Eat East of Edmonton
Go East of Edmonton for unique culinary experiences, both unexpected and unforgettable surprises. Create your own Go East - Culinary Tour!
Pictured is Chef Shane Chartrand (from Sage Restaurant at the River Cree Resort & Casino), one of the featured chefs at The Bison Festival in August at Elk Island National Park in partnership with Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance. He was also featured in March on Food Networks top rated TV series Chopped Canada. Check out the calendar of events to enjoy fantastic food and family fun across the region!
Sips, Suds & Soups
Try some local pints of interest from the Norsemen Brewing Co. Located in Camrose, the brewery has two flagship beers, Longship and Eric the Red, as well as a constantly rotating third, using the freshest ingredients and Alberta barley. Their beers are currently only available at the Norsemen Inn when dining or enjoy it in the Tap Room Lounge & Bar. Growlers are available for off sales and kegs are available for outside events.
Satisfy your taste buds with the award winning Ribstone Creek Lager brewed in Edgerton. The brewery now has five varieties with their Lager, India Pale Ale and Porter which are now available in cans at many liquor stores across Alberta. Sip some local fruit wines at Birds & Bees Winery by Brosseau (near Two Hills) and at the Barr Estate Winery in Strathcona County.
Savour a smoothie at Shiftt 360, a Healthy Café in Smoky Lake. Real fruit smoothies, iced coffee, and chive tea are very popular. For some healthy options try the veggie wraps, spinach and quinoa salad, and the homemade gluten free cookies.
Bow to the Borshch at BBUF! Sample some of the best Ukrainian food during the annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival (BBUF) in Andrew, or check out the ever popular Ukrainian Pysanka Festival in Vegreville. For more Ukrainian food, a must stop is at the renowned Stawnichy’s Meat Processing for Mundare Sausage, and further down the road is the tasty Prime Cut’s Vegreville Sausage.
Yummmm! Locals and travellers have raved about Derwent Pizza. No stop to Smoky Lake is complete without Betsy’s Burger Shack. An awesome old fashioned homestyle burger, sides and shakes that are big and tasty.
Go East of Edmonton to find delicacies where you may least expect it. Enjoy some great lunches and delightful desserts that are made fresh daily at The Lefse House – an authentic Scandinavian Bakery in Camrose.
Find homemade pies, cakes and local ingredients at The Wooden Spoon Café and Cakeshop in Sedgewick. Spice it up with a stop at Nook in the Woods by Thorhild, a unique country store with gourmet foods, teas, spices and more.
For a unique dining experience, visit the Footloose Caboose near Tofield. Enjoy menu items prepared using saskatoons, apples, wild mushrooms and herbs grown on-site as you dine in a restored rail dining car. To round out your adventure, book a stay in one of the refurbished cabooses and explore the railway memorabilia. Groups are welcome and reservations encouraged.
As featured on our front cover, The Root Community Emporium in Lloydminster creates a total local experience. Eat locally and ethically sourced food, shop for local art, enjoy music by local and touring artists.
For an incredible schnitzel experience that’s worthy of the Guinness Book of World Records, satisfy your taste buds at Haus Falkenstein - awarded for the largest variety of fresh pan-fried schnitzel in the World – 347 varieties!
Fresh From the Farm
Put some premium pork on your fork from Irvings Farm Fresh. Irvings bacon was featured in the March issue of The Tomato’s Top 100 Best Things To Eat in Edmonton. www.thetomato.ca
Nutritious, delicious and always healthy to eat, Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses grow a whopping 60 acres of fresh vegetables and fruits, which are available to purchase at the farm and at farmers’ markets.