The concert has ended, most of the party cabbed home, but you and a friend are feeling a little peckish and want some late night food in Calgary. Well, fear not hungry night-owls, because this is the de facto guide to late night dining in this fine town. We’re not playing around either, we only picked spots that are open until at least 1AM on weekends.
Here are the 12 best spots to grab some late night food in Calgary, chosen by yours truly with a little help from our pals at Foodora.
Every Calgarian knows of this spot for a late night bite to eat, and they also know that it’s the place the true party animals hit. Whether you’re there to dance on tables and make some new, drunken friends, or just to grab an order of some unreal dumplings and ginger beef, this spot has definitely made a name for itself. And it’s more than for just their Chinese food…
Hours: 11:30 AM – 4:00 AM
Where: Unit 101- 555 11 Ave S.W.
There’s nothing like a hefty box of poutine when you’re having a late night craving. This one is another awesome spot to stop by when strolling down 17th Avenue hungry, and alone. (We’re just kidding, well sorta. Sometimes you’re flying solo and you still need to eat, right?)
Hours: 11:00 AM – 3:30 AM
Where: 738 17 Ave SW
Oh Thai Tai, our one true love. It’s a little embarrassing how well known some of us have become with the staff there, but we’re also not even sorry. Our classic go-to is a satay chicken Vietnamese sub and a taro bubble tea. In the summer, switch it up for a watermelon bubble tea– but always stay true to the Vietnamese sub.
Hours: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Where: 615 17 Ave S.W.
The Stampede is coming up, and it’s pretty easy to find yourself strolling along 17th Avenue at 3AM wondering where to eat next. Thank goodness for Shawarma Knight.
Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: 1512 14 St SW
There is no disguising the fact that when you’re looking for a meal past midnight, you probably aren’t too worried about your health. However, this Subway is open 24 hours, and such a classic, safe (somewhat nutritious) bet. There is absolutely no going wrong with an ooey-gooey cheesy twelve foot pizza sub and good ol’ bag of Doritos though.
Hours: 12:00AM – 12:00AM
Where: 705 8th St SW
This shawarma spot is a Kensington staple. Open until 4:00am every night, it’s a classic late-night indulgence. Whether your preference is chicken or beef– they’re both so good it’s almost impossible to choose– the portions are hefty, the sauces are to die for, and to food is oh-so-satisfying.
Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Where: 1423 Kensington Rd NW
This no-frills resto is open late with an expansive menu of classic & uncommon Chinese dishes, perfect to satisfy any late night cravings. Located in the heart of Chinatown, this hotspot is open until 4:00AM on weekends, and is always bumpin’. Mow down on some spring rolls and some pan-fried chicken with lemon sauce!
Hours: 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Where: 107-2nd Ave SE
It’s hard to go wrong with a late night order of high-end Korean tapas from Anju. With the kitchen open until 1:00AM, do yourself a favour and grab a big batch order that includes the white tiger roll, some spicy pork shoulder, fried brussel sprouts, and lettuce wraps. Whether you choose to feast there or take it home, well that’s up to you folks.
Hours: 11 AM – 1 AM
Where: 344 17 Ave SW
One of our personal favourite spots to head over to is CPU. Whether you’ve been jamming out to an extremely overcrowded show at Broken City, danced your night away at Commonwealth, or just had a few too many throughout the night at National, CPU is always there for you. Load a giant pizza slice up with ranch and hot sauce and you’re good to go.
Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:30 AM
Where: 555 11 Ave SW
And there we go. That’s all the late night food spots in Calgary us and Foodora think you should start with. Now you can easily rebuff your drunk friends’ suggestions to just go to McDonald’s. Come on pal, you can do better.