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Updated Okanagan Thread

anewton | | Jul 8, 2013 06:48 AM

Hi Folks: I'm a bit sheepish to admit it, but I've never been to the Okanagan...until now. I'm going in about two weeks to the south Okanagan (staying in Osoyoos). I searched the board here and found information in past threads to be "thin on the ground" re: intel.

I'll only be there for two nights, so I'm focusing on the Oliver-Osoyoos corridor and of course my focus will be on tasting wines. I think I have a pretty good handle on the winery scene, but I'm a bit clueless when it comes to eating there.

Specific questions I have: Where should I stop for lunch between Delta and Osoyoos (remember, I'm coming from Victoria so I won't get into Delta until about 10:45 when my ferry arrives). An old thread yielded just one recommendation, the "Home Cafe" in Hope. Any other options?

Where should I stop for coffee between Delta and Hope? Anywhere good between Chilliwack and Princeton?

Where is there good coffee in the Oliver-Osooos area? A recent thread suggested a place called Village Grounds in Naramata, but that's a long way from my B & B in Osoyoos. Is there anything decent between Osoyoos and Oliver?

What is my best bet for dinner in Oliver-Osoyoos area? Burrowing Owl, Tinhorn Creek, and Hester Creek all have restaurants. What is the best? (apparently the owner of Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek also owns Le Gavroche in Van, so that might be promising).

Other than the new bakery in Osoyoos, are there any food specialty stores in the south Okanagan that are destination worthy?

Who has the best lunches in the Oliver Osoyoos area? I notice that Black Hills is doing woodfired pizza, and Road 13 has a small lunch menu. Can anyone comment on the best lunch in this region?

And finally, when I am driving back from Osoyoos to the ferry terminal, I'd like to stop for dinner on Thursday night, probably in the Fraser Valley but really anywhere between Mission and Delta. There is SHOCKINGLY little intel on this site about good food options in Surrey, Abbotsford and the rest of the Fraser Valley. Also not much written up on Tsawassen/Delta. Is this entire belt a culinary wasteland, or do the hounds on this board not often venture out into these regions? Would there not be some killer Indian food somewhere between Abbotsford and Delta? I ate at one place two years ago in Surrey, believe it was called Dakshan, that was decent but not mind-blowing or destination worthy.

Thanks in advance.