There’s a new Bannock maker in town!
Tee Pee Treats is a brand new indigenous owned and operated restaurant that just opened in Edmonton today.
“I started Tee Pee Treats because I wanted a food service that represents our people in Edmonton, Alberta as there is a lack of representation in the industry. We are a 100% Indigenous owned and operated company and our goal is to get quality food to customers of all walks of life and to Give Back to our people. Tee Pee Treats has been 10 years in the making. I started off selling bannock out of my backpack in 2011at Pow Wows in the Edmonton area. Our future long term goal is to have a restaurant built as tipis all across the globe where people can come dine in and enjoy Indigenous music and watch our cooks prepare meals right in front of their eyes. I want people to come not only for the food but for the experience of it all. ” Curtis Cardinal
Curtis is an amazing human that has overcome a lot of adversity to be able to open up Tee Pee Treats today. Curtis is the chief cook and bottle washer, doing just about everything all on his own to make his dream a reality.
That dream opened today.
Due to COVID restrictions, Curtis determined that it would be safer for all concerned if the business opened with take-out and delivery only for now.
As you can see, there are 2 specials available per day as well as some desserts. Each special is named after an indigenous Chief. Each daily special has a Cree name; E.g. “Tansi” means hello.
**it is worth it to note that on Tuesday, you can snag some gluten free bannock!
From selling bannock out of his backpack at powwows to this:
Chief Crowfoot Chili with cheddar bannock. You have your choice of air fried (thank you Curtis!) or baked bannock to accompany this 16 oz of rich, warm chili. It’s not super spicy, but it does warm up your insides and it is hearty!
I have a terrible sweet tooth. I just can’t do a lovely lunch like this without trying the dessert. I chose the wildberry bannock cake.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t this! I was pleasantly surprised. It’s so pretty. The air fryer crisps up the outside of the bannock and leaves the insides nice and soft. That is a non-dairy whipped topping dripping in chocolate sauce and sprinkles. What a lovely, delicious end to the meal.
If you have an event that needs catering, Tee Pee Treats has got you covered! There is much more variety (for now) offered for catered events. Prices are reasonable and food quality is awesome. I can’t wait to try the rest of the menu.
Now go out there and get some bannock before he sells out!
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