I’ve lived here for five years and I continue to be surprised at all the local offerings of Chilliwack, and at how new quality businesses keep opening up in this city nestled in between the mountains. Every few months, there seems to be a new round of openings and these past few months, even in the face of a pandemic, that trend has continued.
If you live in British Columbia, add the city of Chilliwack to your next local travel destination (and for those international travellers, add it for the future!) if you like outdoor activities with a side of good food. This area boasts truly epic hikes (which I will write about in my next post) and is consistently building up a solid roster of places to eat.
Herewith my top suggestions for dining in Chilliwack:
Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen. This place is a vibe. The outside isn’t anything special as it sits on the main road but it’s nice to be outdoors so we normally go that route. The inside is adorable – think pink accent wall and a trendy tropical atmosphere – as if you’re in Mexico (which is especially welcome during this no travel era!). All of the food is pretty tasty but my favourites are the Beef Barbacoa tacos and the Churro Bowl for dessert. The pricing is also totally reasonable, and they usually have a good play list going.