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]
A versatile food that can be both sweet and savoury, popcorn isn’t just for kids and movies anymore. Gourmet varieties pepper Edmonton’s local food scene,providing a light, delicious appetizer that makes you feel like both a grown up and a kid. Craving this crunchy treat? Check out these local gems for their unique twists on popcorn. [Image credit: iStock.com/Melissandra]
Hummus, a blend of chickpeas and tahini, is an iconic Mediterranean dish that pretty much everyone needs to experience. It’s almost always paired with fresh pita bread and explosive flavour. So, if you want to find a literal slice of the Mediterranean but can’t escape the city, make your way to any of the places on this list and let your taste buds take their dream vacation. [Image credit: iStock.com/Anna Pustynnikova]
You could go on a date this weekend. Or, you could always reconnect with your bad self and your bad habits – cheese, dough and all the fixings. Pizza is constant love, and even though it’s perfect for sharing, sometimes its best served as a single, perfect triangle for one. Here’s a list of hidden gems and joints in the city that dish out pizza by the slice (or two!). [Image credit: iStock.com/Burwell and Burwell Photography]
Post-workout meals need two things: Carbs and protein. While that may seem a bit limiting at first glance, Edmonton has several awesome, healthy options for when you’re still wiping sweat away.
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.
It’s surprisingly easy to find a delicious, authentic samosa in Edmonton – as long as you know where to look. Here’s a non-exhaustive list to get you started on a mouth-watering quest to find the perfect samosa. Try them all. Compare your notes. Let your taste buds guide you.
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.
If you come from a large family, sharing food and having a variety of options is something you’re familiar with. Tapas-style dining allows exactly that. You get to try a bunch of appetizers, and it breeds a fun and social atmosphere! Here is a list of some great places to try with friends and enjoy a lot of different foods in one night!
Are you a hungry night owl? Well, you’re in luck because Edmonton surprisingly has a number of places that opens late! I’m talking about after 11 pm, some until 2 a.m. or 4 a.m. even. These places serve up delicious dishes too, so you don’t have to resort to fast food or bland breakfast items when you’re feeling the hunger at night.
When you’re hungry, your stomach knows no clock — it wants what it wants, when it wants it (and it usually wants it NOW). When a bag of chips from the gas station simply won’t cut it, you need to seek out spots that serve full meals long after the sun goes down. These places all keep the kitchen open late.
Food trucks serve up good food to go, plus they often come to you! But even if these trucks don’t stop directly in your neighbourhood, you’ll want to hunt them down. Food truck season in Edmonton runs April to October, giving you plenty of time to try all of these amazing mobile eateries.
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