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Let’s face it – even the most dedicated foodie can get weary of cooking every day. For those in the Tri-City area, there’s great news: central and transit-friendly Coquitlam’s got you covered.

Dine-in, patio and take-out/delivery options abound in Coquitlam as more and more eateries get back on track. Like us, they’re adjusting to pandemic life. That includes keeping guests safe with hand sanitizing, physical distancing, restricted capacity, contact tracing and other public health protocols.

Customers are returning too, as they see the safety measures in place and want to support the struggling local businesses that provide important goods and services, jobs and commercial taxes that help pay for critical civic functions.

Coquitlam is a multicultural community and local dining options reflect that diversity. A world of flavours awaits those with an appetite.

Enjoy Singaporean, Afghan, Filipino, Brazilian, Korean, Persian, and more – not to mention your usual favourites ranging from chef-prepared delicacies and pub grub to brunch fare, comfort food and more.

Parched? Quench your thirst with an iced cappuccino, bubble tea, high-end cocktail or craft brew.

Want a breath of fresh air?

When the sun is shining, what could be better than refreshing sips and tasty bites on a patio?

Thanks to adapted City regulations to support businesses, new outdoor dining areas have sprung up across Coquitlam to provide more options for diners. Dozens of new and existing patios are now in operation, offering a myriad of delicious things to eat and drink.

The al fresco scene in Coquitlam has never been better – or more prepared for Mother Nature. Many locations offer sun or rain coverings and heaters to protect diners regardless of what the weather is doing.

If you’re tired of cooking and take-out but are still a bit nervous about dining in, a patio may be your option for the social and entertainment experience you’ve been missing.

Find out what’s cooking

For those who prefer, almost all eateries offer take-out/delivery options. And restaurants are happy to answer questions about what they are doing to keep their dine-in and patio guests safe.

For a listing of 200+ local restaurants, check out the Eat & Drink section at to find out what’s cooking around Coquitlam and to search for dine-in, patio and take-out/delivery options near you. And once you’ve enjoyed your meal, make sure to spread the word on social media, tagging the eatery and #explorecoquitlam.


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