If you're looking for a variety of organic, homemade and vegan options, including herbal health products, make sure to stop by The Angry Vegan. Here you'll find corn based straws and cups, cardboard takeout containers and local products when seasonaly available. We promise you they're not as angry as they sound.
Usually you expect the average pub to serve up a variety of brightly colored straws with your cocktails, not Barley Mill. The only time you'll get a straw is with a blended drink, and it'll be biodegradable! Excpect to find biodegradable to-go containers and only wooden stir sticks. Check out their website for information about their weekly events and schedules.
With a solid moto like 'Community sourced, community driven', Craft Corner Kitchen is incredibly dedicated to supporting local vendors as often as possble. They encourage you to sit and socialize to be part of the beautiful community. Drinks will be served with biodegradable straws only and take out will be served in paper bags and containers. Pull up a chair and enjoy all crafts here!
Kettle Valley Station Pub
1070 Eckhardt Avenue West Penticton, BC V2A 2C3 Located in the Ramada Inn
This isn't your average pub. If you're looking for a place to sample a wide variety of local craft beers and local wines (over 100 different types!), then this is the place. Sit down and pair your beverage with home-made menu items which are sourced locally when possible. They have also proudly made the switch to paper straws and biodegradable take out containers!
Like it says in the name, Terry's delivers comfort. Their generous portions include vegetarian and gluten free options, non-gmo bread and homemade items. They have gone strawless and provide take out containers made primarily of sugar cane. And if you feel like a pig by ordering too much, not to worry, Terry's feeds local pigs with their food scraps!
As you'd expect from a wine bar, The Cellar serves a variety of international wines but with a focus on the local pours from the beautiful Okanagan. Pair your local wine with several house made food features. Did we mention this kitchen and bar has also gone strawless?
The Vanilla Pod
425 Middle Bench Road North Penticton, BC, V2A 8S5 Located in Poplar Grove Winery
This winery restaurant is setting the bar high! With initiative to reduce their carbon footprint, The Vanilla Pod serves seasonal food items from local farmers, offers electric car charging ports and have installed solar panels on the patio. This is in addition to going strawless and switching to paper products. Make sure to stop here on your next round of wine touring!
Needing a quick and healthy meal while doing your shopping? The Apple Bistro, located in Natures Fare stores, has you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll find fresh and organic options served in biodegradable plastic bags and with paper straws.
Brodo Kitchen is passionate about reflecting the bounty of our land in their menu. They source most ingredients from local butchers, orchards, wineries and farms. They have also gone strawless, use biodegradable stickers and wrap takeout in butchars paper. Stop by to see what seasonal features they have on the menu today. Hint- They have vegan and gluten free items.
Front Street Brasserie is very pssionate about eliminating single use waste and so they do not provide a take out options. For those who cannot finish their meals, food will be packaged in biodegradable containers. Staying to sip on some drinks? Front Street has also gone completely strawless. Check out their daily dinner features and home made desserts.
This is what supporting local looks like when it comes to pizza, subs and pasta! Penticton Pizza has a uniquely tastey menu and the nice thing about pizza is that it always comes in cardboard! They have also gone strawless, serve their subs in paper and have switched to paper bags.
Family owned and operated, this cozy restaurant is serious about keeping things close to home. They source products as locally as possible (handcut BC fries, YUM), make desserts in house and source organic fair trade coffee. Not to mention they have also switched to paper straws and paper bags! Stop by for a delicious breakfast or lunch on Main Street.
This restaurant has an ever evolving menu but the principles remain the same: Clean, healthy food with a variety of culture. Here where the community gathers to support both local food and music. The Dream Cafe has gone strawless, emphasizes recycling and uses only biodegradable take out containers. Check out their eclectic menu and restaurant today!
Theo's is a beautifully decorated Mediterranean atmosphere and loved for many reasons. Not only have they gone strawless but they have also introduced a delicious vegan menu and a gluten free menu. If you're interested in checking out the Greek spin on vegan food, give Theo's a visit!
A supporter of paper straws and paper take-out containers since day one, Bad Tattoo Brewing is an unque brewery in Penticton. Make sure you give them a visit and pair your crafted beer with a delicious wood-fire pizza made from seasonal, local ingredients.
Burger 55 is under new ownership and are starting small by laminating their menus to reduce paper waste, every little change counts! Here you can order off of their gourmet menu or build your own burger, salad or wrap. Gluten-free, vegetarian and local options available!
21 Lakeshore Drive West Penticton, BC V2A 7M5 Located in the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre.
Serving a delicious variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Hooded Merganser has a unbeatable location right on Okanagan Lake. Not only do they use seasonal vegetables from their very own Valley View Farm, but they have switched to paper! This includes paper straws, take out containers and bags. Visit their website to book a table today.
Salty's Beach House offers global tastes made locally with love. Here you can find certified human beef, featured local vegeatables and PEI mussles. They have made the switch to plant resin straws and biodegradable take out containers. Not to mention a great patio across the street from the beach! Stop by and taste their delicious variety of food.
The Bench Market emphazises on supporting local by sourcing their eggs, meats, coffee beans and other products as close to home as possible. They use biodegradable corn straws and use paper where they can. When you come in for breakfast or lunch, you can also take the time to browse their local artisan shop!
This artistic restaurant strives to support local (with the help of Okanagan's finest nectar) to create meals, indluding vegan options, from scratch. They will only serve paper straws when asked and they have switched to paper take out options, including bags. Be sure to dine in before a show at The Many Hats Theatre next door and take a look at the local art on the walls where 100% of profits go back to the artist!
Voted as 'Okanagan's Best Vegetarian Restaurant' 6 years in a row, Wild Scallion is clearly a local favourite. On their menu you can find a variety of local, fermented, raw, gluten free, dairy free and organic items. If you have leftovers and forgot your reusable container, dont worry, they'll provide paper take out containers. PS. Make sure you leave space for their unique homemade desserts!