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Whatever you crave, a sip of locally-roasted coffee, a fine cut of meat or tasty vegan option—Edmonton's walkable food scene has it on the menu.

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Coffee roastery, cafe and shop infused with natural light. Organic surfaces of stone, wood and leather welcome visitors to stay awhile.

With just 12 seats, the modern restaurant crafts and serves a single sitting of regional, seasonal cuisine, nightly.

CLOSED PERMANENTLY A casual 30-seat wine bar with a small, locally-sourced menu paired with big windows pouring in natural light off of Jasper Avenue.

A 30-seat establishment modeled after eateries in Italy known as "spuntini bars" where patrons enjoy tapas and a couple of glasses of wine. Not a dinner spot, Bar Bricco is a place to unwind after work or finish off an evening out.

An eatery doubles as a live music venue showcasing local and touring folk and jazz acts.

Stocking natural, organic and gourmet produce, meats and products, the Canada-owned grocer is dedicated to increasing accessibility to organic food. Cooking classes are also offered at this Roots on Whyte Community Building location.

Go head-to-head with pals over a board game and a cup of coffee (or pint of beer). Pay the $5 entry fee, grab a table and take your pick of more than 250 games at the downtown gaming space.

A sleek restaurant specializing in wine and italian cuisine, along 104 Street.

Quick, made-to-order Mexican fare for takeaway or chow down on the spot.

An airy coffee shop tucked in the lower level of the historic 1903 French Second Empire mansion in downtown Edmonton.

A cafe offering ACE Coffee and comfortable nooks to snuggle with adoptable cats.

Indulge your sweet tooth or enjoy your lunch break at this casual spot, co-owned by a sister and brother duo, Kai and David Wong.

An intimate eatery committed to authentic Italian cuisine --- curing their our own meats, hand-rolling the pasta and making their own cheese.

City Cellars

An expansive liquor store stocking rare and sought-after wines, craft-brew beers and hard-to-find spirits as well as old favourites.

Owners and couple Kris and Peter enjoy coffee so much they decided to serve up the coffee Monday through Saturday. The love of local is at the heart of the Bureau’s business, brewing local roasters ACE Coffee Roasters blend.

A family run, neighborhood, specialty wine store in the heart of Old Strathcona. Juanita, Ramon, Kelsey, and their growing family of super friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you to the perfect wine, spirit or lager to match your meal.

An intimate 34-seat restaurant interpreting traditional Italian dishes with local and seasonal ingredients.

The original location for this locally-owned cafe with the craft of coffee at its heart. Focusing on responsibly and freshly sourced products, they serve Intelligentsia Direct Trade™ coffee and bake up muffins, cookies, cake and granola bars all throughout the day.

A personable restaurant welcoming patrons to try authentic East Indian dishes off the buffet or menu.

An authentic Italian espresso bar. It serves up menu items true in flavour, style and presentation to the European experience.

Alberta's very first plant-based pizzeria. Siblings and chefs, Neil Royale and Karuna Goodall, grew up vegetarian and are now cooking up Neapolitan-style pizza pies with gluten-free crust and meatless, non-dairy and egg-free ingredients. A vegan and vegetarian culinary delight striving to appeal to carnivores too.

A culinary sample of Tokyo street culture in the form of a Japanese pub - taking its name from the Japanese word for 'drink'. The accessible menu encourages sharing and risk taking with your taste buds.

Ever imaginative and delicious sandwiches made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, right before your very eyes. The tiny sandwich shop also brews a good cuppa coffee.

Ever imaginative and delicious sandwiches made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients, right before your very eyes. Enjoy hot and cold brews of coffee too. It's the second sandwich shop by the Farrow folks, this time in Ritchie.

An unassuming and intimate sushi bar with lots of Japanese entrees on the menu.

Authentic Korean food served up in an unassuming eatery.

A juice bar prepping fresh, quick options including smoothies, cleanses, juices and raw food plates.

Watch chefs in the open kitchen prepare traditional Vietnamese food including pho, vermicelli and rice bowls to curried meats. You can take a seat in the restaurant or grab 'n' go via their counter-service.

Authentic Japanese cuisine featuring warm and tasty rice, comforting green tea and always fresh fish. Sit up to a western-style table or dine seated at a genuine Japanese Kotatsu floor table --- making the meal even more of a special occasion.

Housemade pastries, tarts, éclairs and cakes ready to enjoy on the spot in the airy cafe or to be whisked away to empress your friends and family.

A Whyte Ave gastropub with craft beer, tea cocktails, whisky and gourmet pub fare on offer.

Northern Chicken

Southern comfort food comes North, with soul food classics given a modern twist in this casual eatery.

More than 130 vendors bring their artistry, produce, breads and meats to market every Saturday. The year-round indoor bazaar is a weekly tradition for many to support local and buy fresh.

Honouring the tradition of previous pubs in the locale, Old Town Pub is a meeting place to watch footie and hockey paired with UK favourites, Bangers and Mash and Fried Pickles.

Tropical island-inspired fare - with big helpings of fish. Poke (pronounced POH-k) is a Hawaiian word meaning 'cut' or 'slice'. This casual joint jams on the classic poké bowl, traditionally made with marinated and cubed ahi tuna, served over rice.

A vibrant eatery serving authentic pho and Vietnamese street food prepped with high-quality ingredients.

A cute 28-seat wine bar by night and brunch spot by day.

The small meeting place joins neighbours and sister establishments, The Next Act and MEAT along 104 Street on the corner of 83 Avenue.

An unpretentious cafe known for putting a twist on traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes while accommodating food sensitivities and diet restrictions. This is the original location for the local licensed chai bar, before it opened cafes on 124th Street, Jasper Ave, Whyte Ave and soon in Terwillegar. The place for some of Edmonton's best chai.

One of five licensed chai bar locations for this Edmonton original. It's known for putting a twist on traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes while accommodating food sensitivities and diet restrictions. Plus there's that delicious chai --- complete with pistachios sprinkled on top.

A no-ego, all-are-welcome pub for the university crowd and locals.

A Korean dessert (or Bingsoo) shop. The shaved ice treat is made with milk, topped with chopped fruit, syrups, candy and/or nuts. Coffees, teas and other desserts are also on the menu.

A longstanding gathering spot where patrons can savour the atmosphere, the coffee, many craft beers, breakfast-to-dinner bistro meals and weekend brunch.

A bakery tucked along a back alley, making each visitor feel they've discovered a secret treasure trove of baked delights.

A highly stylized joint in the historic Crawford Block, with an eclectic, wide ranging menu coupled with murals, unusual antiques and a wall of herbs.

This restaurant and cafe are the newest sibling in the Merchant Hospitality family which includes their neighbours El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar and Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar.

Highlighted with yellow accents this bright, spacious cafe adds locally-roasted coffee and baked goods to the east edge of downtown.

Finely crafted coffee and eats at the community hub, Ritchie Market. One of the two cafes run by and offering up coffee from the Edmonton-based micro coffee roaster - roasted onsite.

Super-fast and colourful personal-sized pizza pies made on the spot, at the whim of the customer.

An Edmonton cafe with lots of space to meet friends for coffee and delicious scratch baking.

Highly designed restaurant with modern Canadian Surf n' Turf on the menu. The locally-owned Edmonton restaurant is part of the eatery family including Farrow Sandwiches & Coffee along with Three Boars Eatery.

A refined eatery and bar serving European fare.

Freshly-baked Artisan breads, hot coffee and cafe fare welcome guests to this long-established eatery.

Using centuries old European bread making traditions and fresh local ingredients, the Boulangerie Bonjour Bakery consistently bakes up delicious sourdough, rye, whole wheat and french breads. Consider pairing the bread with one of the many exceptional cheeses on offer.

A restaurant meets coffee shop and pub.

A vegetarian and vegan restaurant, coffee house and brunch fest, sourcing ingredients from responsible farms near and far.

A delightful little tea and gift shop full of pretty sights, smells and tastes.

A well-designed but approachable restaurant with a refined menu offering mains or small plates to share for brunch, lunch or dinner.

A cheese boutique, cafe and bistro wine bar tucked into 104 Street.

A fully-stocked grocery store in a distinctive market-style layout.

A sophisticated 36-seat cocktail bar with small plates on the menu. Patrons are invited to savour new approaches to familiar foods through smoking, pickling and fermentation.

An Edmonton institution since 1942, this old fashioned diner serves up affordable, generous portions and vintage charm. Bring cash, they don't accept plastic!

A bright locally-owned cafe with the craft of coffee at its heart. Focusing on responsibly and freshly sourced products, they serve Intelligentsia Direct Trade™ coffee and bake up muffins, cookies, cake and granola bars all throughout the day.

The 1950s styled diner serves up a cajun-inspired menu including po' boys, jambalaya, gumbo and key lime pie.

Part of local chef Nate Box’s family of cafes and restaurants, District Coffee is distinct as it caters to the downtown crowd. Customers of the newly expanded cafe and bakery are treated to from-scratch baking and salt caramels along with Calgary-roasted Phil & Sebastian coffee.

Every week sun or snow, the City Market offers Edmontonians a welcome place to find farm-fresh produce, locally raised meats, fresh bread as well as handcrafted jewellery, art and clothing. During the winter season (October-May) the market is housed in City Hall while during the summer season (May-Thanksgiving) the market can be found on the quaint 104 Street between Jasper Ave to 103 Avenue.

World-renowned for their well-designed and delicious pastries, made daily in-house from scratch. The Duchess Bake Shop offers a charming spot to meet friends for breakfast, lunch or a Matchstick Coffee.

A long-established, locally-owned grocery store providing residents with fresh, organic groceries and fair trade goods. Find an extensive selection of books and magazines on permaculture, canning and preserving, plant-based lifestyles and more.

A teensy 200 sq ft cafe serving up big taste with their innovative sandwiches, fresh-baked snacks and well-brewed coffees to go.

Around since 1962, this humble bakery specializes in European cakes, tortes and pastries plus 11 traditional sour bread rye breads with no preservatives.

A greasy spoon breakfast joint savoured by long-time locals and university students alike. Vegan dishes and Pho are also on the menu.

An Edmonton take on traditional fish and chips, served in a stylized, frenetic atmosphere.

A casual eatery with southern comfort on the menu, from fried chicken, burgers and grits to whiskies and craft cocktails.

A cozy diner with a familiar menu.

Studying the physiology of chocolate, mastering techniques and developing recipes JACEK’s unique boutique style chocolate collection is continuously evolving. Run by and named after local artisan chocolatier, Jacqueline Jacek (née LaBerge) the purveyor of edible creations has been treating Edmontonians since 2009.

A casual restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine.

Importing German, Polish and Danish chocolates, cookies, candies and more for half a century. The deli and shop provides smoking and wild game processing too.

Traditional Ethiopian fare served in an intimate setting.

More than 20 varieties of authentic poutine are served-up in this little locally-owned and operated joint.

Nestled among university frat houses, walk-ups and high-rise apartment buildings, is the modern, stylish coffeehouse, Leva. Taking inspiration from the cafes found in Italy, customers can dig into fresh pastries, organic gelato and light bites, including thin crust pizza.

A pizza place preparing distinctive signature pizzas and letting patrons curate their own personal-sized pizza too. The Edmonton-owned company focuses on local as much as they can with Alberta-grown ingredients.

Savour the fusion of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines in the boldly decorated eatery. Dine in, pick-up or order delivery from their extensive menu featuring sushi, pho and more.

Pull up a chair to the communal tables and dig into classic BBQ at this smokehouse with a contemporary flare.

A cozy neighbourhood meeting place with simple but delicious food.

A family-owned restaurant specializing in gourmet South African Indian Cuisine. Patrons can try an assortment of dishes with the buffet-style presentation.

An all-brunch, all the time local favourite.

The long-running community watering hole serves up classic burgers (and a delicious veggie burger) along with an extensive and varied beer selection. Stop in after work, show up for the weekend Brunch or people watch on the patio.

A sushi and ramen Japanese bistro.

Conscience living is at the centre of the carefully crafted vegetarian and vegan menu, served in the new age decor.

A weekend brunch mainstay, the restaurant offers up hearty helpings of German cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A pint-sized, relaxed eatery serving up pho, vermicelli bowls and other Vietnamese classics for dine-in or takeout.

Fresh ingredients, creative flavour combinations all on freshly baked bread.

A burger joint with attitude. The Whyte Ave eatery reimagines classic burgers, fries and milkshakes to create distinct adventures for your tastebuds.

The place for some of Edmonton's best chai, the cafe is known for putting a twist on traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes while accommodating food sensitivities and diet restrictions. The Jasper Ave locale is one of five licensed chai bars for this Edmonton original.

Committed to farm-to-table cuisine, the high-end restaurant provides a rustic yet refined dining experience.

Every year, Ritchie residents and other Edmontonians gather to sample chili cooked up by near-by businesses and families. Awards for the best traditional and vegetarian chili recipe are voted on and handed out at the end of the night.

A modern cafe plating classic Italian dishes, plus authentic gelato to complete any meal.

A classic 1950s diner with kitsch to spare. Enjoy a classic burger, milkshakes (in the old-fashioned metal malt tumbler) or dig into a hearty helping of the all-day breakfast.

A simple and unassuming nook serving up diner fare with their famous homemade ketchup.

An approachable cafe specializing in Asian snacks from bubble tea, shaved ice, waffles and dim sum.

Play one of more than 400 available board games while sipping on an espresso or beer and snacking on some light eats, at this modernly designed cafe.

A taste of Thailand along Whyte Avenue, where guests are encouraged to share and experience a variety of different Thai Cuisine dishes.

A fusion of East African and Indian cuisine with a substantial history.

A rustic, intimate eatery serving up seasonal menus on sharing plates, alongside a collection of cocktails, craft beer, whiskey and wine. Enjoy a drink and conversation at the small bar on the main floor or head upstairs for a dining room experience or, if the weather cooperates, gather out on the patio.

Finely crafted coffee and eats offered amidst a beautifully designed, airy cafe with art deco touches, flooded by natural light. The Garneau location is one of the three cafes run by and offering up coffee from the Edmonton-based micro coffee roaster.

Bringing Mexican-style street food to the Edmonton with locally sourced ingredients. The casual (and usually bustling) food joint doesn't have any nachos or burritos, just the authentic flavours of México.

A stand-up bar serving simple Italian food paired with an exclusively Italian wine list.

The open and airy atmosphere is paired with comfort foods made with fresh, locally sourced and seasonal products.

Ever welcoming, quaint and delicious neighbourhood restaurant, which has been open since 1986. Home and handmade bread, sweets and pies usher customers in for a sit down meal, a takeaway sandwich or to book a catered event.

Based around wood-fired cooking and barrel-aged spirits, the contemporary kitchen creates dishes featuring seasonal ingredients, paired with unique cocktails.

Run by two generations of the Zenari family, the restaurant serves up fresh wholesome meals with Italian flair. Pull up a chair in the deli or sip a spirit at the wine bar.

A quaint spot hand-rolling and serving up small batches of soft pretzels each and every day.

A stylish pub with lots of beers on tap and solid djs picking the music.

Co Co Di

A taste of the Mediterranean in Edmonton. Co Co Di showcases the culture from the lands around the Mediterranean Sea with sheesha, a tobacco-free hookahs and Saturday night belly dance performances.

Acquired Taste Tea Company

A comfy corner of 124 Street filled with rows of fresh, quality teas paired with charming and practical tea accessories.

The Common

A favourite with the after-work crowd. This contemporary gastro-lounge dishes up a modern take on comfort food, cocktails, a serious selection of craft, local and imported beer, all while DJs and live music entertain.

Dara Vara

A neighbourhood pub with much more than just traditional pub grub to order. The well-executed menu features a great brunch, lunch and dinner with smoked meats and vegetables created with their in-house smoker.

Koutouki Taverna

A family-run Greek restaurant serving-up traditional Greek food and authentic atmosphere.

The Clever Rabbit Vegetarian Cafe

A vegetarian and vegan cafe with many gluten-free offerings. Customers can dine-in, take away or get delivery.

Delicious Pho

A casual Vietnamese fusion noodle house serving up pho, Vietnamese sub sandwiches, bubble tea and smoothies. Eat in, take out or get it delivered.

Manor Bistro

A bistro built into a beautiful old house. The casual dining experience is paired with a wide selection of cocktails.

Carols' Quality Sweets

An Edmonton favourite! The family-run candy shop has been offering sweet treats and fine chocolates to Edmontonians for more than two decades.

Prairie Noodle Company

A humble little eatery melding Japanese cuisine with a prairie aesthetic. The Prairie Noodle Shop prepares Alberta-inspired ramen using fresh ingredients and locally-sourced proteins.

Salgado Fenwick

Shop handcrafted garments, locally-designed and silk-screened in small batches. Browse the collection while sipping on a coffee inside the Barking Buffalo Cafe.

Original Joe's

A burger joint with ample supply of craft beer.

Urban Diner

A traditional and comfortable restaurant offering classic Canadian diner fare and all-day breakfast.

Watari

An all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant without the buffet. Choose from more than 100 different tapas-style dishes and watch the food be made to order.

Violino Ristorante

A sophisticated Italian menu served in the historic setting of the 1913 Mansion.

North 53

A stylish gastropub with shareable plates and ever-imaginative cocktails.

La Shish

Authentic Lebanese cuisine prepared with fresh produce, halal meat and imported spices. Available for dine-in, take-out and catering.

The Barking Buffalo Cafe

Making fresh coffee and clothes in a shared space, it's the Barking Buffalo Café. The unique concept pairs locally-designed and created clothing line, Salgado Fenwick, with a coffee shop.

Tiramisu Bistro

A relaxed eatery offering a fresh take on traditional Italian fare. Patrons can enjoy a freshly roasted coffee along with their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

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