Brunch Time, downtown, Edmonton

The Local Omnivore

Once a food truck, now a brick and mortar space. The Local Omnivore has been opened for roughly two months now. I never had the chance to try out their food truck so I was excited for their restaurant. Specializing in cured and smoked meats, they focus on sandwiches and sides along with having an in-house deli. Their sandwiches are stuffed with meats fresh from the deli, served on its own. It’s hidden away in an area that seems to cater mainly to business and work people. This was made obvious when the lunch rush quickly filled up the place when I had stopped by for a quick bite with my cousins. Their hours of operation are 9 to 5 with brunch being served on the weekend.

The place itself is quite spacey with more of a run-down hipster vibe. I loved the little touches around the place, like the potholder lights and the huge cow head named Fernando. 

Pirate Spiced Fries $5
I had already eaten an hour before I came here (big mistake) so I wasn’t super hungry. I decided to order the pirate spiced fries cause my friend referred to them as “crack fries”! Well, I can see why these fries can be addicting. I wouldn’t expect a sandwich shop like this to serve such delicious fries! They were thinly cut into shoe strings, each one with tons of flavour. It was topped with pirate spice, which I can only describe as mildly spicy and flavorful. The fries were already salty so the spice definitely gave it a more savoury taste. 
 Poutine $8.50 
My cousin ordered a poutine which was actually a very big serving. It’s good for sharing or enjoying it as a meal by one person. The poutine consisted of the same shoe string spiced fries as mine, topped with cheese curds, green onions, and vegan gravy. The gravy was rich and a little bit spicy – more spicier than my fries. We all enjoyed the poutine though. 

Super Smoked Bacon Sandwich $9
My other cousin ordered one of the sandwiches from the menu. He chose the super smoked bacon sandwich which was served on Russian rye bread. It came with super smoked bacon (duh!), cheddar, and a fried egg. It was more of a breakfast sandwich rather than a lunch one. He didn’t mention anything that he didn’t like about it aside from how it was a bit small. For the $9 price, I feel like the sandwich should either be bigger or come accompanied with a side. If you’re interested in trying out their other sandwiches, the meats rotate.

Will I be back? Possibly, for more of those addicting fries. And probably on an empty stomach next time so I can actually eat!

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Address: 10933 120 Street