Edmonton restaurants with the best pulled pork

Pulled pork is sweeping the world by storm, filling countless menus with its often sweet and savoury and flaky, tender morsels. A versatile menu item, it can stand alone with some barbecue sauce and Brussels sprouts or fill a sandwich topped with tangy coleslaw. However you serve it, pulled pork always hits the spot.[Image credit: iStock.com/Lauri Patterson]

Meat Barbecue Ltd

8216 104 St Nw, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E6

Whyte Avenue’s smokehouse sensation, Meat, serves up their slow, smoked, pulled pork by the pound or half pound, which you can pair with potato salad, garlic fries, mac and cheese or Brussels sprouts. And they offer a mouthwatering pulled pork sandwich on a soft bun with homemade, tangy coleslaw and their phenomenal housemade bourbon barbecue sauce.

Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar

8232 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B2

Edmonton’s newest addition to Whyte Avenue and the Southern cuisine scene, Have Mercy is owned and operated by the same geniuses behind El Cortez. If pulled pork is your poison, try the Frito pie (crushed up Frito corn chips topped with a scoop of pulled pork that’s drizzled with ranch) or the barbecue pulled pork and sausage sandwich, which comes topped with house made slaw and their amazing thyme fries.

Grillbillys Smokehouse BBQ Inc

8310 Roper Rd Nw, Edmonton, AB T6E 6E3

This award-winning apple wood smokehouse restaurant and caterer, located on 124 Street, is known for its savoury pulled pork. Among Smokehouse BBQ’s pulled pork offerings are pulled pork poutine, sweet potato poutine with pulled pork, nachos topped with pulled pork, and their own creation, Pig Balls: rice balls stuffed with smoked pulled pork and onions coated in cornmeal and topped with housemade barbecue sauce.

The Next Act Pub & Grill

8224 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E6

Sister restaurant to Meat and located right beside it, The Next Act Pub serves fantastic nachos topped with gooey cheese and delectable, tender, perfectly seasoned pulled pork, tomatoes and jalapeños and served with house guacamole! They also have an amazing pulled pork melt at brunch: Crispy hash browns baked in house cheese sauce and topped with salsa, pulled pork, pea shoots and a poached egg.

Sugar Bowl Coffee & Juice Bar

10922 88 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

Garneau’s infamous Sugarbowl has been an Edmonton institution since it opened in 1943. Known for their expansive beer selection and gourmet comfort food, Sugarbowl’s pulled pork sandwich is highly sought after. Doused in espresso barbecue sauce and chipotle aioli, this spicy, soft, succulent sandwich comes with your choice of side.

Urban Diner

12427 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M2

High Street’s ever-popular Urban Diner is celebrated for their toothsome diner fare and gourmet sandwich offerings. Among them is the pulled pork sandwich, made with braised pulled pork shoulder, espresso barbecue jus and melted cheddar and paired with fries or house made soup. Another delicious option is their pulled pork poutine.

El Cortez Tequila Bar and Kitchen

8230 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B2

Whyte Avenue’s El Cortez provides a different take on pulled pork, straying away from barbecue into tacos! Their cinnamon braised pulled pork tacos are served on fresh corn tortillas along with citrusy sweet pineapple corn salsa and chipotle aioli. Plus, their pulled pork Mexicali poutine comes with bacon, smoked paprika and yummy aioli.

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.
What is it about fried chicken that’s so good, so great, so unbelievably satisfying? Is it the satisfying crunch that comes from a deliciously battered,flawlessly seasoned and perfectly fried bite? Oh that juicy, flaking chicken enrobed in that heavenly crust! Edmonton has a pretty fabulous fried chicken scene, so checkout these restaurants to get your fix. [Image credit: iStock.com/rebeccafondren]
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.
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