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10 Alberta Indigenous Food Businesses

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Here are 10 Alberta Indigenous Food Businesses we recommend. By supporting Indigenous business, we strengthen cultural understanding and walk the shared path towards an inclusive economy and prosperity for all Canadians. 

  1. Mother Earth Essentials’ founder, Carrie Armstrong, comes from a long line of Cree Medicine Women. Her ancestral knowledge led her to develop beautifully packaged herbal teas that are all-natural and super soothing to sip on. Find them at Metis Crossing and online.
  2. In St Paul, Alberta, we love Twisted Fork and Metis Chef Deb Poulin’s food. Chef Deb also has a line of sauces and jams available that celebrate local ingredients and are part of the Econo Musee – Artisan at Work brand.
  3. Edmonton’s Culina Family of Restaurants has Metis Chef Brad Lazarenko at the helm. Their newly opened Bibo in Edmonton’s Strathcona is a chic place for a drink and a bite in this lively neighbourhood.
  4. Homefire Grill also in Edmonton, features the food of Chef Kyle Duncan. Try the bison stew. Bison is one of Alberta’s Signature Foods. 
  5. Chef Scott Iserhoff has a new eatery in Edmonton’s Ice District called Bernadette’s. This is Indigenous cuisine and fine dining at its best.
  6. Visit Metis Crossing’s Lodge Bistro for local fair that features bison, saskatoon berries and haskaps.
  7. The dishes are based on Indigenous traditions at Little Chief in Calgary’s Grey Eagle Casino. We regularly share the restaurant’s Fry Bread and Saskatoon Berry Soup with one of our tours for international guests and they love the chance to sample these delectable foods.
  8. The Ridge at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino near Kananaskis is famous for their Mountain Pickerel.
  9. Edmonton’s White Buffalo Coffee Company is, as it name suggests, a coffee roasting and distribution company.  First Nations and Veteran-owned, they offer five Indigenous coffee flavours.
  10. Mitsoh Pemmican sees chef Ian Gladue sharing the Indigenous tradition of drying and pounding bison meat into jerky and pemmican. And, all products are Elder-approved.

If you want to learn about or acquire Indigenous art do check out two more ofour partners.  Jason Carter of Carter-Ryan Gallery in Canmore and Banff is famous for his joyous sculptures, paintings and children’s books. And, in Calgary, stop in and browse Moonstone Creation in Inglewood. They represent over 60 Indigenous artists from across Western Canada.