It’s almost that time YYC! We hope that you’re hungry because Calgary’s city-wide, do-good festival, Poutine With Purpose starts this Friday, April 23rd.

Since announcing its return earlier this year, we’ve practically been on the edge of our seats waiting to hear which Calgary restaurants will be participating, but the wait is over! The folks behind this incredibly tasty event have just released its 2021 partners and trust us when we say, that you won’t know where to begin.

With 39 of Calgary’s favourite restos, you might not be able to get through all of them, but as a city, we’ll definitely be able to make an impact!

For those who might not be aware, not only will this be an incredibly delicious week, it’ll also be a rewarding one because for every poutine sold between the 23rd and May 1st, one YYC youth will actually receive a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner through Mealshare!

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With this in mind, here are the eateries that will put their best fries forward in this year’s festival! 

  • 4th Spot
  • Amihan Grill + Bakeshop
  • Bea’s Cafe
  • Big Cheese Kensington
  • The Cheeseburger Poutine
  • Bitter Sisters Brewery
  • Calcutta Cricket Club
  • Cravings Restaurant
  • Dandelion Nourish
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Expat Asia (Avenida Market)
  • Fionn MacCool’s Cross Iron
  • Flower & Wolf
  • The Goose
  • Gorilla Whale
  • Greenbean Catering
  • The Guild
  • Heaven Artisan
  • Kerby Cafe
  • King of Donair
  • Last Best Brewery
  • Leopold’s (Beltline, Bowness, Edmonton)
  • Mikey’s on 12th
  • Mykonos Street Grill (Avenida Market)
  • Nash
  • New York Fries (Available from any of the 7 Calgary New York Fries Locations and/or Skip The Dishes, Ubereats or DoorDash)
  • OEB
  • Paddy’s Barbecue and Brewery
  • Pig and Duke (12th Ave, Downtown)
  • Roy’s Kitchen
  • Ship and Anchor
  • Shoe and Canoe
  • Taiko Canteen
  • Trolley 5
  • VBurger
  • Vegan Streets
  • Waffles & Chix (Avenida Market)
  • The Westwood
  • Wok Box
  • Yellow Door

Whew, there you have it, friends! Don’t you just love it when making a difference is as easy as lifting a fork? Prepare yourselves, Calgary. It’s about to get seriously cheesy.


When: Friday, April 23rd – May 1st
Where: See participating restaurants here
Cost: Prices vary