Suggestions for the best grocery, deli, bakery, butcher and liquor stores in Edmonton and area, or REAL food at REASONABLE pricees!  

Latest update, November 22, 2013.

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We need more cheese shop and butcher recommendations!

Recommendations so far:

Groceries/deli:  K and K Foodliner (German) on Whyte Avenue, Sayah Meat + Pie, Saccamanno's, Italian Centre South Side, Little Italy and West End,  H+W Produce (several stores); El-Safadi Market (113A St. and 134 Ave).; Ben's Meat + Deli (Stony Plain Rd.).

Fish:  Fin's Seafood in Sherwood Park, Lucky 97 on 97 St. Billingsgate on 104 St.

Beer, wine and spirits  - Little Guy Liquor in Sherwood Park, 270 Baseline Rd. near Broadview, Baseline Wine in Sherwood Park, 11 Athabascan Ave. (off Broadmoor, south of Baseline), DeVine Wines downtown, Aligra in West Edmonton Mall, Select on 149 Street near the Whitemud, Sherbrooke Liquor (118 Ave. and St. Albert Trail, amazing beer selection), Vines in Riverbend. Wine & Beyond (Sherwood Park, Windermere) is kinda fun.

Cheese - Everything Cheese in Riverbend, Riverbend Rd. and 45 Ave; Sylvan Star Gouda at Old Strathcona Market, great new cheese shop Cavern on 104 St. downtown with reasonable prices - Paddy's Cheese Market is too expensive. Costco has surprisingly good cheese selection. Forget the Cheese Factory, all its cheeses, including the curds, taste rubbery.

Bakeries - Artistic Bakery on 104 St., Lucy's Sweets/Hazeldean Bakery, 9627-66 Ave.,  Sunbake Pita,  Bon Ton on 149 St.  (the Heritage Wheat Bread), Prairie Mill Bread Co. in Riverbend (delicious sourdough), Italian Bakery on 97 St. and 118 Ave., Duchess Bake Shop on 124 St., Popular on 118 Ave., Dauphin on 104 St., Stone Tree on 99th.

Butchers: Smokin' Iron on 50 Street at 112 Avenue - good stuff from Hutterite colonies; D'Arcy's Meat Market in St. Albert; Mundare Sausage House 4824 118 Ave. for the famous Stawnichy's Ukrainian sausage; Kim Fat Market, 9905 107 Ave; Real Deal Meats, 2435 Ellwood Dr. SW (off 91 St., south of Henday) Acme Meat Market, 76 Ave + 95 St.; best cheap meat, Lucky 97 Supermarket on 97 St.; Costco for your basic American-style steaks, chops, roasts etc. Sobey's has a better reputation for meats than SuperStore or Safeway.