grown nearby in their menus and daily specials. Expect to find local organic blueberries, shellfish, bison and even edible flowers gracing the plates of many contemporary eateries. All complimented with made-in-the-valley beer and wine, of course.
Whether you crave an elegant candle-lit dinner, some authentic fresh sushi, or a casual family meal, the Valley has an eating establishment to suit every taste and budget.
Numerous restaurants offer fresh local seafood and produce, and many specialize in ethnic dishes (Japanese, German, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean), vegan and vegetarian meals and delectable home-baked goodies.
"Comox Valley, Land of Plenty is a celebration of creative abundance” – Cultural Capital of Canada 2007
After your meal, you'll find plenty to occupy the rest of your day or evening. Many eateries are located within easy walking distance to a variety of attractions and venues. Take a stroll along the boardwalk in Comox or the Riverway in Courtenay, browse our shops, many of which are open late, or take in a live performance at one of our theatres. For instant access to all things gastronomic, don't miss key culinary events including the BC Shellfish Festival in June, Mount Washington's Alpine Food Festival in September, as well as more intimate dining events year round at local wineries, cooking schools, and restaurants - where local food is the guest of honour.
For breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, dining out in the Comox Valley is sure to be one of the most enjoyable parts of your holiday!