Penticton is nestled between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. It’s a city full of splendour; wherever you look, you’ll see mountains, sparkling water, and a picturesque skyline.
After all that sightseeing, you might work up quite the appetite. But with so many great options, how do you decide where to eat?
At Green Gaia, we know the feeling. That’s why we’ve put together this list of great Penticton restaurants. From casual diners to fine dining experiences, we’ve assembled the best of the best.
Without further ado, here are our top 10 picks for places to eat in Penticton:
Now, let’s get into why you should grab a bite at these local restaurants:
Got a craving for high-end Greek cuisine? At Theo’s Restaurant, you can treat yourself to a selection of Seafood, Wine, and classic Entrees, including Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Lamb Shoulder Oregano.
This popular restaurant originally opened in 1976. They use local ingredients to create classic Greek recipes. Some ingredients come directly from their rooftop garden, like purslane and amaranth.
On their menu, you’ll find all your favourite Greek foods. Each dish is packed with layers of authentic flavour. Finish your meal with a delightful dessert, like Tiramisu or Baklava.
The next time you’re in Penticton, be sure to stop by this local favourite!
You can’t beat the taste of a homemade meal. At Polish Bistro, you can enjoy fresh and delicious home-style food. Their menu features delicious Cabbage Rolls, Schnitzel, and 6 flavours of Pierogies. Check out Polish Bistro for a meal that nourishes your body and your heart.
Bring the family (or a group of friends) together at La Casa Ouzeria. The cozy, relaxing atmosphere of La Casa Ouzeria will put you at ease.
On the menu, you’ll find a blend of Italian and Greek foods, including Spaghetti Bolognese and Grilled Lamb Chops. You’ll notice how each dish is created with care and attention to detail.
For the best Indian food in the Okanagan, make sure to stop by Lachi. It’s a cozy, authentic restaurant that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Try their crisp and savoury Samosas, which are available with beef, chicken, or vegetables.
Everything on the menu is made from local, fresh ingredients. A few Lachi specialties include Curry, Korma, and Vindaloo. You can specify your preferred spice level for each dish.
Finally, there’s a sushi spot in Penticton. And it’s not just any sushi—it’s some of the best you can find in BC. Kojo opened in 2016; since then, they’ve been serving delicious Japanese meals to Penticton locals and tourists.
Take a look at the photos on their website to see how delectable these dishes are. Enjoy your meal indoors, or spend the day on their covered and heated patio. Stop by Kojo whenever you’re seeking fresh Sushi, hot Ramen, or flavourful Rice Bowls.
Elma is a new and unique dining spot in Penticton. Inside the restaurant, you’ll be surrounded by natural light, decorative tiles, and decor from Turkey. Indulge in traditional Turkish food like Chickpea Panisse, Lamb Belly, and Rice Pilaf. No matter where you’re from, you’ll feel right at home in this welcoming, relaxing diner.
Let’s be honest: after you stop by Green Gaia, you might get a craving for pizza. And there’s no better place to satisfy that craving than Tratto.
At Tratto, they do things the authentic way. Every takeout pizza is delivered to your door uncut. Why? They want guests to enjoy pizza the way they would in a restaurant. Pop it in the oven, let it get warm and crispy, then take it out and slice it (but if you prefer them pre-cut, you can just let them know!).
They make a special Neapolitan Pizza, which features fresh mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes. These unique ingredients give every pizza an unbeatable taste, packed with flavour and freshness. The lightly charred and chewy crust tastes like heaven.
Everything at Loki’s Garage is made from scratch; it’s a difference you can taste with every bite. Their Pastrami takes eight days to make! You can’t rush perfection.
From their house-baked Focaccia to their signature Chicken & Waffles, this restaurant offers tons of delicious eats.
Known as “the best brunch in Penticton”, Loki’s Garage serves up a menu full of Okanagan favourites. Stop here for a late lunch or dinner. They also offer a kid's menu if you’d like to bring the family along.
There’s no better way to start your day than with a Breakfast Sandwich and freshly-brewed Coffee. Wayne & Freda is a coffee shop that’s all about giving customers the perfect coffee and breakfast to accompany it. The story behind their name is pretty heartwarming; we suggest you check it out on their website.
Whether you prefer a drip coffee, blended Mocha, or Cappuccino, they’ve got a brew that’ll be just how you like it. Accompany your caffeinated beverage of choice with a Sandwich, house-made Soup, or Toast and Eggs.
After a Sunday morning wake and bake, be sure to stop by the tastiest breakfast spot in Penticton.
Looking for a fine dining experience? Make your reservation at The Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen. Located in downtown Penticton, this classy establishment offers flame-broiled Steaks, juicy Seafood, and house-made Tapas. Their dishes are based on family recipes. Take a look at their extensive Wine menu, which features over a dozen selections from local wineries.
Tonight, treat yourself to a high-end meal at The Cellar.
At Green Gaia, we know how important it is to support local businesses; they’re the heart of Penticton. These restaurants will keep your belly full and your community thriving.
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