One Day in Victoria: Canada's Drag Race competitor Jimbo

One of Canada’s top queens dishes on where to dine in Victoria

Jimbo may have fallen just short of adding another crown to her collection when she sashayed away from Canada’s Drag Race only one episode before the finale, but during her time on the competition, Jimbo solidified her status as one of the country's standout talents.

A fan-favourite for her unique personality, quick wit, and fearlessness in the face of a challenge, Jimbo’s ability to push the boundaries of social constructs through her artform has garnered her a following that continues to grow to this day. 


Despite her popularity, some of Jimbo’s fans may be surprised to know that aside from fashion, drag, and design, she has a devout passion for food, a passion that extends far beyond a sneaky sandwich in the Werk Room. 

Residing in Downtown Victoria, Jimbo has fast access to a dynamic array of dining destinations, and after providing us with her definitive rankings on some of Canada’s most iconic foods last month, we decided to ask the Canada’s Drag Race competitor about her favourite spots to eat and drink in her home base.



I typically like to make breakfast with my friends, but if I do go out, I like to go to the Salt and Pepper Fox. I live right downtown in Chinatown and it’s just around the corner. It’s a little cafe where you can stop in and grab a sandwich. They’re just really sweet people and it has a great vibe and great food.


I love to go to Shizen Sushi, which is a Japanese restaurant that’s also right around the corner from my place. I’ve been going there for about 12 years or so and their food is so tasty. I know their names and they know my name and they’re just super sweet. I always order a spicy tuna roll, a dynamite roll, and a miso soup.



I love going to Brasserie l'Ecole, which is also in Chinatown. It's a French restaurant that has a very limited menu but the menu is really beautiful. They do these amazing stuffed Medjool dates with goat cheese and almonds, beautiful steaks with garlic butter, and they have a super amazing burger. Really, everything is super tasty.



For drinks, I like to go to the Vicious Poodle, which is an amazing queer space in town that just recently opened up. They’re featuring drag performers as bartenders and they have multiple weekly shows. It’s just a really great space.