Whistler is well known as an outdoor adventure-seekers paradise, but can you fuel all of that adventure-seeking with tasty vegan eats? If you’re a vegan visiting Whistler, have no fear! Your post-ski, snowboard, or hike session won’t be met with lackluster salads and cheese-less pizza — phew!
Come along with us on a culinary journey to find yummy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options at some of the best vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in town. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you will discover some new favorite spots for delicious and satisfying vegan food in Whistler, BC.
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Vegan Food & Sweets in Whistler, BC
You could spend all of your time eating at these four vegan cafes and resturants! They have the best vegan food in Whistler — but this is just the start of the eating adventure.
4340 Lorimer Rd #122, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
What’s served: breakfast (until noon), lunch, & snacks (they close at 4 or 5 PM, depending on the day).
You might be surprised to find a fully vegan café in Whistler, but I think you’d be shocked to know there’s actually a fully vegan and gluten-free one, and it’s this charming spot! The Green Moustache is single-handedly ensuring its visitors and locals are being properly fueled with nutrient-dense and organic dishes so you can tackle Whistler Mountain or Black Comb Peak.
But there’s one problem, there are so many fantastic things to try!
You’ll want to start the day with a short stack of buckwheat pancakes topped with caramel cashew cream, berry chia jam, and walnuts, but you’ve absolutely got to come back for lunch. Nothing is better on a chilly day than one of their filling house-made soups or their hearty veggie stew with fresh mango salsa. They have plenty of gorgeous salads and wraps if you’re looking for something lighter. Save a little room for a chocolate avocado tart or no-cheese cheesecake!
Don’t tell the others, but this might be my favorite spots for vegan food in Whistler!
4433 Sundial Pl #1, Whistler, BC V8E 1G7, Canada
What’s served: breakfast & lunch (they close at 5 PM)
Right in the heart of Whistler Village is this quaint vegetarian café. The menu focuses on filling comfort food in the healthiest way possible with local and seasonal ingredients.
To kick start your day, there’s nothing better than their carrot lox English muffin topped with dill cashew cream cheese and red onions or savory pesto mushroom toast. For an extra boost of veggies, don’t miss their full smoothie and fresh juice menu — Holy Kale (kale, apple, cucumber, lemon, and ginger) has my name all over it.
At lunch, the options are diverse — warm bowls of ramen in a spicy ginger mushroom broth or a classic Reuben with vegan smoked provolone — both pair perfectly with their house-made raw Snickers bar! The menu is super well-marked for vegan and gluten-free options.
206-2067 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0B6, Canada
What’s served: vegan baked goods, bread, and treats
You’ll want to hop on a bus or grab an Uber or Lyft and hightail it 15 minutes south of Whistler Village to this drool-worthy vegan bakery — the only one in the area!
As soon as you walk in the door, you’ll be met with a cloud of freshly baked bread and cinnamon — it just might put you in a carb trance. The bakery is well known for its gorgeous naturally-leaven sourdough and wholegrain bread that are baked fresh every day, but they also always have a selection of cinnamon rolls, cookies, and cakes. Gluten-free friends, you won’t get left out; they do have a couple of flour-free treats — peanut butter blondies and double chocolate and tahini brownies.
If you’re staying in town or nearby, you can order all of their goodies, fresh bread, coffee, and even pizza dough ahead of time — I can’t think of a better place to stock a vacation pantry!
Alder Creek, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada
What’s served: Breakfast, lunch & snacks (open from 9 AM – 3 PM)
When you need a break from carving powder, there is no better spot than this casual ski-resort eatery conveniently located halfway up Whistler Mountain. This is where veggies and skiing meet!
Their healthy, comfort-focused menu provides visitors with the best options to refuel and be ready to tackle the slopes. Check out their eggless breakfast wrap filled with spiced lentils, potatoes, veggies, and vegan cheese in the morning. When lunchtime rolls around, you’ll have a difficult decision. Will it be a veggie-packed Superfood Salad or a filling Forager’s Pie (veganized shepherd’s pie)? Just make sure you get in there before 3 PM!
Vegan-Friendly Restaurants & Sweets in Whistler, BC
Just incase you didn’t find what you were looking for at the previous spots, these vegan-friendly restaurants have fantastic options!
4368 Main Street #201, 2nd Floor, Whistler, BC V8E 1B6, Canada
What’s served: lunch & dinner Indian fare
If you’re not looking for this fantastic Indian spot, you might miss it (which would be a shame) — it’s tucked up on the second floor of the shopping complex at Main Street and Northlands Blvd. Their super vegan-friendly menu includes a great lineup of authentic Indian fare with popular dishes like Channa Masala, Aloo Gobhi, Yellow Dal, and more. The veggie section is mostly vegetarian, but all of the vegan options are marked.
4340 Lorimer Rd #129, Whistler, BC V8E 1A5, Canada
What’s served: lunch & dinner authentic Mexican food.
This Mexican taqueria has terrific vegan options — hooray! The veggie section of the menu clearly labels its vegan and gluten-free options as well as other dishes that can easily be made vegan. Don’t expect basic black bean tacos here; you’ll be over the moon for their vegan chorizo, chipotle jackfruit, and authentic Mexican rice and refried beans.
4368 Main St #114, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
What’s served: lunch & dinner Asian fusion options.
If you love curry, Szechuan-style noodles, or fried rice, you’ve got to check out this vegan-friendly Asian restaurant. Their menu is super well-marked, and many of their flavorful dishes can easily be made vegan.
4368 Main St #112, Whistler, BC V8E 1B6, Canada
What’s served: lunch & dinner Hawaiian poke bowls
This vegan-friendly poke spot is conveniently located right next door to Main Street Noodles. These flavor-packed bowls are all made to order, giving you the power to concoct your own masterpiece. Start with a base of rice, greens, or quinoa, add tofu, and then top with an array of sauces and veggies. All of the ingredients are marked for vegan and gluten-free options.
4230 Gate Way Dr, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
What’s served: lunch & dinner Japanese fare.
I thought I’d only find cucumber avocado rolls here; boy, am I glad I was wrong! This vegan-friendly Japanese spot has an extensive menu of sushi rolls, teriyaki, yakisoba, and udon options! Try a yam roll for a unique veggie sushi option, and you can’t go wrong with any of their savory noodle creations.
4295 Blackcomb Way unit 220/221, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
What’s served: lunch & dinner fare that’s a little fancy.
This sophisticated spot has a globally-inspired menu that features an entire plant-based section! I don’t know about you, but I love it when they give us our own sections — it makes life easier. You’ll find a little bit of Asian and comfort inspiration from a traditional Impossible burger to Hunan Kung Pao and crispy tofu sushi tacos!
4368 Main St #101, Whistler, BC V8E 1B6, Canada
What’s served: breakfast (one vegan option), lunch, & dinner.
This casual spot is well known for two things — craft beer and a diverse menu that celebrates locally-sourced ingredients. The menu is limited for vegan-friendly options, but if you end up here, you won’t go hungry. The pulled jackfruit sandwich and thoughtful falafel wrapped in pita are flavorful and filling.
4211 Sunshine Pl, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0, Canada
What’s served: smoothies
When you’re in the mood for a berry-packed drink, you’ve got to check out this smoothie shop! If you’re a coffee lover, don’t miss the Bohemian Rhapsody, a blend of coffee, walnuts, coconut, banana, chia, and almond milk — there’s no better way to start the day! Just about everything on their menu is, or can be made, vegan.
4293, 210 Mountain Square #210, Whistler, BC V8E 1B8, Canada
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This popular chocolatier now offers a 5-piece dark chocolate sampler. Hopefully, this is just the start of their vegan sweets.
Vegan-Friendly Market in Whistler Village
If you don’t want to eat out the entire time, check out this Whistler market — they have a small but mighty vegan food section!
The Whistler Grocery Store
4211 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
This small market is right in the middle of Whistler village, making it convenient to stock up on produce and snacks between ski jumps! They have a small vegan and vegetarian section in the produce and freezer section with veggie sausages and other meats, tofu, prepared meals, and more.
Where to Stay in Whistler — Eco-Friendly Hotels
Many of the hotels throughout Whistler (and Canada, for that matter) are taking actions to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re trying to decide where to stay, these two hotels are great options.
2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0B2, Canada
This lakeside lodge is utilizing geothermal energy to heat and cool the property, has complimentary EV charging stations for guests, and is using compostable packaging for its food products. The lodge isn’t in Whistler Village; it’s in Creekside, which is a short walk to the Creekside gondola and 2.5 miles to Whistler Village.
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V8E 0Y4, Canada
This mountain retreat is committed to having a positive impact on the environment through its extensive program and initiatives, some of which include energy, carbon, and water reduction, sustainable food purchasing (including vegan and local options), waste reduction, biodiversity conservation, and community-led programming.