Smokin’ George’s BBQ

In a town that’s been itching for years for that authentic smokehouse flavour, the wait has come to an end. Nanaimo is thrilled to welcome Smokin’ George’s BBQ. And good golly Miss Molly, the food is divine.

Chef George Kulai (aka Smokin’ George) has moved on from teaching at VIU’s culinary program, to smoking up the tastiest meats, churning out the tangiest barbecue sauce and baking up the most mouth-watering cornbread, this side of the Mississippi.

Choose from pulled pork, beef brisket, fried chicken and smoked sausage, along with a number of sides and even a few vegetarian options. In a meatery, that’s pretty impressive.

Check out Smokin’ George’s site for their entire a menu and a few laughs. Pulled Pork Poutine. Sounds like a winner. Recently they have added fresh salad fixin’s for those of you who’d like to pair that protein with some veg!

Website – http://smokingeorgesbbq.com/

Unit #5, 4131 Mostar Rd.,
Nanaimo, V9T 6A6

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Mambo Gourmet Pizza

Known to many, as the BEST pizza in town. There’s no need to order 2 for 1 when you order from Mambo’s. Choose from a number of inventive and tasty specials. You can even mix and match the same pizza.

Of course the best option when you’re downtown, is to just pick up a couple slices. But time your trip carefully. This pizza is a hot ticket item, which keeps the chefs busy cooking more.

Eat in, Take out, or delivery. For your money, it’s tough to find a better pizza than Mambo’s.

250 753-6667

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Quarterway Pub

Guarding the bridge into downtown Nanaimo, there is a great little pub and liquor store. The Quarterway Pub. Great dinner specials and a perfect place to watch a hockey game. The Quarterway has a brighter atmosphere and a decent menu.

(250) 754-2733

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McLean’s Specialty Foods

Vancouver Island’s Premier Cheese Shop and Specialty Foods Store – McLean’s Specialty Foods offfers a unique, always-changing selection of fresh and imported delicacies and specialty food products as well as over 100 varieties of cheese from around the world.

One of Vancouver Island’s largest selections of cheeses, a delicatessen featuring the finest quality products, on-site baking and fresh soups, along with a wide assortment of Danish, British, European, and South African specialty items among their wide assortment of ethnic products and an excellent choice of gourmet oils, vinegars, olives, truffles, patés and terrines are waiting for you in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter.

250-754-0100

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Pho Boi

A Taste of Vietnam

Vibrant and charming, Pho Boi offers authentic Vietnamese food, using healthy, high-quality ingredients, and unique presentation. Our vision is to create not only delicious meals, but also to provide an enjoyable dining experience, and a sense of wonder through the Vietnamese culture. When you visit Pho Boi, you will experience the warmth, tradition, and culinary treasures of Vietnam.

250-933-0071

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Sushi Eh Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Eh Japanese Restaurant is the newest and the Best Japanese Cuisine on the Island, located on Hammond Bay Plaza, Nanaimo B.C. Owned and operated by renowned sushi chef, Yosuke-san. From the the well-known restaurant chain of Kamei Sushi in Vancouver. Come in and enjoy the authentic taste and quality of Japanese food. Sushi Eh’s servers are in Kimonos to welcome you, your family and friends.

Weekend lunch buffets from 11:30am-2:00pm

250-390-9882

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Huong Lan Restaurant

We put Huong Lan on par with the best Vietnamese restaurants we’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. Tom and his family have brought some amazing flavors to Nanaimo’s culinary scene. You’ll find all your favourites. Pho, Bun, spring rolls, salad rolls and rice dishes. If you’re a little adventurous and like a little spice, we recommend the Pho Satay. If you’re not into the specialty meats in this dish, order the #19 in a Satay style. You’ll love it.

19-1925 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1

(250) 756-7943

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Blenz Coffee Shop

Blenz Coffee has always believed that quality makes a difference. A popular stop in the heart of Woodgrove Centre, Blenz steams up some great lattes as well as a nice selection of smoothies. Try a nice tea or bring home beans to brew at home. Don’t forget to try the cookies and other treats.

Blenz started with the idea that coffee should be Never Burnt, Never Bitter™. That commitment to taste has helped Blenz create beverages that are second to none.

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Gabriel’s Cafe

Neo West Coast Cuisine
” Where taste buds soar on wings of flavor”

There’s nothing quite like a wee sleep-in on the weekend, then pulling on something comfy and heading out the door to indulge in a mouthwatering  brunch at your favourite local spot. Gabriel Martin has a lofty goal… for Gabriel’s Cafe to be the ‘go to’ breakfast spot in Nanaimo. Although he’s set the bar high, he is well on his way to success. They are now fully ensconced in their fun & funky new digs at 39A  Commercial Street. Our faves? The Thai green curry and the hot & sour soup…NOT to be missed!

http://www.gabrielscafe.ca/

Check out Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe on Facebook and Twitter too!

 

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Millstone Eatery

You don’t have to stay at the Howard Johnson to enjoy the Millstone Eatery. Enjoy a great breakfast downtown.

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