2023 Year in Food – Where I Ate (and you should too!)

 I eat out—a lot. I love it and would do it even if it wasn’t also my job, but thankfully, it is! lol.

I’m super grateful for this life where I can enjoy so many different foods while supporting so many different local businesses! And sharing all about it with you. 

As I work on some reflective blogs for the new year, including this look back at some of the wonderful places I ate in 2023, I wanted to share the same sentiment included in my last email newsletter of the year—that I love hearing how many of you look forward to my suggestions! That I love how many of you use the recommendations! It is an absolute honour to have you trust me as a source for things to do, food to eat, where to travel and other things to know each week, whether you’re finding that information on my social media, this blog or my email newsletter. 


I hope you had a great year eating great food too.

As I am juggling being a mom to a 9-month old, work, catching up after the holidays, and just generally tired and behind on life (lol), I am not going into any detail about the restaurants featured, or posting any additional photos (maybe I will come back to edit this post with photos when I find time or hire an assistant lol), so for now you just get the list, link to their website, and my Instagram video. 

As I wrote on Instagram, this is not an exhaustive list of everywhere or all the things I ate, nor does it include all of my favourite local eats, but it is certainly a tasty list I hope you’ll copy! 

It includes mostly Edmonton area restaurants, but also some locations in places we travelled in 2023. Save this post to reference for your own future food adventures!! 

You can always find more of my food + travel + event recommendations on my blog or weekly newsletter!! And THANK YOU for coming on this food journey with me!! 

Where I Ate – My 2023 Year in Food Recap


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Check out my 2023 Year in Food Recap and eat where I ate!

Restaurants featured in order of appearance in the video:

🇲🇽 Los Molcajetes (Spruce Grove)
🍪 Yelo’d Ice Cream + Bake Shoppe
🍜 King Noodle House Pho Hoang
🍲 Liuyishou Hotpot
🧈 Hanjan Korean Restaurant
🍚 South Silk Road Chinese Restaurant
🍕 Lore Pizza
🍱 Nomiya Japanese Restaurant
🇻🇪 El Fogon Latino
🍣 Splash Poke
🎤 Soju Karaoke and Bar
🍤 The Cajun House (St. Albert)
🥪 Tealicious Blend (St. Albert)
🏮 Fu’s Repair Shop
🧇 Confections Cake Co. (St. Albert)
🍓 Tropical Sweets Cafe & Bar * sadly they have closed!
Go to their sister restaurant Smokin’ Barrels (I should’ve included them in the video lol)

🥪 Nhon Hoa
🥟 Shanghai 456
🧋Dagu Rice Noodle
🍗 Spice N Rice during Feed the Soul Dining Week * sadly they have closed!
🥬 Chi & Em Asian Bistro
🐾 PhatBar + Bakery
🧋PurrTea Fresh Tea & Smoothie (Calgary)
🍞 May
🍜 CQ Noodle & Bubble Tea
❤️ Arby’s
🇪🇹 Gebeta Ethiopian Restaurant
🍳 Teapsy Lab
🌮 Calle Mexico
🥟 Uncle Ed’s Ukrainian Restaurant / Mundare Sausage
🥬 Mai Mai Vietnamese Street Kitchen
🥟 Baijiu
🍕 Pizza Garage (St. Albert) * they also have a downtown location now!
🎂 The Nancy Bakes
🍜 Kasey Ramen
Pharaohs Restaurant
🧀 Italian Centre for Festival of Cheese
🧀 Luna Mexican Restaurant
🍜 Secret Ingredient YEG Cooking Class * Use LINDORK10 for 10% off a class!
🍦Twice Cream
🍅 Come Find Me
🥂 The 3 Amigos
💦 The Phoenician Resort / Pool (Scottsdale, Arizona)
🍳 Red Goose Restaurant
🥓 Meuwly’s Artisan Food Market * Get $10 off each month of a three-month Meuwly’s charcuterie club subscription pack using my code LINDORK!
🍲 La Pagode Vietnamese Restaurant
🫓 Fry Bread House (Phoenix, Arizona)
🌽 Dolly’s Cocktails
🍮 Ernest’s Restaurant at NAIT
🍽️ The Butternut Tree
🚅 Point Sushi (Calgary)
🍝 Table Food + Drink (Canmore)
🍄 Hearth Restaurant (Saskatoon)
🇵🇭 Renery Mart and Rica’s Kitchen (Leduc)
🍩 Frickin Delights Donuts (Victoria, B.C.)
Jin Bar (Calgary)
🇹🇷 Turkish Coffee House (St. Albert)
🍗 Jerusalem Shawarma
🥪 852 Hong Kong Cafe
🍣 Sushi Toshi
🍔 Tang Bistro
🇯🇵 Japonais Bistro
🍟 Freakk Fries
🍕 Campio Brewing Co.
🇯🇲 Lloyd’s Patty Distro
🍙 Jj Kitchen (Medicine Hat)
🧀 Biera
🍺 Blindman Brewing (Lacombe)
🥬 Rau Bistro (Calgary)
🇫🇷 Partake
🍦 Kind Ice Cream
🍣 Bang’s Bistro (Rocky Mountain House)
🥐 The Drop (Bentley)
🍔 XIX Nineteen
🍣 Shogun Fusion
🔥 Jung Korean BBQ Restaurant
🍜 My Noodle Party Birthday ft. lots of Noodles from various places like Buok Fresh Korean Kitchen, Tang Bistro, Seoul Fried Chicken, Hanjan and more!
🐟 Edmonton Heritage Festival
🐚 Xu Hue
🐠 Little Wolf
🍰 Firefly Restaurant
🍹 Cilantro & Chive (Lacombe)
🍳 Soul de Cuba Cafe (Kelowna, B.C.)
🥩 Preston’s Restaurant
🍜 Dagu Rice Noodle
🍳 Co Chin Saigon
🥭 Hanjan Korean Restaurant
🥪 Kekuli Cafe (Kamloops, B.C.)
🧋 Share-a-Tea Gallon Milk (Red Deer)
🍒 Steve & Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit
🍳 Maple Leaf (Banff)
🔥 Baekjeong Korean BBQ House
🫐 Old Red Barn (Leduc)
🍔 Barbacoa (Spruce Grove)
🍳 Tiramisu Bistro

Check out my 2023 Year in Food Recap and eat where I ate!


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