Well, hey there, YYC! Saturday is going to be a beautiful day and you’re likely going to want to soak up the sun, but the question is where?! Maybe you want to take a walk and just stop in for a bite or perhaps you want to make yourself comfortable for an afternoon on the patio. Whatever the vibe may be, here are a few hot new restaurants (or reopened ones) and shops in Calgary you can check out this weekend.


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calavera cantina

Starbelly is back with another brand new sister concept! Serving fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine Calavera Cantina is a vibrant new restaurant with delicious drinks, 11 different kinds of tacos, and big Venice Beach energy. Open wide, Calgary!

Where: 4307 130 Ave SE #180
Instagram: @CalaveraYYC


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Located on 17th Avenue, locally owned and operated Via Convenience carries products made right here in Calgarians by talented entrepreneurs. From candles to coffee, they really have a little bit of everything – which awesome for consumers and creators alike. Also, did we mention that they also have a self-serve soft ice cream machine? Because they do.

Where: 624 17 Ave SW
Instagram: @ViaConvenience 

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Looking to get all romantic-like with your significant other? Perhaps you want to treat yourself to a fancy meal after a long week’s work. Maybe you and a friend are just really hungry and are in the area. Whatever the reason may be, we can almost guarantee that you won’t be disappointed after grabbing dinner at Calgary’s Park Restaurant by Sidewalk Citizen, a newly reopened spot with locally famed chefs and an Israeli-inspired dinner menu. This place is exclusive to the warmer months, and we all know that in Calgary those come and go pretty quick so don’t miss out!

Where: 340 13 Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @ParkBySidewalk



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Ramen, gelato and sushi? What’s not to love! This weekend why not check out Tokyo Station a super cute eatery brought to us by the folks behind the Tokyo Street Market. Modelled after the “the bustling JR Station of the heart of Tokyo,” this new concept has a menu that includes everything from tapioca teas to tonkotsu and will have you going back for more.

Where: 1505 15th Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @Tokyo_Station_YYC


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Okay so this one isn’t technically ‘new’,’ but it is definitely worth mentioning. Folks, after what feels like a lifetime, National on 8th has finally reopened their iconic Stephen Avenue patio and they could not have timed it better. The weekend this weather is supposed to be unreal and the beer will be cold, so check it out!

Where: 225 8 Ave SW #360, Calgary
Instagram: @Ntnl8

There you have it, friends. Hot new restaurants and shops in Calgary to check out this weekend! Enjoy yourselves, be safe, have fun and stay kind!