Fire it Up! It’s BBQ Season in Victoria!

The blue skies, long, bright days and warm nights means that summer is here in the capital city! August is by far the hottest month of the year in Victoria and if there is one kind of food that really says summer it’s BBQ! Whether you have access to a BBQ at the property you’re staying at or if you’re looking for the best BBQ in town, we’ve got everything you need to make your summer absolutely delicious! 

Butcher Shops

The Very Good Butchers – Victoria Public Market at the Hudson 1701 Douglas St #6, Victoria

If you love BBQ but don’t love the meat eating part of it, you have to go to The Very Good Butchers! With an incredible array of vegan burgers, sausages, ribs and more, you’ll find everything you need to make a mouth-watering, meatless BBQ feast! If you’re staying at Landmark Executive Sub Penthouse, you can find these products at the Victoria Public Market! 

The Village Butcher – 2032 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria

Located right in the heart of Oak Bay, and ideal for anyone staying at Manor Suite off Rockland, The Village Butcher offers their customers access to the highest quality, pasture-raised meats. All the farms supply this village butcher shop raise their animals humanely and never use hormones or antibiotics so you’re sure to get delicious, high-quality meats perfect for grilling! 

Berryman Brothers Meat – 2401 Millstream Rd, Victoria

When you buy Berryman meats you know you’re getting the best. From raising the animals to processing, curing, packaging and delivering, the Berryman family is there every step of the way to ensure that you’re getting the highest quality meats. You can find these Vancouver Island signature meats at the Market on MIllstream – perfect for anyone staying at Bear Mountain Executive Stay as well as many other locations in the greater Victoria area! 

Carnivore Meats & More – 7103 W Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay

While you’re enjoying the beautiful beach and property at Pendray House, Dalmeny Farm Estates and Patricia Bay Beach House why not head over to Carnivore in Brentwood Bay to grab some exquisite grilling meats? These dedicated butchers only hand carve their meats and make sure to source pasture raised animals from small and medium Island farms.

Fraser Orr Butchers – 1931 Mt Newton Cross Rd #108, Saanichton

Staying at Bazan Bay Beach House or Heron View Cottage and ready to fire up that grill on a hot day? Then you need to make a pit stop at Fraser Orr Butchers! With an incredible selection of top quality meats and handmade sausages, this butcher shop is the best place to spice up your grill! 

Glenwood Meats – 1245 Parkdale Dr, Victoria

Since 1950, this full service butcher shop has served the Western Communities of Colwood, Langford and Metchosin with incredible meats and friendly service. If you’re not sure what you need or how much or if you need some tips on how to prepare your cut, these butchers are here to answer all your questions! If you’re beating the heat at Station Villa Executive Condo or Arbutus Hill and want to do some alfresco cooking, this is the best place to make a pit stop! 

Bicycle Pizza – Red Barn Market locations

If you think that BBQs are only good for burgers, steaks and seared veggies – you’d be wrong! BBQing is one of the best ways to cook everyone’s favourite fast food staple without having to turn on an oven in the heat of summer! If you’re looking for an incredible slice at home head over to the frozen section of a Red Barn Market to find a locally made Bicycle Pizza. With lots of vegetarian and meat lovers options you can find a pie for everyone! Simply throw it on the grill and in no time you’ll have crispy, chewy, melty pizza ready to enjoy on the patio. You can find Red Barn Markets in James Bay, Langford and Saanich so while you’re staying at Harbourview Executive at the Reef, Bear Mountain Executive Stay, and Dalmeny Farm Estate you’ll have Bicycle Pizza nearby! 

BBQ Joints 

Jones Bar B Q – 1725 Cook St, Victoria

If you’re looking for some authentic southwestern-style BBQ without having to fire up the grill, grab a seat at Jones Bar B Q in Cook St. Village! Everything is cooked 100% Texas style with a stick burner smoker that the clever folks at Jones built themselves! If you’re looking for smokey melt-in-your-mouth, fall-off-the-bone BBQ and classic sides like coleslaw, potato salad, corn bread or fries this the place in Victoria to go – whether you’re walking from Manor Suite off Rockland or Landmark Executive Sub Penthouse or driving from Camden Green Mews it’s worth the trip! 

Sura Korean Restaurant – 1696 Douglas St, Victoria

If you think southern BBQ is good, wait until you try Korean BBQ! With delicate pieces of top quality meat, flavourful dumplings, crispy tempura and perfectly cooked noodles the dishes at Sura are sure to satisfy all your BBQ cravings and more. It’s the perfect place for anyone staying at The Corazon to wander over on a hot summer evening to enjoy some delicious Korean food!