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3 Fun Ways to Spend Canada Day in Edmonton


Photo by Jennifer Linford.

There is no shortage of fun things to do this July 1, as Canada celebrates its 148th birthday! Check out these fantastic places to spend your Canada Day in Edmonton:

The Alberta Legislature | 10 am – 7 pm
Watch some of the top local talents in music and dance on one of three performance areas on the Legislature grounds, and participate in free family activities. Make sure to head to the west side of the Legislature Building at noon for the traditional 21-gun salute. New this year, visitors can explore the Alberta Legislature Building during opening house hours from 12:30 pm – 5 pm.
107 St. and 97 Ave.

City Hall | 12 pm – 4 pm
Head over to City Hall in Sir Winston Churchill Square for an afternoon of free family fun! Enjoy live music and dancing, enter to win a Canada Day prize, listen to bagpipes, take a tour of City Hall, and participate in Kids’ Crafts by The Works Art and Design Festival.
1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.

Fireworks and Light Show | 11 pm
Don’t miss the magnificent light and music show on Edmonton’s High Level Bridge, created by Edmonton lighting designer Scott Peters and musician Jason Kodie. The spectacular fireworks display over the river valley that follows will ensure that you end Canada Day with a bang! Prime viewing locations are the Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park, Ezio Faraone Park, Dantzer’s Hill and Government House Park, but be aware of any road closures.
—Georgia Ashworth

Where to Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Edmonton


Photo by Douglas Portz, courtesy of Canada Soccer.

With Team Canada’s recent win against Switzerland on Sunday, excitement surrounding the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Edmonton is ramping up! If the team wins against England on Saturday, June 27, they will advance into the semi-finals and will be even closer to bringing the cup home! You won’t want to celebrate Team Canada’s win alone on Saturday, so head to one of these great spots to watch the game and celebrate our team’s success!

The Game
Canada vs. England
Time: 5:30 pm MST

The Pint 
With two locations in Edmonton, you’re sure to find a comfortable spot to watch the game at this casual bar! If you’re hungry during the game, The Pint serves its tasty brunch special until 4 pm.
Downtown: 10125-109 St. | 780-497-7468
South: 8032-104 St. | 780-758-7400

Central Social Hall
A great spot for conversation, Central Social Hall has lots of private booths, long dining tables, and dozens of screens that will be showing the game. Be sure to also enjoy its scratch-made menu of modern pub food and one of its 24 beers and 12 wines on tap.
Downtown: 10909 Jasper Ave. | 780-705-1900
St. Albert: #280, 525 St. Albert Tr. | 780-569-5044

Kick It Up in Little Italy | 10 am – 1 pm & 5 pm – 9 pm
At this day-long celebration, everyone is welcome to take part in FREE family-friendly activities, including face painting, a balloon artist, bouncy castle, and more! FC Edmonton will also be on site giving a shooting tutorial and leading soccer drills. After the game, Little Italy will be transformed into a European-inspired street dance party with performances from dance troupes, and you’ll be invited to dance along with them!
Giovanni Caboto Park | 95th St. & 108A Ave.

—Matthew Stepanic

Interview With David Suzuki

By Brendon Purdy

By Brendon Purdy

Where Edmonton Editor Lindsay Shapka had a chat with David Suzuki about his new book Letters To My Grandchildren, and about what is next for the well-known Canadian. Suzuki will be in Edmonton, at the Metro Cinema on June 27, 2015 for a live talk about this page-turning read.

WHERE (W): It seems like a very personal topic, writing to your grandchildren, but obviously you must have felt that there is a larger message in there, and a larger audience for it. Why did you decide to share these letters with the world?

David Suzuki (DS): It is a very personal book, but it was a very easy book to write compared to my other ones because it was like I was talking to my grandchildren. But, I did write it to appeal to other people. I am really issuing a call to elders to get off the couch and off the golf course and get on with the really important part of their lives, which is passing on the lessons that we have learned. Young people need to hear what we have gone through — our successes and our failures. I do hope young people will read it as well. A lot of my ideas come from my life [experiences], and I am hoping that [the book] will spark ideas in young readers.

W: Are there any important messages that you are hoping readers will take from the book?

DS: I do have some [messages in the book] regarding the First Nations people, as two of my grandchildren are Indigenous people that live on a reserve in Haida Gwaii.
There are a lot of environmental messages as well, which is kind of what people expect from me. But I also pass, on lessons from working with the media — the media creates a persona that you see on TV, but that has nothing to do with who I am.
The two things I didn’t talk about in detail are my foundation which I am very proud of, and my career as a scientist because I have written about both of those things extensively in other books.

W: Speaking to the idea of fame, I know that you are very famous for a lot of things — you have won multiple awards, you have countless honourary degrees — but what is it that you have accomplished that matters most to you?

DS: Well, to me there is only one thing, and that is my children and my grandchildren. My greatest contribution is children who are decent, hardworking and talented human beings who are contributing to society themselves. I am very, very proud of that.

W: When you were the same age as your grandchildren, what did you want to be when you grew up?

DS: I had an insect collection, and I used to run through the fields and search for new bugs. I was particularly keen on beetles and I wanted to be an entomologist. Then, as I got older people started telling me that I would never get a job as an entomologist, so then I wanted to be an Ichthyologist because I loved fishing! But, I fell in love with genetics when I was in college and that just changed everything for me.

W: What’s next for you?

DS: I want to spend more time with my grandchildren, but my wife has told me to stop using the word “retirement”. Right now my health is okay, and I really passionately care about environmental and social issues because of my grandchildren. I will continue to speak out whenever I have the opportunity and try to make any sort of impact.

In the book I tell the story about the hummingbird. It is an old Indigenous story that tells about a forest fire that breaks out and a hummingbird going by sees the fire. He flies over to a pond, gets a beak full of water, flies back to the fire, drops the water on it, and goes back to the pond. The bird is going back and forth with a small beak full of water, and all the other animals of the forest are just laughing and saying, “What are you doing? You’re not going to put the fire out!” And he just looks at them and says, “I’m doing the best I can.”

And that’s all I have ever done and will continue to do — the best I can.


FREE Fun In Edmonton!

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Everyone loves having fun for free, and we have tons of ways to enjoy our vibrant city without spending a cent!

First up, take a free tour of the Alberta Legislature Building! Once you are done, cool off in the wading pools and fountains out front, catch some sun on the manicured lawn, and then, at noon and 6 pm every day, you can get a free concert! An instrument called a carillon plays beautiful, clear melodies that sounds like bells ringing!

The Ledge fountain is definitely not the only place to cool off though — you can enjoy the fountain in front of city hall or one of the city’s many free outdoor spray parks including the great one at the Kinsman Sports Centre.

Art fans, or those looking to experience something new, are in luck too! You can check out all of the amazing exhibits at the Art Gallery of Alberta for FREE on the last Thursday of every month.

The FAB Gallery (or Fine Arts Building Gallery) on the UofA Campus is currently showing work from the incredibly talented Master of Fine Arts students until July 11. You are sure to see some incredibly innovative and well thought out art!

The Works Art & Design Festival kicks off today (June 19) and there will be tons of interactive exhibits all over downtown. Head to Churchill Square for the bulk of the action that will be running until July 1.

Tomorrow (June 20) the SNAP Gallery will be printing huge large-scale prints using a steamroller just outside their studio on Jasper Ave.! The event, which will include live music, starts at 7 pm!

If music is what you are looking for, then you are in luck because Jazz Fest runs from June 18-29, and has a bunch of free performances throughout the entire festival.

It is also Aboriginal Day at Louise McKinney Park tomorrow (June 20)! There will be free fun from noon until 10:30 pm including music performances, and hands on interactive activities.

As seen on Global News Edmonton on June 19, 2015.

—Lindsay Shapka

5 Spots for Gourmet Treats


Jacek chocolates. Photo by Jamie Tweedy.

In the mood for an indulgent treat? Visit one of these local shops for specialty food that will add some spice, sweetness, or savour to your life!

1. Jacek Chocolate Couture
A variety of delicious handmade artisan chocolates, beautifully packaged as bars, gift boxes, and more, are sold at this charming chocolate boutique.
10140-104 St. 780-705-9927

2. Evoolution
This specialty store carries unique flavours of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt. Visit the tasting bar to sample varieties that can pair with salads, meats, desserts, and drinks.
Downtown: 10130-104 St. | 587-521-3445
South: Southgate Centre | 5015-111 St. | 780-757-3866

3. Duchess Provisions
Bakers of all skill levels will love this delightful shop that sells specialty ingredients, exclusive cookbooks, kitchen tools, and bakeware at very reasonable prices. A spin-off of Duchess Bake Shop, Provisions also sells kits to make your own specialty treats — like macarons and brownies — at home.
10720-124 St. | 780-705-3344

4. The Silk Road Spice Merchant
With a zest for spices, the staff at The Silk Road are experts in helping you find the flavours you’re looking for. The store has a wide selection of fresh spices that you can purchase in any amount, making it a one-stop shop for seasoned cooks!
10818 Whyte (82) Ave. | 780-428-0224

5. Italian Centre Shop
This distinct grocery features an incredible selection of Italian and other European products, including different varieties of olives, a deli with fresh meats and cheeses, and fresh and wonderful pastries.
South: 5028-104A St. | 780-989-4869
North: 10878-95 St. | 780-424-4869
West: 17010-90 Ave. | 780-989-4869
—Matthew Stepanic

Three Must-Catch June Arts Fests in Edmonton


Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Andrew Paul.

Festivals in Edmonton are celebrating the arts in every form in June, including theatre, music, and art. Watch a vibrant adaptation of a classic play, hear some inspiring jazz music, or analyze a thought-provoking new work at one of these festivals:

Freewill Shakespeare Festival
June 23 – July 19
Now that the damage to the Heritage Amphitheatre tent has been repaired, the Freewill Players have returned to the “golden world” of Hawrelak Park for their theatre double feature, The Freewill Shakespeare Festival! As in other years, the festival presents two different genres to suit differing tastes: the romantic comedy As You Like It and the violent drama Coriolanus. In the former, after her cruel uncle banishes her from court, the young Rosalind flees to the Forest of Arden where, disguised as a man for her safety, she falls for Orlando. And in the latter, the stubborn and self-centred Coriolanus — once Rome’s great soldier and hero — sees all of his allies and Rome’s people turn against him. Whether you desire to witness romance or revolt, get thee to a show! For showtimes and tickets, visit the website or call 780-442-5311.

Edmonton International Jazz Festival
June 18 – 29
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, Lisa Fischer, and Grand Baton headline this annual festival that heats things up across the city with performances from talented jazz musicians from around the world. Jazzworks Masterclasses are scheduled throughout the festival with visiting performers, at which participants can join in workshops to the compositions and performance behind jazz music. To learn more information, visit the website or call 780-990-0222.

The Works Art & Design Festival
June 19 – July 1
Every year, outdoor exhibits transform downtown Edmonton into one of the largest art galleries in North America. Live artist demonstrations, art installations, an outdoor street market, food trucks, live music, and so much more occur during this eclectic arts festival that’s celebrating its 30th year! For details on venues and artists, visit the website or call 780-426-2122.

Hear Live Music in Edmonton!


Photo by Pedro Escobar.

Enjoy local and major musical talents at venues across the city! From classical to jazz and from indie to traditional, these hip venues are hosts to every kind of musician on any night of the week. For previews of what artists will be playing, visit the venues’ websites below.

O’Byrne’s Irish Pub
Every Tuesday, catch live Celtic music for their traditional Irish night. Live bands also play on Thursdays and the bar hosts an open mic on Sunday nights.
10616 Whyte (82) Ave. | 780-414-6766

Big Al’s House of Blues
This is one of the coolest venues to hear the best in blues music with a state-of-the-art sound system. You never know what stars you’ll encounter, as this blues bar frequently showcases Juno Award–winning artists.
15004 Yellowhead Tr. | 780-482-0202

Yardbird Suite
Since 1957, this venue has been the home of Edmonton’s hip jazz scene. This classy joint features the best in jazz from local stars to international acts.
11 Tommy Banks Way | 780-432-0428

Café Blackbird
A unique, classy café that offers an array of specialty coffees, teas, sandwiches and wraps, fresh soups and salads, and a variety of homemade snack foods. Café Blackbird also serves up an impressive selection of wine, and with live music most evenings it’s a great place to go for an evening retreat.
9640-142 St. | 780-451-8890

This bar is steps away from being mainstream and caters to an eclectic crowd, serving up craft beer and independent live music every night.
8120-101 St. | 587-988-9559

El Cortez
Part tequila bar, part Latin eatery, part live music venue, the owners of this trendy restaurant say they’re aiming for a relaxed LA vibe where friends can take time to enjoy food, each other’s company, and live music. There are over 80 varieties of top-shelf tequila to choose from and a modern Latin menu made up of Asian/Latin and Korean/Mexican fusion dishes.
8230 Gateway Blvd. | 780-760-0200


Take a Calgary Stay-cation: Summer 2015

Stephen Avenue, Calgary Downtown. Photo courtesy Travel Alberta.

This summer, downtown Calgary is the place to be. A lot of Calgary’s best events and festivals are taking place in and around downtown, and many of the city’s hot new restaurants have opened downtown, too. Making stay-cation plans and staying downtown is a fun an easy way to access everything going on—you’re within walking or C-Train transit distance of a lot of  activities, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

Just some of the events taking place downtown and around this summer include: Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary Stampede, and Sled Island Music Festival. Exciting new restaurant and bar openings including Beltliner, Pigeonhole, National on 10th’s rooftop patio, and Pr%f. On a hot summer night, walking around the downtown core and Beltline area to explore is a wonderful activity that can lead to patios, live music, and some of the best food and drink discoveries—you’ll see why Calgary is becoming a dining destination city. Downtown Calgary is also keeping things lively in the core with free pop-up picnics, live music, street vendors, and food trucks throughout the week during their Soundtown Calgary event.

Downtown Accommodations
The Fairmont Palliser Hotel, at 101 years old, is Calgary’s oldest luxury hotel—it was built for guests travelling through Calgary on their journey aboard the glamorous Canadian Pacific Railway. They’ve been practicing western hospitality for a long time! Today that show of genuine western hospitality continues in their services and amenities, making a stay at the Fairmont Palliser perfect for visitors to Calgary and local stay-cationers alike. The friendly concierges can answer any questions you may have and are more than happy to provide personalized recommendations for things to see and do and places to eat, drink, and shop at in the area—they’re in the know!

Gold Floor suite at the Fairmont Palliser

Gold Floor suite at the Fairmont Palliser

Palliser Perks
Staying on the Gold Floor is a wonderful way to step up your stay-cation experience. The luxury rooms on floors 7 and 8, as well as the penthouse lounge, were re-opened in 2011 and in May 2015, guestrooms on floors 3, 4, and 5 were re-opened, making for a total of 407 renovated guestrooms. Staying on the Gold Floor provides you with access to a private concierge and check-in desk, custom coffee or tea delivery in the morning, lounge access with appetizers, drinks, coffee, espresso, tea, flavoured water, and treats throughout the day, a nightly happy hour, and a full hot breakfast buffet in the morning. The breakfast isn’t your typical bagel-and-cereal bar; you can select from offerings of baked goods, mini charcuterie plates, granola with a variety of toppings including chia seeds and coconut, and a variety of hot dishes including eggs benedict, vegetables, sausages, and brioche French toast. All these amenities make it so you can have a very comfortable time without ever having to go to far from your room. But if you are really committed to staying in your room, Fairmont Palliser also offers In-Room Dining 24/7 with an exceptional variety of items from their Rimrock and Oak Room restaurants. In true Fairmont fashion, the kitchen staff are very accommodating—want breakfast at 11 pm? They’re happy to accommodate late night snack cravings (waffles, anyone?).

Gold Lounge

The Gold Floor lounge at the Fairmont Palliser with complimentary food and drink amenities.

The comfortable rooms at the Fairmont Palliser include comfortable amenities including robes, an espresso machine, and silky Rose 31 bath products—suites include a spacious sitting area and desk, with a TV in the sitting area and bedroom.

No matter what time of year you stay, personalized greetings and goodies will await you in your room. Special requests can be made if you’re celebrating a special occasion or event, and to celebrate Calgary Stampede the Fairmont Palliser has some extra-special treats in store. You might just arrive to something like this cute candy greeting—a true show of western hospitality!

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A personalized western chocolate and candy greeting at Fairmont Palliser.


A customized greeting of western chocolates and candies, champagne, and of course a handy copy of Where Calgary magazine!

A customized greeting of western chocolates and candies, champagne, and of course a handy copy of Where Calgary magazine!


Celebrate Stampede in Style
Fairmont Palliser is ideally situated downtown for you to enjoy all the Calgary Stampede action—it’s a short 15-minute walk to Stampede Park or two-minute walk to the C-Train LRT which will take you directly to Victoria Park and Earlton stations (both are directly connected to Stampede Park). Taking the same walk or train will take you to Cowboys Dance Hall and Scotiabank Saddledome for some of the hottest country music concerts—Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Alan Jackson are all performing during Stampede. It’s also within walking distance of Stampede hotspots Wildhorse Saloon and Flames Central for dancing, drinking, and live music, and a laid-back smoked meat and barbecue restaurant—The Palomino.

For an extra special Calgary Stampede experience, the Fairmont Palliser is offering a luxury Calgary Stampede Package with all-in-one-fun including accommodations and Stampede admission ticket. For the ultimate experience of western hospitality luxury, their F-scape to Calgary packages offers personalized experiences at some of Calgary’s best historic and western attractions.

Enjoy your stay-cation!

5 Spots to Dine Near (or at) the LRT Line

1. For a fine-dining experience inspired by art, get off the LRT at Churchill Station and head to Zinc at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The striking blue cobalt décor and zinc-panelled ceiling makes this restaurant a treat for your eyes as much as for your stomach.
Zinc | Art Gallery of Alberta | 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. | 780-392-2501

TresCarnales2. Hop off the train at Central Station to eat at the hippest taco joint in town! At Tres Carnales Taqueria, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas are stuffed with fresh produce and slow-braised, local meats and served with a spicy salsa verde.
Tres Carnales Taqueria | 10119-100A St. | 780-429-0911

3. Exit the LRT at Bay/Enterprise Square Station to take pleasure in trendy Italian plates at Bar Bricco. Order the Salumi and Formaggi Tasting Plates to sample the best of their housemade prosciutto, smoked pancetta, and pecorino and gorgonzola cheeses.
Bar Bricco | 10347 Jasper Ave. | 780-424-5588

4. Take in the casual atmosphere of Central Social Hall just a block up from Grandin Station. The kitchen’s open until 2 am, so you can satisfy your late-night munchies with crispy tempura pickles or tasty seafood tacos.
Central Social Hall | 10909 Jasper Ave. | 780-705-1900

5. Travel down to Southgate Station for an upscale pub that serves many of your comfort-food favourites. At State & Main, the Jalapeno Mac & Cheese with toasted parmesan panko crumbs is a must-try, along with the Steak Sandwich served between slices of thick-cut garlic toast.
State & Main | Southgate Centre | 5015-111 St. | 587-524-3251

—Matthew Stepanic

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

Craft-Beer-Festival-Photo-by-Pedro-EscobarWhether you’re a beer geek or casual sipper, you’ll find some new favourite brews at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival! Ninety craft breweries will have over 400 beers to sample, and twenty of Edmonton’s unique eateries will be offering a selection of their tasty food.

If you’re curious to learn more about what goes into a brew, attend a Brew Master Seminar, where experts will share the inside story of the craft beer industry. Or improve your cooking skills at a Cooking with Beer Seminar that will teach you the finer points of beer pairing. And new this year, you can attend Beer University to educate yourself about beer’s journey from grain to glass. If you answer all of your questions correctly, you’ll even earn an MBA (Master Beer Appreciation)!

Craft-Beer-Festival-2-Photo-by-Pedro-EscobarEdmonton Craft Beer Festival will take place at the Edmonton EXPO Centre (7300-116 Ave.) on June 5 & 6. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit Alberta Beer Festivals’ website. If you use the promo code WHERE15, you can save 15% on your tickets! —Matthew Stepanic


FIFA Fever Hits Edmonton


Photo by Douglas Portz.

This summer, top soccer teams from across the globe will gather in six cities across Canada ready to hit the turf and determine who is the best in the world. A total of 128 teams played 398 games for a chance to make it into the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, and 24 made it through — the most teams ever competing in a Women’s World Cup!

This is the third FIFA women’s final tournament to be staged in Canada, following the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup 2002 and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2014, and it is sure to be the most competitive yet.

Canada is appearing in their sixth consecutive edition, having only missed out on the inaugural tournament in 1991, and is ready to show what they’ve got after their impressive bronze medal win at the 2012 Olympics in London.

So, don your team colours and get ready to cheer as your favourite team takes the field and the battle for the World Cup begins!
—Lindsay Shapka

All games in Edmonton will take place at Commonwealth Stadium (11000 Stadium Rd.):

First Stage
June 6
Canada vs China PR | 16:00
New Zealand vs Netherlands | 19:00

June 11
China PR vs Netherlands | 16:00
Canada vs New Zealand | 19:00

June 16
Switzerland vs Cameroon | 15:00
Australia vs Sweden | 18:00

Round OF 16
June 20
Teams TBD | 17:30

June 22
Teams TBD | 18:00

June 27
Teams TBD | 14:00

July 1
Teams TBD | 16:00

Match for Third Place
July 4
Teams TBD | 14:00

For more information or tickets, please visit FIFA’s site.

Four Fresh & Fast Food Spots in Edmonton

FreshAndFastWhen we think of fast food, visions of super-sized fries, grease-soaked paper bags, and mini ketchup packets dance in our heads. For years we’ve sacrificed fresh for fast, but a revolution is stirring in Edmonton’s quick-service restaurant industry. Weekday lunches have a whole new look — top-quality, carefully sourced ingredients packaged as convenient to-go options. Here are four fantastic lunch spots that are redefining Edmonton’s fast-food scene.

Press’d: The Sandwich Co.
Rush: 12 pm to 12:45 pm
Wait: 5 to 7 minutes
Press’d has made it their business to impress customers with high-quality, made-to-order sandwiches. This Edmonton-born franchise combines out-of-the-box ingredients (like cumin brown sugar apples and raspberry chipotle honey mustard) with fresh-baked bread made from scratch. The result? A first-rate experience you wouldn’t expect from the fast-food realm. Of 16 sandwich varieties, customers most often choose the California Club (think classic BLT sandwich stepped up with chicken, Swiss cheese and house-made guacamole). Their Broccoli Crunch Salad (made daily) also deserves a shout out — customers can’t seem to get enough.
Four locations: 10200-102 Ave; 10377-78 Ave.; 11214 Jasper Ave.; 3384 Gateway Blvd.

The Chopped Leaf
Rush: 11:30 am to 1 pm
Wait: About 5 minutes
With their entire menu revolving around fresh vegetables, The Chopped Leaf proves processed fast-food lunches can be a thing of the past. About 75 per cent of The Chopped Leaf’s busy lunch-time customers opt for a salad or whole bowl (a salad and brown rice combo), their top picks being the Popeye, Sunshine, and Bangkok salads. This popular lunch spot makes salad exciting with dressings like chipotle lime, chipotle ranch, and peanut cilantro, but some would say it’s their Chopped Water — water infused with fruit, veggie and herb combinations like apple-orange-lemon, apple-basil, and cucumber-mint — that keeps them coming back.
Two locations: 10155-102 St.; 3356 Gateway Blvd.

Fifendekel Pie Shop Café
Rush: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wait: 5 to 10 minutes
Fifendekel is well-known in Edmonton as a favourite (you guessed it) pie shop, but it’s their create-your-own sandwich counter, and made-fresh-daily soups and salads that make this quick-serve restaurant a top choice for fresh, healthy fare. As a family-run business, Fifendekel serves the sort of home-style lunches your mom might make — almost every dish or ingredient from their kitchen is a family recipe. Roast beef and turkey are cooked and sliced in-house; egg, tuna, and chicken salad mixes are made from scratch each morning; and customers return again and again for their famous sunflower bread.
Four locations: 3434-99 St.; 9154-51 Ave.; 10646-170 St.; 12028-149 St.

Sunterra Market (Salad Bar)
Rush: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Wait: 5 to 7 minutes
If you think salad bars went out with Sony Walkmans and Ernest P. Worrell movies, think again. It’s true, nowadays a good salad bar can be hard to find, but local downtown office professionals look no further than Sunterra Market. Sunterra’s discerning customers not only want a healthy lunch fast, but also appreciate variety. Salad bar selections range from classic toppings like chopped veggies, fruit, cheese, and hard-boiled eggs to unique options like pickled beets, olives, green chickpeas, tofu, and hot, carved meats like roasted chicken and beef (straight from Sunterra’s own farm).
10150 Jasper Ave.

—Shawna Dirksen