Six Edmonton bakeries to try today
Try a local bakery using Canadian wheat today
Edmonton has a vibrant bakery scene. While this list only features six bakeries in yeg, there’s at least a (bakers) dozen of shops to visit, making it easy to enjoy hearty Canadian wheat across the city. Here’s six bakeries to try in Edmonton.
If you’re looking for hand-rolled bagels and house-made cream cheese, Bagel Bar is the place for you. Selling out of DeRose fine foods and Bake My Day Bakery & Café in Beaumont, Bagel Bar offers a wide selection of sweet and savoury bagels, including blueberry lemon, Italian herb and cheese and the classic everything bagel. Their supply is limited, so make sure you visit early to grab your top pick.
Bonjour bakery has been providing Edmontonians with world-class artisan breads made with local ingredients for over 25 years. Bonjour uses local Alberta wheat for all of their breads, and their whole wheat and rye flour is milled on site. The bakery is famous for their sourdough, which is left to ferment for days and then baked fresh on the hearth of the oven, so you get a crusty loaf with a unique flavour, every time.
Tucked in on 124th street, Chocurrant offers some of the most beautiful and delicious baked goods in the city. You can’t go wrong with their croissants (especially the salted egg yolk croissant) but we also recommend trying their quiche on their lunch menu and the mango coconut cake. Regardless of what you order at Chocurrant, you’ll be making an excellent decision.
We couldn’t write a list of our favourite bakeries and not include the world-famous Duchess Bake Shop. It’s hard for us to make a list of recommendations for Duchess, because everything is just so good. If we HAD to pick, we’d recommend the brioche loaf, ginger cookie and feature éclair. If you can’t get enough of their goodies, you can learn to bake some of their most popular treats at home in their baking classes.
Northern Edmontonians have the honour of enjoying the best pitas the city has to offer right in their ‘hood at Sunbake Pita Bakery. This middle-eastern style bakery isn’t just famous for their pitas, the fatayers, an Arab meat pie, are known across the city for their high quality and great flavours. We recommend stopping in this north-side shop and grabbing some pitas and meat pies, even if you live in the south side of Edmonton.
You might not expect a Japanese teahouse on this list, but the traditional Japanese pastries at Tsujiri cannot be missed. Their goodies are light and airy, and look as delicate as they are in flavour. We like the Houjicha Roll Cake and the Yuzu Tart, and we recommend pairing them with a matcha maple syrup and salt latte. Delicious.
Edmontonians can take a trip to Europe without leaving the city at the traditional Vienna Bakery in the city’s south side. Known for their pretzels and rye bread, Vienna Bakery is hard to find, but well worth the drive. We love their jalapeno cheese sourdough, and if you’re in the mood for something sweet we recommend trying their apple streusel. If you’re craving a pretzel, make sure you come early, because the twisted wonders regularly sell out before noon.
Do you have a favourite Edmonton bakery or a suggestion for our list? Tell us in the comments!