Whitby is a community in transformation. Connected, vibrant, and innovative – a place to play, work and call home.
The Town of Whitby combines a small town welcoming atmosphere with the amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year-round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts, culture and food scene. And whether you’ve just sailed into town or have lived here for years, we hope you’ll discover something new to enjoy.
Our local craft brewery scene is making waves. From 5 Paddles to Town Brewery to Brock Street (Brewery, that is) to Banter & Co. in Brooklin, there are sensational local suds constantly popping up on tap at local pubs. But if you’re going to enjoy a local brew, Whitby’s food scene makes a great pairing. With lots of new restaurants and old favourites, you might want to consider marking down a few more date nights in your calendar.
Whitby boasts some incredible restaurants to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Indulge at mouthwatering restaurants like The Springwood* which focuses on locally sourced ingredients, hyper-seasonality and sustainability, as well as Bella Note, Harvest, or The Lake Grill. Dive into the unique menu at KB (might we suggest brunch?!) or explore the many lively pubs, quaint cafés, great coffee shops (try Jacked-Up Coffee, Marito’s, or Brock St. Espresso!), mouth-watering bakeries (don’t miss Crave Doughnuts or The Station European Bakery), or the Whitby Farmers’ Market to experience delicious fare.
Bistro 67*, located within Durham College’s award-winning W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (WC) is a world-class teaching restaurant where meals are prepared and served by students and staff. Whitby is also proud to have One More Cocoa, a premium, gourmet chocolatier in Whitby who was featured on Oprah’s Favourite Things Holiday Gift List for 2023.
Whitby’s culinary scene boasts local, field-to-fork cuisine, pub fare, comfort food, and a multitude of diverse, ethnic cuisines. Whitby’s culinary scene is a destination not to be missed and firmly placed on the food map of Ontario. No matter what your tastes are, you’ll be sure to find something you enjoy!
*Feast On® certified
Check out the
Whitby Food Guide
Check out the Whitby Food Guide
Launched in 2023, Whitby’s Food Guide won the Economic Developers Association of Canada’s Top Marketing Award for a Single Publication
Whitby’s Food Guide features restaurants, cafes, breweries, field-to-fork cuisine, pub fare, bakeries and multiple diverse and ethnic cuisines to indulge in! Whitby is also proudly home to Food Network Personality - Chef Andrea Nicholson and Celebrity Chef Tre Sanderson, Season 10 winner of “Top Chef Canada” and a graduate of Durham College’s Culinary Management program in 2015 at the Galen Weston Centre for Food.
Check out the full guide on at www.whitby.ca/foodguide
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There are so many wonderfully delicious stops to discover in Whitby so naturally, we have a few places to recommend!
Bistro67 is Whitby’s premier Feast On Certified restaurant, located at Durham College’s Whitby campus. This unique dining experience offers visitors a look into a learning environment for chefs while showcasing local ingredients and the benefits of team work.
Want to go somewhere with a little cache? Butchies Restaurant is owned by Food Network Personality and Red Seal-certified Chef, Andrea Nicholson. Andrea’s Food Network stardom originated when she appeared as a contestant on season 1 of Top Chef Canada. She has been a host on The Marilyn Denis Show, Restaurant Takeover and is currently a judge on Food Network and Cooking Channels FireMasters.
Craft beer lovers aren’t hard up to find great beer made right in the city. Whitby is home to four breweries including Town Brewery, Brock Street Brewing Company, 5 Paddles Brewing Company and Banter & Co.
Ready to eat (us too, always)? Check out the new Surf Kitchen with Southern California inspired eats or A Tavola, a restaurant whose name means “to the table”, for inspired eats like grilled lamb shank and beet salad. Free spirits will love the Food and Art Café, lovingly known as F+Art, and 12welve Bistro and Tapwerks serves up all the goodness you hope for including tacos, burgers and more.
Ready for a little relaxation? Thermea Spa Village is a newly opened spot that has three restaurants on site focused on capturing the terroir of the region with farm to table ingredients and flavours inspired by Whitby’s surrounding land.
Exploring the Region?
Here are a few great places to start.