Situated in the heart of Okanagan fruit and vegetable country – Canada’s fruit basket as locals like to call it – Vernon has an abundance of fresh produce. Little wonder that Vernon chefs love to use local ingredients and local eateries are full of home grown, flavourful surprises, as well as exotic foods taking inspiration from around the world. Choose from farm to fork restaurants, charming bistros, ethnic flavours, five star cuisine, nationwide and local coffee shops, fast food, buzzing pubs, unique food trucks and pizza parlors.
Vernon also boasts a wide variety of award winning wines, tasty ciders, fine spirits, and exotic teas. Everything is made with quality ingredients, with most grown in the immediate Vernon area. The influencing elements of soil, climate and geography create a unique terroir that adds to the rich flavours of our craft beverage industry. Visit the Tasting Trail link below for a full map and recommended spots to sip and dine in Vernon.
Hit the Vernon Tasting Trail, spend a lazy afternoon sipping wines, or shop at local farmers’ markets to prepare your own feast at home. Whatever you do, prepare to spend at least a day, (or two or three) sampling the unique flavours of Vernon.