Guide to Dining on Alberta Avenue

Jul 26, 2021

One of the best ways to really understand the heartbeat of a city is to experience its cuisine. For authentic and delicious meals off the beaten path, look no further than Edmonton's Alberta Avenue. Boasting a mouthwatering diversity of food options, Alberta Avenue is the perfect place to go when you aren't quite sure what you're craving. This vibrant business and dining district features over 50 Asian, Indian, European, African and South American restaurants in a 25 block span.

From the Vietnamese eateries to Cuban, Portuguese and Columbian hot spots to some of the best Calzone in Canada, Alberta Avenue dining experiences are a vast array of cuisines sending an explosion of senses to your tastebuds. How do you choose when they're all so good?

Also known as 118th Avenue, just north of downtown, this historical and evolving neighbourhood has a welcoming community vibe that you just have to experience to understand. It is also just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Edmonton Expo Centre & the Edmonton Exhibition Lands.

Heading to The Together Again Outdoor Concert Series or The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival? Alberta Avenue is the perfect pre-event dining destination for an experience you won't soon forget. Stop by with your appetite in tow and get ready to connect with one of the city's favourite hidden gems!

If you're not sure what to try, lucky for you, we've gathered a list of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops to get you started. Here are our picks... just for you! For more amazing Alberta Avenue restaurants and businesses, click here.

Tour the Ave with Eats on 118th

The Mareeg Cafe

The Mareeg Cafe serves up mouth-watering dishes at very reasonable prices. Here you'll find some of the city's best East African Cuisine, with authentic menu items like Foul Madamis, Anjero, Goat Meat and more. Come by for breakfast, lunch or dinner - you're sure to leave with a full stomach and a full heart!
9420 118 Avenue NW

Jasmine Belle Cafe

Battistas

The Swagat Indian Bar and Bistro

The Swagat Indian Bar and Bistro is the definition of a hidden gem - this restaurant, located right next to a tattoo parlour, is one of the city's best kept secrets. Tender lamb curry, succulent butter chicken, and life-changing daal makhni are all on the menu. Plus, the friendly staff will make you feel right at home. We recommend wearing stretchy pants, you're going to want to try a little bit of everything!

T&D Vietnamese Noodle House

Coliseum Steak + Pizza

Green Onion Cake Man

Tee Pee Treats

You've come to the right place for authentic Indigenous cuisine! Tee Pee Treats is a catering company that serves contemporary meals and bannock dishes made with love. They are also now open for take-out and delivery, so it's easier than ever to sink your teeth into their delightful delicacies. This establishment is 100% Indigenous owned and operated, and they are excited to offer quality meals to customers of all walks of life.
11725 93 Street NW

The Duck Taphouse

Bonus Stop: Plaza Bowling Co.