Updated October 2023. Enjoying a long relaxed meal with friends or family is one of life’s great pleasures. But often on vacation time can be tight, and sometimes you simply need a quick meal in Whistler. Just because you’re tight on time doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice taste. Discover some great grab and go options in Whistler’s restaurants and cafes that will satisfy your cravings without eating up your time.


When adventuring in the mountains food = fuel. A quick stop at Forecast Coffee for a home-style sandwich, or a filling wrap from Mogul’s will leave you satisfied for hours of adventuring.

Got a hankering for poutine? Zog’s in Skiers Plaza will leave you satisfied…(just follow the smell of gently cooked onions). At the other end of town Splitz Grill does some of the best burgers around.

Winter in Whistler valley
Wandering the Village Stroll sure works up an appetite. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

Health Conscious

Being on vacation doesn’t mean you have to give up your clean eating routine. If you crave something tasty, quick, and healthy, stop by The Green Moustache for one of their locally famous Buddha bowls or Naked Sprout for juices and salads galore.

Over at La Cantina, the burritos, salads and tacos are served with speed and a solid serving of vegetables and flavour (and the price is so good, La Cantina could also fit into our next category…).


All around the world you can count on pizza for a quick bite that’s easy on the wallet. Avalanche Pizza is partway along the Village Stroll for a mid-shop snack, and Fat Tony’s is the classic late night pizza place with locations within steps of local nightclubs near Skier’s Plaza and the Conference Centre. If you’re hungry after attempting the Escape! Whistler rooms, Misty Mountain Pizza is right at the exit for a quick slice or three.

Ice Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza
Feeling peckish after a skate? Look no further than the restaurants around Whistler Olympic Plaza. PHOTO MIKE CRANE


Our weather here tends to be a little warmer than most ski destinations, but if you’ve come from a warm climate, it can still take some getting used to. A piping hot soup is the perfect way to warm yourself from the inside and is one of the best quick meals in Whistler in winter.

Swing by Main St Noodles, or Pasta Lupino for a wide range of hot, tasty options. You can even get your meal to go so you can enjoy it fire-side at Whistler Olympic Plaza.


Sushi is another popular, prepackaged meal – check out the grocery stores, Sushi to Go in the Whistler Visitor Centre and Harajuku Izakaya.


Family fun in the Olympic Plaza
Make the most of the sun – grab and go for an outdoor picnic in the Plaza. PHOTO MIKE CRANE


Duck into any of the cafes or supermarkets in town and check out their deli counter – most places keep a selection of freshly made sandwiches, wraps and salads ready for grab-and-go appetites.

You can also order a picnic box in advance from Picnic Whistler for a delicious meal packed with cheeses, chutneys, deli meats, and more.


At its heart Whistler really is a small town. We love our local businesses, and you can discover some pretty amazing spots tucked away in the village. Treat yourself to a taste of Australia at Peaked Pies where they serve a range of Aussie treats including meat pies, sausage rolls and lamingtons. Or, if you have a sweet tooth, Hot Buns Bakery is a must-stop spot to try their famous cinnamon buns.

On Mountain

When you’re here for a ski vacation you’re going to want to maximize your time on the slopes. To have a quick lunch, stop by the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler or the Rendezvous on Blackcomb for a pre-packaged sandwich. You can take it with you and enjoy it on a chairlift ride for the best views you’ll ever have with lunch.

Guided skiing with Extremely Canadian
Fuel well, get maximum turns. PHOTO MIKE CRANE


Last but not least, there’s a ton of popular fast food restaurants in town if you have a hankering for a favourite dish.

Check out the full list of Whistler dining options here and for those days where time isn’t of the essence, consider a relaxing brunch


Megan is a mountain adventurer guilty of breaking the golden rule, telling everyone her mountain secrets (ok, maybe she keeps a few to herself). Ontario by birth, and now Whistler by choice, even a decade later, the mountains still take her breath away.