Earlier this month, my friends and I spent sunny Canada Day at the Edmonds Plaza festivities. We wanted to fill up with a late lunch and found plenty of fantastic options in the area. Where to eat in Edmonds? Read on:
Hang out at this sweet snack shop at 7139 Arcola Way which serves a vast assortment of great lunch treats, including mouth-watering Belgian waffles (made in-house with kefir), sandwiches and Korean-style bingsoo (shaved ice with fresh fruit, condensed milk and topped with vanilla ice cream). Grab a bubble tea or a blended milky smoothie to go.
Check out DooBoo’s signature tofu soup at 6907 Kingsway. This Korean restaurant serves up kimchi fried rice, bibimbap and stir-fried squid, amongst a variety of other delectable mains and appetizers, including crispy deep-fried clams. For the 19+ crowd, get the Chum-Churum soju for a drink.
Little Cockatoo Café
The local business at 7548 Edmonds St. serves up all the Eastern European cuisine you can imagine. With Balkan pork rinds, cevapi (grilled Serbian sausages) and pljeskavica (a grilled, spiced meat patty), you’re guaranteed a hearty meal.
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
Right next to Little Cockatoo is Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant at 7546 Edmonds St. Enjoy the variety of spices that makes Ethiopian food unique. Injera, the traditional Ethiopian bread, is served with every entrée. Whether you get the yemisir wat (steamed peas with seasoned onions) or doro wot (a spicy stew of fresh chicken and sautéed red onions), this restaurant has fabulous options.
Anatolia’s Gate Restaurant
For great Turkish food, head to Anatolia’s Gate at 7084 Kingsway. With a menu filled to the brim with kabobs and steaks, there’s something for everyone here. There’s also a variety of pizzas to be had, including doner kabob and chicken curry. For beverages, get ayran, a Turkish yogurt drink, or a classic Turkish coffee or tea.
Lhy Thai Restaurant
This restaurant comes from a reader tip! Get great Vietnamese food at Lhy Thai Restaurant. Curries, stuffed chicken wings and seafood like goong ma-muang (prawns fried with cashew nuts, carrot, snow peas, red and green peppers and onion), this restaurant’s large menu has a great variety to choose from.
Further weekend events
Don’t forget to check out this weekend’s Burnaby events.
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