After a day of skiing (everyone always says “hard day of skiing” but I ski hard everyday) so… after a day of skiing I am always starving because I can’t afford to eat on the mountain. Packing a lunch could solve this but I am usually last minute, tired or too lazy to pack a lunch in the morning. The latter statement usually causes my body to run all day on insulin and wait for the lifts to close before I get some food. The next problem with living in a ski town and not having any money is you’re always budgeting what you eat. Everything is so expensive, I mean you can sacrifice your health and go get a trigger** at McDonalds but with Mickey D’s comes the Mc-Gut, Mc-Cramp, Mc-Shit’s and other Mc-Body pains, so fast food is out of the question. I go insane deciding where to eat as my brain ties knots between my dwindling bank account, the pain in my stomach and my taste buds.
But starve no more! Hit up the local secret and go over to the Portobello Market & Fresh Bakery, hands down the best bang for your buck in Whistler and it’s healthy . It’s under $10 (including tax) for a huge sandwich with unlimited toppings. I’m talking anything. Layer up Jarlsberg cheese or maybe make a Thanksgiving dinner sandwich with all the fixins. Portobello won’t charge if you ask for extra guacamole or copious amounts of prosciutto. Their choices put Subway to shame and they have a full coffee bar. Not to mention fresh baked doughnuts, cookies and other treats. Don’t feel like eating a sandwich well Portobello has a soup bar and fresh baked pizza. Portobello Bakery also serves breakfast, however the under $10 sandwich deal what appeals to most whistler locals and separates Portobello from “just another ski town bakery”. To see the breakfast and lunch menu click HERE
Portobello is located in the lower lobby of the Fairmont Hotel. They have a relaxing market atmosphere and comfortable couches, plus an outdoor patio for sumer sandwich connoisseurs.
** Trigger: a junior chicken sandwich stuffed inside a double cheese burger