If you’ve been keeping up with the foodie scene in Edmonton, you know that there is no shortage of dining options near The Brewery District. Whether you’re looking to support a local business or pick up a family favourite at the nearest chain restaurant, there is something for every palette.
Here are some of our go-to places to grab some grub:
Tokiwa Ramen: Serving naturally flavoured, traditional ramen soup, Tokiwa Ramen is the place to go if you’re looking for a hearty, flavorful, locally-sourced meal. If you’ve visited this hidden gem before you’ll know that the queue can sometimes outlast the limited quantity of soup available. We recommend you get there early and don’t forget your cash! They currently only accept debit or good ol’ coinage. Some of our favourites to order include the Spicy Goma, the Veggie Goma, or the never-disappointing feature ramen. If you don’t have time to dine-in, you can also order a Ramen Kit in advance to cook at your own convenience. It says it feeds two, but we won’t judge if you keep it all for yourself – it’s that delicious!
Doughnut Party: We know a doughnut is not normally a full meal for most people, but if you’re feeling indulgent, a Doughnut Party doughnut will satisfy all your cravings and excite the dessert enthusiast in you. With cake doughnuts that are comparable to the size of a toddler’s head, Doughnut Party does not disappoint with their ever-changing flavour menu and drool-worthy designs. Some of their memorable concoctions include Banana Hammock (banana + graham cracker + dulce de leche), The Bernadette (lavender + rosemary + chocolate + sea salt), and Sour Rocket Pop (lemon + blue raspberry + cherry). Pick up one for yourself, a half dozen for your best friends, or a full dozen to be the favorite employee that day. Did we mention they have vegan options?
Blaze Pizza: It is not easy to describe a pizza parlour – they make pizza! But Blaze does it like no other. Think: Subway, but for pizza. Whether you love a classic pepperoni pizza or feel like unleashing your inner chef, Blaze lets you pick from a pre-set menu or fully customize a pizza to your liking. The opportunities are endless. Even better, their fresh dough made daily is never frozen, has no additives, and is served comes in eco-friendly packaging. Did you know that their classic dough is actually vegan? There are also gluten-free, keto, and cauliflower crust options for the health-conscious.
Wing Snob: It’s hard to argue with Wing Snob when they claim they “just have better wings”. Originally an American chain, Wing Snob opened their flagship Canadian store in The Brewery District. They focus on traditional wings, boneless wings, and chicken tenders, with a cauliflower wing option for non-meat wing lovers. With 12 different sauces to choose from, and 6 different types of fries to have on the side, the possibilities are endless. This is the perfect place to take a group of friends or to indulge at home in front of the TV. And, if you have any room left after devouring your mountain of wings, try the Snobby Cake. Think: cornbread with ice cream and chocolate sauce – a truly perfect Southern dish.
Blue Plate Diner: At Blue Plate Diner, you’ll always feel like the most important person at the restaurant. With options for all diets and preferences, the folks at Blue Plate Diner offer homemade classics served with a side of love. Some of our favourites include the grilled cornbread with jalapeno butter, the iconic veggie burger, or the seafood risotto. Not only do they have a welcoming and quirky dine-in space, but they also offer take-out, online ordering, and a highly anticipated grocery/retail space to take the magic of Blue Plate Diner home with you. For an extra treat, they offer a fantastic brunch menu on the weekends between 9:00am and 1:00pm.
What is your go-to place to eat in the Brewery District?