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The NAIT guide to takeout and in-house dining in Edmonton (and area) - summer update

Takeout - it's the right thing to do and the tasty way to do it

Dining rooms in the Edmonton area are reopening, but the focus on takeout hasn't been lost. It's what got many restaurateurs through the pandemic and what customers have become comfortable with. 

Since we launched this list in the spring, a growing number of owners and chefs are inviting customers back as safely as they can. We'll bite! How many of us haven't missed a good non-homecooked meal?

Here's the summer update of the NAIT grads who are serving up (or baking, butchering, and brewing) something special. For dine in, look for 🍽️; for takeout, 🥡.

Buying and supporting local has never tasted so good.

(If you're a NAIT grad we've missed, please let us know.)

Mains and more

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1ST RND
11248 - 104 Ave.
780-428-7177
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🍽️🥡

Chef Paul Gareau (Cook '09)

Bring the sports pub home in the form of an all-star lineup that includes wings, burgers, pretzels and more, as well as a kids' menu.

Baiju
10363 - 104 St.
780-421-7060
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🍽️🥡

Chef Ellen Mitchell (Cooking '15)

Located in the heart of the arena district, Baiju serves contemporary Asian-inspired dishes (Sichuan confit chicken, for example, or a whole fried ocean perch - served family style for sharing) alongside a lengthy list of original cocktails. Housed in the hip and happening Mercer building, Baiju keeps a casual atmosphere accented by hip-hop on the sound system and late hours perfect for walk-ins.

Bar Clementine
11957 Jasper Ave.
780-756-4570
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🍽️

Chef Roger Letourneau (Cook '10)

Situated in the vibrant Oliver neighbourhood, Bar Clementine is ambitiously renewing cocktail culture with drinks, says their website, "named and fashioned to invoke particular feelings and memories." Each features no less than five ingredients, making for interesting pairings with Letourneau's imaginative menu, featuring everything from sourdough rye pancakes to elaborate cheese plates to humpback shrimp.

Biera 
9570 - 76 Ave., Suite 101
587-525-8589
Reviews

🍽️🥡

Head chef Christine Sanford (Culinary Arts '07)
Chef Lindsay James (Cooking '15)

Located in the new Ritchie Market, Biera is a neighbourhood restaurant that pairs plates for sharing with beer brewed on-site. Instead of burgers or wings, you'll find charred cornichons with leek oil and dip, candied radicchio, and much more.

Brown Butter Cafe
1528 91 St.
780-752-9900
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🍽️

Chef and owner Michael Mak (Communication Technician '08, Culinary Arts '14)
Chef and owner Heena Mak (Culinary Arts '14)

Specializing in housemade "bun-wiches," rice bowls and specialty drinks, couple Heena and Michael use food and drink to bring people together at their small but popular southside cafe.

Browns Socialhouse
10-1010 Webber Green Dr.
780-756-3151
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5210 Windermere Blvd.
780-756-6990
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2511 - 17 St.
587.520.4665
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15331 - 37 St.
780-761-1533
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🍽️🥡

Chef Eric Amyotte (Cook '09)

Browns Socialhouse features classics like wings, burgers and fish and chips but the broad menu will appeal to palates seeking surprises. Choose from innovations including charred pepperoni pizza, tahitian tuna salad and the Asian-inspired "#28 Dragon Bowl." House drinks including lager and wine help enhance the highly social character of the house.

Bundok 
10228 - 104 St.
780-420-0192
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🍽️🥡

Owner and chef Ryan Hotchkiss (Cook '12)

OpenTable users have praised this downtown bistro Bundok for its cozy atmosphere, attentive service and great food. The menu revolves around French techniques applied to Canadian comfort food. What exactly does that mean? Since the dishes change with the seasons, you'll have to pay a visit to find out.

Café Bicyclette
8627 - 91 St.
587-524-8090
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🍽️🥡

Chef John Lau (Culinary Arts '05)

Café Bicyclette brings an authentic French menu to Edmonton diners – even the text is in French! The patio is a year-round hot spot in the city's French Quarter, winter be darned.

The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House 
9351 - 118 Ave.
780-471-1580
Reviews

🍽️🥡

Operations manager Mary Ann Aquino (Culinary Arts '10)

After starting as a six-month trial in 2007, the Carrot is still operating as a not-for-profit cafe and community hub. It's run by volunteers and is a steadfast supporter of local arts and neighbourhood initiatives. Stop in for direct trade coffee, micro-brewed sodas and a selection of pastries, sandwiches and more.

Cavern
#2, 10169 - 104 St.
780-455-1336
Reviews

🍽️🥡

Owner Tricia Bell (Cook '98)

Choose from a "portfolio" of 75 cheeses to take away or stay and and enjoy a selection on a cheese board, light fare, dessert, coffee and drinks. Cavern doesn't take reservations but will cater events and take private bookings, and curbside pick-up. 

Chartier
5012 - 50 St., Beaumont
780-737-3633
Reviews

🍽️🥡

Co-owner Sylvia Cheverie (Marketing '09)
Head chef Tamara Solon (Cooking '15)
Bar manager Jennifer Kerr (Cooking '13)

As part of Chartier's French-Canadian offerings, dinner features classics such as braised rabbit, beef bourguignon and chicken cordon bleu, as well as innovative dishes with a local focus, such as their Beaumont smoked meat sandwich. All of this was brought to you, in part, by Kickstarter. To date, Chartier is the crowdfunding platform's most successful Canadian restaurant project.

Chocorrant
10328 - 124 St.
780-908-2253
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Pastry chef and co-owner Kai Wong (Culinary Arts '07)

Visitors to Chocorrant are greeted by the scent of freshly baked croissants. Each day, the west Edmonton shop rolls and bakes croissants in unique flavours not found anywhere else (imagine strawberry or matcha green tea). They also serve up a light lunch menu with a daily soup, quiche, and croissant sandwiches.

Cibo Bistro
11244 - 104 Ave.
780-757-2426 (CIBO)
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Chef and owner Rosario Caputo (Culinary Arts ’05)

One Edmonton's anchors in its renaissance of fine Italian food, Cibo Bistro, tucked into a corner of Oliver Square, is earning high praise. Expect locally sourced food, fresh-made pasta, an evolving menu and dishes that focus on flavour. "We want the ingredients to speak for themselves," says chef Rosario Caputo.

The Common
(some items available through sister restaurant, Grandin Fish and Chips, listed below)
9910 - 109 St.
780-452-7333
Reviews

🍽️🥡

Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier (Baking '07)

A fine example of the quality of Edmonton's gastro-lounge scene, the Common offers pub food defined by creativity and quality. Share classics like mussels and fries or try an old favourite with a twist, like the honey basil pear grilled cheese.

Corso 32 
10345 Jasper Ave.
780-421-4622
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🥡

Chef and owner Daniel Costa (Culinary Arts '05)

One of the most high-profile chefs in Edmonton, Costa has made his name in authentic Italian cuisine. Corso 32 reopens for dining in August but has made "Corso at Home" permanent. Order a selection of dishes including four frozen pasta kits, whipped goat ricotta, creme fraiche panna cotta, a selection of wines and more to make for yourself at home. Let Costa himself tell and show you more, including recipes, on his blog.

Craft Beer Market
10013 - 101A Ave.
780-424-2337
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🍽️🥡

Executive chef Cory Welsch (Culinary Arts '00)

Visit Craft for one of Edmonton's best selections of craft beer, much of it brewed right here in Alberta. Pair pints with an equally dizzying array of snacks, flatbreads, salads, burgers, pastas and much more. Keep an eye out for the brewmaster's dinners in which the chef creates a four-course meal to match a partner brewery.

Die Pie
10255 97 St.
780-249-2137
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Chef and co-owner Neil Royale (Culinary Arts ‘08/09) 

No meat, no cheese, no problem. Die Pie brings vegan pizza and pasta to downtown Edmonton, with homemade cashew-based cheese, jackfruit in place of pulled pork, and a menu full of other delicious novelties. Try a slice from Alberta’s first plant-based pizzeria Die Pie, which boasts a 100% vegan menu and many gluten-free options.

Dorinku Osaka
10328 Jasper Ave.
780-761-9990

🍽️🥡

General Manager William Pierce (Hospitality Management ’19)

Dorinku Osaka, like its sister restaurant Dorinku Tokyo, aims to bring a bit of that popular Japanese city to Edmonton, serving Osakan-inspired street food with a tapas, sharing style menu. Neon lights and a wall of happy Maneki-neko (waving, lucky cat figurines) adorn this space. There’s also a section just for ramen bowls in the back.

Dorinku Tokyo
10205 82 Ave.
780-988-9760
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General Manager and Head Chef Gunho Park (Culinary Arts ’13)

Dorinku Izakaya brings a slice of Tokyo street culture to Edmonton. This Japanese pub with open kitchen serves local fresh meats and vegetables teeming with Japanese flavours in a uniquely decorated space. Imagine you’re dining in a narrow back alley shop in Tokyo. The ambience is as much a part of the Dorinku Tokyo experience as is the food.

DOSC
10190 104 St.
780-540-0606
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🍽️🥡

Owner Jake (Eunsa) Lee (Culinary Arts '06)
Head chef Karl MacKinnon (Cooking '14)
Sous chef Shariff Rajpar (Culinary Arts '17)
Head pastry chef Gaby Luk (Baking '11)

DOSC is a seamless blend of a craft steakhouse, cocktail bar and artisan cafe, all under one roof located in the heart of the 104th Street promenade. The dinner menu features fresh and vibrant flavours with locally-sourced Alberta beef as well as Japanese Wagyu. The brunch menu features a unique cocktail line-up to complement DOSC’s new dishes. The cafe side pairs artisan coffee with delectable items from an in-house bakery.

EcoCafé
6A Village Dr. RR#2, Westerose
780-586-2627 or 780-586-2623
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🍽️🥡

Chef and owner Tim Wood (Apprentice Cook ’77)

EcoCafé stands out as much for its philosophy as for its food. Make the trip for organic and locally raised fare served in a cozy room about an hour southwest of Edmonton. Organic extends to the beer and wine menu as well, and meat and fruit pies are available for take out.

Fox Burger
6423 - 112 Ave.
780-250-0369
Reviews

🍽️🥡

Co-owner and head chef Sean O'Connor (Culinary Arts '06)
Sous chef Ryan O'Connor (Culinary Arts '11)

Modern and refined drive-in fare may be one way to describe these burger offerings: classics updated with the likes of bacon and peppers, blue cheese and tomato, and more, as well as a hearty and reliable "American" cheeseburger. Kids' menu and veggie options available, surprising sides, too (e.g., Disco fries?). Call in takeout orders or DM on Instagram.

Good Stock Restaurant and Catering
11409 - 40 Ave.
587-499-8793
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🥡

Executive chef Michelle Robinson (Culinary Arts '09)

Good Stock opened in 2017 with the aim of showing that “fast food” can also be healthy, plant-based and budget friendly. Executive chef Michelle Robinson brings her passion for whole food plant-based diets to Edmonton diners, currently open for take-out, take-and-bake meals, and catering.

Grandin Fish and Chips
9902 - 109 St.
780-250-3474
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Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier (Baking '07)

Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier serves up a new interpretation of fish and chips, blending the traditions of London chippies and East Coast seafood, offering diners a sustainable and health-conscious reimagining. Take it home to enjoy, or take advantage of their catering services and fresh seafood sales.

The Greenhouse Restaurants
Victoria Golf Course
Riverside Golf Course
Rundle Park Golf Course (closed for the season)
780-496-4710

🍽️

Owner and chef Paul Shufelt (Cook '01)

As part of Paul Shufelt’s Robert Spencer Hospitality Group, experience Edmonton’s only river valley patios at The Greenhouse Restaurants located in the City of Edmonton’s Victoria, Riverside and Rundle Park Golf courses. The Greenhouse Restaurants feature locally sourced, casual bites intended to make your round of golf just a little more memorable.

High Dough Detroit Pizza
8424 109 St.
780-757-2600

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Chef and owner Brayden Kozak (Culinary Arts ‘02)

High Dough is a Detroit-style pizzeria owned by Brayden Kozak, where authentic 10” x 14” pizzas with unique flavours are served cut in square slices, made with love out of the kitchen of Three Boars.

Highlevel Diner
10912 - 88 Ave.
780-433-0993
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🍽️🥡

Chef and co-owner Adam Stoyko (Cook ’08)

A touchstone of Edmonton's Garneau neighbourhood, the Highlevel Diner has provided an eclectic menu and a warm and lively setting overlooking the river valley for almost 40 years. It maintains its modern flair through fresh and colourful dishes, with plenty of options for omnivores and vegetarians alike. The weekend brunches are line up inducing (grab some of their famous cinnamon buns to go).

Joe West Pizza
Downtown Edmonton
780-235-1656
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Open for delivery only

Co-owner Michael Steffler (Culinary Arts ‘09)

Edmontonians can’t get enough pizza options, the latest coming from Joe West Pizza, which offers thick and flakey crusts, tangy original sauces, and premium quality, locally sourced toppings. Joe West gets its tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, all produce and some meats at the Italian Centre Shop, while cheese is supplied by Franco’s Brand Alberta Cheese. Their mantra: real pizza, made by real chefs.

Joey Bell Tower
10310 - 101 St.
780-990-5639
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🍽️🥡

Head chef Colin Fryer (Cook '14)

The action in the Ice District doesn’t stop when the Oilers leave the ice - Joey’s Bell Tower turns culinary artistry into a spectator sport with their open kitchen design! Pop by for cocktails before heading to a concert or stay for dinner.

Julio’s Barrio 
10450 - 82 Ave.
780-431-0774
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🍽️🥡

Kitchen Manager Darren Smith (Culinary Arts '10)

An icon of Whyte Avenue, Julio’s Barrio brings "bulldogs" and Mexican cuisine to their bustling patio space. Top your dish with their signature salsa from mild to nuclear heat, sip an icy margarita, and say hello to summer. Vegans and those seeking gluten-free options will enjoy a broad selection of dietary-friendly options.

Kanto 98st.
10936 - 98 St.
780-244-7388
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🥡

Owner and chef Edgar Gutierrez (Cook '03)

Just off Chinatown's main drag, Kanto 98st. brings Filipino flavours to Edmonton's growing collection of restaurants focused on street food from away. Staff are eager to explain items that might be unfamiliar, and serve them fresh and piping hot. Dishes focus on barbecue, rice bowls and chicken, and steamed bao bun stuffed with pork, chicken or beef. Finish with halo-halo, a sweet, cool Filipino treat.

The Keg Steakhouse and Bar 
Multiple locations
Reviews:
Skyview
West Edmonton
South Edmonton Common
Windermere
Sherwood Park

🍽️🥡

Operations director Troyan Mason (Finance '93)

The Keg is nearly synonymous with steak, especially the well-trimmed, aged, well-marbled, uniquely spiced and seared-just-right variety. Prime rib, seafood, chicken and ribs round out the menu. Salads, too – which can be topped with cuts of beef, chicken and seafood.

The Local Omnivore
10933 - 120 St.
780-660-1051
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🍽️🥡

Chef and co-owner Mark Bellows (Culinary Arts '05)

Reviews for the sandwiches, brunch, atmosphere and service have been great for this food-truck-turned-stationary-eatery. Those that eat here promise to return. Join them to enjoy a menu featuring house-smoked bacon sandwiches, poutine, tacos and more.

Lux Steakhouse and Bar 94
10150 - 101 St.
780-424-0400
Reviews

🥡

Executive chef Tony Le (Culinary Arts ’03, Red Seal)

Parent company Century Hospitality Group offers a modified but modern menu derived from all its locations and featuring far too much to mention, but it's safe to say that you could probably go back to it again and again and never have the same thing twice, all pandemic long.

Meat 
8216 - 104 St.
587-520-6338
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🍽️🥡

Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook ’04)

The Next Act Pub got a sibling with Meat, a smokehouse opened up right next door by McLaughlin and the ownership team. It's southside southern barbecue: brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, all featuring homemade sauces. And, of course, there's bourbon.

'Ono Poke Co. 
10142 - 104 St.
780-244-8885
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🍽️🥡

Chef and owner Lawrence Hui (Culinary Arts ‘07)

Get a taste of Hawaii in the landlocked prairies with chef Lawrence Hui’s authentic Hawaiian poke! Dig into a bowl of fresh seafood, locally sourced veggies, and housemade marinades and garnishes – you’ll think you’re on the beach. The restaurant that brings poke to the prairies is offering new, creative dishes and a weekly Thursday BBQ this summer.

Oodle Noodle
Multiple locations
Reviews

🥡

Co-owner Sonny Pham (Cook '01)
Co-owner and president Jay Downton (Finance '02)

This Edmonton-born quick-serve noodle shop strives for freshness, flavour and fun. Choose from salads, soups, appetizers and tasty noodle dishes that draw their inspiration and authenticity from founder Sonny Pham's time spent living and travelling in Southeast Asia.

Panago Pizza
310-0001

Heritage: 10927 - 23 Ave.
Old Strathcona: 10742 - 82 Ave.
Riverbend: 14255 - 23 Ave.

🥡

Co-owner and operator Roman Przybyla (Marketing '12)

Enjoy pizzas made using organic tomato sauce, meats raised without antibiotics, and plenty of plant-based and vegetarian options – all on dough made fresh in store. Order and pay online for minimal-contact pickup or zero-contact delivery.

Pip 
10403 - 83 Ave.
780-760-4747
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🍽️🥡

Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook Apprentice '04)

The newest sibling of The Next Act and MEAT, Pip serves up charming comfort food in a cozy 28-seat space. Catch their exquisite takes on classic brunch favourites during the day or join them for dinner – opt for one of their flawless cocktails anytime.

Provincial Pub 
#160, 4211 - 106 St.
780-760-1937
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Lead chef Cedric Boeglin (Retail Meatcutting Certificate ’08, Culinary Arts '10)

Provincial Pub is on a mission to support Alberta makers of produce and drinks. Patrons who join the cause will be rewarded with what the pub claims are the best burgers and wings in south Edmonton, as well as with new takes on reliable pub food – all of them featuring as many homegrown ingredients as possible.

Rebel Food and Drink
9112 - 142 St.
780-752-7325
Reviews

🥡

Executive chef Tony Le (Culinary Arts '03)

Parent company Century Hospitality Group offers a modified but modern menu derived from all its locations and featuring far too much to mention, but it's safe to say that you could probably go back to it again and again and never have the same thing twice, all pandemic long.

RGE RD
10643 - 123 St.
780-447-4577
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Chef and co-owner Blair Lebsack (Cook ’98)

Lebsack continues to champion local food in a nearly unrivalled way, and uses it to create rustic but well-considered takeout menus that change weekly. Call to place an order.

Riverbank Bistro 
8 Mission Ave., St. Albert
587-290-1655
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Chef and owner Daniel Ducharme (Culinary Arts' 09)

Tucked into a beautiful purple manor just off the Sturgeon River, Dan Ducharme’s delightful Riverbank Bistro highlights regional ingredients and cuisine. The menu has earned many accolades, including best food, best service, and one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants for 2019. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner date or brunch with friends, their patio is sure to please.

Royal Glenora Club 
11160 River Valley Road
780-482-2371
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Chef Steve Buzak (Culinary Arts '98)

If you're a member (or a friend of one) of the Royal Glenora Club, an Edmonton institution for more than 50 years, you'll have access to a cornucopia of dining choices, including the cosy Fireside Dining Room, the inviting Generations Sports Lounge, the bright Pool Patio (open year round), the convenient Glenora Café and, come summer, the fresh air of the Terrace, a patio with a river valley view. If you're not a member, drop by for Sunday brunch.

Sandwich and Sons 
13315 Buena Vista Rd. and & 87 Ave. (Valley Zoo)
780-222-9579
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Owner and chef Alex Sneazwell (Culinary Arts '11)

Grab a top-notch coffee for a stroll around the zoo or a sandwich, salad or treat after your adventure. Same goes if you're just visiting the surrounding parks, as Sandwich and Sons sits just outside the zoo entrance. Open seven days a week.

Three Boars
8424 109 St.
780-757-2600
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Owner Brayden Kozak (Culinary Arts '02)

Three Boars is currently operating as a pop-up out of sister restaurant Wishbone (10542 Jasper Ave.), serving comfort food with cozy mid-century vibes.

Three Vikings
10713 124 St.
780-249-6302
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Head chef Briana Campbell (Cook '14) 

Campbell heads up this locally owned and operated family-run scandipub on 124 Street, serving scratch-made and locally sourced comfort food with Danish and British specialties. There’s a great selection of local craft beers and spirits as well. Order curbside take-out and enjoy the hygge. SkÃ¥l! 

Town Square Brewing
2919 Ellwood Dr. SW
780-244-0212
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Co-owners Brandon Boutin (Steamfitter/Pipefitter ’05), Tyler McNaughton (Architectural Technology ’05) and Sterling Nordin (Heavy Equipment Technician ’02)

Get frozen pizzas, pretzels and award-winning beer delivered to your door (you'll need to have ID ready for the latter).

Tryst Wine and Small Plates
100 - 21 Perron St., St. Albert
587-290-3433
Reviews

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Owner Michelle McDonald (Culinary Arts ’16)
Head chef Zach Eaton (Culinary Arts ’16)
Sous chef Alyce O’Neill (Culinary Arts ’16)

The plates may be small, but they're big on variety. Choose from charcuterie featuring local products and preserves, housemade sourdough, pork belly, flatbreads, even good old mac and cheese. Call after noon to pick up orders later that day. Wine and beer are available too.

?! Why Not ¡¿
8534 - 109 St.
780-297-5757
Reviews

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Chef and owner Levi Biddlecombe (Culinary Arts '10)

Chef Levi Biddlecombe traded in his award-winning food truck, Attila the HUNgry, for a new restaurant space in Old Strathcona. ?!Why Not¡¿ Cafe and Bar features changing menus showcasing seasonal ingredients. Visit their website to see dates for special events, including performances by local musicians, and their brunch club. They’re also regularly adding new menu items. 

Woodshed Burgers
10723 - 124 St.
780-752-2874

2307 Ellwood Dr.
587.635.9663

Reviews

🍽️🥡

Owner Paul Shufelt (Cook '01)

Choose from eight burgers (including one fish) made with buns baked in house and beef ground daily. And not just any beef – beef from cows crossed with wagyu, that fancy Japanese variety. Milkshakes and kids' combos are also on offer.

Tzin Wine and Tapas
10115 - 104 St.
780-428-8946
Reviews

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Owner Kelsey Danyluk (Marketing '02)
Chef Corey McGuire (Cook '07)

Enjoy your pick of 20 wines served by the glass and fancy snacks (stuffed and fried Manzanilla olives, potato bravas, etc.) and meals (roasted Alberta lamb chops, pan-seared salt cod, etc), while hanging out in one of downtown's coolest dining districts.

Workshop Eatery
2003 - 91 St. SW
780-705-2205
Reviews

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Owner and chef Paul Shufelt (Cook '01)

After years of overseeing all things food at one of Edmonton's major restaurant operations, Shufelt has lighted out on his own with Workshop Eatery, where almost everything is handmade in house. The rustic yet sophisticated menu is seasonally focused, and features, when possible, produce grown onsite at Workshop's location at the Mosaic Centre, Canada's first net-zero office building.

XIX (Nineteen)

5940 Mullen Way
780-395-1119
Reviews

#104 150 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert
780-569-1819
Reviews

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Chef and proprietor Andrew Fung (Cook ’01, Baking ’98)
Head chef (St. Albert) Rino Lam (Cook '10)

What was once available only to members of the Blackhawk Golf Club, Andrew Fung’s former cooking gig, is now for all to enjoy. Visit Andrew Fung’s “clubhouse” (XIX, as in 19th hole) for casual but classy dishes inspired equally by Asia and Alberta. If you’re hungry, don’t look at this menu.

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Bakeries, cafes and delis

cafes, bakeries and delis graphicThe Art of Cake
11811 - 105 Ave.
780-485-5517
Reviews

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Co-owner Gloria Bednarz (Cooking '86)

The Art of Cake specializes in art you can eat. Made-to-order cakes and treats (including cookies, cupcakes and more) vary from classic and elegant to modern and fun. Bednarz can only make so many cakes a week, so book early – up to a year ahead.

Artistic Bake Shop
6820 - 104 St.
780-434-8686
Reviews

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Baker and co-owner Perry Schwabenbauer (Baker '88)

Two generations of Schwabenbauers have worked to recreate the European bakery experience in this independent shop, baking fresh pretzels, breads, pastries and wedding cakes for more than four decades.

Ben’s Meat and Deli
15726 Stony Plain Rd.
780-489-1424
Reviews

🥡

Co-owner David van Leeuwen (Retail Meatcutting ’92)

Since opening in 1956, this family business has been a west Edmonton fixture for quality cuts of meat, poultry and fish – not to mention Dutch comfort foods including cheeses, breads, treats and more. Third-generation owner David van Leeuwen stocks plenty of local produce, and a selection of gluten-free items. Don't miss the sandwich counter.

La Boule
8020 - 101 St.
780-760-2253
Reviews

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Owner and pastry chef Jennifer Stang (Culinary Arts '07)

After honing her skills in several respected establishments, such as the Shaw Conference Centre, Jennifer Stang has opened La Boule, a French-inspired patisserie and bakery. Stop in for sweets, cakes and the shop's speciality, eclairs. Upon opening, she offered nine varieties of the latter, with more to come.

Brio Bakery
#104, 12021 - 102 Ave.
780-424-2131
Reviews

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Owner/baker Todd Barraclough (Management '17)

Bread, the old-fashioned way. At Brio Bakery, all of the bread has only three ingredients: water, flour and salt. Check the weekly menu on Instagram and call in a pre-order.

Cookie Love Cafe
10235 - 101 St.
780-499-2849
Reviews

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Co-owner Iva Stone (Chemical Engineering Technology '02)

Stop in for coffee and any of more than 13 kinds of cookies baked fresh from scratch, or order up a batch from the shop's catering arm. A portion of all cookie proceeds go to charity.

Confetti Sweets
#6, 41 Broadway Blvd, Sherwood Park
Reviews

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Owner Kathy Leskow (Management '96)

Does butter make it better? Taste one of Confetti Sweets cookies – also made with top-notch chocolate and vanilla – to find out. (Be sure to try the coconut, a techlifetoday favourite.)

Duchess Bake Shop
10720 - 124 St.
780-488-4999
Reviews

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Chef and co-owner Jake Pelletier (Culinary Arts ’07)

Visit French-inspired Duchess for everything from croissants and pain au chocolat to tarts and macaroons. To ensure authenticity, the chefs use butter and chocolate imported from France and make everything by hand, from scratch. Enjoy a treat with an organic coffee – French press, of course.

Farrow
8422 - 109 St.
780-757-4160
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9855 - 76 Ave.
780-757-0132
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10240 - 124 St.
780-249-0085
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Head pastry chef Amy Mancor (Baking '08)

Farrow opened its first location on 109 Street in 2014, specializing in quality coffee, sandwiches and baking. Watch for the menu to change frequently. Donuts, brownies, muffins and more are made daily in house.

Milk and Cookies Bakeshop
5532 Calgary Tr.
780-758-1774
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Owner and baker Rachelle Germain (Baking '11)

Cookies of all kinds, cakes, cupcakes and squares from scratch, with vegan (e.g., banana bread) and gluten-friendly (e.g., peanut butter bars and, on Fridays, all varieties of sugar cookies) options available daily. Flavours change regularly, so call ahead to see what's in store.

MilkCrate
10423 - 101 St.
780-420-6335
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Owner and chef Steven Brochu (Culinary Arts '06)

Located at the base of the Epcor Tower, MilkCrate brings simple but savoury sandwiches to the heart of downtown Edmonton. Visit on weekdays for the signature porchetta sandwich or change it up with rotating features.

Meuwly’s
10706 - 124 St.
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Co-owner/general manager Peter Keith (Cook '12, coach of Culinary Team NAIT)
Co-owner/charcutier William Kotowicz (Culinary Arts '05)

Meuwly’s bills itself as "a marketplace" that specializes in artisanal food products and house-made meat products, sausages, pickles and preserves. If you’re lucky to have one of the subscriptions to the shop's Secret Meat Club – or you’ve visited local spots like Clementine or Woodwork – you already know why Meuwly’s is such a popular spot in the growing food and entertainment district of 124 Street.

Sarah's Kitchen
#105 - 140 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert
780-569-1190
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Owner and chef Sarah Radloff (Cook '02)

Sarah Radloff's focus is on fresh, healthy and delicious. When the question of what's for dinner presents a problem, she has the solution: simple, wholesome take-home meals using local ingredients and made from scratch. The Kitchen also offers soups and made-to-order sandwiches and cuts of meat butchered by Radloff herself.

Sugared and Spiced
10334 - 82 Ave. (rear)
780-244-CAKE (2253)
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Owner and baker Amy Nachtigall (Baking '13)

Nachtigall specializes in elevating all manner of treats: her passion for making high-quality cookies, scones, macarons, cupcakes and more have a history of garnering high praise.

Whimsical Cake Studio
8211 - 102 St.
780-988-CAKE (2253)
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Owner and baker Darcy Scott (Baking '08)

After building her reputation as a freelance baker, Scott purchased the Whimsical Cake Studio in early 2014. In addition to cupcakes and caramels (from bacon to sea salt), she creates cakes that are confectionary dreams transformed into sweet and stunning reality. Need menu R&D? She does that, too.

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Butchers, retail food and drinks

local retail food, butchers, breweries graphicAcme Meat Market
9570 - 76 Ave.
780-433-1812
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Owner and butcher Corey Meyer (Retail Meatcutting '96)

Get Alberta beef, pork, chicken and lamb at this neighbourhood meat market, in operation since 1921. Choose from custom cuts and a variety of fresh sausage, including breakfast links, spicy Italian, Greek lamb and a celiac-friendly variety made with buckwheat.

Ben’s Meat and Deli
15726 Stony Plain Rd.
780-489-1424
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Owner David van Leeuwen (Retail Meatcutting '92)

This family business has been a west Edmonton fixture since 1956 for quality cuts of meat, poultry and fish – not to mention Dutch comfort foods including cheeses, breads, treats and more. Third-generation owner David van Leeuwen stocks plenty of local produce, and a selection of gluten-free items. Physical distancing is oberserved in store.

Catfish Coffee Roasters
780-937-3991
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Co-owner Dominic Ries (Culinary Arts '89)

A small-batch roasting company, Catfish strives for environmental and social responsibility – and a variety of great coffees, which are now available online only.

Cavern
#2, 10169 - 104 St.
780-455-1336
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Owner Tricia Bell (Cook '98)

Choose from a "portfolio" of 75 cheeses to take away or stay and and enjoy a selection on a cheese board, light fare, dessert, coffee and drinks. Cavern doesn't take reservations but will cater events and take private bookings.

D'Arcy's Meat Market
#50, 40 Chisholm Ave., St. Albert
780-418-1200
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Owner and butcher Kyle Iseke (Retail Meatcutting '09)

Since buying the shop from his dad in 2009, Iseke has added specialties like fresh pepperoni and homemade beef jerky to a selection of beef, pork, chicken and bison, all cut on site and by hand. Also on offer: organic and free-range items.

Dog Island Brewing
250 Caribou Trail SW, Slave Lake
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Owners and brewers Ben Fiddler (Instrument Technician '01, Electrician '02) and Chad Paulson (Instrument Technician '09)

Ben Fiddler and Chad Paulson have put their trades training to work tweaking and improving processes at their brewery, Dog Island. Get their beer at stores across Alberta, or stop in for a taste or take home a growler (a.k.a. jug). Don't miss the refreshingly crisp DIBS raspberry wheat ale.

Elieneke's Bake Shop
5706 - 49 St.
Barrhead
780-674-2844
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Baker/owner Elien de Herdt (Baking '14)

Take a drive out to Barrhead to discover fresh European baking made from scratch and using local ingredients! Elien De Herdt, Canada’s first ever Young Bakery Hopeful, brings the taste of Belgium to Canada with fresh chocolates, pastries, cakes and breads.

The Growlery Beer Co.
40 Airport Rd.
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Owners Kevin Danard (Landscape Architectural Technology ’97) and Jeff Pollock (Business Administration - Finance ’95)

The product of a midlife career switch, the Growlery joins the ever-expanding Alberta craft beer scene, with small-batch beers made fresh onsite for enjoyment in the taproom or takeout.

Odd Company Brewing
#105, 12021 - 102 Ave.
587-590-9973
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Head brewer Brett Geislinger (Radio and Television – Radio '08)

Located in the historic Oliver Exchange just west of downtown Edmonton, Odd Company has created a niche in the city's growing craft beer scene by taking an experimental approach to brewing. Rotating taps may feature anything from a hoppy sour to a white stout to "raw" ales. What does any of that mean? Stop by the taproom to find out.

Real Deal Meats
2427 Ellwood Dr.
780-469-3325
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Co-owner Darcy Boisvert (Retail Meatcutting ’97)

This family-run butcher shop sells a variety of meat products, including local beef, pork, chicken, bison, lamb and goat, as well as its own smoked products. The butcher provides custom cutting and sausage and jerky making.

Revolution Ice Cream
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Co-owners Jessica Steblyk (Bachelor of Business Administration student) and John Steblyk (Mechanical Engineering Technology ’03)

Culinary experimentalists Jessica and John Steblyk started Revolution Ice Cream out of their home kitchen with a vision of "disrupting" the local market for frozen desserts. Given flavours that include Vietnamese Coffee, Blueberry Basil and something they call "Saturday Morning Cartoons," the couple may be on their way to doing just that.

Sgambaro’s Signature Seafood
Look for Sgambaro products in shops around Edmonton.
780-457-8227
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Chef and owner Robert Sgambaro (Cook ’86)

Like salmon? With lox, sausage, jerky and several other items made from the tasty pink fish – fresh, never frozen – Sgambaro’s will have you hooked. Order online or look for it in select shops. 

The Violet Chocolate Co.
17515 - 10 Ave.
587-523-4399
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Owner and chocolatier Rebecca Grant (Culinary Arts '08, Management '13, Marketing '14)

Looking for avocado-, wasabi- or jalapeno-flavoured chocolates? Find Grant's handmade treats at Edmonton farmers' markets, shops, or call to arrange an appointment at her kitchen – she does custom orders.

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Catering and food trucks

catering illustrationBully (food truck)
Use @BullyTruck and Facebook to find the truck.
780-695-9292
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Owner and executive chef Dean Gossen (Culinary Arts '92)
Cook Karen Kwong (Culinary Arts '08)

Gossen wants your lunch money. To get it, he's offering an extraodinarily varied menu – sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, you name it, all using locally sourced ingredients – from his rolling kitchen, which he purchased 20 years after his dad said, "Hey, why not start a food truck?"

Chef Sheridan 
Edmonton and area
780-554-0420
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Chef and owner Sheridan McLaren (Cook '09)

From drop-off dinner kits to pre-made meals to private chef services in your own home, Sheridan McLaren is a go-to source of solutions and options for events or the everyday challenge of feeding yourself and your family healthy, delicious meals.

Drift (food truck)
Various locations around Edmonton. Track the truck on Twitter @driftfoodtruck.
780-966-7328
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Co-owner Nevin Fenske (Cook ’05)

Nevin and Kara Fenske deliver fancy roadside meals with their mobile eatery. Expect to rethink your notion of street food, and to struggle to pick between a variety of inventive sandwiches, including duck confit and back bacon and brie.

Kitchen 
#101, 10130 - 105 St.
780-757-7704
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Owner and chef Brad Smoliak (Marketing ’88)
Chef Tracy Zizek (Culinary Arts '02)

Located in the heart of downtown, the 140-square-metre (1,500-square-foot) studio features an area for cooking classes, private dining, catering and even food product development. Open by appointment or booking only.

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