From fresh micro greens to grass-fed beef, local producers have Medicine Hat’s short order cooks, backyard grillers and red seal chefs in steady supply.
With a full slate of food-related events designed to showcase the local bounty, Medicine Hat’s culinary scene has now hit a critical mass.
The culinary calendar kicks off in May with the Sunshine Skillet Food Festival; taking
its fresh approach to the next level the Sunshine Skillet Food Festival will be
merging with the opening weekend of Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Farmers Market at the Cypress
will be local vendors at the farmers market and the cooking competition
will be in the centre of the action.
Also, Savour the Southeast celebrates harvest on the prairies by bringing together over 40 local restaurants, retailers and producers for a series of events scattered throughout the city and region.
For a great view of the coulees, start your day with breakfast at The Clubhouse at Paradise Valley. Drive downtown to shop and then recharge at The Station Coffee Company. Walk across the river to Zucchini Blossom for a delectable soup and sandwich. Finish your day at the Thai Orchid Room for Alberta’s best Thai.
Food Trucks to Follow
Think the food truck phenomenon is only for the bigger cities? In recent years over a dozen new food trucks have hit city streets. Follow Pootys Poutine for some incredibly unique poutine. Chart a course to Wannawafel for crisp Belgian waffles.
Grab something local for the road. The mapleand-bacon-frosted Big Elvis at McBride’s Bakery is worth the line-up. Medicine Hat Meat Traders’ award-winning beef jerky is addictingly good. Chai Connect is an upstart tea blender with an old world recipe that makes a perfect gift.