Kelowna’s accomplished wine industry has aided in attracting consumers to another fabulous aspect of Kelowna living: the farm to table dining experience. The warm weather that extends from March to October allows for healthy and abundant harvests, and vine ripened fruits and vegetables to be picked from their farms and delivered directly to local chef’s kitchens.
Places like Raudz Regional Table, located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, have given Kelowna a reputation as a renowned foodie destination.
The Bohemian Cafe is located around the corner from Raudz and is known for their locally-sourced breakfasts and freshly squeezed orange juice. If you’re looking to dine at what is affectionately known to locals as the “Boh,” either make a reservation or be prepared to endure a bit of wait- although consumers would boast that the wait is well worth it.
Waterfront Wines is for the consumer looking to pair both local wine offerings as well as the farm to table culinary experience- although you won’t have to look to wineries for local wines as most establishments have a hearty selection of them to offer.
If you are interested more in beers and ciders than wine, don’t feel left out in Kelowna. Breweries and distilleries are in close proximity to the lake, such as Tree Brewing and Okanagan Spirits.
This agricultural mecca has incited the popular #tastekelowna hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, allowing diners to showcase their favourite farm to table restaurants and dishes. Next time you stop by a restaurant, participate in Kelowna’s culinary community and add the tag to one of your foodie photos!