A dinner spot along 104 Street offering traditional European flavours prepared from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Guru Singh crafts the menu, with vegetarian and meat dishes, inspired by his four month sabbatical journey throughout Europe working and eating in various restaurants.
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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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Continuing the delicious tradition of his Italy-inspired Da Capo Caffé, owner Antonio Bilotta is now sharing Romano-style pizza with Edmontonians, at Al Centro.
The downtown eatery offers a cafeteria-style restaurant by day and will soon be a dining spot by night.
But no matter the time of day a great cup of coffee/espresso is always available.
It's Blind Enthusiasm Brewing's eatery, where locally brewed beers pair up with dining. Traditional pub grub isn't on order, instead the chefs prepare innovative seasonal menus. Although much thought and care is put into the food, it doesn't come with a crazy price tag.
Simplicity and heritage are at the core of this Edmonton-owned bakery. The owner and head baker, Todd Barraclough is obsessed with crafting handmade, artisanal bread. He draws from centuries of tradition, using wild yeast and only three ingredients — water, flour and salt. The bakery and cafe welcome you in for a tasty morsel (and coffee) and invites you to takeaway a loaf of bread.
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.
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.
Located in the Enbridge Centre just around the corner from Rice Howard Way downtown, it's the third location in the city for the locally-owned and operated coffee shop. From harvesting the beans to roasting and brewing a cuppa, Credo is committed to sustainable social practices (and great taste).
The long-standing, much-loved food and hospitality of local chef Brad Lazarenko, has a new home and format. Using local produce and suppliers, the deli-style spot offers fresh, fast individual servings for lunch and weekend breakfasts and family-size meals for dinner. Packaging is kept to a minimum (mostly bio-degradable) and larger meals come in returnable roasting pans.
The Whyte Ave Italian-style espresso bar has popped up across the river. The second location of the coffee stop is only temporary though. A permanent home is getting set up in the same building, just down the hall. When it opens later in 2018, the pizza bar and cafe, Al Centro, will continue Da Capo's tradition of serving up menu items true in flavour, style and presentation to the European experience.
A father-daughter duo baking up gourmet doughnuts, fresh daily. The cafe offers 12 flavour varieties each day (a minimum, some days they create even more!). Each morsel is full of flavour and imagination, including Snickerdoodle, Creme Brûlée and Cheesecake doughnuts, just to name a few.
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 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.
The food joint with the lofty claim they were the first to serve donairs in Canada. It started back in 1973 with a Halifax, Nova Scotia location and now there's one in Edmonton. The no-fuss food stop offers classic donair flavours with loads of options and sizes. If you don't feel like a donair, they've got poutine, pizzas and sides too. It ain't fancy but it's tasty.
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.
The tastes and products of Latin America. With 100 varieties of dried herbs and spices not commonly found elsewhere in the city, you can get the ingredients to make your own meal or takeaway freshly cooked eats. Service is available in English or Spanish.
Once home to the much-loved Bee Bell Bakery, the brick building is buzzing once again. This time with a brewery, restaurant and live music venue. Currently, only the upstairs' performance space is open for business, with the other sections opening in the coming year.
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.
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 the various licensed chai bars for this Edmonton original.
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 big, colourful Whyte Avenue locale is one of the various licensed chai bars for this Edmonton original.
An intimate 75-seat theatre with 14+ shows per week, every night Tuesday through Sunday. The performance schedule features plays, musicals, sketch comedy, improv jam and even a karaoke night. The theatre company, Grindstone Theatre, operating the venue also runs public classes and camps plus a restaurant in-house.
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.
Authentic full-flavour Indian cuisine served up fast-n-casual. This friendly, bright Jasper Ave spot invites you to ogle then try a variety of dishes and take your pick of where you want to dig in - at dining tables, a stylized nook, counter space or cafe tables.
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.
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.
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 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.