Burger 55

Burger 55 is what foodie dreams are made of. Everything about the gourmet burgers here is custom-ordered, from the patties (veggie, turkey, salmon) and buns (sesame seed, whole wheat tortilla, gluten-free) to the sauces (balsamic reduction, curry sauce, peanut butter) and toppings (grilled peach, fried egg, caramelized onions). Don’t forget to order the sweet whiskey onion rings and a milkshake with a shot of Kahlua (do it).

Il Vecchio Deli

At lunchtime, the line-up winds out the door at this deli/grocery store where you can build your own delicious sandwich from a choice of two meats and one cheese or, if you’re feeling adventurous, four meats and a cheese. And don’t even think about leaving without trying the tiramisu.

Wild Scallion

Serving up mostly vegan fare, this popular spot started out with just an order window but has quickly expanded to seat 100 hungry diners. The offerings change seasonally to incorporate local, organic ingredients, and everything is gluten- and lactose-free. No matter what the season, you can usually find the delicious salad rolls on the menu.

The Bench

Locals refer to The Bench as the best coffee in town and we’re still talking about the cappuccino. Breakfast is also a hot commodity here and the eggs Benny on weekends draw a crowd. We also like that everything in made on-site from scratch and that we can stock our fridge with dinner-to-go options like pizza, lasagnas and curries.

Theo’s Restaurant

This is the place to go for Greek food in Penticton. The family-run restaurant has an extensive menu featuring all your Greek favourites, including spanakopita, lamb, rabbit and the locally famous moussaka that owner Theo has been serving guests since the restaurant opened in 1976.