My Must Do’s in Kelowna

One of the most asked questions I receive from my followers is: “where do I recommend to eat in Kelowna?” or “what fun activities are there to do?”

I LOVE answering these questions as I was born and raised in Kelowna and am on top of the scene out here. I’ve compiled all my favorites into one blog post.

Are you ready?

Let me share with you my MUST DO’s in Kelowna:

Favorite Eats

 

Breakfast/Brunch spots:

The Bohemian Cafe – favorite dish is the huevos rancheroes, great mimosas

Jammery – destination breakfast stop, comfort food, home made jam, all you can eat waffles

Krafty – Hip Hop Brunch, various bennies and breakfast bowls

 

Coffee shops:

Bean scene – several locations in Kelowna, my favorites are the Landmark District and Bernard, home made baking

Gio bean – awesome service, excellent coffee

Sprout – bakery/coffee shop, freshly baked bread

Ice cream:

Parlour – home made ice cream, generous scoops

Moo-lix – over 40 flavors to choose from

 

Vegetarian/Vegan spots:

Naked Cafe – home style comfort vegan food

Frankie We Salute You – vegetarian food using locally sourced ingrediants

Pasta:

Mama Rosas – authentic italian food

 

Ramen:

Wasabi Ramen and Izakaya – flavorful ramen noodles

 

Fine Dining:

Raudz – multi-award winning restaurant

Water front Wines – named “best Okanagan restaurant” last nine years in a row

Home Block at Cedar Creek Winery – excellent wine and food pairings, gorgeous view

Pizza:

Dunnezies – monster slices of pizza, several locations in Kelowna, favorite is Lower Mission – huge backyard patio

Curious – wood-fired pizza

 

Laksa:

Mad Mango – super affordable, amazing broth

Basil Leaf – tons of veggies, coconut flavor

 

Burger:

Bin 4 – super gourmet burgers using locally sourced ingredients

Central – ‘Best Burger’ by Best of Kelowna

Indian:

Dawett – most authentic indian food with incredible flavor

 

Sushi:

Momos – incredible speed of service

Blue Tail – voted number one for sushi by Best of Kelowna

Dozo – affordable, friendly staff

Thai:

Thai Terrace – super fresh, big portions, lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Zabb – voted best thai food by Best of Kelowna

 

Mexican:

El Taquero – great fish tacos, salsa bar

YLW Tacos – taco truck

Latin Fiesta – sit down fast food authentic mexican

 

Greek:

Yamas – huge portions, belly dancing Saturday nights

Olympia – traditional greek food

Cocktails:

Fernandos – Avocado Margarita, otherwise known as “Number 34”

CRAFT – Twin Sales Raspberry Wheat Ale Beer

Cactus Club – Red Sangria

Central – Mr. Tea

Dessert:

Cactus Club – Key Lime Pie

Bin 4 – Cheese cake

 

Chocolate/Treats:

Karat Chocolate – high quality home made chocolate

Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate –  macarons, cakes, pastries

 

For other favorite restaurants of mine, head over to my Food Reviews.


Favorite Activities

 

Wine Tasting:

Naramata bench – Hillside, Red Rooster…

Lake Country – Arrow Leaf, Gray Monk…

East Kelowna – Summer Hill, Cedar Creek…

West Kelowna – Quails Gate, Mission Hill…

Having lunch at a winery. Ordering a charcuterie board and sitting outside. Going on a wine tour bus.

 

Patios:

Kelowna has a lot of fantastic patios. I dedicated a whole blog post to it – check out my favorites here.

Parks:

Misson Creek Park – turtle pond

Myra Canyon Trestles – great for biking

Lavender Farm – rolling lavender fields, essential oils

 

For kids/family:

Wibit – water park on the water

Scandia Golf and Games – mini golfing outside, go-karts

Energy Plex – great birthday party place

Kangaroo Farm – kangaroos and other animals, located in Winfield

 

Hikes:

Knox Mountain

Pincushion Mountain

Fintry Falls

 

Night Life:

Corral – country bar

BNA – preppy/hipster bar, bowling lanes

 

Shopping:

Alchemy – adorable home decor

Frakas – trendy women clothing

Blonde – bohemian, classic women clothing

Frock + Fellow – designer consignment clothes

Floating:

Enderby Channel – scenic, faster river

Penticton Channel – slower, right in the heart of Penticton

If you don’t know what I mean by floating, check out this blog post I wrote about it. One of my favorite summer activities.

Drive in Movie Theatre:

Starlight Drive-In – In enderby, North America’s largest drive-in screen

 

Farmers Market:

Kelowna Farmer’s Market – local vendors, every Wednesday and Saturday across from Orchard Park Mall

 

Breweries:

Kettle

Tree

Red Bird

Barn Owl

Love hopping on some bikes and biking around to each brewery to have a flight of beer.

Movie Theatres:

Orchard Plaza – reclined chairs

Encore West Kelowna – old school theatre,  best popcorn

 

There we have it! Keep in mind these are just some of my favorites, Kelowna has a looot to offer.

Enjoy your time in Kelowna!

-Jenna xoxo

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