Satisfy Your Cravings
We like to keep things real in the Similkameen and when it comes to our food, we keep that real too. We have real good, real fresh, and really accessible goodies to set your mouth watering. Culinary pioneers migrate to our valley. They create unique and family-run eateries, and source fresh Similkameen ingredients. We have home-style and exotic, meat shops and bakeries, and cafes and pubs. There are plenty places here to help you satisfy your craving for authentic Similkameen flavour.
Taste your way through the Similkameen. Here are just a few of our eateries.
Doug’s Homestead Meat Shop
If you’re a fan of beef jerky, Doug’s is the place to go in the Similkameen. Take your place in the line winding straight out the door and watch the show unfold before you. As each piece of pepperoni is cut and weighed you’re given the chance to win your order by correctly guessing the price by weight. Stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the crowd, call out your wager and then wait with baited breath for the scale to settle. A collective cheer or heaving sigh will tell you if you’re bang on the money. If you win, your name is displayed on Doug’s wall of fame! Regardless of whether your order is free, the jerky and pepperoni are legendary in these parts. Be sure to come early, because on busy days, Doug’s sells out of product before noon. Open seasonally May to October.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you step into the Hitching Post Restaurant in Hedley. Like the Similkameen itself, the building is rugged, rustic and real. It once housed Hedley’s mining supply store and local dance hall. Today, chef and owner Wilson Wiley serves up hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners. They showcase locally grown fare, served up with a complimentary side of Hedley hospitality. A hotspot in summer, you’ll want to dawdle over a bottle of Similkameen wine when the Hitching Post concert series gets underway. Open year-round, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
See our directory for more eateries in the Hedley area.
It’s one of the most unexpected restaurants in an unlikely location. Just ask anyone who’s enjoyed lunch, dinner or take-out at Rick Chaicomdee’s Keremeos restaurant and they’ll tell you, it’s definitely “Thai worth the drive!”
Rick will probably greet you right at the door with a big, wide smile. Then he’ll ask you about your day while he prepares to serve you authentic Thai dishes made from his own family recipes.
See our directory for more eateries in the Keremeos area.
Billy’s Family Restaurant
A Princeton institution, Billy’s has been a favoured stop just off Highway 3 for generations of travellers who appreciate family-friendly fare. The restaurant was named for the notorious Gentleman Bandit Bill Miner, a Princeton resident until his fateful heist in Kamloops. Since then, the restaurant has been nostalgic stop for history buffs and families alike. Open year-round, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Who could resist a place that first started out as “Knead Some Dough”? Stop by Thomasina’s where she and her husband, Jerome, have created the kind of place you’d like to sit and stay awhile. They serve up home-style sandwiches with artisanal breads baked right in the shop. Thomasina’s is located in the heart of Princeton and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea or lunch and watch the world go by. Open year-round serving breakfast, lunch and an extensive menu of just baked treats.
This are just two of the fantastic eateries you will find in Princeton and area. See our directory for more eateries.