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.
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]
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.
French fries are a staple in most people’s diets from an early age. As we get older, we often add new varieties, such as sweet potato, into our culinary rotation. But, we also learn that some fries are simply better than others – these places offer fries that are so much more than greasy, cut-up potatoes.
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.
A bit of this, a bit of that and, oh, definitely some of that one! Charcuterie is fun to order, especially for groups, and is great whether you’re looking for a snack or a light meal. These places offer some of the most elegant, tasty charcuterie in Edmonton.
When a pizza craving hits, it doesn’t matter what time it is. Whether you prefer dining in, take-out or delivery, these spots all serve up fantastic slices long after you should already be asleep.
Donairs as we know them in Canada may have originated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but Edmontonians have fully embraced this hearty dish. Whether you go for original donair beef, chicken or falafel, the delicious mix of meat, veggies and sweet sauce will always hit the spot. These donair shops are all open late, so you can satisfy your craving whenever it strikes.
The Edmonton Street Performers Festival takes place in Sir Winston Churchill Square July 8 to 17, 2016. Performances start at 11:30 a.m. and finish with a Troupe du Jour variety show at 10 p.m. If you need a bite to eat or a drink after a full day of watching shows, these spots are all located downtown, fairly close the square.
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