There’s something about a good lasagna that’s so comforting: Saucy, cheesy, goodness layered between hearty, tender noodles and then baked so it perfectly browns that top layer of delicious mozzarella. The delectable textures, the savoury sauce, the way it warms you up from the inside out – lasagna is definitely comfort food.
When you’re on a restricted diet, it’s not always easy to find a place to eat out or grab goodies. Luckily, Edmonton has a lot to offer to those seeking great food that fits a variety of diets: vegan (egg and dairy free), vegetarian, ketogenic (high fat, low carb, no sugar), paleo (high fat, low carb, no dairy), diabetic (low sugar) or gluten free.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying, or as comforting, as good barbecue. Whether it’s pulled pork, smoked ribs, barbecue brisket, fried chicken, or po’ boy style sandwiches, there’s something mouth watering just thinking about barbecue. In the cold of winter or heat of summer, Edmonton has delicious barbecue restaurants to kill your craving.
Accessibility isn’t a problem for these Edmonton restaurants and farmers’ markets, making them a great place to socialize, share a meal or go shopping.
People are always looking for the next new way to eat clean and healthy – lately, it’s the Paleo diet that’s grabbing everyone’s attention. The Paleo diet promotes eating similar to our cavemen ancestors – no grains, dairy or processed foods allowed. While eating out on a Paleo diet can be tricky, these restaurants offer dishes that will fit your needs.
Enjoying some snacks while out at a pub with friends can be a challenge when you’re eating gluten-free, simply because many bar snacks, by nature, are breaded. But, celiacs and those with a gluten sensitivity no longer have to pass on the wings, thanks to these Edmonton bars, lounges and pubs with gluten-free options on the menu.
Several new buzzworthy restaurants opened at the end of 2015, ensuring Edmontonians will be well fed in 2016. As usual, the new hotspots are an eclectic mix of cuisines and vibes, much like the city itself. Whether you want to warm up with a bowl of Prairie-inspired ramen or try out an old favourite in a second location, there are plenty of great new options in Edmonton’s dining scene.
Finding a kind of sake you like can take time and patience, as the types and brands vary greatly in taste. But that doesn’t mean you should take a pass on this popular Japanese drink. Instead, try the goods at one of these great restaurants offering sake – many of them offer sampler flights of sake, so you can sip and compare till you find a favourite.
Along with newborn babies and fresh flowers, spring 2016 also brings with it new restaurant options in Edmonton. Korean eateries are becoming more mainstream here,with several new spots opening recently, but there’s also additions to our award-winning pizza culture and French cuisine. Try them all, if you dare (to gain a few pounds). [Image credit: iStock.com/whitewish]
The great thing about noodles is how universal and international it is. In almost all cuisines around the world, there is some sort of noodle or pasta dish. Here is a list of different kinds of noodles from different kinds of cuisines in the world, each with its own twist.
In today’s economic climate, supporting local businesses is more important than ever. Many of Edmonton’s independent restaurants value local partnerships and offer food fare sourced from local farmers and growers. Not only can you rest assured that your dollars are supporting local businesses, but you also know that ingredients are high quality and fresh.
Edmonton Downtown Dining Week takes place from March 11 to 20, 2016 at a variety of fantastic restaurants. For 10 days only, sample multi-course meals at some of downtown’s best restaurants for jaw-dropping prices. These are just 10 of the restaurants offering spectacular three-course dinners for the low price of only $28.
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