Taste OF Something Different: Unique Eats In The Peace

Where should we eat? A question that has been posed time and time again.

We have compiled some stand out Peace Country establishments that present unique options for your taste buds and eyes. A variety focused on local, seasonal ingredients, celebrating the past and true cultural experiences. If it’s something exciting for date night, or taking a guest out to show them the best, we are certain these will become your go to restaurants for unique eats in the Peace.

Board N Barrel – Peace River, AB

When it comes to a unique and upscale dining experience, there is a standout in Peace River. Board N Barrel has been making a name for themselves in the local culinary scene with a unique decor, cool vibes and food that goes above expectations. This riverside gem is a must dine and I could see it becoming a repeat visit for anyone who ventures inside.

A kitchen of 5 chefs has made everything from scratch for the rotating menu and there is a keen focus on local goods and working with producers.
There was an untapped market for an upscale dining experience in the Peace. Meats, vegetables and anything local they can get their hands on is featured. Refreshing the menu every 3 months allows for flexibility and seasonal changes. Hits like the signature burgers are always in season with a few changes of course. Their caesars are also sure to compliment all the great food coming out to your table

The atmosphere inside is unique to the area, the restaurant will treat you to an escape from the ordinary. It gives the feeling of dining out while on a trip to a larger city. However, as soon as you step out onto their patio, you’re reminded exactly where you are. The beautiful Peace River is front and center when you take a seat on the expansive patio at Board N Barrel. A great place to bring the family or meet up with friends to soak up some sunshine while treating your taste buds.

One of a kind foodie experience in the Peace? Seems like something you should see and taste for yourself! Local art, great vibes and a patio with the best river views, it’s a must hit on your restaurant checklist. Big, beautifully blended beefy burgers paired with a local craft beer, or any of their other fantastic fares will bring you back again and again. If you’re salivating now, just follow your nose to the Board N Barrel or scroll over to their website, facebook or instagram to feast your eyes on the latest.


Farmers Restaurant – Nampa, AB

Temporarily closed. New restaurant will be open in October. 

Nostalgia is on the menu at this Nampa favourite! The decore may have come in from the barn but the food that comes out of their kitchen is as fresh as it gets. The inspiration for this entire experience is truly taken from the area’s rural roots. Barn boards and buffalo chutes have been repurposed for tables and trimming around the room. You’ll be up from your seat to walk around and get a closer look at all the awesome farm finds used for decor. Farmers Restaurant welcomes the community to enjoy all of their favourites with that signature rural spins. Menu classics like the “Farm House” or the “Ploughman” fit right in line with that theme. Make sure to stop by regularly as the menu rotates seasonally. Their signature poutines will give you the energy to go stomp around the back 40! Don’t forget to check out the Nampa Museum located next door to complete this agricultural inspired experience. Daily specials on their Facebook page, or just pop in to see what’s cookin’.

Photo Credit: Move Up Magazine 


KitaNorth Restaurant – Peace River, AB

KitaNorth is the perfect way to have that cultural experience you have been craving without traveling internationally. Take in the authentic Asian experience at KitaNorth. Crafting all of the Japanese and Chinese favourites in house. The team at KitaNorth can always help navigate the menu for first timers to ensure a quality experience. Treat yourself with a trip to this unique Peace River cultural favourite.


Photo Credit: KitaNorth