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The NAIT guide to takeout and delivery in Edmonton (and area)

Takeout - it's the right thing to do and the tasty way to do it

The restaurant and hospitality industry is tough at the best of times. But during a pandemic?

While dining rooms have been shuttered, some kitchens remain open, boxing up orders of hot meals or take-and-make for delivery or pickup. For restaurateurs, it's a way to keep revenue coming in the door when customer can't. For customers, it can mean respite from the weirdness of the "new normal," and a taste of the way things once were and will be again.

Here, we've temporarily amended our usual list of restaurants run by NAIT grads to highlight those  as well as the bakeries, delis, cafes, butcher shops, breweries and more – that are still serving, for pickup and/or delivery. (If you're a grad who's operating during the pandemic and we've missed you, please let us know.)

Mains and more

local alberta food graphic1ST RND
11248 - 104 Ave.

Chef Paul Gareau (Cook '09)

Bring the sports pub home in the form of an all-star lineup that includes wings, burgers, pretzels and more, as well as a kids' menu. Call for curbside pickup.

9570 - 76 Ave. NW

Executive chef Christine Sandford (Culinary Arts '07)

The "Biera Box" is ready for delivery throughout Edmonton, and includes sourdough focaccia, artisan cheeses, house-made condiments and a 750-millilitre bottle of beer from Blind Enthusiasm, the restaurant's sister brewery. Order early, as the boxes tend to sell out.

Browns Socialhouse
10-1010 Webber Green Dr.

5210 Windermere Blvd.

2511 - 17 St.

15331 - 37 St.

Chef Eric Amyotte (Cook '09)

Bring the pub to your kitchen, with savoury shareable starters, an array of burgers and sandwiches, and surprises in the form of Asian-inspired dishes. The menu is further enriched with pizza at some locations.

The Butternut Tree
101, 9707 - 110 St.

General manager Jillian Fonteyne (Hospitality Management '11, '12)

The Butternut Tree seeks to address the question: What is Canadian cusine? The answer comes in the form of fresh, seasonal ingredients that combine to define the flavour of a country. Curbside takeout starts with a portable Mother's Day high tea.

#2, 10169 - 104 St.

Owner Tricia Bell (Cook '98)

Choose from dozens of cheeses and enjoy curated selections bundled up and ready for home as "picnic" boxes, "provisions" or "party packs." Pickup or delivery, with pre-orders encouraged.

5012 - 50 St., Beaumont

Co-owner Sylvia Cheverie (Marketing '09)
Head chef Tamara Solon (Cooking '15)
Bar manager Jennifer Kerr (Cooking '13)

Chartier continues to serve up comfort food with a French-Canadian focus. Salivate over these offerings, then pick them up curbside.

Cibo Bistro
11244 - 104 Ave.
780-757-2426 (CIBO)

Chef and owner Rosario Caputo (Culinary Arts ’05)

One of Edmonton's favourite Italian restaurants is pivoting to take-and-bake offerings for now. Pre-orders are accepted Sunday through Tuesday, with pickup Thursday through Saturday.

Drift Food Truck and Eatery
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Chef and co-owner Nevin Fenske (Cook ’05)

The truck isn't slinging meals curbside, but it delivers. Currently, Drift offers a weekly soup menu, including gluten-free and vegan options. Check their social media for the changing menu and order by email for drop-off on Wednesday afternoon or for pickup at the Shamrock Curling Club.

6A Village Dr. RR#2, Westerose
780-586-2627 or 780-586-2623

Chef and owner Tim Wood (Apprentice Cook ’77)

Located at Pigeon Lake, EcoCafé stands out as much for its philospohy as for its food. It still boasts a robust, local menu with a global flair, including flavours such as Thai, Mexican, Italian and more for enjoying at home.

Fox Burger
6423 - 112 Ave.

Co-owner and head chef Sean O'Connor (Culinary Arts '06)
Sous chef Ryan O'Connor (Culinary Arts '11)

Modern and refined drive-in fare may be one way to describe these burger offerings: classics updated with the likes of bacon and peppers, blue cheese and tomato, and more, as well as a hearty and reliable "American" cheeseburger. Kids' menu and veggie options available, surprising sides, too (e.g., Disco fries?). Call in takeout orders or DM on Instagram.

Good Stock Restaurant and Catering
11409 - 40 Ave.

Executive chef Michelle Robinson (Culinary Arts '09)

Soups, salads, curries, sauces and more are now available for baking at home, all of it plant based. Order ahead or at the restaurant.

Grandin Fish and Chips
9902 - 109 St.

Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier (Baking '07)

The menu of fish, chicken, even eggplant, and chips is rounded out with fun and tasty sides and no shortage of sauces. The restaurant is also serving a limited number of takeout items from its sister operation, The Common.

Highlevel Diner
10912 - 88 Ave.

Chef and co-owner Adam Stoyko (Cook ’08)

The take-and-bake menu is just what these times call for: hearty and comforting. Choose from tourtiere, borscht, curry and more. Don't forget one of the diner's famous cinnamon buns.

Joey Bell Tower
10310 - 101 St.

Head chef Colin Fryer (Cook '14)

Desipte its closed dining room, Joey's continues to offer a solid selection of sandwiches and burgers (hand-pressed, Angus beef), as well as mains inspired by cuisines from around the world.

Kanto 98st.
10936 - 98 St.

Owner and chef Edgar Gutierrez (Cook '03)

Filipino comfort food features much meat and a lot of flavour. If you don't know what exactly a menu item is, they'll fill you in.

The Local Omnivore
10933 - 120 St.

Chef and co-owner Mark Bellows (Culinary Arts '05)

Billing itself "Edmonton's favourite greasy spoon," the Local Omnivore is sticking to its roots. It's big on burgers, and gets seriously creative with them. You can order online for delivery.

Lux Steakhouse and Bar 94
10150 - 101 St.

Executive chef Tony Le (Culinary Arts ’03, Red Seal)

Parent company Century Hospitality Group offers a modified but modern menu derived from all its locations and featuring far too much to mention, but it's safe to say that you could probably go back to it again and again and never have the same thing twice, all pandemic long.

Oodle Noodle
Multiple locations

Co-owner Sonny Pham (Cook '01)
Co-owner and president Jay Downton (Finance '02)

This Edmonton-born quick-serve noodle shop strives for freshness, flavour and fun. Choose from salads, soups, appetizers and tasty noodle dishes that draw their inspiration and authenticity from founder Sonny Pham's time spent living and travelling in Southeast Asia.

Panago Pizza

Heritage: 10927 - 23 Ave.
Old Strathcona: 10742 - 82 Ave.
Riverbend: 14255 - 23 Ave.

Co-owner and operator Roman Przybyla (Marketing '12)

Enjoy pizzas made using organic tomato sauce, meats raised without antibiotics, and plenty of plant-based and vegetarian options – all on dough made fresh in store. Order and pay online for minimal-contact pickup or zero-contact delivery.

Rebel Food and Drink
9112 - 142 St.

Executive chef Tony Le (Culinary Arts '03)

Parent company Century Hospitality Group offers a modified but modern menu derived from all its locations and featuring far too much to mention, but it's safe to say that you could probably go back to it again and again and never have the same thing twice, all pandemic long.

10643 - 123 St.

Chef and co-owner Blair Lebsack (Cook ’98)

Lebsack continues to champion local food in a nearly unrivalled way, and uses it to create rustic but well-considered takeout menus that change weekly. Call to place an order.

Town Square Brewing
2919 Ellwood Dr. SW

Co-owners Brandon Boutin (Steamfitter/Pipefitter ’05), Tyler McNaughton (Architectural Technology ’05) and Sterling Nordin (Heavy Equipment Technician ’02)

Get frozen pizzas, pretzels and award-winning beer delivered to your door (you'll need to have ID ready for the latter).

Tryst Wine and Small Plates
100 - 21 Perron St., St. Albert

Owner Michelle McDonald (Culinary Arts ’16)
Head chef Zach Eaton (Culinary Arts ’16)
Sous chef Alyce O’Neill (Culinary Arts ’16)

The plates may be small, but they're big on variety. Choose from charcuterie featuring local products and preserves, housemade sourdough, pork belly, flatbreads, even good old mac and cheese. Call after noon to pick up orders later that day. Wine and beer are available too.

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8534 - 109 St.

Chef and owner Levi Biddlecombe (Culinary Arts '10)

Biddlecomb has designed a takeout menu to appeal to omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike. We're all in this together, right? Call in or text your orders for pickup Thursday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m.

Woodshed Burgers
10723 - 124 St.

Owner Paul Shufelt (Cook '01)

Choose from eight burgers (including one fish) made with buns baked in house and beef ground daily. And not just any beef beef from cows crossed with wagyu, that fancy Japanese variety. Milkshakes and kids' combos are also on offer, as well as some items from sister restaurant, Workshop Eatery.

Tres Carnales Taquería
10119 - 100A St.

Head cook and co-owner Edgar Gutierrez (Cook ’05)

The produce used in this authentic Mexican street food is fresh and the meat is locally sourced. Expect fast food, but good fast food. Currently, they're also rolling burritos from sister restuarant, Rostizado.

Tzin Wine and Tapas
10115 - 104 St.

Owner Kelsey Danyluk (Marketing '02)
Chef Corey McGuire (Cook '07)

Watch for new curbside pickup menus each week on Twitter and Instagram, featuring Alberta-inspired tapas and, of course, a bottle of wine to go.

XIX (Nineteen)

5940 Mullen Way

#104 150 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert

Chef and proprietor Andrew Fung (Cook ’01, Baking ’98)
Head chef (St. Albert) Rino Lam (Cook '10)

Variety defines the menu at XIX like never before, changing weekly. Choose from family dinners or individual orders featuring fresh fish, burgers, bowls and much more.

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Bakeries, cafes and delis

cafes, bakeries and delis graphicThe Art of Cake
11811 - 105 Ave.

Co-owner Gloria Bednarz (Cooking '86)

The Art of Cake specializes in art you can eat. Made-to-order cakes and treats (including cookies, cupcakes and more) vary from classic and elegant to modern and fun. With the cafe currently closed, Bednarz is taking some orders by email for cakes.

Artistic Bake Shop
6820 - 104 St.

Baker and co-owner Perry Schwabenbauer (Baker '88)

Two generations of Schwabenbauers have worked to recreate the European bakery experience in this independent shop, baking fresh pretzels, breads, pastries and wedding cakes for more than four decades. It's open, but pre-orders and curbside pickup is preferred, so it's best to call ahead.

Ben’s Meat and Deli
15726 Stony Plain Rd.

Co-owner David van Leeuwen (Retail Meatcutting ’92)

This family business has been a west Edmonton fixture since 1956 for quality cuts of meat, poultry and fish – not to mention Dutch comfort foods including cheeses, breads, treats and more. Third-generation owner David van Leeuwen stocks plenty of local produce, and a selection of gluten-free items. Physical distancing is oberserved in store.

La Boule
8020 - 101 St.

Owner and pastry chef Jennifer Stang (Culinary Arts '07)

After honing her skills in several respected establishments, such as the Shaw Conference Centre, Jennifer Stang opened La Boule, a French-inspired patisserie and bakery. Pre-orders are currently preferred for sweets, cakes, breads and the shop's speciality, eclairs.

Brio Bakery
#104, 12021 - 102 Ave.

Owner/baker Todd Barraclough (Management '17)

Bread, the old-fashioned way. At Brio Bakery, all of the bread has only three ingredients: water, flour and salt. Check the weekly menu on Instagram and call in a pre-order. Hours are limited.

Cookie Love Cafe
10235 - 101 St.

Co-owner Iva Stone (Chemical Engineering Technology '02)

Online orders continue for any of more than a dozen kinds of cookies baked fresh from scratch, or order up a batch from the shop's catering arm. A portion of all cookie proceeds go to charity.

Confetti Sweets

#6, 41 Broadway Blvd, Sherwood Park

Owner Kathy Leskow (Management '96)

Does butter make it better? Taste one of Confetti Sweets' cookies – also made with top-notch chocolate and vanilla – to find out. Still open, the Sherwood Park location also offers a variety of products made by local producers. Shop online, pre-order for curbside pickup, or get delivery.

Duchess Bake Shop
10720 - 124 St.

Chef and co-owner Jake Pelletier (Culinary Arts ’07)

Place an order with French-inspired Duchess for delivery of everything from croissants and pain au chocolat to tarts and macarons. To ensure authenticity, the chefs use butter and chocolate imported from France and make everything by hand, from scratch. 

8422 - 109 St.

9855 - 76 Ave.

10240 - 124 St.

Head pastry chef Amy Mancor (Baking '08)

Farrow opened its first location on 109 Street in 2014, specializing in quality coffee, sandwiches and baking. Watch for the menu to change frequently. Doughnuts, brownies, muffins and more are made daily in house and currently available to go.

Milk and Cookies Bakeshop
5532 Calgary Tr.

Owner and baker Rachelle Germain (Baking '11)

Cookies of all kinds, cakes, cupcakes and squares from scratch, with vegan and gluten-friendly options. The curbside pickup menu changes regularly.

10423 - 101 St.

Owner and chef Steven Brochu (Culinary Arts '06)

Located at the base of the Epcor Tower, MilkCrate brings simple but savoury sandwiches to the heart of downtown Edmonton. Try the signature porchetta sandwich or mix it up with rotating features, all of it delivered.

10706 - 124 St.

Co-owner/general manager Peter Keith (Cook '12, coach of Culinary Team NAIT)
Co-owner/charcutier William Kotowicz (Culinary Arts '05)

Meuwly’s bills itself as "a marketplace" that specializes in artisanal and house-made meat products, sausages, pickles and preserves. These days, the staff are packing up "grocery boxes" of local products for delivery.

Sarah's Kitchen
#105 - 140 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert

Owner and chef Sarah Radloff (Cook '02)

Radloff's focus is on fresh, healthy and delicious. When the question of what's for dinner presents a problem, she has the solution: simple, wholesome take-home meals using local ingredients and made from scratch.

Sugared and Spiced
10334 - 82 Ave. (rear)
780-244-CAKE (2253)

Owner and baker Amy Nachtigall (Baking '13)

Nachtigall specializes in elevating all manner of treats: her passion for making high-quality cookies, scones, macarons, cupcakes and more have a history of garnering high praise. Pre-orders only.

Whimsical Cake Studio
8211 - 102 St.
780-988-CAKE (2253)

Owner and baker Darcy Scott (Baking '08)

After building her reputation as a freelance baker, Scott purchased the Whimsical Cake Studio in early 2014. In addition to cupcakes and caramels (from bacon to sea salt), she creates cakes that are confectionary dreams transformed into sweet and stunning reality. They're still available through pre-order and curbside pickup.

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Butchers, retail food and drinks

local retail food, butchers, breweries graphicAcme Meat Market
9570 - 76 Ave.

Owner and butcher Corey Meyer (Retail Meatcutting '96)

Get Alberta beef, pork, chicken and lamb at this neighbourhood meat market, in operation since 1921. Choose from custom cuts and a variety of fresh sausage, including breakfast links, spicy Italian, Greek lamb and a celiac-friendly variety made with buckwheat.

Ben’s Meat and Deli
15726 Stony Plain Rd.

Owner David van Leeuwen (Retail Meatcutting '92)

This family business has been a west Edmonton fixture since 1956 for quality cuts of meat, poultry and fish – not to mention Dutch comfort foods including cheeses, breads, treats and more. Third-generation owner David van Leeuwen stocks plenty of local produce, and a selection of gluten-free items. Physical distancing is oberserved in store.

Catfish Coffee Roasters

Co-owner Dominic Ries (Culinary Arts '89)

A small-batch roasting company, Catfish strives for environmental and social responsibility – and a variety of great coffees, which are now available online only.

#2, 10169 - 104 St.

Owner Tricia Bell (Cook '98)

Choose from dozens of cheeses and enjoy a curated selection bundled up and ready for home as "picnic" boxes, "provisions" or "party packs." Though store visits are possible, pre-ordering is encouraged. Pickup or delivery available.

D'Arcy's Meat Market
#50, 40 Chisholm Ave., St. Albert

Owner and butcher Kyle Iseke (Retail Meatcutting '09)

Since buying the shop from his dad in 2009, Iseke has added specialties like fresh pepperoni and homemade beef jerky to a selection of beef, pork, chicken and bison, all cut on site and by hand. Also on offer: organic and free-range items.

Dog Island Brewing
250 Caribou Trail SW, Slave Lake

Owners and brewers Ben Fiddler (Instrument Technician '01, Electrician '02) and Chad Paulson (Instrument Technician '09)

Ben Fiddler and Chad Paulson have put their trades training to work tweaking and improving processes at their brewery, Dog Island. Get their beer at stores across Alberta, or, when travelling for fun is no longer forbidden, head up to Slave Lake for a taste in the taproom.

Elieneke's Bake Shop
5706 - 49 St.

Baker/owner Elien de Herdt (Baking '14)

A young and celebrated baker, De Herdt brings the taste of Belgium to Canada with fresh chocolates, pastries, cakes and breads. The bakery delivers in town.

The Growlery Beer Co.
40 Airport Rd.

Owners Kevin Danard (Landscape Architectural Technology ’97) and Jeff Pollock (Business Administration - Finance ’95)

The product of a midlife career switch, the Growlery joins the ever-expanding Alberta craft beer scene, with small-batch beers made fresh onsite for takeout.

Odd Company Brewing
#105, 12021 - 102 Ave.

Head brewer Brett Geislinger (Radio and Television – Radio '08)

Located in the historic Oliver Exchange just west of downtown Edmonton, Odd Company takes an experimental approach to brewing. Rotating taps may feature anything from a hoppy sour to a white stout to "raw" ales. A selection is bottled for grab and go.

Real Deal Meats
2427 Ellwood Dr.

Co-owner Darcy Boisvert (Retail Meatcutting ’97)

This family-run butcher shop sells a variety of meat products, including local beef, pork, chicken, bison, lamb and goat, as well as its own smoked products. The butcher provides custom cutting and sausage and jerky making. Curbside pickup is encouraged.

Revolution Ice Cream

Co-owners Jessica Steblyk (Bachelor of Business Administration student) and John Steblyk (Mechanical Engineering Technology ’03)

Culinary experimentalists Jessica and John Steblyk started Revolution Ice Cream out of their home kitchen with a vision of "disrupting" the local market for frozen desserts. Given flavours that include Vietnamese Coffee, Blueberry Basil and something they call "Saturday Morning Cartoons," the couple may be on their way. Order online or at select restaurants (such as MilkCrate and Chartier).

Sgambaro’s Signature Seafood
Look for Sgambaro products in shops around Edmonton.

Chef and owner Robert Sgambaro (Cook ’86)

Like salmon? With lox, sausage, jerky and several other items made from the tasty pink fish – fresh, never frozen – Sgambaro’s will have you hooked. Order online or look for it in select shops. 

The Violet Chocolate Co.
17515 - 10 Ave.

Owner and chocolatier Rebecca Grant (Culinary Arts '08, Management '13, Marketing '14)

Looking for avacado-, wasabi- or jalapeno-flavoured chocolates? Find Grant's handmade treats online for now, but at farmers markets and shops in the better days to come.

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