The NAIT information to takeout in Edmonton (and space)

Safely support local restaurants (and get great food)

Seating is still limited in dining rooms in the Edmonton area, which has many restaurants focused on takeout. That’s what got many restaurateurs through the early months of the pandemic and what will get them through the second wave as well. And it’s the safest option for customers and restaurant staff. 

Here’s the winter update of the NAIT grads who are serving up (or baking, butchering, and brewing) something special for us to take home and enjoy.

Buying and supporting local has never tasted so good.

(If you’re a NAIT grad we’ve missed, please let us know.)

Mains and more

1ST RND
11248 – 104 Ave.
780-428-7177
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Chef Paul Gareau (Cook ’09)

Bring the sports pub home in the form of an all-star lineup that includes wings, burgers, pretzels and more, as well as a kids’ menu.

Baijiu
10363 – 104 St.
780-421-7060
Reviews

Takeout

Chef Ellen Mitchell (Cooking ’15)

Located in the heart of the arena district, Baijiu serves contemporary Asian-inspired dishes (Sichuan confit chicken, for example, or a whole fried ocean perch) alongside a lengthy list of original cocktails.

Biera 
9570 – 76 Ave., Suite 101
587-525-8589
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Head chef Christine Sanford (Culinary Arts ’07)
Chef Lindsay James (Cooking ’15)

Located in the Ritchie Market, Biera is a neighbourhood restaurant and brewery, though no common brewpub. Instead of burgers or wings, you’ll find charred cornichons with leek oil and dip, candied radicchio, and much more. Currently, they’re offering “Basically Biera,” family-style meals.

Brown Butter Cafe
1528 91 St.
780-752-9900
Reviews

Takeout

Chef and owner Michael Mak (Communication Technician ’08, Culinary Arts ’14)
Chef and owner Heena Mak (Culinary Arts ’14)

Specializing in housemade “bun-wiches,” rice bowls and specialty drinks, couple Heena and Michael use food and drink to bring people together at their small but popular southside cafe.

Browns Socialhouse
10-1010 Webber Green Dr.
780-756-3151
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5210 Windermere Blvd.
780-756-6990
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2511 – 17 St.
587.520.4665
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15331 – 37 St.
780-761-1533
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Delivery and takeout

Chef Eric Amyotte (Cook ’09)

Browns Socialhouse features classics like wings, burgers and fish and chips but the broad menu will appeal to palates seeking surprises. Choose from innovations including charred pepperoni pizza, tahitian tuna salad and the Asian-inspired “#28 Dragon Bowl.”

Bundok 
10228 – 104 St.
780-420-0192
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and chef Ryan Hotchkiss (Cook ’12)

OpenTable users have praised this downtown bistro. The menu revolves around French techniques applied to Canadian comfort food. What exactly does that mean? Since the dishes change with the seasons, you’ll have to order to find out.

The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House 
9351 – 118 Ave.
780-471-1580
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Takeout

Operations manager Mary Ann Aquino (Culinary Arts ’10)

After starting as a six-month trial in 2007, the Carrot is still operating as a not-for-profit cafe and community hub. It’s run by volunteers and is a steadfast supporter of local arts and neighbourhood initiatives. Pick up direct trade coffee, micro-brewed sodas and a selection of pastries, sandwiches and more.

Cavern
#2, 10169 – 104 St.
780-455-1336
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Owner Tricia Bell (Cook ’98)

Choose from a “portfolio” of 75 cheeses to take away. Try a picnic bundle and spread out on the living room floor.

Chartier
5012 – 50 St., Beaumont
780-737-3633
Reviews

Takeout

Co-owner Sylvia Cheverie (Marketing ’09)
Head chef Tamara Solon (Cooking ’15)
Bar manager Jennifer Kerr (Cooking ’13)

As part of Chartier’s French-Canadian offerings, dinner features classics such as braised rabbit, beef bourguignon and chicken cordon bleu, as well as innovative dishes with a local focus, such as their Beaumont smoked meat sandwich. All of this was brought to you, in part, by Kickstarter. To date, Chartier is the crowdfunding platform’s most successful Canadian restaurant project.

Chocorrant
10328 – 124 St.
780-908-2253
Reviews

Takeout

Pastry chef and co-owner Kai Wong (Culinary Arts ’07)

Visitors to Chocorrant are greeted by the scent of freshly baked croissants. Each day, the west Edmonton shop rolls and bakes croissants in unique flavours not found anywhere else (imagine strawberry or matcha green tea). They also serve up a light lunch menu with a daily soup, quiche, and croissant sandwiches.

Chopped Leaf

12911-140 Ave.
587-459-6117
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525 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert
780-569-5344
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Takeout

Owner Julie Granlund-Sultanow (Business Administration – Management ’99)

Specializing in bold flavours that satisfy different dietary needs, Granlund-Sultanow’s two franchise locations offer a range of options from bowls and full salads to sandwiches and wraps.

The Common
9910 – 109 St.
780-452-7333
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Delivery and takout

Chef Lindsay Porter (Culinary Arts ’06)

A fine example of the quality of Edmonton’s gastro-lounge scene, the Common offers pub food defined by creativity and quality. Share classics like mussels and fries or try an old favourite with a twist, like the honey basil pear grilled cheese.

Corso 32 
10345 Jasper Ave.
780-421-4622
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Takeout

Chef and owner Daniel Costa (Culinary Arts ’05)

One of the most high-profile chefs in Edmonton, Costa has made his name in authentic Italian cuisine. Order a selection of dishes including four frozen pasta kits, whipped goat ricotta, creme fraiche panna cotta, a selection of wines and more to make for yourself at home.

Craft Beer Market
10013 – 101A Ave.
780-424-2337
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Executive chef Cory Welsch (Culinary Arts ’00)

Pair pints from one of Edmonton’s best collections of craft beer pints with an equally dizzying array of snacks, flatbreads, salads, burgers, pastas and much more.

Dorinku Osaka
10328 Jasper Ave.
780-761-9990

Delivery and takeout

General Manager William Pierce (Hospitality Management ’19)

Dorinku Osaka, like its sister restaurant Dorinku Tokyo, aims to bring a bit of that popular Japanese city to Edmonton, serving Osakan-inspired street food with a tapas, sharing style menu.

Dorinku Tokyo
10205 82 Ave.
780-988-9760
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Delivery and takeout

General Manager and Head Chef Gunho Park (Culinary Arts ’13)

Dorinku Izakaya brings a slice of Tokyo street culture to Edmonton. This Japanese pub serves local fresh meats and vegetables just like you might find them in a narrow back alley shop in the Japanese capital. 

DOSC
10190 104 St.
780-540-0606
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Owner Jake (Eunsa) Lee (Culinary Arts ’06)
Head chef Karl MacKinnon (Cooking ’14)
Sous chef Shariff Rajpar (Culinary Arts ’17)
Head pastry chef Gaby Luk (Baking ’11)

DOSC is a seamless blend of a craft steakhouse, cocktail bar and artisan cafe. The dinner menu features fresh and vibrant flavours with locally-sourced Alberta beef as well as Japanese Wagyu. On the brunch menu there’s a unique cocktail line-up. There’s even artisan coffee and an in-house bakery.

EcoCafé
6A Village Dr. RR#2, Westerose
780-586-2627 or 780-586-2623
Reviews

Takeout

Chef and owner Tim Wood (Apprentice Cook ’77)

EcoCafé stands out as much for its philosophy as for its food, which includes organic and locally raised fare. Organic extends to the beer and wine menu as well.

Ernest’s
NAIT Main Campus
10701 – 118 Ave.
780-471-8676

Executive chef Rylan Krause (Cook ’12)

NAIT’s own full-service restaurant, where students do the cooking and serving, has pivoted for takeout in innovative ways. Choose from freezer boxes featuring beef, pork and poultry, cocktail kits to go, and the Friday tiffin: delicious boxed, pre-plated, hot lunches.

Fat Franks

125-5015 101 Ave. 
780-757-3287

Delivery and takeout

Chef and owner Shweta Jolly (Culinary Arts ’08)

An Edmonton institution, Fat Franks has been serving up custom-made hot dogs and sausages to the region for more than 25 years. Their Capilano location is the flagship “DogHouse” with a host of other locations operated seasonally.

Five and Dive
1650 Bourbon Street WEM, 8882 – 170 St.
780-444-3483

Chef Jason Oliver (Culinary Arts ’96, Cooking ’95)

With its rock ‘n’ roll theme, Five and Dive needn’t be pretty, but they still wanted the food to be good. And cheap! Nothing is over $5.55 on a menu that mimics dive-bar fare – creative pub snacks, tacos, burgers, vegan options and a lot more – in all but quality.

Flava Café
8307 – 118 Ave.
587-936-1919
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Pick-up

Owner Conroy Smith (Management ’20) 

This new quick service takeout café specializes in authentic Jamaican cuisine, packed full of flavour. Expect Caribbean originals like jerk chicken, jerk pork, rice and beans, festival dumplings and more, in Edmonton’s diverse culinary neighbourhood of Alberta Avenue.

Fox Burger
6423 – 112 Ave.
780-250-0369
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Takeout

Co-owner and head chef Sean O’Connor (Culinary Arts ’06)
Sous chef Ryan O’Connor (Culinary Arts ’11)

Modern and refined drive-in fare may be one way to describe these burger offerings: classics updated with the likes of bacon and peppers, blue cheese and tomato, and more, as well as a hearty and reliable “American” cheeseburger. Kids’ menu and veggie options available, surprising sides, too (e.g., Disco fries?).

Good Stock Restaurant and Catering
11409 – 40 Ave.
587-499-8793
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Executive chef Michelle Robinson (Culinary Arts ’09)

Good Stock opened in 2017 to prove that “fast food” can also be healthy, plant-based and budget friendly. Executive chef Michelle Robinson brings her passion for whole food plant-based diets to Edmonton diners, currently open for take-out, take-and-bake meals, and catering.

Grandin Fish and Chips
9902 – 109 St.
780-250-3474
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier (Baking ’07)

This new interpretation of fish and chips, blending the traditions of London chippies and East Coast seafood, focuses on sustainability and healthier eating.

The Hen House
(The Workshop Eatery)
2003 – 91 St. SW

Takeout and delivery

Owner Paul Shufelt (Cook ’01)

The Workshop Eatery is riding out the pandemic as the Hen House, serving up southern comfort food. Expect brisket, ribs, cornbread, pulled pork and much more, with beer, wine and cocktail kits to go.

High Dough Detroit Pizza
8424 109 St.
780-757-2600

Delivery and takeout

Chef and owner Brayden Kozak (Culinary Arts ‘02)

High Dough is a Detroit-style pizzeria owned by Brayden Kozak, where authentic 10” x 14” pizzas with unique flavours are served cut in square slices, made with love out of the kitchen of Three Boars.

Highlevel Diner
10912 – 88 Ave.
780-433-0993
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Delivery and takeout

Chef and co-owner Adam Stoyko (Cook ’08)

The Highlevel Diner has provided an eclectic menu for almost 40 years. It maintains a modern flair through fresh and colourful dishes, with plenty of options for omnivores and vegetarians alike. And their cinnamon buns are pretty much world famous.

Intent Coffee
5015 – 111 St. (Southgate Centre)
780-760-7550
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Takeout

Co-owner Reika Herradura (Millwork and Carpentry ’16)

Intent Coffee strives to create a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable coffee industry. Co-owned by first generation, queer, brown, Pilipinx immigrants, Intent hires, invests and empowers marginalized people and uplifts indigenous coffee producers in the Philippines. Pick up unique pastries, chocolates, teas and coffees (including a blue london fog, or an ube yam steamer).

Joe West Pizza
Downtown Edmonton
780-235-1656
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Delivery

Co-owner Michael Steffler (Culinary Arts ‘09)

Joe West offers thick and flakey crusts, tangy original sauces, and premium quality, locally sourced toppings. Tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, all produce and some meats come from the Italian Centre Shop, while cheese is supplied by Franco’s Brand Alberta Cheese.

Joey Bell Tower
10310 – 101 St.
780-990-5639
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Delivery and takeout

Head chef Colin Fryer (Cook ’14)

Sophisticated snacks, hearty sandwiches, bowls, steaks, desserts – Joey’s comprehensive and contemporary menu aims to please. There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Julio’s Barrio 
10450 – 82 Ave.
780-431-0774
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Delivery and takeout

Kitchen Manager Darren Smith (Culinary Arts ’10)

An icon of Whyte Avenue, Julio’s Barrio brings “bulldogs” and Mexican cuisine to the streets of Edmonton. Top your dish with their signature salsa from mild to nuclear heat. Vegans and those seeking gluten-free options will enjoy a broad selection of dietary-friendly options.

Kanto 98st.
10936 – 98 St.
780-244-7388
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Owner and chef Edgar Gutierrez (Cook ’03)

Kanto 98st. brings Filipino flavours to Edmonton’s growing collection of restaurants focused on street food from away. Staff are eager to explain items that might be unfamiliar, and serve them fresh and piping hot. Dishes focus on barbecue, rice bowls and chicken, and steamed bao bun stuffed with pork, chicken or beef. Finish with halo-halo, a sweet, cool Filipino treat.

The Keg Steakhouse and Bar 
Multiple locations
Reviews:
Skyview
West Edmonton
South Edmonton Common
Windermere
Sherwood Park

Takeout

Operations director Troyan Mason (Finance ’93)

The Keg is nearly synonymous with steak, especially the well-trimmed, aged, well-marbled, uniquely spiced and seared-just-right variety. Prime rib, seafood, chicken and ribs round out the menu. Salads, too – which can be topped with cuts of beef, chicken and seafood.

Links Woodfire Sausage Co.
275 Carnegie Dr., St. Albert
780-419-7200
Reviews

Chef and owner Parker Regimbald (Culinary Arts ’11)

Enjoy house-made sausages such as bratwurst, Italian or a Chicago-style dog that are grilled to perfection and kissed with the flavour of wood smoke. All the condiments are also made in-house, from the pickles to sauerkraut to the “relish meringue.” There’s a kids’ menu, veggie options and even poutine!

The Local Omnivore
10933 – 120 St.
780-660-1051
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Delivery and takeout

Chef and co-owner Mark Bellows (Culinary Arts ’05)

Reviews for the sandwiches, brunch, atmosphere and service have been great for this food-truck-turned-stationary-eatery. The menu features house-smoked bacon sandwiches, poutine, tacos and more.

Meat 
8216 – 104 St.
587-520-6338
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Delivery and takeout

Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook ’04)

The Next Act Pub got a sibling with Meat, a smokehouse opened up right next door by McLaughlin and the ownership team. It’s southside southern barbecue: brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, all featuring homemade sauces. And, of course, there’s bourbon.

‘Ono Poke Co. 
10142 – 104 St.
780-244-8885
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Delivery and takeout

Chef and owner Lawrence Hui (Culinary Arts ‘07)

Get a taste of Hawaii in the landlocked prairies with chef Lawrence Hui’s authentic Hawaiian poke! Dig into a bowl of fresh seafood, locally sourced veggies, and housemade marinades and garnishes.

Oodle Noodle
Multiple locations
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Co-owner Sonny Pham (Cook ’01)
Co-owner and president Jay Downton (Finance ’02)

This Edmonton-born quick-serve noodle shop strives for freshness, flavour and fun. Choose from salads, soups, appetizers and tasty noodle dishes that draw their inspiration and authenticity from founder Sonny Pham’s time spent living and travelling in Southeast Asia.

Panago Pizza
310-0001

Heritage: 10927 – 23 Ave.
Old Strathcona: 10742 – 82 Ave.
Riverbend: 14255 – 23 Ave.

Delivery and takeout

Co-owner and operator Roman Przybyla (Marketing ’12)

Enjoy pizzas made using organic tomato sauce, meats raised without antibiotics, and plenty of plant-based and vegetarian options – all on dough made fresh in store. Order and pay online for minimal-contact pickup or zero-contact delivery.

Pip 
10403 – 83 Ave.
780-760-4747
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Delivery and takeout

Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook Apprentice ’04)

The newest sibling of The Next Act and MEAT, Pip serves up charming comfort food, including  exquisite takes on classic brunch favourites and an eclectic dinner menu – opt for one of their flawless cocktails anytime.

Rebel Food and Drink
9112 – 142 St. NW
780-752-7325
Reviews

Executive chef Tony Le (Culinary Arts ’03)

“Breakfast for dinner and cafe for breakfast” is something of a rallying cry at this casual west end eatery. Try the”Elvis Presley” waffles for brunch, grab a “Tuna Tower” for a snack, have brie and blueberry grilled cheese for dinner, and much more.

RGE RD
10643 – 123 St.
780-447-4577
Reviews

Takeout

Chef and co-owner Blair Lebsack (Cook ’98)

Lebsack continues to champion local food in a nearly unrivalled way, and uses it to create rustic but well-considered takeout menus that change weekly. Call to place an order.

Riverbank Bistro 
8 Mission Ave., St. Albert
587-290-1655
Reviews

Takeout

Chef and owner Daniel Ducharme (Culinary Arts’ 09)

Tucked into a beautiful purple manor just off the Sturgeon River, Dan Ducharme’s delightful Riverbank Bistro highlights regional ingredients and cuisine. The menu has earned many accolades, including best food, best service, and, during dine-in days, one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants for 2019.

Rocky Mountain Icehouse
10516 Jasper Ave.
780-424-3836

Chef Steven Koch (Cook ’95)

Located in downtown Edmonton, Rocky Mountain Icehouse has assembled what it calls the city’s “best socially distanced outdoor patio complete with heaters and blankets.” Test it out while enjoying Alberta-influenced “southern comfort food,” with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Runway 29
11312 – 109 St.
780-479-2042
Reviews

General manager Michael Shandro (Network Engineering Technology ’00)

Located kitty-corner from NAIT, this family-owned restaurant has been a hangout for students and staff for more than 40 years. Place your order online for pub style food including nachos, burgers and sandwiches, fish and chips, and much more, along with a convenient kids’ menu.

Three Vikings
10713 124 St.
780-249-6302
Reviews

Takeout

Head chef Briana Campbell (Cook ’14) 

Campbell heads up this locally owned and operated family-run scandipub on 124 Street, serving scratch-made and locally sourced comfort food with Danish and British specialties. There’s a great selection of local craft beers and spirits as well. Order curbside take-out and enjoy the hygge at home. Skål! 

Town Square Brewing
2919 Ellwood Dr. SW
780-244-0212
Reviews

Takeout

Co-owners Brandon Boutin (Steamfitter/Pipefitter ’05), Tyler McNaughton (Architectural Technology ’05) and Sterling Nordin (Heavy Equipment Technician ’02)

Get frozen pizzas, pretzels and award-winning beer delivered to your door (you’ll need to have ID ready for the latter).

Tryst Wine and Small Plates
100 – 21 Perron St., St. Albert
587-290-3433
Reviews

Takeout

Owner Michelle McDonald (Culinary Arts ’16)
Head chef Zach Eaton (Culinary Arts ’16)
Sous chef Alyce O’Neill (Culinary Arts ’16)

The plates may be small, but they’re big on variety. Choose from charcuterie featuring local products and preserves, housemade sourdough, pork belly, flatbreads, even good old mac and cheese. Call after noon to pick up orders later that day. Wine and beer are available too.

Uccellino
10349 Jasper Ave.
780-426-0346
Reviews

Takeout

Chef and owner Daniel Costa (Culinary Arts ’05)

Corso 32’s sister restaurant Uccellino is a modern trattoria serving seasonal Italian dishes. During the pandemic, order Uccellino to Go, a taste of Italy in your home, cooked and ready to eat. Don’t forget to add wines, including a range of unique Italian varietals.

Woodshed Burgers
10723 – 124 St.
780-752-2874

2307 Ellwood Dr.
587.635.9663

Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Owner Paul Shufelt (Cook ’01)

Choose from eight burgers (including one fish) made with buns baked in house and beef ground daily. And not just any beef – beef from cows crossed with wagyu, that fancy Japanese variety. Milkshakes and kids’ combos are also on offer.

XIX (Nineteen)

5940 Mullen Way
780-395-1119
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#104 150 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert
780-569-1819
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Takeout

Chef and proprietor Andrew Fung (Cook ’01, Baking ’98)
Head chef (St. Albert) Rino Lam (Cook ’10)

What was once available only to members of the Blackhawk Golf Club, Andrew Fung’s former cooking gig, is now for all to enjoy. Visit Andrew Fung’s “clubhouse” (XIX, as in 19th hole) to pick up casual but classy dishes inspired equally by Asia and Alberta. If you’re hungry, don’t look at this menu.

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Bakeries, cafes and delis

cafes, bakeries and delis graphicThe Art of Cake
11811 – 105 Ave.
780-485-5517
Reviews

Takeout

Co-owner Gloria Bednarz (Cooking ’86)

The Art of Cake specializes in art you can eat. Made-to-order cakes and treats (including cookies, cupcakes and more) vary from classic and elegant to modern and fun. Bednarz can only make so many cakes a week, so book early – up to a year ahead.

Artistic Bake Shop
6820 – 104 St.
780-434-8686
Reviews

Takeout

Baker and co-owner Perry Schwabenbauer (Baker ’88)

Two generations of Schwabenbauers have worked to recreate the European bakery experience in this independent shop, baking fresh pretzels, breads, pastries and wedding cakes for more than four decades.

Ben’s Meat and Deli
15726 Stony Plain Rd.
780-489-1424
Reviews

Takeout

Co-owner David van Leeuwen (Retail Meatcutting ’92)

Since opening in 1956, this family business has been a west Edmonton fixture for quality cuts of meat, poultry and fish – not to mention Dutch comfort foods including cheeses, breads, treats and more. Third-generation owner David van Leeuwen stocks plenty of local produce, and a selection of gluten-free items. Don’t miss the sandwich counter.

La Boule
8020 – 101 St.
780-760-2253
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and pastry chef Jennifer Stang (Culinary Arts ’07)

After honing her skills in several respected establishments, such as the Shaw Conference Centre, Jennifer Stang has opened La Boule, a French-inspired patisserie and bakery. Stop in for sweets, cakes and the shop’s speciality, eclairs. Upon opening, she offered nine varieties of the latter, with more to come.

Brio Bakery
#104, 12021 – 102 Ave.
780-424-2131
Reviews

Takeout

Owner/baker Todd Barraclough (Management ’17)

Bread, the old-fashioned way. At Brio Bakery, all of the bread has only three ingredients: water, flour and salt. Check the weekly menu on Instagram and call in a pre-order.

Cookie Love Cafe
10235 – 101 St.
780-499-2849
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Co-owner Iva Stone (Chemical Engineering Technology ’02)

Choose from more than 13 kinds of cookies baked fresh from scratch, or order up a batch from the shop’s catering arm. A portion of all cookie proceeds go to charity.

Confetti Sweets
#6, 41 Broadway Blvd, Sherwood Park
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Owner Kathy Leskow (Management ’96)

Does butter make it better? Taste one of Confetti Sweets cookies – also made with top-notch chocolate and vanilla – to find out. (Be sure to try the coconut, a techlifetoday favourite.)

Duchess Bake Shop
10720 – 124 St.
780-488-4999
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Chef and co-owner Jake Pelletier (Culinary Arts ’07)

Visit French-inspired Duchess for everything from croissants and pain au chocolat to tarts and macaroons. To ensure authenticity, the chefs use butter and chocolate imported from France and make everything by hand, from scratch. Enjoy a treat with an organic coffee – French press, of course.

Farrow
8422 – 109 St.
780-757-4160
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9855 – 76 Ave.
780-757-0132
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10240 – 124 St.
780-249-0085
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10542 Jasper Ave.
780-761-6800

Takeout

Head pastry chef Amy Mancor (Baking ’08)

Farrow opened its first location on 109 Street in 2014, specializing in quality coffee, sandwiches and baking. Watch for the menu to change frequently. Donuts, brownies, muffins and more are made daily in house.

Milk and Cookies Bakeshop
5532 Calgary Tr.
780-758-1774
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and baker Rachelle Germain (Baking ’11)

Cookies of all kinds, cakes, cupcakes and squares from scratch, with vegan (e.g., banana bread) and gluten-friendly (e.g., peanut butter bars and, on Fridays, all varieties of sugar cookies) options available daily. Flavours change regularly, so call ahead to see what’s in store.

MilkCrate
10423 – 101 St.
780-420-6335
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Owner and chef Steven Brochu (Culinary Arts ’06)

Located at the base of the Epcor Tower, MilkCrate brings simple but savoury sandwiches to the heart of downtown Edmonton. Visit on weekdays for the signature porchetta sandwich or change it up with rotating features.

Meuwly’s
10706 – 124 St.
Reviews

Delivery and takeout

Co-owner/general manager Peter Keith (Cook ’12, coach of Culinary Team NAIT)
Co-owner/charcutier William Kotowicz (Culinary Arts ’05)
Chef Roger Letourneau (Cook ’10)

Meuwly’s bills itself as “a marketplace” that specializes in artisanal food products and house-made meat products, sausages, pickles and preserves. If you’re lucky to have one of the subscriptions to the shop’s Secret Meat Club – or you’ve visited local spots like Clementine or Woodwork – you already know why Meuwly’s is such a popular spot in the growing food and entertainment district of 124 Street.

Sarah’s Kitchen
#105 – 140 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert
780-569-1190
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and chef Sarah Radloff (Cook ’02)

Sarah Radloff’s focus is on fresh, healthy and delicious. When the question of what’s for dinner presents a problem, she has the solution: simple, wholesome take-home meals using local ingredients and made from scratch. The Kitchen also offers soups and made-to-order sandwiches and cuts of meat butchered by Radloff herself.

Sugared and Spiced
10334 – 82 Ave. (rear)
780-244-CAKE (2253)
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and baker Amy Nachtigall (Baking ’13)

Nachtigall specializes in elevating all manner of treats: her passion for making high-quality cookies, scones, macarons, cupcakes and more have a history of garnering high praise.

Whimsical Cake Studio
8211 – 102 St.
780-988-CAKE (2253)
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and baker Darcy Scott (Baking ’08)

After building her reputation as a freelance baker, Scott purchased the Whimsical Cake Studio in early 2014. In addition to cupcakes and caramels (from bacon to sea salt), she creates cakes that are confectionary dreams transformed into sweet and stunning reality. Need menu R&D? She does that, too.

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Butchers, retail food and drinks

local retail food, butchers, breweries graphicAcme Meat Market
9570 – 76 Ave.
780-433-1812
Reviews

Takeout

Owner and butcher Corey Meyer (Retail Meatcutting ’96)

Get Alberta beef, pork, chicken and lamb at this neighbourhood meat market, in operation since 1921. Choose from custom cuts and a variety of fresh sausage, including breakfast links, spicy Italian, Greek lamb and a celiac-friendly variety made with buckwheat.

Ben’s Meat and Deli
15726 Stony Plain Rd.
780-489-1424
Reviews

Takeout

Owner David van Leeuwen (Retail Meatcutting ’92)

This family business has been a west Edmonton fixture since 1956 for quality cuts of meat, poultry and fish – not to mention Dutch comfort foods including cheeses, breads, treats and more. Third-generation owner David van Leeuwen stocks plenty of local produce, and a selection of gluten-free items. Physical distancing is observed in store.

Butchery by RGE RD
12229 – 107 Ave.
780-443-0000

Takeout

Chef and co-owner Blair Lebsack (Cook ’98)

RGE RD has expanded with the addition of The Butchery, a full service whole animal butcher shop featuring poultry, pork, beef and game meats, along with prepared items for home dining. The Butchery showcases ethical farmers contributing to sustainable agriculture.

Catfish Coffee Roasters
780-937-3991
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Delivery and takeout

Co-owner Dominic Ries (Culinary Arts ’89)

A small-batch roasting company, Catfish strives for environmental and social responsibility – and a variety of great coffees, which are now available online only.

Cavern
#2, 10169 – 104 St.
780-455-1336
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Delivery and takeout

Owner Tricia Bell (Cook ’98)

Choose from a “portfolio” of 75 cheeses to take away. Try a picnic bundle and spread out on the living room floor.

D’Arcy’s Meat Market
#50, 40 Chisholm Ave., St. Albert
780-418-1200
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Owner and butcher Kyle Iseke (Retail Meatcutting ’09)

Since buying the shop from his dad in 2009, Iseke has added specialties like fresh pepperoni and homemade beef jerky to a selection of beef, pork, chicken and bison, all cut on site and by hand. Also on offer: organic and free-range items.

Dog Island Brewing
250 Caribou Trail SW, Slave Lake
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Delivery and takeout

Owners and brewers Ben Fiddler (Instrument Technician ’01, Electrician ’02) and Chad Paulson (Instrument Technician ’09)

Ben Fiddler and Chad Paulson have put their trades training to work tweaking and improving processes at their brewery, Dog Island. Get their beer at stores across Alberta, or stop in for a growler (a.k.a. jug) to go. Don’t miss the refreshingly crisp DIBS raspberry wheat ale.

Elieneke’s Bake Shop
5706 – 49 St.
Barrhead
780-674-2844
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Baker/owner Elien de Herdt (Baking ’14)

Virtuoso baker Elien de Herdt offers fresh European baking made from scratch and using local ingredients. Find fresh chocolates, pastries, cakes and breads at her shop in Barrhead.

The Growlery Beer Co.
40 Airport Rd.
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Delivery and takeout

Owners Kevin Danard (Landscape Architectural Technology ’97) and Jeff Pollock (Business Administration – Finance ’95)

The product of a midlife career switch, the Growlery joins the ever-expanding Alberta craft beer scene, with small-batch beers made fresh onsite for enjoyment in the taproom or takeout.

Odd Company Brewing
#105, 12021 – 102 Ave.
587-590-9973
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Delivery and takeout

Head brewer Brett Geislinger (Radio and Television – Radio ’08)

Located in the historic Oliver Exchange just west of downtown Edmonton, Odd Company has created a niche in the city’s growing craft beer scene by taking an experimental approach to brewing. Rotating taps may feature anything from a hoppy sour to a white stout to “raw” ales. What does any of that mean? Stop by the taproom for takeout to find out.

Real Deal Meats
2427 Ellwood Dr.
780-469-3325
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Co-owner Darcy Boisvert (Retail Meatcutting ’97)

This family-run butcher shop sells a variety of meat products, including local beef, pork, chicken, bison, lamb and goat, as well as its own smoked products. The butcher provides custom cutting and sausage and jerky making.

Sgambaro’s Signature Seafood
Look for Sgambaro products in shops around Edmonton.
780-457-8227
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Delivery and takeout

Chef and owner Robert Sgambaro (Cook ’86)

Like salmon? With lox, sausage, jerky and several other items made from the tasty pink fish – fresh, never frozen – Sgambaro’s will have you hooked. Order online or look for it in select shops. 

The Violet Chocolate Co.
17515 – 10 Ave.
587-523-4399
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Delivery and takeout

Owner and chocolatier Rebecca Grant (Culinary Arts ’08, Management ’13, Marketing ’14)

Looking for avocado-, wasabi- or jalapeno-flavoured chocolates? Find Grant’s handmade treats at Edmonton farmers’ markets, shops, or call to arrange an appointment at her kitchen – she does custom orders.

You Need a BBQ
113 65 Chippewa Road (inside The Promo Addict), Sherwood Park
780-400-8404
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Partner and Director of Marketing Jocelyn Bird (Yoneda) (Graphic Communications ’04) 

You Need a BBQ wants to help take your BBQ to the next level, selling premium grills, ingredients, meat and classes teaching students how to bring these elements together to create world class BBQ. Grill with purpose and get more out of your meat at this Sherwood Park-based specialty shop.

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Catering and food trucks

catering illustrationBully (food truck)
Use @BullyTruck and Facebook to find the truck.
780-695-9292
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Delivery

Owner and executive chef Dean Gossen (Culinary Arts ’92)
Cook Karen Kwong (Culinary Arts ’08)

Gossen wants your lunch money. To get it, he’s offering an extraodinarily varied menu – sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, you name it, all using locally sourced ingredients – from his rolling kitchen, which he purchased 20 years after his dad said, “Hey, why not start a food truck?”

Chef Sheridan 
Edmonton and area
780-554-0420
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Chef and owner Sheridan McLaren (Cook ’09)

From drop-off dinner kits to pre-made meals to private chef services in your own home, Sheridan McLaren is a go-to source of solutions and options for events or the everyday challenge of feeding yourself and your family healthy, delicious meals.

Drift (food truck)
Various locations around Edmonton. Track the truck on Twitter @driftfoodtruck.
780-966-7328
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Delivery or takeout from Shamrock Curling Club (9330 – 80 Ave.)

Co-owner Nevin Fenske (Cook ’05)

Nevin and Kara Fenske deliver fancy roadside meals with their mobile eatery. Expect to rethink your notion of street food, and to struggle to pick between a variety of inventive sandwiches, including duck confit and back bacon and brie.

Twelve Mile Wolf
Edmonton and area
780-901-3087

Chefs and co-owners Darrell Sopel (Cooking ’93) and Parker Regimbald (Culinary Arts ’11)

This duo operates out of D’Arcy’s Meat Market in St. Albert (another operation run by a NAIT grad) and serves up a range of catering packages from “Sunday Alberta Roast Dinner” featuring your choice of proteins such as prime rib, mushroom chicken or porchetta and a slew of side dishes. You can also order from their “comfort food” menu or break out the barbecue with beef brisket, pulled pork or “competition” chicken thighs and all the sides.

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