Whyte Ave Food Tour
Hello future King's Students!
If you're not a native Edmontonian, you'll quickly learn that Whyte Ave is a go to for shopping, eating and pretty much everything else. And it's conveniently located just a bus-ride away from King's! It can be a little overwhelming trying to choose somewhere to chow down, so this foodie blog is your saving grace. Here's our top pick of restaurants beloved by King's students!
Da-De-O Diner & Bar
This cute little hole in the wall captures the authentic Cajun cooking perfectly and takes diners on a trip to New Orleans. A must try on the menu is the Blackened Catfish Po-Boy - An open faced sandwich with herb mayo, lettuce, tomato, and tequila salsa. A country-style meal that tickles the taste-buds and gives you a peek at life in the pelican state.
This place is a locally owned and operated smoke house right at the center of Whyte Avenue. A great place to go as a group to try all the brisket you can eat and sample the extensive drinks menu. Try their Pulled Pork with one of their homemade sauces for an authentic BBQ experience.
The Next Act
Their motto is 'Come in good. Leave better' and that's exactly what happens when you eat here. Try any of their burgers; trust me on this when I say you can't choose wrongly.
Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar
Experience an authentic Southern honky tonk right in Old Strathcona, complete with down home cooking and live entertainment almost every night of the week. Try their chicken and doughnuts! Yes okay, I know it sounds weird, but just do it.
The hipster breeding ground that is Cafe Mosaics is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that serves up delicious, home style food made from scratch. Stop in for the fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola breakfast that is 100% Instagram picture worthy and go for dinner to try their amazing vegan pho!
Block 1912 - A European Cafe
This gem of a place is found at the heart of Old Strathcona. Family run for over 20 years, it is located in the Historic Hulburt Block Building which was built in 1912, hence the name: Block 1912. The vast amounts of desserts that look just as great as they taste is the highlight of this place. So grab a friend and a fork, cozy up in one of their arm chairs and indulge!
Try any or all of these places and I promise that you won't be disappointed. Have fun exploring this historic area of our city!
xoxo, Gossip Girl
J.k. it's Becky