A place I’ve never been
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


The inside track

Simon Underwood and Matthew Garrett, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Five years since they started selling their hand-dipped treats at farmers’ markets, gay entrepreneurs Simon Underwood and Matthew Garrett have now opened their first brick-and-mortar operation and called it Doughnut Party.


For traditional noodles and broth made fresh daily, check in for lunch at Tokiwa Ramen. Arrive early to skip the line and ensure there’s some soup left for you (and your date).


Sip craft cocktails at tiny, charming Pip, off Whyte Avenue. Or slide into The Next Act Pub next door and grab a spot on the patio to share nachos and people-watch.


Check out one of the two western outposts for Québécois fashion retailer Simons, which carries global and upcoming designers, including Edmonton’s Malorie Urbanovitch.