Pemberton's Best Local Comfort Foods (& Drink)
Pemberton has long been known for the quality of its potatoes. But it wasn't until Tyler and Jonathan Schramm decided to distill their organic potatoes and turn them into premium organic small batch vodka that things got really interesting. To do this right, Tyler went to Scotland for his Master's thesis in Brewing & Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Together, they started the distillery in 2008, and by 2009, Tyler had hand distilled his first batch. Stop by their Distillery front room during open hours or better yet take a Distillery Tour on select Saturday's throughout the year!
Mount Currie Coffee Co.
At Mount Currie Coffee Co. a warm cuppa is the quintessential comfort drink and Pemberton has some of the best beans around. Recent reviews from Tripadvisor include this: "The line-up in the store is what you'd expect in NYC or Toronto... but it seems that people come from all over, especially on bike, for a cup of the coffee, and for a very good reason.... it's very good coffee."
Mile One Eating House
Rated the top restaurant in Pemberton. Mile One Eating House is deliberately local in both food and decor, creating a cozy atmosphere that you come to expect in Pemby dining. Really good food, done right. It's great tasting, simple food. Exactly what comfort food should be.
A little French bakery in the heart of Pemberton. A recent review says it perfectly: "Addictive. There is so much goodness in this one little bakery. Croissants are amazing, muffins, brownies and there are even a few gluten free choices as well." Blackbird Bakery focuses on handcrafted artisan breads and pastries. Exactly what you need to snuggle up with on a cold day.
The Pony Restaurant
Pemberton's oldest farm to table restaurant The Pony Restaurant is where locals and visitors meet for a wonderful meal and experience. The restaurant screams Pemby with it's rustic design and farming decor, there is even a spot for locals to tie their horse up while they grab a coffee! Enjoy beautifully crafted meals made with local produce, meats and poultry. The Pony patio and bar area is a great place to enjoy a glass of vino or tasty beverage while taking in the Pemberton foot traffic in the background!
North Arm Farm
Does it get any more 'farm to table' than a restaurant right on the farm! Long known for providing delicious organic produce for the local restaurant industry, North Arm Farm has recently opened their very own eatery right on the farm property. Guests can sit down and enjoy delicious all day breakfast and lunch creations. Every dish features North Arm Farm eggs & produce. During your visit check out their impressive stock of farm produce and farm made food products.
The Beer Farmers
The Beer Farmers are the first craft brewery in BC to offer beer made from major ingredients grown exclusively on their farm. Thisfamily-run business is owned and operated by the Miller's a fourth generation Pemberton farming family. The beer is brewed by head brewmaster Barbra Miller with her four sons and husband running the behind the scenes operations needed to operate the brewery and farm. The brewery offers growler fill up and taste samplings. Make sure to take advantage of their fantastic patio area with some of the best views of Mount Currie in the Pemberton Meadows.
Pemberton Brewing Company
Quickly becoming a local favourite the Pemberton Brewing Company offers delicious beers out of their convenient location in the Pemberton Industrial Park. Recently the brewery was named the "Best New Business in Pemberton" at the annual Pique News Best of Pemberton Awards. This award truly symbolizes how quickly the brewing company has made a name for itself within the community. Stop by for a sampling flight or fill up your growler on your next visit to Pemberton. Best yet package your trip with a visit to the Pemberton Distillery as they are walking distance apart from each other.
Town Square is a full service restaurant located in the centre of downtown Pemberton. The restaurant is a passion project of five longtime local chefs who have come together to create a unique array of dishes using fresh local ingredients. Pemberton's newest entry into the restaurant scene offers a laid-back local vibe with a fantastic outdoor dining space and comfortable wood finished interior. The restaurant features the most diverse food menu in Pemberton. Each dish has been crafted to reflect the passion behind each head chefs favourite ingredients and tastes.
Pemberton is Truly A "Farm to Table" Community
We are proud to be a small part of this tradition, by showcasing the best in local comfort foods. We welcome you from the city to come, take some time, and experience what true slow food is all about. Curl up by a warm fire, grab a cup or glass, and a plate of something special from our local farms. We think your soul will thank us. Enjoy your time with us while you stay in Pemberton and reconnect with all that is really important. Slow down, enjoy each bite or sip, and unwind with us.
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017