The northernmost city of North America, Edmonton, is also one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. With the Canadian Rocky Mountains to its southwest and the North Saskatchewan River valley running through the city, Edmonton offers much to see and do. There’s the largest mall in North America, the heritage buildings, live theatre, museums, shopping, nightlife options and many more year-round activities to enjoy. With quite a large number of festivals and concerts hosted in the city, Edmonton is also fondly known as ‘Canada’s Festival City’. And the culinary scene of Edmonton is not one to be missed either – there’s a wide variety of fine dining restaurants, cafés, bakeries, bars, etc., to give you a taste of local Canadian and world cuisine. With more and more restaurants in Edmonton focusing on locally sourced, sustainable and fresh ingredients, the popularity of farm-to-fork restaurants has increased manifold. So, come and check out the best farm-to-table restaurants in Edmonton, Canada.
1. RGE RD
Serving West Canadian cuisine straight from the local farms and small-scale producers, the menu at RGE RD is dictated by the season and the offerings of the surrounding mountains, oceans, forests, and fields. A modern yet rustic décor welcomes you to this restaurant, where the friendly staff provides impeccable service. Their menu is constantly changing and the best way to sample the specialties is the RG Road Trip – a daily special serving classic as well as experimental dishes prepared by the chef. Besides, even simple dishes like tartare, pate on toast or seared scallops are amazingly delicious. Other popular dishes are the Scottish egg, kitchen board, grizzly gouda & potato perogies. The drink and wine menu at the restaurant is also well balanced.
Address: 10643 123 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P2, Canada
Website: RGE RD
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)
2. Café Linnea
Drawing inspiration from the classics of French cuisine, Café Linnea has a frequently changing menu that is dependent on the availability of local produce and in keeping with the season. It is a modern European-style bistro that is spacious, light-filled and decorated in a very contemporary manner. The restaurant offers a brunch menu and an evening menu, filled with crowd-favorites like oeufs-en-cocotte, cod en papillote, and steak frites. You could also take your pick from the variety of crêpes, eggs, breakfast plates for brunch or the two or three-course menu for dinner. Also worth checking out is their impressive beverage and cocktails menu. The restaurant also hosts a monthly high tea service and special events.
Address: Holland Plaza, 10932 119 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3P5, Canada
Website: Café Linnea
Opening hours: Tue: 5pm - 10pm; Wed - Fri: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 2pm (closed on Mon)
With a heavy reliance on local ingredients and seasonal produce, Bündok is a casual upscale eatery with a clean, modern and welcoming interior. The menu at this restaurant changes quite often and focuses on small plates done exceptionally well. The most-recommended dishes on the menu are the beef carpaccio, fried chicken skins, gnocchi Parisienne, or roasted cauliflower. Also, don’t forget to ask your server for some fantastic wine pairings, and their beers, cocktails, and spirits are worth checking out too.
Address: 10228 104 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B8, Canada
Opening hours: Tue: 5pm - 10pm; Wed - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm; Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)
4. Corso 32
Known for their daily house-made pasta, Corso 32 is a cozy Italian restaurant that believes in sourcing its ingredients from local producers. Offering an imaginative take on authentic Italian cuisine, the restaurant recommends family-style sharing of dishes. The friendly ambiance of the restaurant is enhanced by lovely accents of exposed brick walls, trendy halogen lights and a large family picture on one of the walls. Must-try items on the menu are fried short rib with arugula and pear, house-made goat ricotta, pasta with Mascarpone & Parmigiano Agnolotti butter. There’s also a pasta tasting menu that the whole table can enjoy. The extensive wine menu offers ample choice for wine pairings too.
Address: 10345 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y5, Canada
Website: Corso 32
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm
Another Italian favorite on Jasper Avenue is the beautiful Uccelino restaurant. The restaurant features dishes prepared with a mix of locally produced ingredients as well as ingredients imported from Italy. It is a very upscale eatery with a modern, clean and minimalistic design. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will serve you at one of the many seating options at Uccellino. Locals recommend ordering the chargrilled lamb & pancetta sausage, Crostini Alla Toscana, Fettunta, Ricotta Gnocchi, Tagliatelle, Bistecca or the Icelandic cod. The wine menu features exclusively Italian wines that perfectly complement the food. The tasting menu at Uccellino is a good option for those interested in trying out a selection of the restaurant’s best dishes.
Address: 10349 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7, Canada
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm
6. Three Boars
Consistently mentioned in the press and local media as one of the best restaurants in Edmonton, Three Boars is popular for serving sharing plates made from locally-sourced ingredients. Their beer selection and signature cocktails are also worth a mention. The ambiance of the restaurant is laid-back and friendly. Try their steak tartare, PB & J wings, smoked olives, or housemade sausage along with a specialty cocktail mixed up by the bartender just for you!
Address: 8424 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E2, Canada
Website: Three Boars
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 2am; Sun - Mon: 5pm - 1am
7. The Workshop Eatery
Nestled in the stunning Mosaic Centre, the Workshop Eatery is a restaurant that lays a heavy emphasis on creating seasonal dishes with produce from nearby regions. The handcrafted yet simple menu has dishes made using fresh and local ingredients, highlighting their natural flavor and features. In the rustic and relaxed dining room, you can sample superb fare like deviled eggs, crispy elk potstickers, duck liver pâté, fried chicken waffle, braised lamb gnocchi, chicken supreme, etc. Their signature cocktails, beers, wines, spirits, beverages and aperitifs come highly recommended too!
The Workshop Eatery
Address: 2003 91 St SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0W8, Canada
Website: The Workshop Eatery
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
8. Ampersand 27
With an eclectic and beautiful interior, Ampersand 27 offers an intimate venue for all occasions – date night, dinner with family, drinks with friends or any celebration. The restaurant serves seasonal and local fare sourced from nearby producers and growers. Ampersand 27 is a very popular brunch spot in Edmonton and locals recommend trying their freshly baked scones and one of the many eggs Benedict options. For lunch, try their charcuterie board ‘Ploughman’s Lunch’ or Alder wood house-smoked beef brisket, and scallops or long bone short rib for dinner. A specialty cocktail from their extensive cocktails menu is a must-try as well.
Address: 10612 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A7, Canada
Website: Ampersand 27
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm, 4pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 3pm, 4pm - 10pm
9. The Harvest Room
Situated inside the luxury Fairmont Hotel Macdonald overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley, The Harvest Room presents a contemporary menu that features sustainable ingredients supplied by local farmers, artisans and some from the herb garden of the hotel itself! The dining room of the Harvest Room is elegant, beautiful and oozes old-world charm. The Harvest Breakfast, omelets, scones, and cream, etc. from the restaurant’s breakfast menu provide the perfect start to any day. The Harvest Room Board is excellent for sharing at dinner time, and their AAA Alberta striploin from the lounge food menu is recommended too. Wash down all this delicious food with a signature cocktail or drink of your choice. The restaurant’s high tea is also very popular with locals.
The Harvest Room
Address: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6, Canada
Website: The Harvest Room
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 11am, 5:30pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 11am, 5:30pm - 9pm
10. Rise & Root
This modern café in Edmonton offers simple yet delicious fare prepared with local wholesome ingredients, straight from the farm to your table. Rise & Root source produce from local suppliers and incorporate seasonal items on their daily chalkboard menu. The café has bright and spacious interiors with plenty of seating area. It offers classic café fare like an array of delectable soups, sandwiches, cakes, and beverages alongside some non-traditional offerings like charcuteries, wines and beer too! Their rotating variety of soups, cakes, and other baked goods are highly recommended.
Rise & Root
Address: 20020 Lessard Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6M 0T9, Canada
Website: Rise & Root
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 9am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm (closed on Mon)
Farm-fresh fare in Edmonton
The burgeoning food scene of Edmonton is replete with charming restaurants serving all types of cuisines – from classic Italian to inspired French to multi-cultural and diverse. And all the restaurants featured here feature dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. When in Edmonton, do check out some of our recommendations of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Edmonton, Canada.
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