Looking for a lunch break that’s off the slopes when you’re skiing and riding in Whistler? Whether you’re after a quick, light bite or want to make it a leisurely, long lunch we’ve got some suggestions for you. We’ve kept these options to within a zero- to five-minute stroll of the slopes, as well as showcasing the international flavours of Whistler’s dining scene.

Hours of operation are subject to change, check Whistler.com’s dining guide which pulls information directly from each location’s Google listing for the most accurate information.  

Hidden Gems

1. Indian Masala Bistro

If a warming, butter chicken curry bowl would hit the spot after some crisp, morning laps on the slopes then head to Indian Masala Bistro. Located inside the Hilton Whistler, above the Escape! Whistler rooms, this hidden gem is known for its chili chicken and biryani dishes.

Their lunch menu has an extensive vegetarian selection, including their tasty Aloo Gobi (cauliflower and potatoes with onion, ginger, tomato, cilantro and masala spice) and Eggplant Bhartha (tandoor baked eggplant tempered with onion, ginger, tomato and herbs). If you have a sweet tooth, finish lunch off with their Hot Gulab Jamun (Indian-style donuts dipped in rose sugar syrup).

A Tripadvisor review of Indian Masala Bistro.

2. Ohyama Ramen

Touting some of the best ramen in Whistler, Ohyama Ramen is a great option for meat and veggie lovers alike. Located next to the RBC Bank and Whistler Conference Centre, this place is a bit off the beaten path but well worth the walk.

Ramen bowls have umami to them, making them a great option for filling, comfort food after a morning on the slopes. Their ramen comes with three different seasoning choices, shio, shoyu and miso, with BBQ pork belly, sesame seeds and green onion, and then it’s just a matter of size (if you’re hungry go for the Big Mountain option). They also have a Creamy Vegan option and three different curry rice bowls.

For more suggestions for comfort-food options in Whistler read our guide.

A Tripadvisor review of Ohyama Ramen.

3. The Living Room at Pangea

The Living Room is located upstairs in the Pangea Pod Hotel (opposite Roots) and looks out over the Whistler Village Stroll. It has a relaxed and friendly, communal vibe and it’s well worth checking to see if they have any evening events you might want to come back for.

They serve brunch until noon, so you can get your avo and toast or bennies fix if you head in for an early lunch, but if you’re getting those morning laps in then we’d suggest one of their artisanal flatbreads, potentially with a cheeky cocktail or local beer.

A Tripadvisor review of The Living Room at Pangea.

Lengthy / Special Treat Lunch

4. The Mexican Corner

Located right at the base of Whistler Mountain, above Showcase Snowboards, The Mexican Corner is open for lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (check their listing in case of day / time changes). It has a fun and lively atmosphere, serving up authentic and fresh Mexican dishes as well as some of Whistler’s best margaritas.

There are share options right at the top of the menu, we are huge fans of their guacamole experience, but they also have soups, fajitas, tacos and huarache as well as more traditional, Mexican mains. Reservations for lunch?

A Tripadvisor review of The Mexican Corner.

5. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chophouse

Joe Fortes is a newbie to the Whistler dining scene and is located inside the Mountainside Lodge, tucked away just off the main Village Stroll, only a few minutes walk from the base of Whistler Mountain. They serve lunch from Thursday through Sunday starting at noon. This is an upscale option for lunch, but don’t worry, ski boots are still welcome.

The lunch menu is fish-forward, and you’ll find oysters, chowder, lobster bisque and bennies, seafood bowls and salads. However, a showstopper is their chicken and waffles, and Dotty’s Chopped Salad. If you have room for it (the portions are generous) then try their coffee cake, which is served with a decadent, mascarpone honey cream. They also have some great cocktails like the sparkling Pink Gin Fizz.

A Tripadvisor review of Joe Fortes.

Soups, Sandwiches and Wraps

6. Lift Coffee Co.

The Lift Coffee Co. is located just past the Whistler Village Gondola building and sports a large, heated patio area where you can chow down on one of their sandwiches. These come toasted on focaccia bread with chicken, pulled pork and black bean as the options, a limited menu that makes for a quick decision before you get back up the slopes.

It’s good to note that you can make the sandwich a wrap, they do have a gluten-free option and their breakfast items are served until they’re gone, so you might be able to grab a breakfast bun if you’re after some eggs and bacon. We’d definitely suggest grabbing a coffee too as they serve Forecast Coffee, which is organic, fair-trade, ethically sourced and roasted fresh weekly.

A Tripadvisor review of The Lift Coffee Co.

7. Moguls Coffee House

Known for cookies that are as big as your face, Moguls is located in Village Square between The Whistler Grocery Store and Araxi. It has a small seating area inside and a patio outside, which is great for people watching and catching a few rays.

They have a range of sandwiches and wraps, including the triple cheese Whistler Melty, a warming, ooey gooey mix of cheddar, Monterey jack and Provolone. If you’re just looking for a light bite, they have the Chicken Club and Super Vegan Roll Ups for only $6, which I like to pair with a muffin or the aforementioned, gigantic cookies. They serve Agro Roasters coffee, which has a licensed Q-Grader (the coffee’s world equivalent of a wine sommelier) on their Vancouver-based team, so their java game is on point.

8. Gone Eatery

Gone Eatery is a cozy spot, tucked in behind the Armchair Bookstore in Village Square. They have a great, All Day Breakfast Sandwich if you skipped your eggs and bacon to get up the slopes in the morning, but they’re known for their bowls.

If you need something to warm you up a bit, opt for the Pad Thai, Peanut Curry or Baja Rice Bowl, and for that kick of greens go for the Glory Bowl Salad (the dressing is the best). These bowls all come with a chicken or tofu option, except for the Baja Bowl, for which the vegan option is a black bean smash.

A Tripadvisor review of Gone Bakery.

9. Portobello (Blackcomb Base)

Located in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, this cafeteria-style restaurant has an extensive lunch menu. Their specialty is their BBQ sandwiches (chicken, brisket and pulled pork options) and we can’t fail to mention their Perfectly Perfect Porchetta, which is, well, perfect.

You can also make your own sandwich, which is a good option for those picky, I mean, discerning eaters. They also do incredible waffle dishes with savoury toppings like beef brisket and buttermilk, fried chicken to maple-infused bacon and Nutella PB & J. And don’t get me started on the donuts.

A Tripadvisor review of Portobello.

10. Rockit Coffee (Creekside Base)

New on the Creekside scene just this winter, Rockit Coffee is fun and hip, and yet their coffee and food game is downright serious. Locally owned, everything is made fresh in their commissary kitchen in Function Junction, and they use New Zealand butter in their mouthwatering array of baked goods, which results in sweet, buttery goodness.

They have a warming, curry-roasted, Winter Vegetable Salad and a soup of the day option, as well as some great-named sandwiches like their Pink Floyd Sirloin, with smoked sirloin, sweet pickled cabbage, eggplant relish on focaccia and Kimchi KPop with black forest ham, smoked beef, Swiss cheese, kimchi, mustard and mayonnaise on a pretzel bun. We dare you to make it out of there without a sweet treat to go!

A Tripadvisor review of Rockit Coffee.

Grab and Go

11. Zog’s Dogs

Perfectly placed right at the bottom of Whistler Mountain, Zog’s is your go-to location for poutine. For those who might not be familiar with this Canadian delicacy, it’s fries topped with rich gravy and cheese curds. I’m originally from the north of England, where we also smother our chips in gravy, but the addition of cheese curd adds another level of melty goodness.

And as the name might suggest, they also do a good hotdog, whether you go for the all-beef, vegan, Bratwurst pork sausage or jalapeño cheese smokie option. It’s a quick, convenient and calorie-rich lunch spot.

A Tripadvisor review of Zog's Dogs.12. Misty Mountain Pizza

Grab a slice or share a whole pie from Misty Mountain Pizza, located at the Village Stroll-side entrance to the Hilton Whistler (close to Lululemon).  This pizza joint has been here since the early 90s and is open seven days a week, from 11 AM to 11 PM.

They have all the usual pizza suspects with some more original ones thrown in too, like the West Coast Veggie, which is adorned with artichokes, fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta. It’s good to note that gluten-free crusts are available as well as vegan, Daiya cheese.

A Tripadvisor review of Misty Mountain Pizza.

13. Hundo-P Smoothie Bar

Located in Whistler Village Square, opposite the Whistler Grocery Store and next to the BC Liquor Store, Hundo-P serves up delicious smoothies to go. Whether you’re looking for a burst of the tropics on an especially wintery, Whistler day, fancy something sweet and nutty, green and healthy or protein-packed, these smoothies definitely fit the bill. They are large and pretty filling, so they could serve as a lighter lunch option if you think you might be heading to an early après!

A Tripadvisor review of Hundo-P Smoothie.We hope this list has given you more ideas for your midday meal. Take a look at Whistler.com’s dining page for a more extensive list, note that you can choose lunch from the filter options along the top. Bon appetit!

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You can often find Dee exploring all Whistler has to offer with her three-kid tribe in tow. Originally from the UK, Dee enjoys balancing out high-thrills adventures with down-time basking in the beauty of the wonderful place she now calls home.