I grew up taking trips with my girlfriends to West Edmonton Mall – we would be so pumped to stay at a hotel, shop in the mall, and do whatever else Junior High girls do. Once we had our own cars, taking a road trip to Edmonton was always a treat! During my University days, my now-hubby, then-boyfriend, moved there and I spent 4 years driving back and forth, probably every second weekend. Next up, I lived there for 3 years full-time, where I had the pleasure of running my music studio and having the amazing support of all the wonderful Edmontonians that welcomed me with open arms. Since moving from there, I’ve still spent a large amount of time heading to Etown on the QE2, visiting my friends, working, and hitting up my favourite spots!

Hope you enjoy some of my favourite things to do in Etown!!


Other activities that I didn’t get a chance to do, but were recommended and/or researched:

Now to the Food…



  • Sugarbowl – love when they have a breakfast bowl on special!
  • De Dutch – sweet or savoury…take your pick
  • Under the High Wheel – brunch every day
  • Cafe Linnea – super cute, all about locally-sourced, and has options for high tea on select days


  • Little Brick – the sweetest little house, turned coffee shop/restaurant that’s great for breakfast, lunch, or booking out for a private event
  • KB & Co. – love this plant-based cafe for all their salads, bowls, and juice/smoothies
  • Tres Carnales – good for lunch or dinner; fast Mexican food (always get the guac)
  • Chopped Leaf – great for healthy fast food
  • Freshii – another healthy fast food option
  • careit – oh my…their pulled pork!!
  • Cafe Mosaics – vegetarian and vegan menu
  • Hart’s – an all around menu (but then again, there’s always Cactus Club, JOEY, or Famoso)


  • Rge Rd – awesome tasting menu with vino!
  • Vivo – I highly recommend you share the Fettuccine and the Filetto
  • Corso 32 – modern Italian
  • Uccelino – Italian dishes that are best shared – get the server to surprise you, because you can’t go wrong with any dish
  • Bar Bricco – Italian starters and cocktails!
  • Three Boars Eatery – interesting seasonal Canadian sharing menu
  • MKT – great for sharing, and a cool vibe (also a good spot if you like your beer)
  • Melting Pot – for fondue!
  • Parlour – great pizza, and get the cauliflower
  • Japonais – my favourite sushi spot in Edmonton
  • Sicilian Pasta Kitchen – good Italian
  • Allegro – and more Italian!

Other Restaurants that I didn’t get a chance to try, but were recommended and/or researched:

Enjoy Etown, my little home away from home!