Victoria is such a quaint, cozy community, isn’t it? Sitting on the craggy Southern end of Vancouver Island, it’s long been known for its beautiful wilderness, rugged beaches and historic buildings sitting on full display in its downtown core.
It’s also recently been named one of the best cities in the world to visit for its incredible food and nightlife scene, offering locals and tourists an abundance of options for, well, everything—juicy gyros? Check. Neapolitan pizza? Check. The best shellfish? Check, check, check!
This week, we’re continuing to celebrate Victoria’s prominent mark within the food world with its recent win in Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards, and as always, some exciting new additions to its ever thriving restaurant scene.
😍 5 spots to try right now
Red Kettle Restaurant: A quaint, family-run lunch restaurant whipping up burgers, soups, sandwiches and other wholesome fare.
Glo Restaurant & Lounge: Upscale dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows offering an intimate yet relaxed dinner experience.
Moka House Coffee: Doubling as a coffee shop and vibrant community gathering space, they make excellent espressos.
Baan Thai Wok & Bar: Noodles, curries and wok specialties, complete with a bounty of vegan and vegetarian options.
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Victoria is now home to a brand new gyro spot
Photo: Gyrosa / Instagram
Victoria continues to grow its vibrant food community with the opening of another new restaurant this week: Gyrosa.
Offering traditional Greek street food with a modern twist, the restaurant serves delicious (and healthy!) meals such as gyros, salads, and grilled seafood skewers. It’s said to be the next go-to stop for fresh Greek food in the city.
With years of experience under their belt, the staff at Gyrosa are determined to blow guests away with new flavour combinations and, most importantly, passion in their craft that’s represented in every meal.
SPONSORED BY NOURISH KITCHEN
Nourish Dinner is in full swing
Nourish has relaunched their dinner menu in May, and vegetable forward cuisine has never tasted so great.
They are open from Wednesday-Sunday night and are taking reservations!
A professional cooking program, fees waived aside
Qualifying students receive a full knife set, uniform, lunch card and bus pass, among other support tools—up to 18 spaces are available for those facing pandemic-related career changes, new Canadians and anyone that is underemployed.
The eight month course is funded by the Chef’s Table Society of BC, a province-wide organization that promotes the exchange of culinary information and education.
Victoria has recently been named one of the best cities in the world, according to the Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The food and nightlife scene is unique and well worth celebrating.
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The Fragrant Mushroom: This free, live cooking class puts funghi front and centre of the dinner menu, teaching you to make a decadent wild mushroom risotto you can enjoy right after.
The Ways We Eat: An immersive, thought-provoking community celebration centred around IBPOC peoples’ experiences in food and land connections.
Art of the Cocktail: Bust out your finest evening outfit and taste some of the best liquors the Island has to offer at the Victoria Film Festival’s largest annual cocktail party.
Halloween Market: Spooky season is well on its way, and there’s no better way to prepare than visiting the second annual Halloween market in Victoria. Expect over 40 different food trucks, artisan vendors and a sip-and-shop hosted by Howl Brewing.
40% off all wine bottles each Wednesday at the Med Grill—how does “wine Wednesday” sound for a weekly ritual?
2 for 1 fish and chips at the Irish Times every Monday, all day. Enjoy it with a side of beer and live music for best results.
$5 mimosas and caesars every Sunday at Moxie’s Restaurant & Bar, for a satisfying hair-of-the-dog cocktail after a long Saturday night.
$9.50 pulled pork with slaw and fries at Felicitas, accompanied by $5 drafts and $4.25 highballs every Friday.
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