Top ChoiceFood in Edmonton

Old Strathcona Farmers Market

Since it began in 1983, the market's motto has been 'We Make it! We Bake it! We Grow it! We Sell it!' Inside the city's old bus garage, it offers everything from organic food to arts and crafts, and hosts some...

Top ChoiceBakery in Edmonton

Duchess Bake Shop

Duchess is a destination. You'd cross town to eat here – barefoot in snow if necessary. Feeling like it dropped straight from France, complete with Louis XV–style chairs, the Duchess' French-press coffee and huge...

Top ChoiceGallery in Edmonton

Art Gallery of Alberta

Art Gallery of Alberta

With the opening of this maverick art gallery in 2010, Edmonton at last gained a modern signature building to counter the ubiquitous boxy skyscrapers with its giant glass-and-metal space helmet. Its collection...

Top ChoiceCafe in Edmonton

Block 1912

A regal attempt at a genuine Torinese coffee bar, this inviting place allows you to recline on European-style sofas and armchairs and enjoy your coffee, beer or wine beneath twinkly lights. Grab a snack or...

Top ChoiceItalian in Edmonton

Corso 32

Chef and owner, Daniel Costa, delivers the best of Italy. Classy, small and candlelit, with a narrow interior and minimalist decor, Corso 32's evolving menu features dishes with ingredients like homemade goat...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Edmonton

Baijiu

Baijiu is where anyone wanting great cocktails goes, but it's tough to describe the place exactly. First one thinks tiki, but it's not quite that. Then one thinks dance club, but it's not that either. The long...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Edmonton

Fort Edmonton Park

The riverside reconstruction of Hudson's Bay Company's log fort gives you a glimpse into life in a trading post in the 1840s, right down to the smell of tanned hides. To reach it, pass by a 1920s midway and farm,...

Theater in Edmonton

Edmonton International Fringe Festival

The ultimate Edmonton experience is an 11-day program of live alternative theater on outdoor stages, in the parks, and in small theaters and venues. It's second in size only to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Many...

Cafe in Edmonton

Blue Plate Diner

In a redbrick building in Edmonton's warehouse district, this diner serves healthy food in hearty portions with vegetarian options. And there's style, too. Cool colored lighting and exposed brickwork mean you can...

Fusion in Edmonton

Madison's Grill

Located in the posh Union Bank Inn, Madison's has no problem keeping up with the hotel's high standards of service and quality. Its delicate dishes are beautifully presented; try pork-cheek pierogi with Saskatoon...

Indian in Edmonton

Remedy Cafe

The 'remedy' here is cheap, authentic Indian food served in an ultra-casual cafe – meaning you can use wi-fi with one hand and dip your naan in curry sauce with the other. Everyone raves about the chai and butter...

Gay & Lesbian in Edmonton

Yellowhead Brewery

First things first. This isn't a pub per se. Nor is it gay per se. It's an all-welcome tasting room next door to a brewery where you can sup on Yellowhead's tasty offerings, which range from its flagship lager to...

Coffee in Edmonton

Transcend Coffee

In a city where cafes producing their own micro-roasted coffee beans are few, Transcend should be treated like gold dust. Expert baristas on first-name terms with their Guatemalan farmer-producers concoct cups of...

Wine Bar in Edmonton

Cavern

This industrial and candlelit small cafe is an underground bastion of good taste on in-vogue 104th St, particularly in the deli department (plates $6 to $22). You can browse the glass cabinet filled with divine...

Cajun in Edmonton

Da-De-O

An unexpected summoning up of the Big Easy in the frozen north, this retro diner – complete with red vinyl chairs, chrome kitchen tables and a jukebox – whips up Cajun calamari, oysters, jambalaya and southern...

Steak in Edmonton

Hardware Grill

A plush oasis in a converted brick building downtown, this restaurant is a comfortable, bustling place where you'll want to linger over the amazing wine list and original menu. Try crab-crusted salmon, crispy...

Vegetarian in Edmonton

Café Mosaics

A Strathcona institution, this artsy, cool vegetarian-vegan haunt is a meat-free zone that has taken a page out of San Francisco's book: it makes vegetable dishes both interesting and tasty. Think earthy and...

Italian in Edmonton

Tiramisu Bistro

This bistro serves fresh salads, wraps, panini and pasta, but its risottos are the coup. Mornings bring breakfast pizzas and crepes with fillings like elk cherry sausage. It also has a kids' menu that assumes...

Tapas in Edmonton

Three Boars Eatery

Three Boars is part of the burgeoning farm-to-table food movement, using local suppliers to create gourmet food. It specializes in small plates, fine Edmonton microbrews on draft and divinely crafted cocktails....

Cinema in Edmonton

Garneau Theatre

Edmonton's only surviving art deco–era cinema has operated under various guises since 1940, changing hands most recently in 2011. It's filled with vintage decor, some original and some not, but who cares when you...