Situated in the heart of Okanagan fruit and vegetable country, Vernon has an abundance of fresh produce. It is no secret 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. Vernon has something for every palette from farm to fork restaurants, charming bistros, ethnic flavours, buzzing pubs, quaint coffee shops and five-star cuisine.
Vernon also boasts a wide variety of award-winning spirits, tasty ciders and refreshing craft beer. 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. The Scenic Sip Wine trail is just 20 minutes south in Lake Country, which makes Vernon a great base camp for a famous Okanagan wine tour experience.
Spend an afternoon sipping wine, visiting a local eatery, or shop at the farmers’ market to prepare your own feast. Whatever you do, plan to spend at least a day, (or two or three) sampling the unique flavours of Vernon.