RGE RD is a great example of a farm-to-table diner. The locally-sourced ingredients are carefully selected by chef Blair Lebsack from nearby farms and the result is fresh food with distinct Edmonton flavors. Savor meats from regional ranches and seafood from the Canadian west coast. Complement your meals with the Gehringer Classic Auxerrois or their Left Coast French cocktail. Their drinks list includes fine wines, cocktails and bottled beers. You can also take part of the farm trips arranged by the restaurant, where you can relish their epicurean dinners along with premium national wines.
SugarBowl has been a mainstay on the Edmonton dining front since 1943. This bistro is open all day and serves delicious bistro classics with a contemporary touch. Complement your selection with one of 160 craft beers and Belgian taps, or wine or coffee. Their world-famous cinnamon buns deserve a special mention. In the summer, their patio is your best bet to enjoy the great weather and local city scene.
The Marc Restaurant is a great dining spot coupled with a serene ambiance. Welcomed by a black, taupe and white decor that has a calming effect on diners, the carefully prepared food satisfies the taste buds. Guests return to indulge in their quality wines and lunch specialties including the Caesar Salad, Grilled Bavette and Lyonnaise Salad. The Arctic Char, Duck Confit and Lamb Navarin are the most talked about dishes on the dinner menu. Come in here for a date with your special someone.
Among the most popular bars in Edmonton, The Next Act has more than its fair share of regulars who stop by for a pint of beer and some great food. The bar features a lively interior, its minimalist yet tasteful décor illuminated by mellow lighting. Take some time to stop here and cool your heels for a while as you dine on shareable eats like the Jalapeno Jack Sticks, Pulled Pork Nachos, and Poutine. For something more substantial, opt for the award-winning Class Act burger or the signature PB&J burger.
Situated in the fabulous Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Harvest Room takes you on a gastronomic adventure through classic local flavors. Cozy, warm and elegant, with a touch of sophistication, this is the perfect venue for a laid-back meal. Featuring a scrumptious selection of local and international delicacies, this restaurant has something for everyone. Take your pick from a host of popular regional dishes such as the Alberta Beef Tenderloin, Pan Seared Arctic Char and Butternut Squash & Sage Gnocchi, and prepare to have your palate break into a tingling frenzy.
This Downtown Edmonton gastro-pub has gained popularity since its opening in 2009. The Common's bifold approach as a daytime restaurant and a vibrant lounge by night has been well received by locals. The seasonal menu by chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier includes bestselling dishes like tandoori calamari, short rib, and chicken and waffles. Their bar has an extensive list of domestic and international beers, craft brews, cocktails and wines. Enjoy their happy hours with a pint or two and groove to live music at this eclectic resto-bar.
That Chicken Place is much more than the average fried chicken joint. With daily specials and generous portions, this local eatery is a fast food gem. Tuck into delicious specials like shepherd's pie, chicken jambalaya and fried basa filet, alongside burgers and the usual chicken dishes with a side of hashbrowns and rich gravy. Although just one of the many fast food options at the Telus Plaza food court, That Chicken Place attracts quite a loyal following with the promise of food that is always fresh, flavorful and served with a smile.
Buns & Roses offers a healthy take on delicious food, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options that are sure to delight even those with no dietary restrictions. This charming little bakery is the first of its kind in Alberta, and serves only freshly baked goods that are prepared using organic ingredients and wholegrain flour. Healthy, yet utterly delicious, Buns & Roses' scrumptious treats won't do you wrong. Apart from cakes, breads, the usual baked goods, Buns & Roses also serves daily lunch specials, deli style sandwiches, grilled mains, tea and coffee. Stop by for a light lunch or a leisurely snack. The menu is ever-evolving, with tasty new additions gracing the menu often.
Have a huge craving for ice-creams? Then head to Pinocchio Ice Cream located in the Kinokamau Plains area. The father-son duo of Salvatore and Tom have been serving up delicious flavors of homemade ice-creams for decades. With flavors being largely from Italy some of the finest ice-creams are made here. Try delights like the Chocolate Cheesecake, Smoked Cheddar, Key Lime Cheesecake, Caramel Amber Alet, Bourbon Corn Flake, Spiced Chocolate and the Gingerbread. However it is not just ice-cream that is available here but also sherbets, sorbets and gelato. The Cactus Pear, Peppered Merlot and the Blood Orange sorbets are popular favorites here.
Edmontions driving down to Pigeon Lake regularly make this quaint small-town bakery a stop along the way. The bright red storefront is welcoming, enticing you to step in and sample an assortment of delicious baked treats. The shop specializes in European, particularly Danish, baked treats from cherry-apple danishes to peppernut cookies and lemon pound cake. They also have a nice variety of doughnuts and ice-creams on offer as well. During festive seasons, their specials are a much-appreciated treat, especially the Christmas fruit cake. Make a small detour along your route, you won't regret it!
Swiss 2 Go is a one-of-a-kind cafe that serves an assortment of simple, homemade Swiss sandwiches, soups, pretzels and other Swiss eats. What sets this deli apart is the fact that all dishes are made in-house. The ingredients are of a high quality, freshly imported from Europe and each dish on the menu is made-to-order. The handcrafted sandwiches have been featured in multiple guides and magazines and are the drawcards of this place. Local favorites include Matterhorn, Italian Bride and Thanksgiving. Don’t be surprised if the sumptuous Swiss flavors make you forget that you are at a deli in Edmonton.
Padmanadi is arguably Alberta's best vegetarian restaurant. It's well frequented for its exotic Indonesian delicacies. And those with a penchant for all things spicy have a great choice to look forward to. Sambal Taoco, Sambal Terong, Nasi Goreng are the top favorites. Share the vibe, the warm service and the delicious vegetarian fare with your non-vegetarian pals too. No meat can sometimes be fun!