We’re known for our farm fresh food, local wineries, and emerging craft-brewing scene. All ingredients that make for an amazing lunch. Here’s our guide to our favourite places to stop for a long, leisurely lunch when road tripping through the Fraser Valley in 2016.

CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY & BACCHUS BISTRO

Chaberton is one of the largest estate wineries in British Columbia and the oldest in the Fraser Valley. Sample their award winning wines on a winery tour or at the tasting room. The on Site Zagat rated “Excellent” Bacchus Bistro overlooks the 50 acre vineyard and was rated by the Vancouver Sun newspaper as one of the top 3 ‘al Fresco’ dining restaurants in Vancouver. It’s an amazing spot to enjoy fine dining, 100% BC wines and seasonal cuisine.

Chaberton

TANGLEBANK GARDEN & BRAMBLES BISTRO

Tanglebank Gardens is a “boutique” style nursery situated in beautiful rural West Abbotsford, BC. In addition to inspiring visitors to cultivate beautiful garden landscapes, you can try some fresh local wine and lunch offerings at the on-site Brambles Bistro.

LELEM’ ARTS & CULTURAL CAFE

Lelǝm’ means house in the hǝńq́ǝmińǝm’ language. For countless generations, Kwantlen people have lived in present-day Fort Langley and the surrounding areas along the Fraser River. The Cafe is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves up house-made breads, soups and locally sourced meats from the Fraser Valley with a First Nations flair.

Lelem

HOFSTEDE’S COUNTRY BARN

Founded in the 1980s by Dutch Couple Roelof and Doutzen Hofstede, this Chilliwack icon began as a mobile produce stand. Today, the European inspired market here is best known for it’s abundant local fruit and veggies, and also a coffeeshop to relax in for desserts and lunch before or after you shop.

TRACYCAKES BAKERY CAFE

Tracycakes Bakery Cafe specializes in more than 40 varieties of signature cupcakes and homemade foods. With two locations in Abbotsford and Langley, Tracycakes is a great spot for coffee, cupcakes, high tea, or even a glass of wine and appetizers.

Christine McAvoy

THE LOCAL HARVEST

More than just a market, this Chilliwack shop, farm, and icon is also home to 17 alpacas! Always focusing on providing the community with fruits and vegetables grown locally and sustainably, the market also offers tours where you can learn about everything farm fresh: from planting to raising poultry to cooking ideas. Anita’s Organic Retail Store has also partnered with The Local Harvest Market to share a vision of providing the community with quality, wholesome and natural foods.

Christopher James Guy

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January 4, 2016

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