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Downtown Dishes You Gotta Try Now

So many meals, so little time. Don’t let the menus overwhelm you – we’ve picked out our favourite local bites

Crispy rice lettuce wraps

Talk about flavour: the Nam Khao/crispy rice lettuce wraps at HOM mix an umami explosion of salty, sour and sweet all in one bite. Peanuts, herbs, lemongrass, sour pork shallots, ginger and chilly lime dressing guarantee authentic southeast Asian cuisine. Located in the Just Cook Kitchen food hall. 10344 105 St NW

Green Onion Cakes

Green onion cakes are the OG version festival staple in Edmonton. Head to Green Onion Cake Man to sample the city’s best from the chef known for popularizing it in Edmonton. So what exactly is a green onion cake? It’s flaky, warm dough packed with green onions. 100A St & Jasper Ave

Matcha Soft Cream

We all scream for ice cream at Tsujiri Japanese Tea House. Our Downtown favourite is  sweet soft-serve ice cream infused with matcha imported from Kyoto. Add any of the thirteen toppings like black sesame or red bean for extra flavour.  10173 109 St

Vegan Cinnamon Roll

Customize an already delicious hot, gooey cinnamon roll with your choice of icing flavours and toppings— everything at Cinnaholic is plant-based and vegan. 10075 109 St

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Gooey gruyere cheese on toasted sourdough bread at Red Star Pub is the perfect comfort food pairing with a pint of beer. 10534 Jasper Ave

Pork Adobo

Pay a visit to Filistix and try the national dish of the Philippines featuring braised pork shoulder in a traditional soy, vinegar and garlic sauce on top of rice and coleslaw. 10621 100 Ave

Piri Piri Prawns

Bodega at Sabor has a signature dish which features three pieces of shell-on, sustainably farmed fresh shrimp in a housemade piri piri sauce. 10220 103 St

Peach Shrimp Bao

Inspired by the popular dish from Asia, Baijiu is known for their soft, pillow-y steamed buns topped with tempura shrimp, peach, sweet mayo, and iceberg lettuce. 10359 104 St

The Bacon

This appetizer from Tzin could easily be a delicious snack for one: a maple balsamic apple compote tops thick-cut bacon strips served on apple mayo and crostini. 10115 104 St

Pork Katsu Sando

While you’ve probably had chicken sando before, it’s hard to find a classic pork sando in Edmonton. That’s why we’re telling you to head to Dorinku Osaka for breaded pork sirloin cutlet coated in housemade tonkatsu sauce served between thick slices of milk bread, with a side of signature Shaka Shaka fries. It’s crispy, juicy, tender, and only available Downtown. 10328 Jasper Ave