Recent stories about food

A portrait of Justin and Derrick Jones holding  wine glasses in the courtyard at Take Care Café
food business

Darling shifts from pop-up to stay-up

After testing their idea with a pop-up at Take Care Café in 2021, the owners of Darling are looking forward to opening their own place on Whyte Avenue.

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A view inside a Ribeye Butcher Shop, with a smash-burger menu up front, a drawing on the far wall showing where the cuts of meat come from, and a display of meat and deli items
food business

Butcher shops multiply to meet consumer demand

Edmonton is seeing a bit of a boom in butcher shops, capturing a growing desire among consumers for local, high-quality meat, say both a newcomer to the local scene and a veteran.

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Yvan Chartrand holds a loaf of bread
food business

Bonjour Bakery relocates for the long term in Old Strathcona

Edmonton's Bonjour Bakery has planned for a long future in Old Strathcona with the opening of a purpose-built space on Whyte Avenue.

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Profile photo of Daniel Witte in a red button-up shirt
food mill woods

Greater Mill Woods Dining Week spotlights southeast eateries

A desire to draw attention to the food scene in Mill Woods has grown into a new dining week offering deals at nine restaurants in southeast Edmonton.

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Matt Anderson-Baron and Jalene Anderson-Baron beside a mural depicting stages of their process such as homogenization, purification, validation, cell culture validation, and quality assurance
business food

Future Fields gets funding to scale fruit-fly-powered biomanufacturing

Edmonton will be the site of the world's first production facility for recombinant protein derived from fruit flies after Future Fields secured US$11.2 million in funding from investors and the federal government.

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Sara Awatta and Rochelle Ignacio at the Feed the Soul launch event
food business

Feed the Soul highlights food and history of Black communities

Edmonton's newest dining week aims to increase support for Black food entrepreneurs, as well as raise awareness about some of the barriers they face.

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Machines in a factory
region business

Airport-based facility to boost production of compostable straws

Plant Plus, which produces compostable straws using a novel plant-fibre polymer, is planning to boost production thanks to an upgraded facility in the Edmonton region.

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Four smiling members of the DishZero team stand with their arms around each other
food waste

Reusable container service launches at UAlberta

As pressure rises on restaurants to decrease their use of single-use items, a group of current and former students at the University of Alberta has come up with a way to make it easy — and free — to offer reusable containers for takeout.

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Jolene Ali in a lab coat, with a piece of stainless steel machinery behind her, beside two closeups of gelatinous cubes
health technology

Gummy startup offers sweet alternatives to pills and tablets

If you've ever let bottles of vitamins languish in your medicine cabinet, you've probably switched to gummies — Edmonton startup Gummy Nutrition Lab is banking on it.

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