It’s no doubt that Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Whether you want to be the very best, play for nostalgia (looking at you, 90s kid) or find the game a great way to be physically active, one thing is true: you’ll want to catch ‘em all! Here are some of the best Pokémon hotspots in Edmonton. That being said, please play responsibly and pay attention to your surroundings! [Image credit: Pokémon Go]
Matcha is a Japanese full leaf tea that’s crushed into a potent caffeine and vitamin rich powder. In recent years, matcha has become not only popular as a drink, but as a flavour enhancer in various foods. It’s got a bitter kick that can be amazing on its own, and when blended with something sweet, creates a memorable balance. [Image credit:i Stock.com/Jordanlye]
Desserts are often overlooked when it comes to eating out. Many lists and articles are focused around best restaurant, and bakeries seldom get mentioned. Sweets are making a comeback this year, and this list focuses on cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes and more!
Find yourself jonesin’ for some gelato? These places sling some of the best (and most authentic) Italian ice cream in the city. [Image credit: iStock.com/saschanti]
If you’re looking for a casual spot to enjoy a social libation or a cozy space to recharge with caffeine, look no further. These cafés are one-stop shops, because you should never have to choose between coffee and cocktails. I think we can all drink to that!
It’s that time of year again for university students far and wide. You have readings to catch up on and term papers you still need find scholarly sources for - and final exams are just around the corner. There are only 24 hours in a day, and you still need to eat and be hygienic. We can’t help you pencil in a shower, but we can help you find a decent place to study and eat at the same time.
Cheesecakes are the unparalleled dessert for cheese aficionados … no other dessert can even touch a cheese lover’s heart. A good cheesecake causes intense cravings; it has a distinct mouth feel and flavour and comes in many delightful varieties. From simple cheesecake with a graham crust to complex cheesecake flavours like turtle, strawberry champagne or salted caramel apple, Edmonton has a cheesecake to satisfy your craving.
You know it’s fall when pumpkin-flavoured everything starts popping up at all of your favourite bakeries and cafes. Edmonton is no exception, with a lovely variety of fall-inspired pumpkin treats to get you through the changing leaves and chilly days. And, if you’re not a fan of pumpkin pie, never fear – this list has everything but the traditional dessert.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good, well made pie: light, buttery, flaky crusts paired with delectable, fruity or creamy fillings – a heavenly culinary adventure. Between its world-class bakeries, local niche restaurants and made-from-scratch farmers’ market pies, Edmonton has some spectacular pie offerings.
The outdoor farmers' market season ends in fall, but there are plenty of indoor markets available year-round. These farmers' markets are home to some of the tastiest vegan delights around - if you can't find them in winter, market your calendars for May, when all the local farmers' markets are back in bloom.
Brownies are often an underrated dessert. There aren’t entire shops devoted to them, like their cousin, the cupcake, but, when baked just right, they’re heavenly bites of fudgy chocolate delight. The sweetest brownies in the city can be found at these bakeries.
Buttery and flaky goodness, a croissant is possibly the best thing since ... sliced bread? Actually, the croissant’s ancestors date back well before sliced bread. Regardless, known as a “Viennoiserie” or a Vienna-style pastry, the croissant gets its name from its crescent shape, or croissant in French. So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the history of the best breakfast pastry has been served. Bon appétit!
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