Best Food Blogs in Edmonton

The 5 Absolute Best Edmonton Food Blogs

Looking for the perfect local food stories, restaurant reviews, or recipes? We whipped up a list of the best Edmonton food blogs for the hottest and freshest food inspiration!

These blogs are written by Edmontonians for Edmontonians. Whether you’re wondering which cuisine to try next or just want to check out some notes for a recipe, you can surely trust the people behind these blogs to give you the best insights on the local food scene.

Also, we answered some FAQS about food blogs, so make sure to read through to the end!

What are the best Edmonton food blogs?

As we mentioned above, we took the time to look for the best sources of Edmonton food writing from native foodies themselves. We picked out the best ones based on the following metrics:

Topic coverage –– These blogs feature articles that talk about food and anything beyond. There are recipes, restaurant reviews, and more.
Website layout/interface –– Since these blogs have the web as their medium, it only makes sense to review the interface of their website, taking note of its navigability, organization, and ease of use. After all, it’s only through their website that we can truly interact and make sense of whatever they say, right?
Food photography –– The visual presentation of any dish is important. As such, it would also be important for a food blog’s photos to represent the dish in the best way possible to provide us readers as immersive an experience as possible.
Post frequency –– While there are some factors that affect post frequency, it’s definitely a plus to see a blog actively posting and updating their websites.

1. Eat with Sharon

Eat with Sharon's Homepage
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TOPICSFood reviews, photologs, travel
CONTACT INFORMATION/SOCIAL MEDIA[email protected]

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WEBSITEhttps://eatwithshar0n.com
Topic coverage★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Website layout/interface★★★★★ (5/5) 
Food photography★★★★☆ (4/5)
Post frequency★★★★★ (5/5)

Eat with Sharon is a blog created in 2017, with the purpose of combining its creator’s love for food, writing, and photography. The blog is primarily about restaurants found around Edmonton, but because its creator also has a passion for travelling, there are also other posts about travel as well.

What we really like about the blog first and foremost is the amount of detail and effort put into each post by the creator, Sharon. It is pretty obvious that she loves what she does, as seen in how in-depth her reviews of various restaurants are.

Her skills in writing and photography are pretty evident as well. Each dish is described in full detail, with a smattering of sensory vocabulary that effortlessly translates flavor onto the written medium.

Each photograph is nicely post-processed as well to ensure that textures and presentations are well represented. Photos are clear, crisp, and vivid.

And on that note, all the photos are laid out well on each page containing the reviews. Large enough to see the detail, but not too blown out that you’d have to zoom out just to see the whole thing.

Of course, we also appreciate the review aspects of her posts. She gives full disclosure of whether a restaurant or cafe has sponsored her meal, but sees to it that each review is full of her honest opinion.

Another nice thing about the blog is how organized it is. Posts are arranged by location, food type/occasion, cuisine, and by post type (either a review or a photolog).

The list of the blog’s articles is impressive, shown through an alphabetical index. If ever you’re looking for thorough reviews for a restaurant in Edmonton, Eat with Sharon might be the right place to look.

The reviews for restaurants detail the expected cost of dining there, declaring the prices of the menu items tried by the blog’s creator. The blog also indicates if a restaurant is already closed.

Eat with Sharon is a featured blog on Zomato as well.

Pros

  • Photos of dishes are well-exposed and detailed
  • In-depth reviews
  • Updates whether a previously reviewed restaurant has closed
  • Organized webpage
  • Posts articles dedicated to new and small businesses

Cons

  • List of cuisines should be updated to reflect newer reviews
  • Blog’s focus is on restaurant reviews only

2. Ms. Hangry Foodie

Ms. Hangry Foodie's Homepage
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TOPICSfood events, reviews, travel
CONTACT INFORMATION/SOCIAL MEDIA[email protected]

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WEBSITEhttps://mshangryfoodie.com
Topic coverage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Website layout/interface★★★★☆ (4/5) 
Food photography★★★★☆ (4/5)
Post frequency★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Ms. Hangry Foodie is a blog dedicated to exploring food places around Edmonton. However, the blog’s owner and creator Stephanie sometimes includes her adventures that reach other countries as well.

Upon opening the webpage, readers are greeted with an image from the latest post spanning the width of the entire page. 

We like this presentation because it provides such an immersive experience for readers, like an invitation to join the blog’s creator in her explorations.

Overall, the entire page’s layout makes sense visually. It presents a hierarchy, with the most recent posts displayed with the biggest photos, followed by smaller ones from posts made before.

While we do appreciate very detailed close-close up shots of food, the photos are very creative and varied, showing restaurant interiors or even photos that include the creator. 

We think this situates the food within the environment really well, enhancing the locale.

We also like the descriptions of the review categories. We like how there’s a lot of them, so you’ll be sure to find that specific category if you’ve got quite the hankering for a certain kind of food and want to know if it’s worth checking out.

These categories include brunch, cheap eats, date night, food events, and late night bites. The usual categories are included as well, including those restaurants found in Downtown Edmonton to St. Albert.

Reviews are honest, enjoyable to read, and include prices for menu items. Off the bat, declarations are made whether the meal has been sponsored by the restaurant itself.

Pros

  • Layout is visually appealing
  • Well-varied photos of food and restaurants
  • Categories are well-organized
  • Updates whether a previously reviewed restaurant has closed

Cons

  • Focus is on restaurant reviews only

3. let’s om nom

let’s om nom's Homepage
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TOPICSfood events, reviews, travel, recipes
CONTACT INFORMATION/SOCIAL MEDIA[email protected]

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WEBSITEhttps://www.letsomnom.com
Topic coverage★★★★★ (5/5)
Website layout/interface★★★★☆ (5/5) 
Food photography★★★★★ (5/5)
Post frequency★★☆☆☆ (2/5)

Let’s om nom is a blog run by Cindy, who is a pharmacist who would like to share her overwhelming love for food. While it mainly focuses on her local food reviews and experiences, the blog also covers her out-of-town food adventures as well.

The overall look and feel of her page is clutter-free, and we appreciate that aspect because there is a lot of negative space to rest your eyes on. 

Main article pages have content displayed vertically, with no distractions on the sidebars that could derail the reading experience.

The placement of visual content is well thought out as well, and while the photos are large and up-front, they aren’t heavy on the eyes.

And speaking of photographs, we could definitely see her interest in photography as an art as well. She mentions that she’s growing her skills in photography, and we appreciate the output.

The food photos are well-saturated and angled thoughtfully. Given that she considers herself to be still in the learning process, we think they’re pretty good and work well with her writing!

What we also like about her blog is that she includes recipes as well. She mentions that she is trying to improve her skills as a cook, and we like that she documents her journey through her blog.

Unlike some blogs, there is an “At Home” section that contains a series of recipes by Edmontonian cooks that she tries out for herself. 

So if you’d like to try some yourself, the section can help you out. 

Pros

  • Great photographs
  • Includes recipe section
  • Layout is easy on the eyes

Cons

  • Latest post was from 2018

4. Let’s Eat YEG

Let’s Eat YEG's Homepage
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TOPICSRestaurant reviews, food truck reviews, products, recipes, events
CONTACT INFORMATION/SOCIAL MEDIA[email protected]

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WEBSITEhttps://letseatyeg.com
Topic coverage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Website layout/interface★★★☆☆ (3/5) 
Food photography★★★★★ (5/5)
Post frequency★★★★☆ (4/5)

Let’s Eat YEG is a blog that actually began as the creators’ bucket list of restaurants to try out around Edmonton. Since then, they continued their passion project, still actively churning out a lot of reviews and other food content.

While a majority of the blog posts are restaurant reviews, we like that there’s still variety. They review local food spots around Edmonton not limited to restaurants, such as food trucks, meal delivery services, and events.

It’s also nice that they review and document their food experiences in cities like Toronto, Calgary, and Jasper. 

The site layout is pretty straightforward as well. Posts are arranged chronologically into a grid of equally-sized tiles, which is very easy on the eyes. 

The homepage is also set on infinite scroll, which means that you don’t have to click next to go to the next page. The grid refreshes automatically to show a smooth, endless list.

And speaking of that endless list, we like how frequently the blog is updated with new content, sometimes even having four posts in a month. This shows how committed the creators are in creating food writing.

On the topic of writing reviews, there is no shortage of honesty in their posts, which is expected if you are a well-rounded reviewer.

We also like that they update their posts when necessary, especially if the original review has been made years ago and may be in need of a fresh perspective. 

Another good thing is that there are links to the Zomato pages of the restaurants reviewed. This is really convenient if you’d really like to try the restaurant and would like to see the full menu.

Pros

  • Updates frequently
  • Website has infinite scroll
  • A lot of spots reviewed in surrounding cities
  • Adds links to Zomato pages of restaurants
  • Reviews products as well

Cons

  • Recipes section only contains one post
  • Homepage may feel a bit cluttered

5. YEG Cravings

YEG Cravings' Homepage
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TOPICSRestaurant reviews, travels
CONTACT INFORMATION/SOCIAL MEDIA[email protected]

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WEBSITEhttps://yegcravings.com
Topic coverage★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Website layout/interface★★☆☆☆ (2/5) 
Food photography★★★★★ (5/5)
Post frequency★★★★☆ (4/5)

YEG Cravings is a blog that started in 2017 dedicated to documenting the creator’s love for food and exploring their passion for writing. 

The blog is very elegant in its presentation, using negative space and minimalism. We feel that it’s going for a no-frills experience with the layout of its posts, with a banner across the top that cycles through the most recent posts.

We think that is a nice touch, as it invites you to engage with the content even more.

The homepage also has infinite scroll, a great addition that can give readers a seamless experience. However, it would’ve been more visually pleasing to have the individual posts not as large and spaced out from each other to fit more content on the page.

With that said, we also would’ve liked more categories. There are a bunch of tags on each article for organizing purposes, but it’s hard to gauge how many categories there are because they aren’t listed.

The only method of organizing posts is by month. We really like how there’s a lot of different reviews, but specific categories may have been helpful and could have enhanced the reading experience.

The food photos, however, are really good. Post-processing has seemingly done the food justice, showing every nook and cranny in high detail.

Pros

  • Website has infinite scroll
  • Photos are high quality
  • Includes a lot of food and travel posts

Cons

  • Font can be unreadable
  • Blog is missing post category picker

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