1. Bar Bricco
If you’re craving late-night food while out on Jasper Avenue, the stylish and snug Bar Bricco not only offers some carb-loaded goodness, but also won’t overwhelm you with harsh lighting or loud music. Sure, it may not be the quietest spot due to buzzing conversation but, once you snag a seat, you will not want to leave. Bar Bricco offers a selection of diverse dishes packed with flavour, including its truly addictive pastas — like Egg Yolk Raviolo. Covered in cheese (as all comfort food rightfully should be), it’s a single tube of stuffed pasta with burnt butter and sage, filled with warm, melted egg yolk.
— Kateryna Didukh
10347 Jasper Ave., 780-424-5588, corso32group.com
After a big game or a massive concert at Rogers Place, there are plenty of spots downtown for wings or pizza or burgers. But, located inside the Mercer building, Baijiu offers more delicate, refined late-night snacks with decor that throws back to a time when there was a massive French influence in Shanghai. Steamed buns (bao) filled with braised pork or the Pork and Shrimp Lion’s Head Dumplings are favourites, and go well with the wide swath of cocktails offered on the menu. Whether it’s a destination unto itself, or the end to a night on the town, Baijiu’s mix of booze and elevated Chinese cuisine makes it a unique spot on 104th Street. — Steven Sandor
10359 104 St. NW, 780-421-7060, baijiuyeg.com
Satisfy your late-night hunger by slurping rich ramen and Italian-Japanese fusion Chicken Peperone udon, or savour some tender roasted pork cheek. There’s also Alberta AAA steak and addictive Shaka Shaka fries with signature seasoning that are surprisingly fun to eat with chopsticks. Dim lighting, rustic decor and anime action figures create an immersive environment that makes you feel like you’ve stepped off Whyte into another, cooler part of the world. It’s not to be confused with the new Dorinku downtown, which specializes in Osaka-style street food. — Cory Schachtel
10205 82 Ave. NW, 780-988-9760, tokyo.dorinku.ca