You don’t need a car to get to Edmonton’s best restaurants. The LRT routes throughout the city take you to some of the city’s most popular places to eat. Hop off at one of these stations to dine with the locals at their favourite spots.
1. Heritage Market GrillDine with a view of the south Edmonton skyline! Discover fine dining from around the world, with menu specials change daily. Check out their website calendar to see what’s up next. Note that if parking is full, you are welcome to park at the church next door.
Address: 7th floor 2759 109 St
2. Spring Roll Kitchen
Stop by Spring Roll Kitchen for truly authentic Vietnamese cuisine. They focus on using the freshest ingredients they can source, making sure you get the best each and every time you visit. Try such dishes as green onion cake, steak and flank noodle soup, and grilled beef vermicelli.
Address: 2395 111 St NW
3. Bogani Cafe
This cozy coffeehouse welcomes you with open arms, making it the perfect place to spend the afternoon. Find “feel good food,” such as handmade soups, sandwiches, baking, quiche, and more. Try out their selection of specialty coffee and teas while you’re there.
Address: 2023 111 St NW
1. Duke’s Diner
Get that retro vibe at Duke’s Diner. This ’50s style diner is just off the University of Alberta campus, near Lister Hall, and is open late for those evening cravings. Order classic meals such as burgers, pizza, subs, donairs, and more. Their donair poutine is one of their most popular menu options.
Address: 11636 87 Ave NW
2. La Poutine
How Canadian can you get? Poutine is a Canuck staple, and La Poutine serves up some of the best. Their fries are hand cut from locally-grown potatoes, the cheese curds are brought in from La Belle Province, Quebec, and they offer three types of gravy – plus a variety of traditional and unique toppings so you can make it just the way you like.
Address: 8720 109 St
1. Copper BranchCopper Branch’s downtown location is great for lunch or dinner. They focus on “plant-based power food,” serving up a menu that will give you energy all day long. From smoothies to all-day breakfast, the dishes are filling, delicious, and will have you coming back for more.
Address: 10316 Jasper Ave
What better way to treat yourself than with gourmet cinnamon buns! Over 20 varieties of frosting and toppings set them apart from your usual treat. Plus, try edible cookie dough, brownies, and freshly-baked cookies. Try the crème brulee roll or the Irish coffee & cream roll for something special. As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank.
Address: 10075 109 ST NW
3. Loaded Pierogi
Each dish starts with a base of potato and onion pierogi. Then, it gets creative. Topping varieties range from smoked brisket, buffalo chicken, wild mushrooms, avocado, habanero cheddar, butter chicken, and much more. Filling and delicious, you’ll want to return again and again to try them all.
Address: 10815 Jasper Ave
1. The Hallway Cafe + Takeaway
The Hallway Cafe + Takeway is a social enterprise working with a youth work experience program to provide skills and experience to young Edmontonians. These teens get the chance to cook from scratch using sustainable ingredients in a cafe setting, serving up delicious food for you. They even get a say on what goes on the menu – so you know the favourites made the list.
Address: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
2. Zinc Restaurant
Located within the Art Gallery of Alberta, Zinc Restaurant provides a fine dining experience you won’t forget. Named one of Canada’s top new restaurants in 2010, Zinc has continued to make a name for itself on the food scene. They infuse an artisanal flair to local ingredients within a seasonal menu that takes inspiration from the gallery’s featured art.
Address: Art Gallery of Alberta 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
3. The Rose & Crown Pub
The Rose & Crown Pub opened in 1978, leading the way in Edmonton’s pub scene as the city’s first “stand up bar.” Grab a pint, some classic pub food, and spend the day among friends. Watch the big game on the screen or stop by for events such as piano bar weekends.
Address: 10235 101 St NW
1. Szechuan VillageSzechuan Village’s lunch and dinner buffets have people coming back again and again. From chop suey to egg foo young, their menu and buffet options are full of classic favourites. Satisfy that Chinese food craving any day of the week. Reserve your table in advance to make sure you get a spot.
Address: 7906 118 Ave NW
2. El Fogon Latino
Try something new at El Fogon Latino! You can dine on truly authentic Venezuelan and Latino cuisine from chefs that aim to bring the best from their culture to the city of Edmonton. They have gluten friendly options available among such dishes as arepas, empanadas, cachapas, pupusas, and more.
Address: 8026 118 Ave NW
1. Elegant Court Restaurant
Elegant Court Restaurant serves up classic Chinese meals, taking steps to ensure the ingredients are as fresh as possible and the finished product is healthy – without losing the taste you’re after. The customer service will welcome you with bright smiles, weather you’re a regular or coming in for the first time. Note that they are closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 216 Manning Crossing 137 Ave
2. Aladdin Donair and Kebab
Middle eastern cuisine finds a home at Aladdin Donair and Kebab. Try beef donair, chicken shawarma, donair poutine, chicken kebab platter, along with fresh salads. They even offer vegetarian options on the menu. The large portions full of delicious food will keep you satisfied.
Address: 3536 137 Ave NW