We are absolutely loving all of the ways our community has come together in support of local businesses, and the Wheel of Local is no exception! This post was re-published with minor edits, with permission from Linda Hoang.

It’s been so incredible to see so many people are stepping up and insisting they will support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also amazing to see how businesses have adapted to this new reality—quickly shifting to delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick-up models. 

Many small businesses will not survive this pandemic without a concerted effort to support them. 

I was trying to think of ways that my blog post could add to the growing resources aimed at helping you support local businesses, in a fun and slightly different way, and came up with this idea: 

Spin the Wheel of Local: Edmonton Edition!

Here’s how Spin the Wheel of Local: Edmonton Edition! works: 
  • You have a desire to support local Edmonton businesses during this difficult time 
  • You can’t decide which business to support today, or this week, or this month
  • You click below to Spin the Wheel of Local: Edmonton Edition 
  • It lands on a number
  • You check the corresponding business / activity idea below that matches the number
  • You do that thing!

And thereby contribute to the local economy, support an amazing business, get an amazing product or service in return, and it was all a randomly-generated surprise! So fun!!! Right? 

Use the wheel to guide your day, week, or month of supporting local businesses! 

Fun right?! lol 

This current edition (as of March 22, 2020) features 100 businesses. 

If you had fun trying Spin the Wheel of Local: Edmonton Edition!, let me know in the comments or on social media!

Note: apparently the wheel doesn’t load on some Android phones (of course lol). 

Try this link if you can’t view the spinning wheel above!

Spin the Wheel of Local: Edmonton Edition!

(100+ local businesses to support)

Note: these are just *some* of the great businesses who could use your support in Edmonton. They feature restaurants (primarily) but also clothing stores, jewelry makers, artists and more. This is obviously not an exhaustive list, and some features may change so be sure to check out social media, website, or call to confirm specials! Please support your favourite spots and spots you don’t typically frequent too.

  1. Pick up the Ham and Pepperoni (or veggie) Hand Pies from Sugared & Spiced
  2. Order the Tuna Twist Bowl (and other take-out) from XIX Nineteen
  3. Grab the Mixed Paella (plus bottle of wine) from SABOR
  4. Heat up the $9 frozen meals from Green Onion Cake Man
  5. Get books delivered from the Wee Book Inn
  6. Buy jewelry from Archive Boutique
  7. Order fresh, cold-pressed juices from Glow Juicery
  8. Shop women’s clothing at Floc Boutique
  9. Try some tostadas and tacos from Calle Mexico
  10. Get some art supplies from The Paint Spot
  11. Shop the cutest items curated by Majesty & Friends 
  12. Try egg and dairy free cookies from Bloom Cookie Co. 
  13. Get a Take and Bake meal from A Cappella Catering
  14. Have craft beer delivered to you by Sea Change Brewing Co.
  15. Order some apparel that highlights the best of Canada West from Flannel Foxes
  16. Grab Vietnamese pho (soup) to go from King Noodle House Pho Hoang (when they re-open!)
  17. Snack your sorrows away with Caramunchies 
  18. Grab a gift from Vivid Print
  19. Get fried chicken and beer from Northern Chicken 
  20. Go support Chinatown businesses! Many aren’t on social media so may be forgotten 🙁 There are many bakeries, grocery stores, and restaurants that need your support during this time, like Lucky 97, Shan Shan Bakery, Hong Kong Bakery, Van Loc Sandwiches, Gui Lin Noodle House, Boba Island Bubble Tea, Tea Bar, and more!
  21. Do curb-side pick-up of breads, croissants, tarts and more from La Boule Patisserie
  22. Treat yourself to ice cream and baked treats from Yelo’d Ice Cream & Bake Shoppe
  23. Eat some award-winning chocolate from The Violet Chocolate Company
  24. Bring a smile to yours, or someone else’s face with flowers from Laurel’s on Whyte
  25. Get takeaway tacos from Pedro’s Taco’s
  26. Mix and match food from HanJan (Korean) and Izakaya Tomo (Japanese) 
  27. Head to a local farmers market, like YEG Downtown Market, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, or Bountiful Farmers’ Market (be sure to check their vendor directories to find specific businesses to support!) 
  28. Catch the Citadel Theatre’s “Stuck in the House” daily virtual performance series, then donate to the campaign to help artists
  29. Get kitchenware, accessories and gifts delivered from Heart of the Home
  30. Pick up local, wood fired eats from Smokey Bear
  31. Order a gift card for yourself or for friends at Escape City for when they re-open!
  32. Stock up on beauty products at LUX Beauty Boutique 
  33. Add some green to your social distancing space from Little Plant Shop
  34. Get some charming and cheeky goods from Prairie Chick Prints
  35. Dig into special order grocery boxes made and delivered by Meuwly’s
  36. Enjoy pasta kits, frozen sauces, and vino with Corso at Home 
  37. Support several businesses in one with a food box from the Uproot Food Collective (featuring Honest Dumplings, South Island Pie, Irving’s Farm, Mojo Jojo Pickles, Laker Coffee Co., and Natural Kitchen Delights). 
  38. Fill up with a rotating RGE RD at Home menu 
  39. Grab sandwiches to-go from Farrow 
  40. Eat ‘za from LOVEPIZZA
  41. Order from Milk Crate, who has your “micro catering” needs covered! 
  42. Support several businesses in one with a YEG Kit food box (featuring Gruger Family Fungi, Mini Kitchen, El Gringo, Colleen’s Chocolates, Meuwly’s and Family Tree Acres (veggie box also available)
  43. Shop all things beautiful at Plum Home + Design
  44. Grab a bunwich, bowl and drinks from Brown Butter Cafe
  45. Pick up met packs and Bagel Bar bagels at DeRose Bros Meats
  46. Get groceries and takeaway, ready-to-eat meals and snacks from the Italian Centre Shop (who are also doing complimentary delivery!)
  47. Buy art projects to do at home through Studio YEG Art’s Studio to Go 
  48. Have some modern Filipino and Southeast Asian Cuisine from Filistix
  49. Try Family Style Pasta & Pizza from Tiramisu Bistro
  50. Pick up Pho Grab & Go Family Packs from Pho Boy Vietnamese Kitchen
  51. Pick up or get Filipino street food (including bao and spaghetti!) delivered from Kanto 98 Street Eatery
  52. Get the best soup dumplings from Shanghai 456
  53. Shop menswear at Jaisel
  54. Get a pants-keeper-upper totally unlike any other from Unbelts
  55. Call in and pick up Ethiopian from Beta Africa Ethiopian Restaurant
  56. Treat yourself to poke donuts or grab a gift card from Splash Poke
  57. Pick up from Central Social Hall (and get 25% off the entire menu)
  58. Get frozen family packs from Avila Arepa
  59. Have books delivered from Audrey’s Books
  60. Shop Red Pony Consignment online!
  61. Get pressed salmon sushi and carbonara udon from Dorinku Tokyo
  62. Have pork bulgogi, ddukbbokki and more Korean eats delivered or picked up from NongBu Korean Eatery
  63. Time for some noods! Get some at Oodle Noodle
  64. Take out famous meatloaf, mashed potatoes and veg (or other comfort dishes) at Blue Plate Diner
  65. Shop jewelry from Saraswati Designs
  66. Pick up board games from The Gamers’ Lodge or The Hexagon Board Game Cafe
  67. Get some classic Chinese comfort food pick-up or delivered from The Lingnan
  68. Order the TNT and Love Crunch rolls plus New Style Sashimi from Japonais Bistro
  69. Build your own customizable dinner from Cafe Amore Bistro
  70. Get gifts and flowers from Zocalo
  71. Buy lovely jewelry from Mad Love Jewelry
  72. Treat your pets (and stock up on essentials) from Tail Blazers
  73. Shop at The Bamboo Ballroom
  74. Get handmade accessories from Sugar Soul Studio
  75. Order a Greek Family Night meal from Little Village
  76. Get some handmade, cruelty-free, vegan artisanal soaps from Soap So Co.
  77. Fuel up with ACE Coffee Roasters
  78. Fill up with authentic Taiwanese cuisine from Formosa Bistro
  79. Try the Yum Noodle Pork soup from Chix Shack
  80. Upgrade your PJs with Cloud Nine Pajamas 
  81. Grab delicious green tea matcha drinks and desserts from Tsujiri
  82. Treat your skin with all-natural products from Pura Botanicals
  83. Pick-up Korean street food from Gangnam Street Food
  84. Give or get a gift from The Makers Keep
  85. Order some gifts for your pets from Safe & Hound
  86. Order some gourmet soup mixes from 2 Die 4 Gourmet Soups
  87. Get some local brews delivered from Polar Park Brewery
  88. Pick up delicious empanadas from Paraiso Tropical
  89. Shop a Sweet Jolie Boutique collection
  90. Take-out ramen from Nudoru Ramen
  91. Get cozy with comforting Tourtiere and Cinnamon Buns from Highlevel Diner
  92. Shop the Skinny!
  93. Add a new decor piece to your home with HABITAT315 Vintage
  94. Pick up some wine and cheese offsales from The Butternut Tree
  95. Order prepared Ukrainian meals from Mundare Sausage / Uncle Ed’s Restaurant
  96. Grab gift certificates for an Alberta Food Tour
  97. Pick up some signature Justine Ma Design gifts
  98. Grab some homemade sandwiches, pies and unique tea-cup cheesecakes at Swiss 2 Go Cafe & Catering
  99. Buy some hand-crafted concrete gifts + jewelry from Grey Shed
  100. Get tacos, nachos, and salsas from The 3 Amigos

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