Food & Drink

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With a unique location in a fertile valley by the sea, our region is blessed with fresh seafood and an abundance of local farms, providing a vibrant and varied culinary scene. Enjoy fresh local fare in the open air from the top of Mount Washington to the shores of the Salish Sea, and everything in between. 

Comox is studded with detour-worthy coffee shops like Komox Espresso Grind & Smoothie Bar and The Mill Coffee, and Milano as well as local watering holes oozing with atmosphere like New Tradition Brewing, Church St Taphouse, Land & Sea Brewing, and Blackfin Pub. 

Be sure to check out Cumberland’s unfussy fare for a satisfying apres bike food scene. Cumberland Bakery, Biblio Taco, Rider’s Pizza, and Cumberland Brewing Company are not to be missed. 

Courtenay’s got those bases covered and more, with the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market, 40 Knots Winery, and Beaufort Vineyard to explore! Some hotspot restaurants include Nikkei Ramen-Ya, Il Falcone, Atlas Cafe, and of course Bigfoot Donuts for dessert. 

Coming out of hibernation for the spring and summer, there’s also a range of additional seasonal offerings in the warm weather months. Check out the Black Market Food Truck, which serves a range of indulgent comfort foods, and Dubois Food Co., which features fresh ingredients from local farms and makers out of Filberg Heritage Park. For a convenient charcuterie-style spread to pack along for your hike, beach adventure or picnic in the park, try either Runge’s European Deli or Jam & Co Luxury Picnics. 

Merely an appetizer for the buffet of options available in the Valley, our restaurant scene is yours to discover! And for visitors with specific dietary needs, we trust you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the options available in the region - from vegan ramen to gluten-free pizza - you’re sure to be well fed.

Wineries & Distilleries

Indulging in a love of independent wine and spirit producers is easy with the plethora of wineries and distilleries available in the Comox Valley, ranging from unique to traditional. Have a peek at the options that await you, or better yet, take a sip.

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Breweries

Your visit to the Comox Valley is not complete without a trip to our local craft breweries. Sample a lager, ale, stout, or a full flight to taste each brew masters best. They offer a wide, everchanging variety in unique atmospheres and outdoor patios, across all three communities.  

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Restaurants & Pubs

Explore an exceptional variety of dining options. Award-winning chefs showcasing local foods, family restaurants, food truck flavor adventures, convenient and tasty take-out! Enjoy stunning million dollar views while dining, whether looking over Comox Harbour, Baynes Sound and the Beaufort Mountains, or along the idyllic Courtenay River where a seal may just emerge. Many restaurants, pubs and coffee shops offer patio seating for enjoying the fresh air, sunshine and amazing scenery.

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Bakeries & Cafes

Is there anything better than freshly baked donuts and locally roasted coffee? Experience the region with your taste buds at these locally owned coffee shops and bakeries.

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Farms & Markets

With more than 400 local farms, the Comox Valley is a veritable cornucopia of fresh local produce and products. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample seasonal, locally grown foods while getting to know the people and practices behind your groceries.

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Culinary Tours & Experiences

Leave the keys at the hotel and enjoy a totally curated culinary tour! Check out the regions top restaurants and locally sourced fare or take a wine tour, brewery tour, and more.

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