Shumka Ukrainian Foods, Edmonton

Growing up in Alberta, it’s hard not to be exposed to Ukranian foods. In elementary school we even went to the Cheemo perogy factory for a tour and free samples. That sure was a fun school day.

Shumka Ukrainian Foods has had a location inside Kingway Garden Mall’s food court as far back as I can remember. Over the years they’ve branched out; first they started to sell frozen perogies and other items. More recently in the last few years they opened up a small restaurant in the north end of the city. A family member told me about a family meal deal they had at the north end location, so back in January I thought I’d check it out.

As you can see by the photo, there are a lot of items that come with the meal. You can adjust the amounts of each item depending on your personal taste. Clockwise starting on the far left, I ordered perogies, nalysnyky (a Ukrainian crepe with dill and cheese, pronounced na-lish-na-key) and cabbage rolls. Each meal also gets a choice of meat such as the kobassa sausage (far right) or chicken. I also added a side of sauerkraut, sour cream for the perogies, and tomato sauce for the cabbage rolls.

Shumka meal

Shumka meal

The food tasted exactly like the ones served at the mall location, which made me a happy camper. Too bad this kind of meal isn’t something I can eat all the time!

Shumka Ukrainian Foods

(2 locations)

Namao Centre, 16520-95 St.
Edmonton, Alberta

Kingsway Garden Mall, 109 St. & Princess Elizabeth Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta

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8 thoughts on “Shumka Ukrainian Foods, Edmonton

  1. I had totally forgot that nalysnyky existed. I had a distant relative that used to make them for special occasions and now I miss them! They are a real treat!

  2. You should try and check out the Ukrainian churches for pyrogy suppers. Holy Cross on 153 Ave has an amazing one! They also sell their stuff too.
    I remember the Cheemo tour too! Every kid in Edmonton probably did it. I’ll take Baba’s any day. I posted my mom’s recipe if you are ever interested.

  3. My Mother, 5 yr old Grandson and Myself ate lunch at Shumka’s new restaurant.The food was great! I espec like their chicken along with their traditional choices,cabbage rolls,peroghyies,kubasau, and las I still can’t prounounce,crepes filled with cottage cheese.Everything was soo delicious! The restaurant was very clean and decorated nicely.They also sell the Baba’s,tops,magnets,eggs.My grandson ended up with a top and his first baba.He just loves them.We will def be returning as well as ordering their take out.Thx! Shumka

  4. Mike K. says:

    Being Ukrainian, when we go to Edmonton ( I live in BC Abbotsford). I make a point to go to Shumka’s. I just love the food. It’s all good.

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