Sydnee Bryant is a writer with a coffee addiction and a weakness for cats. Formerly YP's Edmonton City Editor, Sydnee loves browsing farmers’ markets, trying new restaurants and shopping for the latest beauty trends. She avoids winter sports but embraces Edmonton’s many summer festivals.
Tacos are one of the best foods out there – messy but hearty, delicious but primal – after all, you eat them with your hands. These Edmonton establishments serve up tacos worthy of the finest taco stand you would ever find in California or Mexico.
It used to be impossible to know where your food came from unless you grew and cooked it yourself at home. But now, there are so many restaurants embracing the locavore trend that eating farm-to-fork when dining out is a breeze. These Edmonton restaurants source seasonal local ingredients whenever possible.
Does your best buddy love food above all else? Do they know the difference between java made from beans ground by hand and lesser cups of coffee? Do they consider chocolate a food group? If so, these stores offer the tastiest and loveliest gifts for your favourite foodie pal.
When you’re in desperate need of a new hairdo – whether that means a cut, colour, chemical treatment or a combination of all three – there are plenty of fabulous salons on the south side of Edmonton. Most cater to both genders and all of them have a team of talented stylists.
Whether you’re ready to fall into a deep slumber or just want to lounge around the house in something comfortable and cute, sleepwear that doubles as loungewear is the best trend of all time. These Edmonton boutiques carry every form of pajama that you could possibly want.
Whether you have a penchant for designer clothes and couture without the paycheque to back it up, or simply appreciate a great deal, consignment and vintage stores are an excellent place to score clothes and accessories at a lower price. Plus, if you have growing kids, shopping at a second-hand store can add up to some serious savings.
Whether you’re looking for an un-boring sports bra that’s both functional and pretty or the perfect bridal baby doll for your wedding day, there are plenty of stores in Edmonton that carry a selection of undergarments in a variety of sizes.
Everyone has at least one lady in their life that loves fashion and has a great closet full of fabulous items. Add to their collection with a gift from one of these fashion-friendly Edmonton stores. Whether you know them well enough to pick out a piece of clothing (size matters!) or simply want to choose a beautiful bag or necklace, they are guaranteed to be touched by your efforts.
If the T.V. show Cribs taught us anything, it’s that having a stylish home can get you noticed. Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or upgrading to a larger home, the right furniture and accessories will make your house feel like it’s truly your own oasis. These stores sell everything from new to vintage items to deck out your living space.
Bubble tea’s popularity has spread from Taiwan to Canada, with the number of cafes where you can find this sweet treat, complete with tapioca pearls and jelly, expanding every year. Whether you prefer yours milky, slushy or made with real fruit juice, there is no shortage of delicious varieties and flavours in Edmonton.
If you’ve ever worried about shampoo chemicals or wondered what happens to your highlighter foils, you’ve likely realized that hair maintenance is tough on the environment. Many salons are dedicated to environmentally friendly, sustainable practices, such as recycling and using ammonia-free hair dyes. These hair studios make being eco-friendly chic and easy.
While there’s nothing wrong with a big, loud restaurant, sometimes you’re just not in the mood for all that hub-bub. When you feel like having an intimate conversation with a friend or partner or crave some quiet with your meal, a smaller establishment can offer some respite. These Edmonton restaurants all seat 60 people or less, making them the ultimate spots for a cozy dinner. [Image credit: iStock.com/hlphoto]
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