Whether you’ve just finished a leisurely ride on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail, a hard mountain bike ride on the Mice or a road ride to Naramata and back, the Bench Market offers the perfect reward for all your efforts.

“Our focus on fresh, healthy local food is a fit for outdoor sports enthusiasts and food and wine tourists alike,” says Chef/Owner Stewart Glynes.

Located just down the hill from the KVR Trail – and at the entrance to the Naramata Bench wine route – cyclists can simply rack their bike out front and select from a variety of healthy (or indulgent!) meals and snacks available at the Market. Sit on the sunny patio and enjoy a fantastic cup of locally roasted organic coffee along with a breakfast burrito, yogurt and homemade granola, grilled Panini or salad. Or seriously treat yourself with one of Chef Stewart’s fresh-baked goods – including artisan doughnuts, made from scratch every Friday morning.

Cyclists will also get the opportunity to enjoy the Bench Market’s fare during the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. An assortment of delicious wraps will be awaiting riders at La Vieux Pin Winery, the halfway point in the July 13th Granfondo.
“We are happy to be able to sponsor such a high-quality cycling race that shows off our amazing Okanagan region with its beautiful scenery,” says Glynes. “We’ll be ready to help re-fuel athletes along the course and also fuel the volunteers, who are so integral to an event like this.”

(pictured: The Bench
chef/owner Stewart Glynes with fresh donuts! YUM!)
~Tracy Clark