Alberta Favourites Featuring Wheat
Recommendations for our favourite spots across Alberta
Alberta Local Food Week is over, but we’re still in the mood to celebrate with some of our favourite local places to grab a bite. Check out this list with our top picks for bakeries, pizza and pasta places to visit around the province. Each of these places highlight our favourite ingredient—wheat!
You can’t go wrong with pastries! We love indulging in a croissant or streusel, and lucky for us, Calgary has so many locally-owned bakeries using amazing flavours from around the world and Canadian wheat to create incredible treats. Check out our top local global bakeries in Calgary that you need to try!
If you’re closer to Edmonton, check out our list of six Edmonton bakeries to try. From hand-rolled bagels to artisan bread to Japanese pastries, the list covers some amazing bakeries around the city that are definitely worth stopping by.
For those in Central Alberta, we’ve also put together a list of five must-try bakeries in Red Deer! Head to whichever city is closest to you and get ready to indulge in some incredible baked goods.
Everybody loves pizza, and we love local pizzerias! Whether Edmonton or Calgary is closer for you, we have must-try pizza spots in each city. You can feel good about supporting these local businesses to enjoy some delicious pizza—take a look at our top three pizza places in Edmonton and top three pizza places in Calgary to find a new favourite spot!
If you’re in the mood for pasta, Let’s Pasta is a Lethbridge-based company producing scrumptious pasta that uses local ingredients to highlight the Alberta foodscape. Their pasta is made with exclusively Southern Alberta Durum Semolina wheat with whole, real foods in the fillings for a top-quality product.
Loving the local angle? You can learn about the two farms where Let’s Pasta sources their durum wheat in our blog on the story of Let’s Pasta! Let’s Pasta products are available Canada-wide for retail—find a store near you here.
La Mano is a pasta shop in Calgary with amazing fresh pasta and a Pasta Club delivery service. Pasta Club offers a local chef’s feature pasta dish for two people—complete with a sauce and garnishes—and a second fresh pasta each month. The kits are available for delivery and/or local pickup in Calgary, Edmonton, Airdrie and Chestermere.
If you’re in Calgary, you won’t regret stopping by First Street Market or the Pasta Shop to sample one of their pasta dishes in person either!
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