The city of Edmonton, AB is an amazing gem hidden way up north in Canada. But don’t let its northern and somewhat rural surroundings deceive you—the city itself is buzzing with life and rich with culture. The city hosts over 40 festivals a year, houses numerous performance halls and theatres, and is home to incredible museums and galleries.
To be sure, its restaurant and food options are just as colorful and plentiful as the other aspects of its culture. When you plan your visit to this capital city of Alberta, we at iRepairEdmonton.ca think you should check out some of these incredible restaurants.
For true Canadian inspired fair, try RGE RD (you read that right). They attest that their food is inspired by home, its fields and forests, oceans and mountains alike—they bring Western Canada to your taste buds.
RGE RD is famous for its constantly shifting menu, adjusting throughout the year to reflect what they are able to get from local farms. As such, it is a favorite for those who support independent and local farmers (and restaurants).
The restaurant has its own butchery, and its menu is full of one-of-a-kind dishes. It is especially known for some of its meat creations and for the creative flair and spin they put on even simpler entrées. But just because it is unique and Canadian-inspired doesn’t mean its menu is limited, as it has a wide array of meats and sea foods available.
Want a truly unique and Canadian experience? Sign up for one of their “Farm Dinners.” They have built farm kitchens at over 5 separate farms they work with throughout Alberta, and each summer they host special, large dinners at each farm.
No other restaurant can give you such an accurate taste of Canada and do it with such a creative flair.
An absolute local favorite and award winner is the Hardware Grill. With over twenty years in the business, this restaurant has still managed to stay on top.
It blends a refined environment with a relaxed atmosphere and offers a global and fusion style menu. It’s known for the excellent service, unique décor, and broad menu that also caters to vegetarians.
Make sure to save room for desert. They offer some pretty unique sweet treats to satisfy any person’s sweet tooth.
Tres Carnales Taqueria
Looking for something with a more international taste? Look no further than Tres Carnales Taqueria. Providing real, authentic Mexican style tacos and atmosphere in the chilly north, Tres Carnales Taqueria has become famous for its authentic fare and lively entertainment and atmosphere.
Just because you’re up north doesn’t mean you have to despair of finding good Mexican cuisine!
For a fresh, hip vibe and unique food, try Ampersand 27. They pride themselves in fusing familiar local and international fair with trendy ingredients and methods. So come in and grab something you know you like, but don’t expect it to look the same as it does somewhere else.
They are committed to and take pride in offering the freshest of ingredients from local farms and producers. Even their coffee mugs are made by a local potter, Heather Edwards, and the prints and art on the walls are by local artists!
If you want to get a real up close and personal look at the personality of Edmonton, you won’t want to miss this fun spot.