Let us tell you all about the best places to eat in Squamish
Kiting without coffee, is like forgetting to charge your phone.
Whether you are a kiteboarder or not, an early morning coffee is a must, especially while you wait for the wind to build at Squamish. Like most places these days you are spoilt for choice. Of course, you have the Starbucks and the Tim Hortons but there are many local specialty coffee houses where the barista understands a little more about the bean they are grinding for you.
For example, 1914 Coffee Company, named after the year that Squamish was born. 1914 was the year it was named, the year the downtown core was built and the year it was connected via rail to Pemberton. This coffee house serves coffee from all over the world.
The Ledge Community Coffee House has a community feel as it fills its walls with local artists graphics and fills the air with local musicians building a friendly, welcoming spot. The Ledge brews Elysian coffee.
A family run business, Counterpart coffee, work with farmers to ensure customers receive the freshest, tastiest coffee available. Information about where the coffee is shared with the customers.
Cloudburst Café offer sustainably sourced coffee and organic teas. They also don’t mind you using their space and Wi-Fi to catch up on emails. Pretty handy if you are camping!
All the TOP places to eat in SQUAMISH?
Fuel up before take off…
If you are after an award-winning breakfast or lunch, then head over to the Naked Lunch. Squamish Chief newspaper presented the Naked Lunch with the best lunch award in the area. They offer breakfast sandwiches, soups and melts created and cooked by Chef Don.
The most affordable breakfast goes to Mountain Burger House, it reminds us of a traditional British greasy spoon diner, the type of place the Brits adore. Here you can get a fry up or burger or a meal that’s in-between.
You can’t miss the Sunflower Bakery cafe with its bright yellow front and similarly decorated yellow food truck. Voted best bakery for the last three years, you don’t want to miss out on their delicious pastries and homemade bread.
The kiteboarders favourite, the Zephyr Café, owned by two local ladies the café is based on a similar set up in Baja, Mexico. Which just happens to be the other location Sea To Sky Kiteboarding offers kiteboard lessons. The café aims to offer the community healthy vegan, raw and gluten-free food.
The Green Moustache offers nutritious cold-pressed juices, smoothies, to help detox after visiting all those breweries!
Where can i eat after kiteboarding in Squamish?
Of course there is the usual chain pizza, burger and sandwich establishments which we do not need to tell you about but there are many unique places for dinner in Squamish. Here are a few of our favourites.
A favourite for local kites is the Water Shed Grill, technically in Brackendale, just over 10 minutes up the road towards Whistler. It is located right on the Squamish River, so kiteboarding enthusiasts can continue their day on the water at dinner. Very popular in the summer, make sure you get there early to sit on the deck to catch a glimpse of a travelling Eagle.
Another firm favourite is the Copper Coil, fairly new to the scene, food is served until late so there is no rush to get there if you need a rest after your kiteboard lesson. Usual pub grub hits the spot every time.
The Salted Vine offers fine dining, in the oldest building in Squamish, elegantly decorated inside to showcase the beautiful food and amazing wine selected by the Sommelier owner.
Voted the best brew pub in BC, the Howe Sound Brewing boasts locally crafted beer with an emphasise on what Squamish has to offer. The Whitecap Wheat Ale pays homage to kiteboarding with its graphics representing two kiteboarders at the Spit.
This is a quick look at Sea To Sky Kiteboarding’s favourite places to eat, drink and be merry. If you would like further information or you would like to talk to us about kiteboarding, please contact us.