Whether you’re visiting Calgary, AB or live here, these are some of the top spots where you’ll find the best food in Calgary Alberta! No matter if you’re craving Japanese, Mexican or American, everything you try at these restaurants will be super satisfying!
Located in Bridgeland, Shiki Menya serves up noodles made from scratch; this also means that when they’re out they’re out. Come early or follow along on their Twitter feed where they post updates on the wait and how many noodles are left to avoid being disappointed.
Utca Chimney Cakes
Utca, which means “Street” in Hungarian, makes the traditional chimney cake originally found in Budapest. The pastries are baked fresh each day and you can pick from a wide variety of toppings for the outside and inside of your chimney cake. They also served them filled with ice cream, perfect for a hot summers day.
Ten Foot Henry
While they menu might be veggie focused Ten Foot Henry has something to offer even the most committed carnivore. Named after a 1930’s comic book character infamous to Calgary, be sure to look for the replica during your visit. The menu is served family style so round up your friends and sample a variety of the dishes when you visit!
Made by Marcus
If you see a long line of people snaking down 17th Ave it’s most likely the line for Made by Marcus, even winter weather doesn’t keep the dedicated fans away. With a rotating menu of ice cream and sundae flavours that are undeniably Instagrammable, be sure to follow them on social media to keep up to date on the latest offerings.
Located in China Town, Uzu Taiyaki has been taking Calgary’s Instagram scene by storm since they opened in early 2018. As the name suggests, they combine Taiyaki, a sweet Japanese waffle cake in the shape of a fish, and fills it with soft serve in Japanese inspired flavours.
Led by award winning chef Justin Leboe, Pigeon Hole focuses on wine and snacks served on beautiful and eclectic dishes that add to the charm. For the summer months you can sip your wine on the patio while watching the activity on 17th Ave.
Tuk Tuk Thai
Described as “fast and flavourful” the fast expanding Thai restaurant has been opening additional locations after the success of their initial 17th Ave location. Dine in, or grab it to go with their lotus shaped to-go boxes.
Self described as “the classic American burger stand reinvented” Clive Burger serves family favourites made from local ingredients focused on all the good stuff and non of the yuck. When you’re treating the kid in you with a classic burger you can also wash it all down with one of their boozy shakes.
Cluck N Cleaver
Owned by two sisters Cluck N Cleaver serves up fresh fried chicken with delicious sides. Owner Nicole Gomes is a notable name on the Calgary culinary scene after her appearance on Top Chef Canada. Be sure to add some sides or a fresh biscuit to your order!
A modern Taqueria with traditional street and market foods of Mexico, Native Tongues aims to deliver a traditional Mexican experience to Calgary. They serve brunch, lunch, dinner and late night/take out so you can get your taco fix at any time of the day.