We were aware of the challenges of introducing an unfamiliar food concept to the Edmonton market but through hard work and perseverance, we soon found ourselves a staple at various farmers’ markets, music festivals and special events around the city. (insert “Interstellar Rodeo Festival Pic”) Then in the summer of 2011 a breakthrough occurred. We participated in the very first “What the Truck” Food Truck event. A group of delegates from the University of Alberta approached us and three months later, Filistix opened its first permanent indoor location, a kiosk, located in the Central Academic Building (CAB). Within the next year, we opened two more locations – one at Macewan University and the other in ECHA at the U of A. Fast forward to the fall of 2018, we relocated all of locations to the U of A Students’ Union Building where we currently operate today.
Filistix Downtown, our first off-campus brick and mortar, was opened on May 27, 2019. Located in the bustling Government District, Filistix Downtown is an all-day dining concept offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Our menu is a diverse crossover of Filipino and Southeast Asian cuisines celebrating the flavours, ingredients and culinary techniques of that region. We have been awarded for our commitment to the sustainable lifestyle, and we are proud to be recognized as pioneers and innovators in our city’s food scene.