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]
While Easter is often associated with chocolate and bunnies, there is another seasonal item that makes an appearance in almost everyone’s kitchen: hot cross buns. Whether you’re a purist who shuns chocolate chips or someone who welcomes change, there’s a hot cross bun out there for you.
Who doesn’t like banana bread? Eating banana bread is the equivalent of a getting food hug – it’s comforting and familiar and, in most cases, you’re always up for more. There are a lot of ways to prepare this classic comfort food and, whether you like yours warm with butter, full of chocolate chips or with a respectable amount of nuts, it’s all good.
On the prowl for some premium baked goods? Check out one (or all) of these fabulous bakeshops on Edmonton’s northside.
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.
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!
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]
Éclairs are delicious – flakey pastry overflowing with a decadent creamy centre and topped with indulgent chocolate. These beautiful French pastries can be made in a classic style or prepared with a twist, served up using gourmet toppings and interesting, flavourful fillings. Whether you’re picking up a platter for baby shower or buying a bite-sized indulgence to enjoy with coffee, éclairs are always yummy.
Making better food decisions should be something we all do, and adding fresh juices and smoothies to your diet is a great way to start. Whether you opt for veggies, fruits, or a combo of both, or if you’re more of the smoothie type, these juice bars will have you slurping outta your straw faster than you can say ‘supplement.’ [Image credit: iStock.com/AzmanL]
A North American staple, the milkshake is a childhood right of passage. The real shakes (not the pre-frozen kind you get at fast food joints), are made with hand-scooped, real ice cream and real milk (read: full fat, full flavour). Visit any one of these places listed below for some of the best milkshakes ever. Don’t forget the straw and the cherry on top.
On a cold, snowy Edmonton night, nothing says lovin’ like a cup of hot chocolate. It’s no surprise this drink was originally dubbed the “elixir of the gods.” Regardless of the variety you select, or whether you opt for the simplest hot chocolate on the menu, all I can say is ... don’t forget the marshmallows.
Gelato is Italy’s frozen gift to mankind. It’s sweet, creamy and refreshing without being heavy. These Edmonton establishments serve up some of the best gelato in the city.
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