Eat & Drink

Local, Organic and Hyper-Fresh — Coffee, Beer, Wine and Food

Award winning chefs, distinctive spaces, and curated BC wines and craft beers headline our diverse restaurants, among the best in BC. Nelson and the surrounding area have more restaurants per capita than foodie landmarks like San Francisco, Vancouver, and Manhattan, offering a wide variety of cuisine to satisfy any craving. Brunch to late night eats, snacks to multi-course feasts, there's plenty of awesome to find on a plate here.

Featured Places to Eat & Drink

Adventure Hotel - Louie's, Empire, Uptown
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort - Ktunaxa Grill
Angry Hen Brewing Company
Backroads Brewing 
BAKE at the Village
Black Cauldron
Boccalino Restaurant, Motel & Cabins
Broken Hill
Cantina Del Centro
Empire Coffee
General Store Restaurant
Hub Pub and Eatery
Hume Hotel & Spa - Mike's, Library, General Store
JB's Pub & Restaurant
Kaslo Hotel & Pub
Kokanee Glacier Resort & Restaurant
Kokanee Springs Resort
Kootenay Co-op
Kootenay Tamil Kitchen
Ktunaxa Grill
Kurama Sushi
Ladybug Coffee
Leo's Pizza & Greek Taverna
Library Lounge
Louie's Steakhouse & Lounge
Main Street Diner
Mike's Place Pub
Nelson Brewing Company
Newkey's Pub and R.V. Park
Outer Clove
Port 701 Marinaside Dining and Lounge
Railtown Coffeehouse
Red Light Ramen Bar
Treehouse Restaurant
Uptown Sportsbar
Vienna Cafe
Yum Son

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From organic coffee roasted right here in the Kootenays to fusion plates and fine dining, you can find it in one of the more than 70 restaurants in the region.

  • Dining: Many restaurants are accessible on the main streets of Kaslo, Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort, Nelson and Crawford Bay. Try something new every night: Indian, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese are all provided, as well as vegetarian, seafood, and gastropubs. November is Burger Month in Nelson - a must taste experience.
  • Wine and craft beer are readily available from the top vintners, brewers and shops in the region, including organic beers from a brewery based right in Nelson.
  • Cafés: Coffee and tea has its very own culture here. You’ll find a broad range of café and bakery options in all the larger communities.

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