Whistler offers a plethora of dining options in such a small space, you’ll never run out of places to get some grub! Restaurants at the resort range from fast food to fine dining, but if you’re in town on a budget, we’ve got you covered! Why not check out some of Whistler’s local ‘cheap eats’ before heading the the next fast food chain around. (Image: Flickr/Alpha)
105-4369 Main Street, Whistler
Price: around $10
This truly local pie shop specialized in Aussie meat pies, and anyone who’s ever tried one will say that it’s love at first bite. Their meat pies are topped with mashed potatoes, mashed peas and gravy – definitely worth the price. This small bakery does get busy, so it might get difficult to find seating, but you can always get it to go. They also sell frozen pies to take home and re-live your Peaked Pies Whistler experience!
El Furniture ‘El Furny’ Warehouse
24-4314 Main Street, Whistler
Price: $4.95 food menu
You can’t go wrong with $5 food in the middle of all the action in Whistler Village. If you’ve ever shredded so hard in the slopes you feel like you can eat the world, this is the place to be. Most of the menu items are pub food, with the beef dip and the poutine one of the more popular options. The atmosphere is very laid back, and lively but seeing. If to go on Taco Tuesdays ($0.95/taco) or Wing Wednesdays ($0.25/wing) to get the best bang for your buck.
2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler
Price: $11 – $30
If you’ve taken the peak-to-creek run, you’re bound to be famished as soon as you hit Creekside Village. This cozy little restaurant is one of the best go-to places to sit by the fireplace, and sniff in fresh brick-oven baked pizza. Creekbread is known to use local, organic ingredients offered at a decent price. Gluten-Free and Vegan Friendly, this little Creekside pizza nook has caters to most food sensitivities. Try the Kahlua Pork and the Pemberton Potato Pie!
205 – 4000 Whistler way, Whistler (above RBC)
Price (sushi): $3 – $9
A little hidden gem in Whistler as it’s camouflaged behind the Whistler Conference centre, the Fuji Market is the place to be for cheap sushi. This establishment is a hybrid between a Japanese grocery store and a sit-down restaurant, this place has some cute little quirks. They offer an expansive sushi menu, and word on the street is, the ramen is not to be passed up. Head to the grocery after your meal and grab some imported Japanese knick-knacks for the road.
Ingrid’s Village Café
102 – 4305 Village Stroll, Whistler
Price (sushi): under $10
The perfect place to get a nice bowl of hot soup after playing in the snow! Ingrid’s has been a Whistler Village staple for over 20 years. Try their Breakfast Wrap for $7.25 or one their made-to-order sandwiches ($6.95). If you’ve had your fair share of bar food, and would like to try a little homestyle-type of establishment, then Ingrid’s is the place to for you.
Just as there are various accommodation options for Whistler for different budget levels, same goes for restaurant options. Your pocket doesn’t have to suffer, and your tastebuds don’t have to compromise. If you’re heading up to Whistler Blackcomb on a budget, make sure you think of alluraDirect – we have you covered!