Here are the 12 dishes I tried, including my top 3 for 2019.
Taste of Edmonton is celebrating 35 years in 2019 and is a great opportunity to try out different local Edmonton food. The event has evolved throughout the years as they’ve brought in new restaurants. You get to experience these different restaurants and food trucks in Edmonton before going there for a full meal. For those visiting outside of Edmonton, all the OG vendors are present and form a stable of must-try eats. Directions are at the end of the article.
Be an eco-aware foodie! You can actually buy your tickets from your phone this year using the app CrowdBlink – no more waiting in line! Full ticket prices and details here.
Top 3 (Tastiest, Best Bang for the Buck, Exceptional):
1. Wishbone Restaurant: Buttermilk Beignets – Tastiest
2. Quick Meal Mediterranean Food: Donair Poutine – Best bang for buck
3. Langano Skies Ethiopian Restaurant: Siga Tibs (Beef Stir-Fry) w/ Injera – Exceptional
The final 9 (in alphabetical order):
4. Buok Fresh – Kimbab (Korean Nori & Rice Roll)
5. Coconut Jungle – Coconut Milk Smoothie
6. Curry Vibes – Mango Chicken w/ Coconut Basmati Rice
7. Grillicious – BBQ Pork Skewers
8. Lemon Heaven – 24 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
9. Little Bear Gelato – Mango Sorbet
10. North Fork Event Catering – Maple Buffalo Chicken & Waffles
11. Nyonya Malaysian – Satay Chicken with Peanut Sauce & Salad
12. Vintage Fork at Rutherford House – London Fog Creme Brulee
Can’t decide what to eat? Do a lap first to see what is new, popular or unique to spend your tickets wisely.
Taste of Edmonton July 18-28, 2019, Capital Plaza (108 St. & 99 Ave.)
July 18-27, 2019: 11am – 11pm
July 28, 2019: 11am – 9pm
Public transportation recommended. Take the LRT ($3.50 one way, $7.00 round trip, cash only machines) and exit Grandin/Government Centre.
Taste of Edmonton is one of the many festivals Edmonton has that brings food and people together to enjoy. I really like the change in venue (from a few years ago), the live entertainment and being outdoors. The ticket prices are pricy but are somewhat in line with festival food prices. Overall the event was fun and lively and I continue to go back every year.