Prime Edmonton Real Estate - As an Edmonton Realtor and self proclaimed foodie, I have a) eaten at a lot of restaurants closing and celebrating a deal with clients, and b) seen quite a change in the Edmonton restaurant scene. Once thought of as nothing particularly special, Edmonton’s food scene has really come into its own! Alberta may be famous for its beef, but there’s a whole host of diverse restaurants to be found in the Capital City that serve a lot more than just steak. Whether you’re looking for Mexican, Italian, or something completely different, Edmonton has got you covered.
Here are 4 Edmonton restaurants you should check out:
- Under the High Wheel - Under the High Wheel on Whyte Avenue is a must for breakfast lovers! This cozy spot is tucked behind Da Capo café, which serves up excellent coffee to Under the High Wheel customers. Be sure to try the waffles, which can come savoury with smoked salmon, or sweet with cream and berries. Anyone attracted to a “meat and potatoes” diet will want to taste the Traditional Breakfast, a classic combo of eggs, bacon, toast, and potatoes. For something a little different, there’s the Bangers n’ Mash – cranberry maple sausages, fluffy mashed potatoes, and two fried eggs. Boasting local ingredients and mouth-watering flavour, Under the High Wheel is not one to miss!
- Tres Carnales Taqueria - In the heart of downtown, Tres Carnales Mexican restaurant is always busy and always energetic! The flavours and atmosphere here combine into a truly authentic experience. The star here is the tacos – a variety of meats are offered, including pork, beef, fish, and chicken, but where Tres Carnales really shines is in the preparation of their meats. Whether it’s Al Pastor (slow roasted pork that almost melts in your mouth) or Pollo (tender spiced chicken), Tres Carnales will leave everyone satisfied. Not to be forgotten are their chips and guacamole – crunchy, creamy and best of all, made in-house!
- Rosso Pizzeria - If you’re looking for something a little more Mediterranean, Rosso Pizzeria offers some of the best pizza in Edmonton. With nearly everything made in-house, organic high-end ingredients, and a wood burning pizza oven, Rosso will never disappoint. Located on 109 Street by the University of Alberta, Rosso offers authentic Neapolitan pizza with a wonderfully chewy crust. Both Bianca (white, with olive oil as a base) and Rosso (red, with tomato sauce as a base) pizzas are offered, with a wide variety of toppings and options. Everything will impress, from the classic Margherita to the Patata e Pancetta, a unique combination of potatoes, pancetta, gorgonzola cheese and fresh rosemary. In true Italian fashion, coffee and gelato are also on the menu, and will definitely not disappoint!
- Meat - For those attracted to southern cuisine, Meat provides a smokehouse BBQ experience in a chic, trendy atmosphere. Found just off Whyte Avenue on 104 Street, Meat can easily be spotted by its blue and white colours, long wooden tables, and large windows. The meat is smoked for many hours, and whether your order the ribs, pork, or chicken, you’re sure to be served food that is tender and juicy. Meat also makes their own sauces (the Bourbon sauce is a must-try), and provide a variety of authentic southern sides, from creamed corn to coleslaw.
Edmonton restaurants are definitely on the rise. New flavours are being developed in almost every cuisine imaginable, and it seems like many Edmontonians are willing to branch out and try new things. This has created a strong food culture in Edmonton, one that is willing to take risks and go the extra mile. These four Edmonton restaurants show the best of that mentality – be sure to check them out!