For finger licking good barbecue in downtown Red Deer, meat lovers should look no further than the Red Boar Smokery, a casual, trendy little joint that opened its doors a year ago and cooks up good old fashioned barbecue eats. Choose from classic options; beef brisket, pork ribs, succulent chicken, and pulled pork. Team with sides that include the likes of mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, and cornbread, washed down with a selection or two from Red Boar Smokery’s range of Canadian craft brews.
India Feast serves superb versions of classic Indian fare, with spicy snacks and appetizers such as pakora, available with vegetables, paneer, fish, chicken or beef, followed by dishes such as chicken tikka and spicy Goan style lamb vindaloo. There are plenty of vegetarian options, including chana masala (chickpeas in a spicy sauce) and vegetable jalfrezi. Finish the authentically Indian dining experience with sweet desserts such as ras malai, homemade cheese patties with pistachio and creamy sauce, or kheer, a rice pudding topped with nuts and raisins.
India Feast, 3235 50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, +1 403 346 9300
For deliciously authentic, all-you-can-eat Mexican cuisine in Red Deer, look no further than Old Mexico Taco Buffet. Plenty of traditional, south of the border style eats are served, from carne asada and chiles rellenos to the renowned make-your-own tacos, which guests can stuff with fillings such as chicken and pork and team with sides of salsa, refried beans, pico de gallo and homemade pickled jalapenos. Desserts at Old Mexico Taco Buffet are just as authentic, with indulgent treats including sweet potatoes with brown sugar syrup.
Family owned and operated tavern It’s All Greek To Me serves, as its name might suggest, authentic Greek cuisine in a vibrant, welcoming space, featuring live belly dancing every Friday and Saturday evenings. Combine appetizers like saganaki (breaded and fried goats cheese) or keftedes (lamb and beef meatballs topped with onions and served with tzatziki dip) with traditional Greek main courses including moussaka and slow-roasted lamb kleftiko, and finish with a dessert of galaktoboureko (custard cream stuffed filo pastry topped with icing sugar and cinnamon) for a truly authentic meal.