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Tasty Travel - Nanaimo British, Columbia

Food happenings on Canada's West Coast

You've been starved for a new resto, but I'm guessing you haven't set your sites on Nanaimo, British Columbia. Sure, it's tucked up along the coast and not all that easy to get to. But the restaurants are eclectic and more than a little fun.

Mon Petit ChoixMon Petit ChoixBreakfast is simply breakfast until you've visited Mon Petit Choix. My advice? Start with a healthy quiche, and move along quickly to decadence that will make the whole trip worth it!


If you start the day off throwing caution and calories toMon Petit ChoixMon Petit Choix the wind, maintain, girlfriend! After all, once you've sinned, there's no sense repenting until you've got it out of your system.





Get yourself to lunch at Minnoz - and make sure to get a table by big windows in the lounge - much cozier than the actual restaurant. The tapas menu isn't the bite-sized delicacies that you might get in New York - and deep fried seems to be a food group here.

My advice; pair the nibbles with one of their dark, MinnozMinnozGerman beers.

Sadly my favorite place to finish off a great day closed in December, but they're looking for a new location. Mermaid LoungeMermaid LoungeThe Mermaid's Mug is/was a strange but delish lounge that looked more like an octopus' lair than a restaurant. If you're heading to Nanaimo, keep an eye on their Facebook page. Michelle Kaiser, owner and original gypsy mermaid has been doing a good job keeping fans up to date.

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