9 Grab and Go Dining Favourites From Whistler’s Main Street

9 Grab and Go Dining Favourites From Whistler’s Main Street

Looking for a laid back dining experience? Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Whistler Village, Main Street is a budget-friendly place to grab a casual bite and eat at local favourites. In this stretch behind the Village Stroll across from Whistler Olympic Plaza, you’ll find plenty of locally-owned restaurants, each with a unique menu and a focus on fresh and thoughtfully made food. Many of these hidden gems offer great value for money and cater exclusively to walk-ins, so no reservations are required. It’s the perfect place to pick up a delicious meal that you can take back to your accommodation.

Here are a few of our Main Street favourites:

Crêpe Montagne

Sample a little taste of France, right in the heart of Whistler. Crêpe Montagne cooks up savoury and sweet crêpes and other mouth-watering delights, including raclette and cheese fondue. This shop got its start as a popular Whistler Farmers’ Market stall before it became a full-fledged restaurant. The owners — Laurence and Michel Gagnon — proudly focus on fresh, quality ingredients and make their batters and sauces in-house. Dine-in or order Crêpe Montagne to go with Whistler Dine In services.

When to go: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

What to order: Indulge in a savoury ham and cheese crepe in béchamel sauce or a sweet crêpe filled with house-made lemon curd.

Instagram: @crepemontagne

Pastry dish with whip cream and strawberries

PHOTO CREPE MONTAGNE

La Cantina

There’s a reason why they call themselves “The Taco Cartel”. The La Cantina menu carries a host of mouth-watering meat and vegetarian dishes with the rich flavours and punch of spice that Latin food is known for. Pepe Barajas, founder and president of Infinity Enterprise Group, brought authentic Mexican cuisine to Whistler with his restaurants La Cantina and The Mexican Corner, something Whistlerites have been very thankful for ever since. Founded in community values and inspired by Mexican street food, La Cantina is a must visit for anyone who enjoys original and delicious tacos, burritos, quesadillas and salads. They also have a second location by Nesters Market.

When to go: Lunch & Dinner

What to order: Try a melt-in-your-mouth chicken tinga taco or go full vegetarian with a slow-cooked jackfruit taco.

Instagram: @lacantinatacos

PHOTO LA CANTINA

Peaked Pies

First comes love, then comes pies. These handmade Australian pies are essential eating on the Whistler grab-and-go food tour. Peaked Pies was founded by Kerri and Alex, an Australian-Canadian couple who fell in love in Whistler and bonded over their love of Aussie pies. Hit this hotspot for savoury and sweet pies, artisan coffee and desserts. While their meat and vegetarian pies are a sight to behold, those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed either. There’s a pie for every taste!

When to go: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

What to order: Check out their sumptuous steak, bacon and cheese pie, or try the mentil lentil for a vegetarian favourite. For dessert lovers, the Lamington is a must-have.

Instagram:  @peakedpies

PHOTO KARINA ERHARDT

Splitz Grill

Dubbed one of the best burger spots in the Village, Splitz is a burger lover’s paradise. Open since 1997, Splitz got its start as a tiny 10-seat burger joint, but due to popularity they quickly doubled in size. This homestyle burger shop — owned by couple Trevor and Miriam Jackson — offers a variety of meat burgers, including beef, Canadian lamb, free-range bison and wild salmon. There’s even a double stacker burger for those with more of an appetite. Their house-cut fries are a great addition to the meal. Vegetarian, gluten-free and “unburger” options are also available.

When to go: Lunch & Dinner

What to order: Try the Legendary Splitz burger or the spicy lentil burger for a little zing.

Instagram: @splitzwhistler

Ordering counter at Splitz Grill in Whistler

PHOTO KARINA ERHARDT

The Green Moustache

The Green Moustache or “The Green Mo” as it is affectionately called by locals, is a health food haven, offering an organic, vegan, and gluten-free menu to keep you energized for an active Whistler lifestyle. Whether it’s a smoothie, a veggie wrap, fresh-squeezed juice or a Buddha bowl, this is a great place to fuel up on superfoods any time of day. The shop is also adjoined to a retail store, 3 Singing Birds, with plenty of fun artisan finds. You’ll find their second Whistler location in Function Junction.

When to go: Breakfast, Lunch & (Early) Dinner

What to order:  The collard wrap with a side of their house “Liquid Gold” dressing is to die for.

Instagram: @greenmoustachecafe

PHOTO THE GREEN MOUSTACHE

Mount Currie Coffee Co.

This tiny artisan coffee shop is a delightful export of Whistler’s northern neighbour, Pemberton. Mount Currie Coffee Co. has won the Pique Newsmagazine’s “Best Coffee” five years running, so you’re in for a treat. Swing by for a coffee and grab a sandwich or healthy bowl to go. Their coffee is roasted by Pallet Coffee in Vancouver and makes for a perfect souvenir. While you’re in the shop, check out featured work by local artists hanging on the walls.

When to go: Breakfast, Lunch & Early Dinner

What to order: Try the espresso with a shot of maple syrup and pick up a house-made cookie too.

Instagram: @mountcurriecoffee

PHOTO MOUNT CURRIE COFFEE CO.

Main Street Noodles

Have a craving for Asian cuisine? The eclectic menu at Main Street Noodles is just the place. You’ll find rice dishes, noodle bowls and curries inspired by China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. They make their food fresh to order and offer several levels of spiciness so you can level up the intensity. Main Street Noodles has daily specials for added value and their large portions can be shared between two people. The noodle shop is also is open until 3 AM, making this the perfect late-night stop after a night out.

When to go: Lunch, Dinner & Late Night

What to order: Pad Thai or crispy chilli beef.

Instagram: @mainstreetnoodles

The order counter at Main Street Noodles

PHOTO KARINA ERHARDT

Gnarly Roots Pizza & Café

With a focus on fresh, local ingredients, Gnarly Roots chops, sautés, bakes and grills everything from scratch and with love. Find a mouth-watering selection of hearty comfort foods, including soups, salads, artisan burgers, a wide selection of pizzas (there’s a gluten-free option), and flavour-packed pasta dishes.

When to go: Lunch & Dinner

What to order: Try a steep and deep burger or ask about the soup of the day, which comes with fresh, homemade multigrain bread and hummus.

Instagram: @gnarly_roots

Pasta Lupino

Carb loading is necessary when you’re playing outside all day, right? A long-standing favourite in Whistler, Pasta Lupino is a quaint boutique restaurant serving up authentic Italian favourites. Dine-in, take out or make your own DIY meal with their fresh noodles and pizza dough, as well as a host of deli products. Everything is made in-house and they offer great meal specials year-round.

When to go: Lunch & Dinner

What to order: Try the house specialty, spaghettini topped with fresh basil & plum tomato sauce and finish it off with tiramisu.

Instagram: @pasta_lupino

Tables and deli counter at Pasta Lupino

PHOTO KARINA ERHARDT

More from Main Street

Main Street isn’t all about grab and go, here are a few more restaurants to check out in the area:

  • Hunter Gather – A casual eatery and taphouse with a rustic-industrial vibe and a focus on locally sourced ingredients. They also offer take-out and have online ordering.
  • Tandoori Grill – With the only tandoor oven in Whistler, the Tandoori Grill offers truly unique, traditional Indian cuisine. You can also order online for pick-up or delivery.
  • Elements – A local’s favourite for brunch, Elements offers artfully crafted and served dishes, tapas and drinks.

Is your mouth watering yet? Visit this foodie hub for yourself on your next trip to Whistler, you can start planning your dining experiences and more on Whistler.com.

Amber Turnau

Amber Turnau

Amber is a freelance storyteller and outdoor adventurer who has spent 9 years living in the beautiful Sea to Sky Corridor. When not crafting content and creative for her clients, she spends her spare time snowboarding, hiking, biking and SUPing her way through the wilds of BC. Fun Fact: she spent the first 7 years of her life living on a sailboat and travelling the world with her family. Now, she has the best of both worlds, splitting her time between ocean and mountains—and loving every minute of it.

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