Horseback riding, whitewater rafting and flying over a glacier is hungry work when you are on vacation in the Yukon. You may or may not try all of those adventures yourself but I can guarantee you will be on the lookout for where to eat in Whitehorse. Surprisingly there are some really great options to satisfy your hunger. Everything from really good coffee shops to a Mediterranean restaurant that serves great Saganaki and even two microbreweries serving up local craft beer. We may not be in the big city but that doesn’t mean you won’t eat well while you are in Whitehorse. Loosen up your belt a bit and let’s eat.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks
Baked Cafe & Bakery 100 Main St – My day doesn’t start until I’ve had my Americano. Will I be able to find a good espresso shop in Whitehorse? The answer is yes. Baked Cafe & Bakery is right on Main Street and offers the usual coffee and espresso drinks plus a great selection of in house baked treats. Coming here for my Americano and working on my laptop was my morning ritual while I was in Whitehorse.
The Chaim Cafe & Food Co 305 Strickland St – Also within walking distance of your Whitehorse hotel is The Claim. I discovered this gem on my last day in Whitehorse, which also happened to be my birthday. It is a small cafe with a lovely little outdoor patio if you can grab a free table. The espresso is on point and my freshly made Roast Chicken Sandwich was uber fresh. The best surprise was the absolutely decadent Chocolate Cake I was treated to for my birthday. Moist and rich it was the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth!
Giorgio’s Cuccina 206 Jarvis Street – I’m not sure if I should call this an Italian or Greek restaurant. They offer house made pizzas and pasta, but they also serve traditional Greek dishes like Souvlaki, Saganaki and Kalamari. Plus they grill up a mean steak. There is plenty to choose from at Giorgio’s. I had the Saganaki, Baked Escargot and the 9 oz Sirloin Steak. Lip smacking delicious in my opinion.
The Deck at Coast High Country Inn 4051 4 Ave – Whether you stay at the Coast High Country Inn or not you will want to enjoy the largest patio in Whitehorse. They also serve up some great beers and a wicked Burger & Fries.
Yukon Brewing 102 Copper Road – No matter where you go in the Yukon you will be able to enjoy a pint or two of Yukon Brewing beer. They are everywhere! They don’t just brew 12 different beers though they also produce spirits under the Two Brewers and Yukon Spirits label. Whisky, Rosehip Gin or perhaps you’ll try their Haskap Liqueur. Either way, I highly suggest making a trip to their tasting room and on premise store where you can buy direct. Don’t want to visit the brewery? Just ask for it at any bar and restaurant in the Yukon.
Winterlong Brewing 83 Mount Sima Road – A short 10-minute drive from downtown Whitehorse you will discover the Nano Brewery called Winterlong. Size isn’t everything when it comes to craft brewers so it is worth it to come visit these guys in their tasting room. They have a staple of beers always available and craft some seasonal brews that rotate as quantity dictates. If you are there when the Spruce Tip Pale Ale is pouring it’s a unique flavour brewed with local Spruce tips. My favourite was the Sinister Rouge, a Red IPA.
This is what I discovered in just a few short days. I will need to come back as I suspect there are many more places that should make my where to eat in Whitehorse list. Do you have a favourite I should check out?