Experience Nelson

Dining In and Dining Out in Nelson, BC

Satisfy any appetite...

What isn’t there to say about eating in or dining around Nelson?

Stroll through the charming Victorian heritage downtown feasting your eyes on the unlimited selection of charming or trendy cafes, fine dining restaurants, ethnic food, award-winning wine lists, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.

Take a short scenic drive to epicurean treasures in the countryside. It’s all here.

There are so many food experiences in and around Nelson we challenge you to see how many you can fit in.

Dining In

Local delis and markets, upscale supermarkets, a natural food co-op, fresh bakeries and health food shops...pick up whatever you need to stock your vacation accommodation for scrumptious home made meals while in the Kootenays.

The town boasts a unique array of locally-produced edibles starting with fresh-baked traditional European and all-natural breads, bagels and baked goods.

Wake up to fresh cup of roasted Oso Negro Coffee, or pick up a selection of imported organic green teas, organic cheeses, yogurt and dairy products, famous naturally brewed beers, tofu, sauces and salsa.

Sample quality imported or locally produced meats, cheeses, fish and seafood at downtown delis or the fish market.

In the summer, drop by the Cottonwood Falls Market for a sampling of farm-grown produce, locally made products and a more festive side of Nelson.

Our supermarkets provide a startling range of food products to fit any tastes.

Dining Out

Choose from authentic Mexican, Indian, Thai, Asian, Mediterranean, soul food and sushi bars.

Grab a gourmet sandwich and baked treat along with your fresh-roasted coffee.

Pamper yourself to a selection of four-star restaurants—from innovative Left Coast Inland cuisine to tapas and wine, traditional steak and seafood or full-service hotels with a variety of community pubs and restaurants to fit your mood and menu choice.

Nelson’s Fish Market flies in fresh fish and seafood every day, catering to many of the fine restaurants in town.

Treat yourself to a night of dinner and entertainment at the local cabaret-style dinner theatre featuring the finest in musical theatre and jazz, or sit back for live music in a warm, casual atmosphere at one of the local bistros.

Choose a backdrop that suits your mood: a fine heritage home, a quiet garden patio or a bustling cafe featuring the fine design works of local wood and metal workers.

There's nothing you can't find in the lake side, mountain community of Nelson.

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