If there’s one thing Calgary gets, it’s goodfood! With food truck season just around the corner here are Here are 10 of the best food places in Calgary – you HAVE to try!
On 17thAve is Tubby Dog, Calgary’s funky little Hot Dog joint. The classic Hot Dog is amped up to the max with over ten options to choose from, each with delicious toppings from bacon, sauerkraut, chili, the list goes on. It’s a hidden gem, full of retro arcade games, projected cartoons, movie nights – even live performances!
The Big Cheese
There are many national treasures us Canadians hold – one of them being the mighty Poutine. French fries with hot gravy and gooey cheese curds, what’s not to love about that? The Big Cheese in Kensington Calgary, offers over 40varieties of Poutines! This fast-food style Poutinerie is comfort food at its finest.
For rustic Mexican cuisine in a trendy environment – Añejo’s on 4thStreet is the spot. With a drinks list featuring over 200tequilas, alongside cocktails and hand-crafted Margaritas, all served with house-made Guacamole, fresh Ceviche and assortment of tacos – it’s the perfect hang-out spot for drinks and late night munchies.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day at Mat’s Diner. This casual diner offers sweet and savoury breakfast options served all day, every day. Emphasizing the use of locally sourced ingredients, the cozy atmosphere of a diner paired with the minimal vibe make it a relaxing spot for any meal of the day.
Espresso Café YYC
As well as great coffee, Espresso Café also boasts a delicious food menu including sandwiches, waffles, crepes, burgers, and an assortment of daily entrees. The sleek interior features marble tables and velvet purple couches, (even a grand piano in the corner!) – the ultimate boujee spot for a good food with an insta-worthy backdrop.
Kensington is full to the brim with so many great food spots! If it’s a casual diner-style Burger, Fries and Shake experience you’re after, 320 Burger has you covered. This classic burger bar offers both traditional and signature creations like the ‘Glady Ridge Burger’, a Juicy beef patty with sautéed ‘shrooms, cheese curds, truffle aioli & arugula – you HAVE to try this!
Priding themselves on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the menu boasts an epic selection of Vegan and Vegetarian breakfasts and entrees – from satay bowels, to tempeh shawarmas to some delicious falafel quesadillas. This contemporary spot is bound to have something for everyone.
UNA Pizza + Wine
Una Pizza + Wine on 17thAve is the ultimate neighbourhood Pizzeria that everyone has to try. This cozy restaurant specializes in thin crust California-style handmade pizzas, with an array of salads and pasta dishes (an EPIC wine list to accompany of course). The candle lit tables and ambient lighting make this spot the ultimate chill out zone.
This fun and lively restaurant serves Mexican inspired dishes from loaded nachos and dips, to fish tacos and many more. In addition to the delicious food is a great drinks list, which includes Pitchers (yes, Pitchers) of Margaritas – you can already tell it’s going to be a great night. The cozy, colourful atmosphere make this place perfect for socializing.
#REGRUB on 11thStreet is the classic food truck experience, all served in the comfort of a cozy spot nestled the heart of Downtown. Aside from the epic burgers, it’s the Shakes that really steal the show here – a work of art themselves, served in traditional mason jars with funky editable designs they’re the perfect Instagram shot!
If you’re into Sushi, you just HAVE to try Fusion Sushi – the ultimate all-you-can eat sushi experience located along Calgary’s trendy Kensington Strip. The Sushi boats are just spectacular! But it doesn’t stop at Sushi, there’s also teppanyaki, rice and noodle dishes, this place is definitely The One!