Best of Edmonton 2020 Revealed!

The results are here for the first Yegventures Best of Edmonton Awards! The year 2020 has been a challenging time for everyone, and this is a way for people to discover and support their favourite ‘Edmontonisms’ in the city.

Thanks to CBC Edmonton, this was featured on Radio Active with Adrienne Pan! Listen to the interview here.

From your nominations, 953 votes were submitted for the shortlisted selections to select the winners of the Yegventures Best of Edmonton 2020. Each category has a Yegventures pick as well.

Note: This page is under construction. We wanted to get the info out as quickly as possible.

Choose results by theme (or scroll down)

There are a LOT of categories, so we have separated it into voting themes below. Select by voting themes or view the original form responses here.

Arts, Festivals, & Entertainment

Personalities & Brands

Best locations

Local businesses & organizations (non food)

Best food

Arts, Festivals, & Entertainment

Best annual festival (which found a way to happen) – 608 responses

  1. Heritage Festival – 41.1%
  2. Fringe With Us All Year Long – 26.3%
  3. Whyte Avenue Art Walk – 25.2% Yegventures pick
  4. Kaleido On Tour 2020 – 7.4%

Best art exhibition – 588 responses

  1. Whyte Avenue Art Walk – 46.4% Yegventures pick
  2. Art Gallery of Alberta – 32%
  3. Rust Magic Installations – 15.8%
  4. Love Your Bean – 5.8%

Best public mural – 580 responses

  1. Crush Beers Not Dreams in Old Strathcona – 41%
  2. Wall of Encouragement/“Take arisk.” at 100 St Pl Bldg – 28.3%
  3. Mural by Okuda San Miguel at Crawford Block – 19.5%
  4. Murals at Manchester Square – 11.2%

Yegventures pick: Indigenous mural by Lance Cardinal at IKEA

Best drive-in event – 527 responses

  1. Drive-in movies at Southgate/Mill Woods Town Centre – 35.1%
  2. Brett Kissel Drive-In Concert – 33.6%
  3. Spotlight Cabaret Burlesque – 26.6%
  4. Green Scholars of Albertavehicle parade in Mill Woods

Yegventures pick: Pop-up food truck drive-in at Premium Outlet Collection.

Best concert – 511 responses

  1. Brett Kissel Drive-In Concert – 43.4% Yegventures pick
  2. Edmonton Ski Club Concert Series – 33.7%
  3. Corb Lund Concert – 22.9%

Best theatre event – 507 responses

  1. The Fringe Online – 72.4% Yegventures pick
  2. Malachite Theatre’s Macbeth – 27.6%

Best pop-up one-time event – 524 responses

  1. Pop-up food truck drive-in at Premium Outlet Collection – 42.9% Yegventures pick
  2. Black-owned market atHabesha African Market – 42.2%
  3. Art Hunt by Slavo Czech – 14.9%

Best online event – 491 responses

  1. Pride – 44%
  2. Malachite Theatre’s Macbeth – 20.2%
  3. EPL’s Baby Laptime – 18.3%
  4. Podfest – 17.5%

Yegventures pick: Festival of Trees 2020

Best Public Art – 585 responses

  1. Bob & Doug McKenzie Sculpture – 47.2%
  2. Eleven sculptures at Borden Park – 19.8% Yegventures pick
  3. Carbon Copy in Brewery District – 15%
  4. The Talus Dome – 15%

Most impactful artist – 543 responses

  1. Lance Cardinal – 39%
  2. Alex Janvier – 28.2%
  3. Aaron Paquette – 23.9% Yegventures pick
  4. AJA Louden – 8.8%

Best “pandemically” organized event – 488 responses

  1. Sidewalk expansions on Whyte Avenue – 54.7%
  2. Festival in a Box (Edmonton Arts Council) – 31.8%
  3. ArchEdmonton Holy Mass livestreamed – 7%
  4. Green Scholars of Alberta vehicle parade – 6.6%

Yegventures pick: EPCOR Zoominescence at Edmonton Valley Zoo

Personalities & Brands

Best Facebook page, community, or group – 447 responses

  1. Historic Edmonton and Northern Alberta – 40.3% Yegventures pick
  2. Humans of Edmonton Experience – 29.3%
  3. North side hub – 15.4%
  4. Yeg Covid – 15%

Best TikTok account – 399 responses

  1. Janis Irwin – 44.4%
  2. notoriouscree (James Jones) – 33.6% Yegventures pick
  3. mshangryfoodie (Stephanie) – 17%
  4. scurtisproductions (Scurtis) – 5%

Best Twitter account – 434 responses

  1. Janis Irwin – 47.2%
  2. iheartedmonton (I HeartEdmonton) – 42.9% Yegventures pick
  3. pathsforppl (Paths for People) – 5.3%
  4. Homeward Trust – 4.6%

Best Instagram account – 284 responses

  1. coffee_and_baileys – 66.2%
  2. chantellelourens – 13.4%
  3. devineasonreal – 12.7%
  4. collinjoseph_mayne – 7.7%

Yegventures pick: YegPixls

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Best Instagram food account391 responsesmshangryfoodieYEG Food Guideletseatyegjensnoms16.1%27.6%53.5%

YEG Food Guide209

Best Instagram conglomerate/community account409 responsesInstagramyegyeggers_Explore EdmontonUrbanYEG8.3%14.7%23.5%53.5%

Explore Edmonton219

Best Etsy account253 responsesLamoseRise Protection51.8%48.2%

Rise Protection131

Best Pinterest account272 responsesFind Edmonton100%

Find Edmonton272

Best Reddit user from the Edmonton subreddit287 responsesTroypavlekwalkingcasinoedmrealtor41.8%23.7%34.5%


Best YouTube or video creator337 responsesBest Edmonton MallCassius MorrisBrian HoldsworthCuriosity Inc.33.5%8%8.3%50.1%

Best Edmonton Mall169
Cassius Morris28
Brian Holdsworth27
Curiosity Inc.113

Best mainstream media TV personality466 responsesJosh ClassenMin DhariwalGord SteinkeJesse Beyer9%36.5%15.7%38.8%

Josh Classen181
Min Dhariwal73
Gord Steinke170
Jesse Beyer42

Best mainstream media radio personality513 responsesGarner AndrewsAdrienne PanLauren HunterRyan Jespersen19.5%51.9%14.2%14.4%

Garner Andrews100
Adrienne Pan74
Lauren Hunter73
Ryan Jespersen266

Best news media organization585 responsesCBC EdmontonCTV Edmonton630 CHEDGlobal Edmonton35.7%11.6%18.8%33.8%

CBC Edmonton198
CTV Edmonton110
630 CHED68
Global Edmonton209

Best podcast352 responsesSpeaking MunicipallyHardboiledLet’s Find OutRandy King Live22.4%8.5%34.7%34.4%

Speaking Municipally79
Let’s Find Out122
Randy King Live30

Best local blog471 responsesiheartedmonton.cayegventures.calinda-hoang.comonlyhereforthefood.ca20.8%17.6%29.5%32.1%


Best local politician605 responsesJanis IrwinJon DziadykMichael WaltersDon Iveson37.9%9.1%48.6%

Janis Irwin294
Jon Dziadyk55
Michael Walters27
Don Iveson229

Best branding571 responsesExplore EdmontonSea change brewingHabitat productsOilers Nation24.3%29.6%41%

Explore Edmonton139
Sea change brewing234
Habitat products29
Oilers Nation169

Best ‘Edmonton’ brand (who sells Edmonton best?)536 responsesExplore EdmontonBest Edmonton MallOilers NationI Heart Edmonton

Best locations

Best daytrip driving destination in Alberta from Edmonton614 responsesElk Island National ParkAbraham Lake/Kootenay PlainsBanff National ParkLacombe/Red Deer33.2%15%45.1%

Elk Island National Park277
Abraham Lake/Kootenay Plains92
Banff National Park204
Lacombe/Red Deer41

Best lane-reduced area in the city512 responsesSaskatchewan DriveAda BoulevardWhyte AvenueVictoria PromenadeVictoria Trail20.3%16.8%47.3%14.3%

Saskatchewan Drive104
Ada Boulevard73
Whyte Avenue242
Victoria Promenade86
Victoria Trail7

Best neighbourhood560 responsesOld StrathconaMill WoodsOliver/Brewery DistrictRitchie21.6%36.8%35.7%

Old Strathcona200
Mill Woods33
Oliver/Brewery District206

Best lookout point (accessible in 2020)505 responsesKeillor PointSaskatchewan DriveQueen Elizabeth ParkConnors Hill/Gallagher Park20%26.5%11.9%41.6%

Keillor Point101
Saskatchewan Drive210
Queen Elizabeth Park60
Connors Hill/Gallagher Park134

Most photogenic bridge555 responsesWalterdale BridgeHigh Level BridgeDawson BridgeTawatinâ Bridge9%26.3%60.2%

Walterdale Bridge334
High Level Bridge146
Dawson Bridge25
Tawatinâ Bridge50

Best walking/running trail471 responsesMill Creek RavineMcKinnon RavineWilfred Laurier/Buena VistaParkCommonwealth Walkway9.3%25.5%14%51.2%

Mill Creek Ravine241
McKinnon Ravine66
Wilfred Laurier/Buena Vista Park120
Commonwealth Walkway44

Best bike trail373 responsesMill Creek RavineMcKinnon RavineCommonwealth WalkwaySix Shooter11.5%10.7%21.4%56.3%

Mill Creek Ravine210
McKinnon Ravine80
Commonwealth Walkway40
Six Shooter43

Best place for portrait photos489 responsesAlberta LegislatureRiver ValleyClifford E Lee SanctuaryHermitage Park49.5%37.6%

Alberta Legislature184
River Valley242
Clifford E Lee Sanctuary31
Hermitage Park32

Best place to watch the sunrise455 responsesRiver valleyHigh Level BridgeAnthony Hendy Drive100 Street Funicular/MacdonaldDrive16.5%9.7%31.9%42%

River valley191
High Level Bridge145
Anthony Hendy Drive44
100 Street Funicular/Macdonald Drive75

Best place to watch the sunset438 responsesCharlesworthKeillor Point/End of the WorldVictoria PromenadeElk Island National Park40.4%23.7%34%

Keillor Point/End of the World149
Victoria Promenade104
Elk Island National Park177

Best place for spring pictures367 responsesGeorge F. Hustler ParkIrene Parlby ParkSt. Albert Botanic GardenVictoria Promenade40.9%46.9%

George F. Hustler Park17
Irene Parlby Park28
St. Albert Botanic Garden172
Victoria Promenade150

Best place for autumn pictures452 responsesMcTaggart SanctuaryGriesbach (97 Street)Government House ParkAlberta Legislature15.9%29.6%21%33.4%

McTaggart Sanctuary72
Griesbach (97 Street)151
Government House Park95
Alberta Legislature134

Best place to toboggan (accessible in 2020)391 responsesRundle ParkMill Woods ParkWhitemud ParkGriesbach Park13.6%27.4%17.6%41.4%

Rundle Park162
Mill Woods Park69
Whitemud Park107
Griesbach Park53

Best road or street to drive482 responsesGroat RoadAnthony Henday DriveWhitemud DriveBeaumont7.9%31.7%50%

Groat Road241
Anthony Henday Drive153
Whitemud Drive50

Best bench or picnic table404 responsesBuena Vista ParkVictoria PromenadeHawrelak ParkBuddy Benches in Holyrood13.6%11.1%51.7%23.5%

Buena Vista Park55
Victoria Promenade95
Hawrelak Park209
Buddy Benches in Holyrood45

Best public park facilities443 responsesHawrelak ParkKinsmen Sports CentreJackie Parker ParkAlfred H. Savage Centre7%9.5%23%60.5%

Hawrelak Park268
Kinsmen Sports Centre102
Jackie Parker Park42
Alfred H. Savage Centre31

Best gazebo436 responsesGrant Notley ParkMuttart Conservatory groundsDr. Wilbert McIntyre ParkChinese Garden at LouiseMcKinney Park23.2%31.4%9.6%35.8%

Grant Notley Park101
Muttart Conservatory grounds156
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park42
Chinese Garden at Louise McKinney Park137

Best natural area or park517 responsesHawrelak ParkRiver Lot 56/Queen ElizabethParkMill CreekRundle Park18.6%30%9.5%42%

Hawrelak Park217
River Lot 56/Queen Elizabeth Park49
Mill Creek155
Rundle Park96

Best outdoor recreation area474 responsesHawrelak ParkThe Meadows RecreationCentreStrathcona Wilderness CentreForest Heights Park7.8%28.9%8%55.3%

Hawrelak Park262
The Meadows Recreation Centre38
Strathcona Wilderness Centre137
Forest Heights Park37

Best skate park351 responsesMill Woods Skate ParkCapilano Skate ParkClareview Skate ParkBeaumont Skate Park22.5%14%22.5%41%

Mill Woods Skate Park79
Capilano Skate Park144
Clareview Skate Park79
Beaumont Skate Park49

Best playground385 responsesHawrelak ParkJackie Parker ParkGrandin School PlaygroundBorden Park37.1%13.8%23.9%25.2%

Hawrelak Park97
Jackie Parker Park92
Grandin School Playground53
Borden Park143

Best off-leash area404 responsesTerwillegar Dog ParkDecoteau ParkGrand TrunkStrathcona Science ProvincialPark19.8%72.5%

Terwillegar Dog Park293
Decoteau Park26
Grand Trunk80
Strathcona Science Provincial Park5

Best boardwalk443 responsesSaskatchewan DriveClifford E. Lee SanctuaryFort Edmonton ParkMcKenzie RavineMcKinnon Ravine8.1%50.1%11.5%29.3%

Saskatchewan Drive130
Clifford E. Lee Sanctuary51
Fort Edmonton Park222
McKenzie Ravine36
McKinnon Ravine4

Best lake459 responsesSummersidePigeon LakeLake Beaumaris (CastleDowns)Deep Sea Adventure Lake(WEM)23.3%10.5%23.7%42.5%

Pigeon Lake195
Lake Beaumaris (Castle Downs)109
Deep Sea Adventure Lake (WEM)48

Best LRT station or transit centre384 responsesCentury Park TCNorthgate TCStadium LRT stationThe Meadows TC15.4%20.3%13.5%50.8%

Century Park TC195
Northgate TC52
Stadium LRT station78
The Meadows TC59

Best road-side attraction510 responsesImmense Mode (Shoes atSouthgate TC)Talus Dome”Stanley” Stanley Cup sculptureby United CycleBob and Doug McKenzie statue8.4%47.3%22.4%22%

Immense Mode (Shoes at Southgate TC)43
Talus Dome112
“Stanley” Stanley Cup sculpture by United Cycle114
Bob and Doug McKenzie statue241

Best urban design447 responsesThe ManchesterStanley A. Milner LibraryKȃhasinȋskȃk Bridge (overConnors Road)100 Street Funicular andFrederick G. Todd Lookout19.9%23.7%27.1%29.3%

The Manchester89
Stanley A. Milner Library131
Kȃhasinȋskȃk Bridge (over Connors Road)121
100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout106

Best neighbourhood facelift/renovation504 responsesJasper AvenueRitchie MarketBonnie DoonGarneau18.8%13.7%10.5%56.9%

Jasper Avenue95
Ritchie Market287
Bonnie Doon53

Area with best pandemic measures420 responsesWhyte Avenue lane closuresSaskatchewan DriveRiver ValleyElk Island National Park

Local businesses & organizations (non food)

Best essential goods store455 responsesH&W ProduceH-MartRe:PlenishLondon Drugs42.6%7.9%11%38.5%

H&W Produce175
London Drugs194

Best delivery service404 responsesInstaCartSpudUberEatsDoughnut Party15.3%29%36.9%18.8%

Doughnut Party117

Best home delivery subscription service338 responsesYEG Coffee ClubEdmonton JournalGood FoodThe Organic Box28.4%22.2%19.8%29.6%

YEG Coffee Club100
Edmonton Journal67
Good Food75
The Organic Box96

Best car maintenance service260 responsesKoch Lincoln FordGateway ToyotaGood News AutoOK Tire11.5%44.2%27.7%16.5%

Koch Lincoln Ford30
Gateway Toyota43
Good News Auto72
OK Tire115

Best home maintenance service236 responsesRMSDollarwise Plumbingneighbourhood teenagersMcCormick Construction13.6%23.3%45.3%17.8%

Dollarwise Plumbing42
neighbourhood teenagers107
McCormick Construction55

Best public or private transportation service409 responsesStrathcona County TransitUberETSDATS10.8%8.3%40.3%40.6%

Strathcona County Transit44

Best clothing apparel or accessories store304 responsesBamboo BallroomJusticeThe Plaid GiraffeFloc Boutique9.5%43.1%11.5%35.9%

Bamboo Ballroom109
The Plaid Giraffe131
Floc Boutique29

Best Farmers’ Market521 responsesBountiful MarketOld Strathcona Farmers’ Market124 Street Grand MarketDowntown Farmers’ Market20.5%22.5%17.1%39.9%

Bountiful Market107
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market208
124 Street Grand Market89
Downtown Farmers’ Market117

Best utilities provider364 responsesPark PowerEpcor12.6%87.4%

Park Power46

Best photographer/digital media service287 responsesCurtis ComeauKeith MooreCrownAdam Borsman13.2%27.2%30.3%29.3%

Curtis Comeau84
Keith Moore87
Adam Borsman38

Best architectural/design/urban planning & design firm258 responsesDialog DesignGene Dub AssociatesManasc IsaacL719.8%28.3%26.7%25.2%

Dialog Design51
Gene Dub Associates65
Manasc Isaac69

Best construction company288 responsesLaFargePCL69.8%30.2%


Best legal services303 responsesAndrew CaoLatitude Family LawMccuaig DesrochersField Law22.8%20.8%24.4%32%

Andrew Cao97
Latitude Family Law74
Mccuaig Desrochers63
Field Law69

Best accounting service210 responsesGadowsky & AssociatesMike Wilde AccountingLiu & Associates28.6%28.6%42.9%

Gadowsky & Associates90
Mike Wilde Accounting60
Liu & Associates60

Best realtor260 responsesSandy PonCamron Rahmanian(edmrealtor)Jerry Aulenbach (zoomjer)Christy Cantera Realty18.5%21.9%25.4%34.2%

Sandy Pon89
Camron Rahmanian (edmrealtor)66
Jerry Aulenbach (zoomjer)57
Christy Cantera Realty48

Best stylist (hair/makeup/etc)218 responsesMr. BarberStephanie Does HairGentleman’s BarbershopBlack Pin Project22.5%14.2%35.3%28%

Mr. Barber49
Stephanie Does Hair61
Gentleman’s Barbershop77
Black Pin Project31

Best wedding planner208 responsesAnn-Maria Au100%

Ann-Maria Au208

Best insurance company286 responsesAMAWawanesaMHKARC Insurance38.1%47.2%AMA135 (47.2%)

ARC Insurance12

Best City of Edmonton facility (currently open)436 responsesValley ZooKinsmen Sports CentreCommonwealth Sports CentreTerwillegar Sports Centre17.9%16.3%22%43.8%

Valley Zoo191
Kinsmen Sports Centre96
Commonwealth Sports Centre71
Terwillegar Sports Centre78

Best Edmonton tourist/staycation attraction (currently open)484 responsesWest Edmonton MallEdmonton Valley ZooRiver ValleyBig E Edmonton Tours51.4%18.6%28.1%

West Edmonton Mall136
Edmonton Valley Zoo90
River Valley249
Big E Edmonton Tours9

Best shopping centre or commercial district513 responsesWest Edmonton MallOld StrathconaLondonderry Mall124 Street34.9%26.3%32%

West Edmonton Mall164
Old Strathcona135
Londonderry Mall35
124 Street179

Best golf course331 responsesHighlands Golf CourseVictoria Golf CourseMill Woods Golf CourseGlendale Golf Course10%12.7%47.7%29.6%

Highlands Golf Course98
Victoria Golf Course158
Mill Woods Golf Course42
Glendale Golf Course33

Best thrift store426 responsesOnce Upon A ChildFind EdmontonOld Strathcona Antique MallValue Village13.8%24.9%36.6%24.6%

Once Upon A Child59
Find Edmonton105
Old Strathcona Antique Mall156
Value Village106

Best inner-city agency411 responsesBoyle Street Co-OpMarian CentreThe Mustard SeedBissell Centre30.4%30.4%35.3%

Boyle Street Co-Op145
Marian Centre16
The Mustard Seed125
Bissell Centre125

Best non-profit service (outside of inner-city services)452 responsesCatholic Social ServicesEdmonton’s Food BankEdmonton Humane SocietyFind Edmonton7.3%11.3%31.4%50%

Catholic Social Services33
Edmonton’s Food Bank226
Edmonton Humane Society142
Find Edmonton51

Best fundraising campaign419 responsesPump-Up (Paths for People)Light the Midway (FortEdmonton Foundation)Valley Zoo 50/50 (Valley ZooDevelopment Society)Oilers 50/50 (Oilers Foundation)8.1%16.5%59.9%15.5%

Pump-Up (Paths for People)34
Light the Midway (Fort Edmonton Foundation)69
Valley Zoo 50/50 (Valley Zoo Development Society)65
Oilers 50/50 (Oilers Foundation)251

Best library421 responsesStanley A. Milner LibraryCapilano LibaryMill Woods LibraryUniversity of Alberta libraries29.5%9%11.4%50.1%

Stanley A. Milner Library211
Capilano Libary48
Mill Woods Library38
University of Alberta libraries124

Best local sports team478 responsesEdmonton OilersE-Ville Dead Roller Derby TeamEdmonton RiverhawksEdmonton Football Club12.8%24.1%57.7%

Edmonton Oilers276
E-Ville Dead Roller Derby Team115
Edmonton Riverhawks26
Edmonton Football Club61

Most beautiful church/religious place354 responsesSt. George’s Ukrainian CatholicChurchSt. Joseph’s Cathedral BasilicaManning Drive GurdwaraChrist Church Edmonton16.1%7.3%13.8%62.7%

St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church57
St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica222
Manning Drive Gurdwara49
Christ Church Edmonton26

Most ethical local business352 responsesRe:PlenishThe NookEarth’s General StoreGood News Auto16.8%8.2%47.4%27.6%

The Nook97
Earth’s General Store167
Good News Auto29

Business which invests the most into the community332 responsesDil-E-PunjabFind EdmontonThe Nook18.7%30.7%50.6%

Find Edmonton168
The Nook102

Best overall business485 responsesFind EdmontonDowntown Farmer’s MarketItalian Centre Shop10.3%69.5%20.2%

Find Edmonton50
Downtown Farmer’s Market98
Italian Centre Shop337

Best historic place/business we said goodbye to in 2020446 responsesPlanet OrganicThe MinchauAvenue ClothingPrairie Noodle39.2%23.3%10.5%26.9%

Planet Organic120
The Minchau47
Avenue Clothing104
Prairie Noodle175

Business with best pandemic safety measures476 responses H-MartBoston Pizza (Fort Road)Belmont Sobey’sNorthern Chicken

Best food

Best pizza467 responsesSepp’s PizzaBig Bite Detroit PizzaLove PizzaRosso Pizzeria24%22.3%35.8%18%

Sepp’s Pizza112
Big Bite Detroit Pizza84
Love Pizza167
Rosso Pizzeria104

Best burger528 responsesWoodshed BurgersFox BurgerThe Next ActFive Guys Burgers and Fries22.3%31.1%18.2%28.4%

Woodshed Burgers150
Fox Burger96
The Next Act164
Five Guys Burgers and Fries118

Best fine dining432 responsesVaticanoCorso 32SaborRGE RD12.3%31.9%24.1%31.7%

Corso 32137

Best food truck382 responsesDriftLittle VillageDedo’sSosyal Scoops8.6%11.3%18.8%61.3%

Little Village72
Sosyal Scoops33

Most Edmonton food item568 responsesGreen onion cakesDonairsPizzaBurgers8.1%9.5%30.8%51.6%

Green onion cakes293

Best green onion cake400 responsesGreen Onion Cake ManFreson Bros. Father Doughgreen onion cakeMidnight SunVeggie House Cilantro Cake7%10.8%79%

Green Onion Cake Man316
Freson Bros. Father Dough green onion cake43
Midnight Sun28
Veggie House Cilantro Cake13

Best donair363 responsesNikki’s Donair (Westmount Mall)High VoltageSwiss DonairDonair Stop9.6%20.4%44.4%25.6%

Nikki’s Donair (Westmount Mall)35
High Voltage93
Swiss Donair161
Donair Stop74

Best butter chicken355 responsesAll IndiaRemedy CafeDil-E-PunjabGuru16.9%28.5%15.5%39.2%

All India60
Remedy Cafe139

Best noodles (ramen/pho/etc)347 responsesVolcanoTau BayTokiwa RamenPho Hoan Pasteur13.3%46.4%33.1%

Tau Bay25
Tokiwa Ramen115
Pho Hoan Pasteur161

Best fried chicken529 responsesNorthern ChickenSFC (Seoul Fried Chicken)AFC (Alberta Fried Chicken)Texas Fried Chicken (BurgerBaron)24.4%65.2%

Northern Chicken345
SFC (Seoul Fried Chicken)129
AFC (Alberta Fried Chicken)27
Texas Fried Chicken (Burger Baron)28

Best diner500 responsesRoute 99CommodoreHigh Level DinerBlue Plate23.4%25.8%42.6%8.2%

Route 99117
High Level Diner213
Blue Plate129

Best ice cream/frozen treat420 responsesScoop and RollMade by MarcusYelo’dKind Ice Cream20.5%35.2%16.7%27.6%

Scoop and Roll86
Made by Marcus116
Kind Ice Cream148

Best cocktail375 responsesSpotlight CabaretWoodwork/ClementineHansen DistillerySassy and Classy (at Pip)12.8%12.5%35.2%39.5%

Spotlight Cabaret48
Hansen Distillery132
Sassy and Classy (at Pip)47

Best mocktail (available to order)296 responsesLavender Iced Tea (White Spot)Virgin Mojito (Brown’s SocialHouse)Virgin Caesars with food(Cilantro and Chive)Cotton Candy Crush (Cilantroand Chive)19.9%30.7%30.7%18.6%

Lavender Iced Tea (White Spot)59
Virgin Mojito (Brown’s Social House)55
Virgin Caesars with food (Cilantro and Chive)91
Cotton Candy Crush (Cilantro and Chive)91

Best local beer502 responsesArcadiaAnalog brewing companyAlley KatSugar Bowl11.6%15.5%38.2%34.7%

Analog brewing company174
Alley Kat192
Sugar Bowl78

Best local wine238 responsesThe Wine Room100%

The Wine Room238

Best Indian food345 responsesGuruRemedy CafeRasoiLittle India27.8%29.9%34.2%

Remedy Cafe103
Little India96

Best Chinese food386 responsesGood Buddy (Granville)Shanghai 456JumboThe Lingnan22.3%52.1%9.1%16.6%

Good Buddy (Granville)86
Shanghai 45664
The Lingnan201

Best Filipino food303 responsesJollibeeFilistixSeafood City98 Kanto27.1%9.6%36.3%27.1%

Seafood City29
98 Kanto82

Best Latin or Mexican food465 responsesEl MariachiTres carnalesLa PatronaThree Amigos10.5%25.4%11.4%52.7%

El Mariachi49
Tres carnales245
La Patrona53
Three Amigos118

Best Arab or Lebanese food304 responsesSunbake PitaSofraAl Salam PitaTurquaz kebab15.1%27%31.6%26.3%

Sunbake Pita80
Al Salam Pita82
Turquaz kebab46

Best Japanese food369 responsesFurusatoJaponais BistroKazoku RamenMikado11.7%39.3%16.8%32.2%

Japonais Bistro119
Kazoku Ramen62

Best Korean food291 responsesHanjanBuokLee House31.6%29.2%39.2%

Lee House92

Best Vietnamese food343 responsesPagolac (Argyll)Pho Hoan PasteurPhobulousNah Trang20.1%13.1%21.3%45.5%

Pagolac (Argyll)69
Pho Hoan Pasteur156
Nah Trang45

Best Indigenous food285 responsesNative Delights100%

Native Delights285

Best African food279 responsesAwashKoultures Afro-ContinentalLangano SkiesZuhur11.5%10.8%63.1%14.7%

Koultures Afro-Continental41
Langano Skies176

Best Italian food347 responsesUccelinoCorso 32VaticanoNuovo11.2%20.5%42.4%25.9%

Corso 32147

Best German food356 responsesBauernschumausBistro PrahaGerman Cultural CentreOtto18.8%33.1%20.8%27.2%

Bistro Praha97
German Cultural Centre74

Best Ukrainian/Polish food331 responsesUncle Ed’sBaltyk BakeryShumkaYo Baba17.8%27.5%10.9%43.8%

Uncle Ed’s145
Baltyk Bakery36
Yo Baba59

Best Southern food475 responsesHave MercyLouisiana PurchaseMEATDaDeO9.1%35.6%36.4%18.9%

Have Mercy43
Louisiana Purchase90

Best local fast food390 responsesY Not IndianMy FriesLocal OmnivoreBurger Baron11%11.8%39.2%37.9%

Y Not Indian43
My Fries46
Local Omnivore148
Burger Baron153

Best food subscription service290 responsesYEG Coffee ClubOrganic BoxGood FoodSecret Meat Club26.2%21.7%22.8%29.3%

YEG Coffee Club85
Organic Box66
Good Food63
Secret Meat Club76

Best dessert443 responsesFife n DeckelItalian Centre ShopBaltyk BakeryArt of Cake23.7%40.9%31.2%

Fife n Deckel138
Italian Centre Shop181
Baltyk Bakery19
Art of Cake105

Best new restaurant (opened since March)340 responsesHanjan OliverRosewoodSouth Africa Curry BowlPeter’s Drive In19.7%43.5%14.4%22.4%

Hanjan Oliver67
South Africa Curry Bowl49
Peter’s Drive In148

Best new dessert cafes (opened since March)269 responsesBambuWaffles on MainSweethoney DessertLa Bosco13.8%26.8%13.4%46.1%

Waffles on Main124
Sweethoney Dessert36
La Bosco72

Best coffee423 responsesCredoLevaTranscendLittle Brick22%30.5%40.4%

Little Brick129

Best bakery/cafe493 responsesLa BouleDuchessReinette cafeLa Bosco18.3%72.6%

La Boule90
Reinette cafe21
La Bosco24

Best brewery500 responsesSituation BreweryAnalog BreweryAlley KatYellowhead Brewery22.2%12.8%33.8%31.2%

Situation Brewery111
Analog Brewery156
Alley Kat169
Yellowhead Brewery64

Best pub465 responsesThe Next ActPub 1905Black DogSherlock’s22.8%26.2%9.9%41.1%

The Next Act191
Pub 190546
Black Dog122

Best brunch restaurant441 responsesTiramisu BistroDe DutchOEBPip22.9%25.4%27.2%24.5%

Tiramisu Bistro101
De Dutch108

Best pop-up food event293 responsesFood Truck Drive-thru atPremium Outlet CollectionFast Wheelin’ Food Truck FestFood Truck Drive-thru atKingsway Mall47.4%25.6%27%

Food Truck Drive-thru at Premium Outlet Collection79
Fast Wheelin’ Food Truck Fest75
Food Truck Drive-thru at Kingsway Mall139

Best summer patio436 responsesCentral Social HallThe CommonSea ChangeHotel Macdonald14.2%53.7%20.9%11.2%

Central Social Hall62
The Common49
Sea Change91
Hotel Macdonald234

Best winter patio412 responsesThe Next ActCafe bicycletteLittle Brick32.5%33.7%33.7%

The Next Act139
Cafe bicyclette139
Little Brick134

Best food court428 responsesLondonderryKingsway MallWest Edmonton MallEdmonton City Centre9.8%15.2%48.1%26.9%

Kingsway Mall115
West Edmonton Mall206
Edmonton City Centre65

Best take-home ready to bake/eat meals363 responsesMillwoods Seniors AssociationcafeSunterraArt of CharcuterieHello Fresh8.5%24.2%20.7%46.6%

Millwoods Seniors Association cafe31
Art of Charcuterie75
Hello Fresh88

Best local farm (products)381 responsesSunworksFifth Gen GardensBountiful Farmers MarketIrvings Farms19.9%37.3%38.6%

Fifth Gen Gardens16
Bountiful Farmers Market147
Irvings Farms142

Best vegetarian401 responsesVeggie GardenPadmanadiDie PieMoth Cafe9%21.2%16.5%53.4%

Veggie Garden36
Die Pie66
Moth Cafe85

Best restaurant for accommodating dietary needs357 responsesPadmanadiHigh Level DinerDie PieAn Chay9%16.8%36.7%37.5%

High Level Diner131
Die Pie60
An Chay32

Restaurant with best bathroom285 responsesPadmanadiTeddy’sNuovo Bistro23.9%34.7%41.4%

Nuovo Bistro68

Best restaurant which feeds the hungry297 responsesDil-E-Punjab100%


Restaurant with the best pandemic safety measures460 responsesNorthern ChickenSFC (Seoul Fried Chicken)Dream TeaKind Ice Cream12.4%12.4%68.7%

Northern Chicken316
SFC (Seoul Fried Chicken)57
Dream Tea30
Kind Ice Cream57