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Whistler Family Vacation – Where To Eat With Toddlers & Kids

When I travel, one of the most fun parts has always been all of the yummy, new food I get to discover while on the trip. Since Little Man came into our lives,  dining out has become a bit more challenging. Having a child isn’t going to keep me from my love of food, however, so we just have to take the extra step and make sure a place is kid-friendly before pick our next place to chow down.

Whistler, as a whole, was surprisingly kid-friendly and that included its dining options. Below are a few of the places we went to, what we ate and why I think they are great places to eat with toddlers and kids.

Where To Eat With Toddlers & Kids in Whistler

Pasta Lupino Gourmet

Whistler Family Vacation - Where To Eat With Toddlers & Kids - Pasta Lupino

 

  • Website: http://pastalupino.com/
  • Address: 4368 Main Street, Suite 121
  • Yelp Rating: 4 Stars
  • Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Booster seats, plastic cups

Pasta Lupino was the first place we ate at when we got to Whistler. We arrived right at the start of dinner and were seated right away. They do not accept reservations and their restaurant is small so I definitely recommend going there for an early dinner to avoid a long wait.

My husband and I both ordered the Chicken Parmigiana which came with rosemary and sea salt focaccia bread with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. We also got to choose an appetizer of either the soup of the day, Caesar salad or Garden Mista salad. For our meal, I chose the Caesar salad and my husband got the Garden Mista salad. For our toddler, we got the Meatballs from the Kids’ Menu.

My husband and I love Italian food and I can admittedly be a little picky about it but we LOVED everything about Pasta Lupino. From the bread to the sauce to the pasta, everything was fresh, homemade and delicious. If there is one place I would recommend as a must visit, it is Pasta Lupino.

Purebread

Whistler Family Vacation - Where To Eat With Toddlers & Kids - Purebread
Half eaten Crack Bar from Purebread
  • Website: https://www.purebread.ca/
  • Address: 4338 Main Street, Suite 122
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Yummy desserts, next to tons of kid-friendly attractions

Purebread is a delicious family bakery located in Whistler Olympic Plaza. We went here after an early dinner one night and grabbed a flourless brownie and a crack bar for dessert. The flourless brownie was great but the crack bar….I don’t know, there may actually be some crack in it because my husband and I were addicted after the first bite. We don’t usually eat at the same place more than once while on vacation but we had to grab another crack bar for the road right before we left.

Peaked Pies

Whistler Family Vacation - Where To Eat With Toddlers & Kids - Peaked Pies
Sausage Roll and Mixed Berry Pie from Peaked Pies
  • Website: http://www.peakedpies.com/
  • Address: 105-4369 Main Street
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Fast service

I grabbed a few sausage rolls and a mixed berry pie from Peaked Pies on the way back to our hotel before Little Man’s nap. I became a fan of sausage rolls when I lived in South Boston and there was a little Australian place there that introduced them to me. Peaked Pies sausage rolls were just as good and even my toddler liked eating a bit of the meat (he wasn’t a big fan of the outer bread part).

My husband was out skiing when I picked up the sausage rolls and was a little jealous. He studied abroad in Australia while in college and he was the one that convinced me to try to Australian place in Boston. Luckily for him, he has a loving wife that got an extra sausage roll for him to have when he got back from skiing. Although he had to eat it cold (our room didn’t have a microwave), we was still thrilled and they got his stamp of approval!

Creekbread

Whistler Family Vacation - Where To Eat With Toddlers & Kids - Creekbread

 

  • Website: http://www.creekbread.com/
  • Address: 2021 Karen Crescent
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Kid-Friendly Features: Lots of seating, call ahead queue placement

Prior to coming to Whistler, I had seen Creekbread mentioned in several places as a great place to go with kids. We went on a Saturday evening and it was very busy. We weren’t able to make a reservation but we did call 20 minutes before we got there and they were able to secure our place in line which helped with the 30+ minute wait that walk-ins were getting.

The atmosphere in Creekbread is very family friendly with an open two story floor plan. The noise level is definitely on the loud side but I consider that a good thing since I have a toddler that enjoys randomly screaming on occasion.

For dinner we got the 16 inch Nitrate-Free Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza. Our pizza included homemade nitrate-free pepperoni, British Columbia grown mushrooms, wood-fired cauldron tomato sauce, whole milk mozzarella & Asiago cheese on organic bread dough with homemade garlic oil and a custom blend of organic herbs. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with pizza when it comes to kids and at Creekbread, you can feel good about the ingredients that your kids are eating. This place is definitely worth checking out.

Have you been to Whistler? Where were your favorite places to eat with your family?

 

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