Scarlet trumpet honeysuckles sound the way as verdant branches sway and tranquil waters ripple by the gentle breezes that pass through interior BC — a setting that provides the perfect backdrop for a satiating meal. With wineries a plenty in the region as well, there are endless places to fill your belly and quench your thirst.
Shuswap Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Places to Eat & Drink
If you’re a foodie — or just someone who is hungry for great food — then maybe it’s about time you engaged in a good-old-fashioned restaurant spree. Below, you will find our picks for the top ten spots to eat and drink in the Shuswap region, after starting with our very own Jack Sam’s Restaurant.
1. Quaaout Lodge – Jack Sam’s Restaurant
Tantalizing aromas fill the air at Jack Sam’s Restaurant located in our Quaaout Lodge & Spa, as guests enjoy delectable meals curated by chef Chris Whittaker. Start the day off with Brioche French Toast or stop by for lunch or dinner and savour the Talking Rock Burger. At Jack Sam’s, we pride ourselves on the partnerships we have crafted with local farmers, bringing you truly locally-sourced ingredients to make up our delicious meals. When you dine at Quaaout Lodge, it’s not just the aromas and flavors that fill you up. Because we are situated on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake, the views gifted to you add to the ambiance and dining experience.
Things to Do near Jack Sam’s Restaurant (Chase, BC)
While you’re in the Chase area and have a belly full of food, you may want to wash it down with, well…more food — strawberries to be precise. Golden Ears Farm, Certified organic by North Okanagan Organic Association, sits on 34 acres in the Secwepemc territory, and has been growing and harvesting delicious produce for three generations. Support local farmers and pick up a basket of delicious strawberries at Chase Farmers’ Market on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
2. Stratis Restaurant-Sorrento
Locally owned, this Greek restaurant has been serving Mediterranean cuisine to the community since 2006. Known for its food, value and atmosphere, this family-run establishment is a popular stop when you’re looking for a place to dine in BC’s interior that is authentic to flavors and spices stemming from far-away Greece.
3. Cantina Vallarta-Salmon Arm
An authentic Mexican experience awaits when you step into Cantina Vallarta in Salmon Arm. With a variety of choices on the menu, Cantina offers both vegetarian and vegan options, offering delicious items coupled with great service, atmosphere,and value.
4. Crannog Ales
Steeped in Irish tradition, this farm brewery opened its doors in 2000 and has been making its beers with their very own hops that they grow on Left Fields farm. Guided by the principles of making quality beer, environmental stewardship and social responsibility, be sure to try a pint, or a few.
5. Marrionette Winery
Relying on their extensive background in wine making with European wineries, Marrionette founders Jamie and Amanda love sharing their passion for wine with all visitors. To them, it’s a lifestyle, a creative process in being local and regional. If you’re looking for wineries in BC, be sure to visit Marrionette.
The Feast and Drinks Continues in Shuswap, BC
If the first five spots haven’t piqued your culinary interest or quenched your thirst, (or you have already crossed them off your list), then perhaps you may want to visit one of the few below (we threw in two more, as we couldn’t decide!)
- Barley Station
- Sunnybrae Winery
- Shuswap Pie Company
- The Hub -Scotch Creek
- Morrow beer company
- Monte Creek Winery
Now that your gastric juices are flowing and your palette is all warmed up, it’s time to experience all that the majestic Shuswap region has to offer.
You can start by booking your next breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation at Jack Sam’s Restaurant at Quaaout Lodge & Spa here or you can call (250) 679-3090 or 1 (800) 663-4303 and one of the wonderful staff members will happily assist you.