Pleasantly perfect popcorn at Edmonton restaurants

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]

The Common

1
9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5

Among Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier’s delectable gourmet pub style appetizers are halloumi mozza sticks, Kennebec tandoori fries and barbecue pork lettuce wraps, but their tried and true staple, truffled popcorn is a guaranteed winner. Tossed in white truffle oil and thyme butter, this savoury snack is nothing short of addictive!

Sugar Bowl Coffee & Juice Bar

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10922 88 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1

Stealing the city’s market for craft beer with their unparalleled and varied selection of craft brews, Sugarbowl is the perfect hangout for beers and snacks with friends. Between their delicious hummus and pita, their meatball sliders, famous chicken and waffles and their mouthwatering lamb burger, lies the best snack of all: Smoked paprika popcorn.

District Café and Bakery

3
101-10011 109 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

Originally a coffee shop, District has recently transformed from serving coffee and snacks into a fantastic café. Offering food morning, noon and night, District serves up stellar items like rice pudding and steel cut oats for breakfast; orzo salad and pot pies for lunch and oysters, roasted eggplant and patatas bravas for dinner. What wins me over, however, is their ever-changing and interesting popcorn flavours like bacon fat and maple syrup or duck fat and orange.

Arcadia Bar

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10988 124th Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H8

Arcadia Bar is 124 Street’s vegan destination, offering vegan pub fare such as chips and dip, hummus and naan and fantastic vegan pizzas like John Candy Canadian Coconut Bacon Pizza or Kevin McAllister Cheese Pizza. But nothing compliments a beer quite like their bottomless gluten-free popcorn, in ever changing varieties that are sure to please your palate.

Cured

5
2307 Ellwood Dr SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0J6

Cured Wine Bar is a popular dinner and brunch spot located in Ellerslie. It provides patrons with varied and versatile charcuterie selections, killer eggs Benedict and toothsome snacks like deviled eggs, arancini, chicken wings, gnocchi and, best of all, popcorn! Their gluten-free flavours include sriracha bacon butter, crispy house cured bacon and cracked pepper.

Gamers Lodge Inc The

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10459 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R7

A community based board game and community café on 124 Street, The Gamer’s Lodge has an amazing menu with fun pop culture names to complement your game day. You’ll find items such as sweet and savoury waffles, sandwiches, salads and snacks. Snacks include Padawan popcorn in spicy, truffle salt or plain butter.

Original Canadian Kettle Corn (Food Truck)

AB

You can find Original Canadian Kettle Corn outside the City Centre and Strathcona Farmers’ market every Saturday or the Callingwood Market on Sundays. Known for their perfect balance of sugar and salt, their kettle corn can be dangerously habit-forming. Buy a large bag, because everyone will want a taste.

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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