Prime 6 Locations to Eat in Calgary


A whirlwind foodie journey to Calgary left me feeling very impressed – and extremely full! I had no concept this metropolis’s meals scene was THAT GOOD. Listed below are my high 6 locations to eat in Calgary, together with the most effective espresso outlets!

Should you’re searching for world-class eating, look no additional than Calgary. It’s been so lengthy since I’ve spent greater than a few hours exploring town and was floored on the high quality of the eating places. Whereas I technically visited for conferences, I conveniently scheduled them over meals. I solely have one piece of recommendation for you: put on your stretchy pants.

Listed below are my high 6 Calgary restaurant picks to share with you!

Simply wow is all I’ve to say. The vibe was cozy and a felt a bit bohemian with hanging crops and comfy wool cubicles with numerous wooden. The tables are small, however you received’t thoughts whenever you take the primary chunk of no matter you order. Significantly, you possibly can decide your dish blindfolded from the menu and be assured to be pleased. I over-ordered (my normal) and Victoria and I cut up the Tomatoes with Whipped Feta and Herbs slathered on sourdough bread, the cauliflower with gochujang, sesame, scallion and ginger, the Gigli pasta (kale pesto, pistachio, and Grana Padano – insanely contemporary) and the Spring Salmon with horseradish, almondine and grapes. I grinned as I waddled out of there.

They’d me on the title, however as soon as I walked within the door I used to be smitten. Tall ceilings with a vigorous environment made me want I went there for dinner (however alas, I solely had time for lunch).

Don’t skip the Fried Artichokes – so inventive and totally scrumptious drizzled with delicate honey to make the entire dish simply scream pleasure with each chunk. The pizza was to die for – that crust …. we tried the ‘Nduja & Eggplant pizza and weren’t unhappy we did. Any salad with beets is a winner in my books, and their Beet Salad with hazelnuts, preserved figs and whipped ricotta was a ten/10. And since I can’t depart an Italian restaurant with out consuming pasta (that should be a sin, sure?), we ordered the Spaghetti Limone – image thick, completely cooked do-it-yourself noodles with an impossibly shiny lemon sauce that tasted like sunshine in a pasta. Oh wait, I nearly forgot we additionally ordered the Crispy Calamari and the way might I try this – it was very good!

Now, I’ve by no means been an excellent liar, so I need to inform you that I haven’t but visited the following two eating places. BUT I’ve pals who know stuff relating to meals, and phrase on the road is that you just don’t wish to miss this one: I can’t wait to return again to proceed my tour! If a steak is what you’re after, that is your home. Victoria from our crew recommends getting the Crispy Half Hen (and a martini). It’s all concerning the vibes at Main Tom- modernized, elevated steakhouse with a retro really feel, and it’s on the 40th ground which is cool, so you’ll be able to see the mountains otherwise you’re proper beside the Calgary tower, relying on the place you’re sitting. The drinks are wonderful and don’t skip the dessert: order the Baked Alaska.

The identical firm that owns Main Tom additionally owns Barbarella together with Bridgette Bar and Lulu – apparently, they’re all unbelievable so contemplate including them to your listing.

Top 6 Places to Eat in Calgary
picture credit: @themajortombar

I ran out of time to go right here and whereas I’m penning this on the aircraft residence (principally as a result of I’m getting outdated and dropping my reminiscence – tomorrow it might all be gone lol), I’m deeply wishing that I had extra time, or abdomen capability, to eat right here. It’s on the high of my listing for subsequent time!

Oh my gosh – presumably the most effective tacos I’ve ever had in my complete life! It took all my restraint to not order a margarita however since I didn’t have room in my schedule for a siesta (it was lunch, in spite of everything), I went for the Agua Fresca as a substitute (strive the hibiscus one). Begin your meal off with the Salsa Sampler – watch it, a few of them are SPICY however they’re all so flavourful – the do-it-yourself chips had been high notch and such a beneficiant portion. I needed every thing off the menu (Mexican meals is my favorite) however managed myself and solely ordered the Bira taco and the Fish Taco (the fried one). If I die tomorrow, please ship me on my manner with a large order of each. The truth that I’m penning this from 1000’s of toes within the air hurtling on the pace of sound in a metallic tube simply crossed my thoughts. And I can’t even get tacos up right here.

Don’t let the dimensions of this tiny Italian joint idiot you – it’s nothing however phenomenal. You’ll be able to’t go fallacious with something on the menu, however the Whipped Ricotta is one that you just completely should order. The crowded, small area, beautiful contemporary meals, and noisy chatter makes you’re feeling such as you’re proper in Italy.

Not a restaurant, however value a point out.

It was so chilly after I visited that I used to be begging for any excuse to cease, and for the reason that pet retailer and the nail salon would have been awkward, luck was in my favour, and I bought to go to Lina’s. This little Italian deli/store is cute and crammed with Italian pastries, stunning cooking issues (I purchased a mini set of cute pastel latte bowls), and all of the specialty Italian substances you possibly can think about!

We ventured into Monogram Espresso 98% frozen, which made a latte notably engaging–we ordered the Cardamom Vanilla Latte which was a beautiful twist. I believe they modify up their function coffees and have a pleasant small menu which I all the time respect. Nice espresso. Whereas assembly our Calgary crew over lunch we had a giant debate over the most effective espresso store on the town. The gals every had their very own fav which included Alforno, Deville, Phil + Sebastian, which has a joint location with a bakery, and Sidewalk Citizen which is correct on the river and wonderful to go to in good climate.

Top 6 Places to Eat in Calgary

What do you assume!? Did I miss your favorite?! Let me know beneath. xo



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