124 Street Weekend Itinerary
Get inspired with a weekend spent exploring Edmonton's own, 124 Street. Beginning just west of downtown, this district is one of the best areas in the city to take a stroll. Discover a charming street home to art galleries, specialty and antique stores, fashion boutiques, indie coffee houses, fabulous restaurants and more.
What are you waiting for? Start planning the ultimate weekend exploring the uniqueness of 124 Street. For more locally owned businesses in this district, check out the 124 Street Business Association's directory!
Drop-in Yoga at OM Hot Yoga
Kick off your weekend with a stress-relieving class led by one of the knowledgeable instructors at Om Hot Yoga. Their Warm Dynamic Flow Class will help you shed any tension you've been holding on to from the week before, and set you up for the ultimate relaxing weekend. Namaste!
Dinner: Cosmos Greek Kitchen
Cosmos Greek Kitchen is an intimate, family run restaurant specializing in authentic Greek Cuisine that has been a staple for over 10 years. Their culinary experience originates from deep familial roots in Greece. When dining at Cosmos you can expect personable staff, an intimate atmosphere and great food... you might even break a couple plates!
Drinks: Irrational Brewing
Cap off the evening with drinks at Irrational Brewing. With a wide variety of in-house brewed beer on tap, you're sure to find a frosty one you love. This taproom is worth checking out for the bright decor and welcoming atmosphere alone. Cheers!
Breakfast: Tiramisu Bistro
Get ready for a truly transcendent brunch at Tiramisu Bistro. The Eggs Benny is life changing and the Breakfast Pizza is out of this world. Go for something sweet and tuck into the Mascarpone Crepe or the House Made Belgian Waffle. You can also book one of their transparent Geodomes for the ultimate dining experience.
Take a Baking Class at Duchess Bake Shop
While you'll have to act fast and register quickly, the baking classes at Duchess Atelier are your only opportunity to learn how to make the legendary confections created at this world-renowned bakery. Keep your eyes peeled for new classes as they are announced and get ready to master everything from macarons to decadent cakes.
Lunch: Frida Taqueria
It doesn't need to be a Tuesday to enjoy some tasty tacos! Authentic Mexican street food makes its home at Frida Taqueria. Sink your teeth into the El Pastor, Carnitas, Calabaza, or Suadero Tacos – but make sure you leave room for the Tres Leches Cake!
Shop 'til you Drop
124 Street is truly home to the best and most unique fashion boutiques in the city. Looking for an outfit that will have people asking 'where did you get that'? You've come to the right street. Shades of Grey, Harrow, Floc Boutique, MGC Boutique, and Red Ribbon are just the beginning.
Then Keep Shopping
After you've got your fashion fill, head to Parcel & Prose for the cutest stationary and unique gifts. Discover a collection of goods by independent artists, designers, and musicians at Hideout Distro. Then cruise on over to High Street and pick-up some treats at Carol's Sweets or find your next great read at Daisy Chain Book Co.
Dinner: Bodega 124 Street
Bodega is an ode to Spanish tradition with a style that is both casual and sophisticated. Tapas are made for sharing, so this is the perfect opportunity to try a little bit of everything on the menu. Pro tip: The Piri-Piri Prawns are to die for – keep this plate for yourself!
Drinks: Arcadia Brewing
Stop to snap a few selfies in front of the ornate murals in Manchester Square, then finish off the evening with a pint (or two) at Arcadia Brewing. This local haunt serves-up refreshing craft beer and good times – guaranteed.
Breakfast: Chocorrant Patisserie & Cafe
There's no better way to start a Sunday than with a light, fluffy croissant and a hot coffee. These aren't your average buttery treats – here you'll find flaky pastries filled with ingredients like Truffle Cheese, Honey Pistachio, Matcha, Lemon Meringue and much more.
Explore the Galleries
Wonder at the talent of Canadian and international artists at the countless independent galleries that line 124 Street. Pop into the West End Gallery, Scott Gallery, Udell Xhibitions Ltd, the Peter Robertson Gallery, Bearclaw Gallery, Lando Gallery and more!
Lunch: Blue Plate Diner
Has appreciating all that art made you work up an appetite? Lucky for you, the next stop on the list is an Edmonton classic – the Blue Pate Diner. The eclectic interior décor pairs perfectly with mouth-watering dishes like their Mac-N-Cheese, Bison Burger, and Grilled Cornbread. Yum!
There's no doubt about it, this district is the vintage & consignment capital of Edmonton. Find one-of-a-kind pieces that you'll cherish for years to come at boutiques like Swish Vintage, Mod Uncorked, and Vespucci. The best part? Each garment or accessory comes complete with its own special story!
Go for a Stroll
Take yourself - and your new duds - out on a walk through Helen Nolan Park (12327 108 Ave), Manchester Square (12016 107 Ave) and the nearby Victoria Promenade (124 St & Jasper Ave) and Alexander Circle (133 St and 104 Ave). From picturesque views of the river valley to colourful murals in secret alleyways, this district really has it all. Plus, you'll want to work up an appetite before your final stop (spoiler alert, we're hitting up on of the city's most highly acclaimed restaurants).
Dinner: RGE RD
RGE RD is the definition of farm-to-fork dining. On any given day, the menu boasts wild game, sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables, and local grains alongside wines from the Okanagan and local craft beers. This rustic 60-seat restaurant is sure to impress – we couldn't think of a better way to tie a bow on a weekend exploring 124 Street.