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The Creperie is located in downtown’s Boardwalk Marketplace. This charming French cafe is a popular choice for romantic dates. Among the crepe selection are sweet and savory specialties of the classic. The Dijonnaise Lamb Rack and Marseillaise Mussels add a hint of country to the menu. End your meal with a Fondue Au Chocolat, however, nothing beats one of their dessert crepes.
Evoolution is a great addition to downtown Edmonton’s shopping scene. This exquisite store specializes in olive oil and Italian-aged balsamic vinegar. The oils are sourced from across the globe, and come in an array of inventive flavors that are great for culinary experiments. Sample them at the tasting bar before making a selection. Their buttered popcorn also deserves a special mention.
Japonais Bistro located in Oliver neighborhood of West Edmonton, is a Japanese cuisine restaurant that offers food that is prepared with a modern twist to it. This spacious eatery has an intimate ambiance that is complemented by dim-yellow lighting and exposed brick walls. For a meal that is filled with happy surprises and taste-bud tantalizing treats, this restaurant is a perfect option. Creative and delicious dishes like the Sea Urchin & Quail Egg Sushi, Tuna Nachos, Fuji Beef Short Rib, Jalapeno Yellowtail and the Uni Pasta, are just some of the items that you cannot miss out on sampling here. Pair the meal with sake, Japanese beer, or a green tea and finish off the meal with a Mochi Ice-Cream or a Banana Spring Roll for dessert.
If you are a fan of barbecue then MEAT is the restaurant for you. This smokehouse and eatery offers a meat-heavy menu, consisting of ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, fried chicken, and more. Their sauces are homemade, and their sides are so good that they can exist on their own as entrees. Sandwiches and sweets are also available, as well as vegetarian options such as mac n cheese. Accompany your meal of smoked sausages and meats with a drink of bourbon or draft beers.
Vivid Print is a fabulous place for art enthusiasts and those looking to get unique local souvenirs of the region. This lovely shop is the ideal place to print your prized photos on almost whatever you wish for to make the occasion special. Besides that, they have a great collection of Edmonton-themed and provincial-themed prints, frames, artworks, vintage photos and archives that you won't probably find anywhere else. They also have an interesting lineup of Edmontonian artists in their contemporary print section.
If you are a foodie and a spice lover, then a visit to The Silk Road Spice Merchant is a must. This quaint store will beckon you in with a varied aroma that borders on sweet and pungent, and will probably remind you of a spice bazaar if you have been to one. Its wooden shelves and old apothecary cabinets are stacked with seasonings, spices, herbs and chilies from all across the world. Everything is labeled and you will also find references and books as helpful guidance in the store. Each product is arranged according to the cuisine and if you aren't sure what you are looking for or where to look for, their knowledgeable staff will ably assist you. They also have their own artisan spice mixes. Now you won't have to search endless shops and return disappointed for a particular spice or herb for your culinary experiments.
When shopping for clothes, there is always a tendency to buy only the best outfits to wear when we go out and one tends to neglect to buy cute and comfortable outfits to wear at home. A trip to Cloud Nine Pajamas will help you rectify this mistake. This shop exclusively offers clothing meant to be worn at home, such as pajamas, lounge wear, slippers, robes and night shirts. Pajamas for kids and bath and body products can also be found here. Some popular brands which can be found among the racks here include Hanky Panky, Barefoot Dreams, Snug as a Bug and Wrap Up bu VP.
Duchess Bake Shop creates delicious sweet treats and baked goods that are fit for royalty. On offer are pain au chocolate, éclairs, meringue, and madeleine, that look as great as they taste. Take away a cappuccino and a box of their confections and enjoy it at your favorite spot in the city. Or select a spot by the window for a view of the street bustle. The pristine white walls and elegant furnishing make for a sophisticated ambiance.