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Alberta on the Plate is Coming to Edmonton this Month

  • August 04, 2021

Image via Jay Wennington


Get ready, Edmonton, because a food festival is about to take over the city! 


Alberta on the Plate is back for 2021, and this year, it’s taking place between August 6th and 15th. For ten whole days, 26 cities across Alberta will come together to host some incredible dining experiences.


Over 87 restaurants and 250 local producers are involved with this year’s Alberta on the Plate, and several of them are right here in Edmonton. 


During this province-wide foodie festival, Edmonton residents are encouraged to support local restaurants by dining out at one of the many participating eateries. Participating restaurants will have special, multi-course, fixed-price menus featuring delicious dishes representing a wide range of cuisines.


The best part is that Alberta on the Plate is intended to showcase local growers, cattle raisers, and chefs in Alberta, which is why the dishes all feature local ingredients.


The overall aim of Alberta on the Plate is to foster meaningful connections between chefs, producers, and restaurant-goers. Think of this festival as an introduction to the people and businesses who grow and create the food you eat every day. Alcoholic beverages from local distillers and brewers will also be featured. 


Participating restaurants in Edmonton include Juniper Cafe & Bistro, Say Uncle, Smokey Bear, RGE Red, The Butternut Tree, The Common, Three Vikings, The Marc Restaurant, Glass Monkey Gastropub, and Woodwork. Other nearby restaurants participating in this year’s Alberta on the Plate include Tryst in St Albert, HomeRoom Diner in Devon, and Habaneros Mexican Grill in Leduc.


Sponsors of this year’s event include Alberta Beer, Alberta Beef, Alberta Beekeepers Commission, Food Tourism Strategies, Alberta Chicken, Alberta Milk, Egg Farmers of Alberta, and Tourism Red Deer.


Whether you’re in the mood for healthy eats, barbecue, Mexican cuisine, Italian pasta, or classic pub food, you’ll be able to find it at Edmonton’s participating Alberta on the Plate eateries. 


If you’re going to be in Edmonton between August 5th and 16th, then be sure to make a reservation at any one of our participating restaurants. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, we’d love to host you at the Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton South.


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