Restaurant Review

Sunbake Pita Bakery

Being Lebanese, my family often visits Sunbake Pita Bakery for fresh baked goods.  Almost every time we go there, no matter what day or time, there is always a line-up. Because it is always filled with people, and not just Lebanese people, all ethnicites, I assumed that everyone knew about it, but, I was wrong. Like Ellen DeGeneres said – you should never assume. A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I were deciding what to do for lunch, when I suggested Sunbake and he had no idea what I was talking about.  Thinking he must be the only one in Edmonton that did not know about this place, I asked a bunch of friends if they knew about it and surprisingly, they had never heard of it.  It was then that I realized how un-well known it actually was and that Sunbake may just be one of Edmonton’s best-kept secrets. Hidden among the…


eat what you LOVEPIZZA

If you work anywhere in the downtown core, you will know that food scene is quickly evolving and the different options are becoming endless.  Located at 101 Ave and 109 Street, LOVEPIZZA specializes in flatbread style pizzas.  The restaurant, which opened in early 2015, offers a selection of signature pizza or the opportunity to create your pizza using a wide variety of locally sourced ingredients.  Either option gives you a choice of their 100% organic whole wheat crust or traditional (I recommend the white). Holy Shiitake   Just like the name suggests, the toppings include the roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, Fior Di Latte cheese (essentially a soft mozzarella), truffle Parmesan sauce and last but not least fresh arugula.  I found that the sauce lacked depth but the addition of chili oil compensated for the lack of flavor.   Ode to Ukraine     This pizza is essentially a deconstructed pierogi.  They have recreated the…


#istaubayopen – Tau Bay Restaurant Review

Pho is one of my favorite meals and generally speaking, no one in Edmonton does Pho better than Tau Bay.  Located in the heart of Chinatown (10660 – 98 street), Tau Bay is a staple for pho lovers not unlike myself.  In fact, the restaurant, which is infamous for their extended closures, is so popular that the website was created by a local Tau Bay enthusiasts for patrons to find out quickly if they should make the drive down. The menu is simple – different variations of pho noodle soup.  The prices are reasonable and on par with the rest of the pho places in Chinatown, about $10/bowl.  The service is fast and friendly which you do not necessarily find everywhere.  Each bowl comes garnished with cilantro, green and white onion slices.  Accompanied on the side with fresh bean sprouts, Thai basil leaves, Thai red chilies, and lime wedges…