WORDS BY ALISON JONES | MARCH 1, 2018
Whether you’re filling up for a day of exploring or refueling after seeing the sights, wondering where the best place to eat in Jasper will likely be at the top of your mind! Here’s a shortlist of some of the top joints for quick bites, loaded sandwiches, and delicious dinners, all in the picture-worthy town of Jasper, Alberta.
The Best Restaurant for Fresh Food in Jasper
The Raven Bistro
Mediterranean inspired, the Raven Bistro has a menu full of fresh food with a touch of local flair. Lunch items include the buffalo chicken wafflewich (yes, that’s a thing), and the tasty Vietnamese pho soup, whereas dinner specialties consist of the colourful vegan chorizo spring rolls, and the hearty beef tenderloin Wellington.
The Best Upscale Restaurant in Jasper
In true Fairmont style, Jasper Park Lodge’s signature restaurant has paired stunning mountain views with some of the freshest ingredients in the region. In partnership with local Twin Meadows Farms, Orso Trattoria specializes in delicious northern Italian dishes, and they are the only establishment in Jasper to have Peroni beer on tap!
The Best Place for Sandwiches in Jasper
Patricia Street Deli
Welcome to the local’s favourite. Tucked away in a hole-in-the-wall spot on Patricia Street, this little deli serves up fresh and delicious sandwiches, wraps and soups that are consistently raved about online. If you’re heading out for the day on a tour, hiking, biking or skiing, you can message your order on Facebook ahead of time and they’ll pre-make it for pick up.
The Best Pub in Jasper
Jasper Brewing Co
Okay, this list wouldn’t be complete without a local craft brewery. Jasper Brewing Co. ticks all the boxes when it comes to North American dishes (think tasty burgers, sliders, salads, and nachos), and the beer sampling on offer completes the menu. Try one of their seasonal ales on tap, or the 6 x 6oz sampler of the different flavours of beer.
The Best Place for Dinner in Downtown Jasper
Evil Dave’s Grill
Like many other places to eat in Jasper, this restaurant is locally owned and family operated. Playing on the ‘evil’ theme, you can expect menu items such as the Fiendish Falafel, Karma Curry and the Diabolical Tenderloin. Just don’t ask where Evil Dave is while you’re there…
The Best Café and Bakery in Jasper
Bear’s Paw Bakery
Cakes, coffee, sandwiches. Stop in for a sit or pick up a snack before you head out for the day. This bakery in Jasper was so popular that they opened a second location in town called…wait for it… ‘The Other Paw Bakery’.
The town of Jasper is located 288km (178 mi) from Banff, Alberta via one of the best drives in the world. The incredible Icefields Parkway is a well maintained and highly accessible route full of jaw-dropping scenery and more camera worthy viewpoints than memory card space on your camera. Jasper is also only a 1-hour drive to the CMH Cariboos helipad, open for Summer Adventures throughout July and August.