9 new eating places, bars and extra to check out in Edmonton this summer season

Looking for something new this season? You’ve come to the right place, as there’s a bunch of new restaurants, cafes and more to try out in Edmonton this summer. Enjoy the evolution of a local brand, try some international options, or opt for something completely new! You’ve got choices, and we’re here to show them off.

Here are the best new restaurants, cafes and more to try out in Edmonton this summer.

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EL MERO MERO

First a food truck, and now a full blown restaurant! You’ll be able to try everything from tamales to queso fundido to enchiladas, alongside their full range of tacos. Know the other bonus of opening a restaurant? Being able to add some more, ahem, adult beverages to the menu.

Where: 12223 156 Street NW

FUWA FUWA

This Vancouver-based chain specializes in the wildly fluffy Japanese souffle pancake. If you’re looking for a sweet brunch (or dinner) treat on a warm day, this is our top pick.

Where: 8103 104 Street NW

MAY

We’re late to the party on this one, but it’s still more than worth a mention! This new restaurant is actually located at the Art Gallery of Alberta, making it the perfect way to cap off a visit there.

Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square

SAMMIES BY SODO

Well, looks like we’ve got our next treat ourselves lunch covered. A new concept launched by SoDo, the Sammies front focuses on exactly what you’d expect- delicious, deli-style sandwiches that go great with a sunny summer day. It’s a simple option for new restaurants in Edmonton, but we guarantee it’s worth it.

Where: 11011 Jasper Ave

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LEOPARD

Arguably the most exciting name on this list, Leopard is a new pizza spot opening in Glenora. And while that’s enough to grab our attention, there’s a more important factor here- it’ll be the first sister restaurant of the beloved, and nationally acclaimed, Bar Clementine. The soft opening is ongoing, so expect the real one very soon!

When: Slated to open soon
Where: 14053 West Block Drive

TWICE CREAM

Of course, it’s not all general timeframes, as Edmonton’s newest spot for ice cream opens in early July! A sweet treat to beat the heat this summer? Yeah, that’s a no-brainer.

When: Opens Saturday, July 9th
Where: 10983 127 St

PF CHANG’S

Yeah, we’re still holding out hope that the iconic brand will open in Edmonton sooner rather than later. According to a statement, the new location will open in the city in ‘early 2022’. Come on PF, open already so we can finally see what all the fuss is about!

When: Slated to open soon
Where: 6004 Currents Drive NW

PALS

Originally announced last fall, the concept is going to be a more casual option with a focus on delicious sandwiches. And like PF Chang’s, they’re now in the hiring stages before officially opening. Little summer lunch ideas? We’d love to see it!

When: Slated to open soon
Where: 10403 83 Avenue NW

EL FURNITURE WAREHOUSE

Last but certainly not least is this ‘premium dive bar’ concept that has been taken over cities like Calgary and Vancouver. When every food item on the menu should be $10 or less, that just means wayyy more budget for some beers (or non-alcoholic alternatives) with your friends!

When: Slated to open soon
Where: 10765 Jasper Ave

There you have it! Our top picks for the new restaurants, cafes and more to try out in Edmonton this summer! Enjoy all the delicious options, friends.

Curiocity Staff

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