Spring has practically sprung, YYC! With patio season already in full swing, warmer temperatures in the forecast and restrictions at ease, we imagine that you guys are about ready to get out and about. One safe, delicious way to do that is to hit up a new spot and man, are we spoiled for choice. Here are 12 new and up-coming restaurants to check out in Calgary this season!
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. You will not be disappointed!
Where: 4307 130 Ave SE #180
From creative cocktails to inspired menu items, a sophisticated lounge area and even a light-up dance floor, Calgary’s newest restaurant Rendesvouz kind of has it all. This spring, suit up and check them out for an evening of high class, no couch fun.
Where: 3750 Market Street SE, Calgary
A good time doesn’t and shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. At Chemical Steve’s on 17th, everything is $6 or less, meaning you can drink more and cry less the next morning when you look at your credit card statement!
Where: 718 17th Avenue SW
Noto is authentically Italian and crafted by dessert pro, Dom Tudda, the owner of Pulcinella in Kensington. With over 16 flavours of gelato including Lemon Sorbetto, Hazelnut, Mint Chocolate and Nutella, we can’t think of a better spot to stop by this spring!
Where: 236 4 St NE, Calgary
Serving outrageously good Mediterranean food and cocktails, Orchard is practically a sunburn away from being an actual vacation. Seriously, this place is on freaking point, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from the folks who also brought us Shelter.
Where: 134, 610 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
This spring, check out Jia Jia Bar, a new Asian Street food spot with unreal menu items like the Macau pork chop burger, the Singapore style curry vermicelli, bubble tea, and a variety of tasty shareables and of course, unique cocktails and shots!
Where: 1033 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Serving chicken, Gyro and Falafel, middle eastern/American restaurant, The Halal Guys have built an empire on delicious late-night bites and their too-good-to-be-true sauce. Now, with a restaurant in every other US state, plus one in the UK, they’re finally opening a location here in Calgary! Check out the link above for more information!
Where: 17th Avenue SW – TBA
This spring, indulge outdoors in Banff’s brand new 360° Dome dining room; an unbeatable private venue with unreal food and a spectacular view. Located on the Upper Garden Terrace of the Fairmont hotel, the dome will feature a gourmet brunch, afternoon charcuterie, and an extravagant 5-course menu. Check out the pricing above!
Where: 405 Spray Avenue Banff, AB
Bacon, eggs, cheese and a toasted to perfection brioche bun? That’s what we call bliss. Hot off the heels of his brand new burger pop-up, local legend and the Food Network star, Chef Pigot has already launched another delicious experience, Pigot’s Breakfast Club. Check out the menu above, and order now – trust us you won’t regret it.
Where: Uber Eats, Door Dash and Skip the Dishes
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Korean fusion restaurant Cheezytales, is an inventive spot specializing in corndogs and Instagram-worthy bites. From their Takoyaki Corndog, which is filled with fishcake and coated with panko, then topped with mayo, takoyaki sauce, and bonito flakes; crowd-pleasers like their potato cheezy dog, which is exactly what you think that it is, and colourful creations like the Papa Dan this place is a must-visit this spring!
Where: 13226 Macleod Trail #110, Calgary
Yeah, you could make a cup of Joe at home… or you could make a difference! This morning, treat yourself to something new while also supporting an incredible cause by stopping by Calgary’s newest shop, the Lil E Coffee Cafe, a not-for-profit spot meant to give those who have intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn and grow. This place is an awesome idea, with an amazing message and we can’t think of a better shop to grab your next latte – so check them out!
Where: Sun Life Plaza – 140 4 Ave SE, Calgary
Looking to grab a drink where it’s quiet? Check out Paper Lantern, a contemporary speakeasy-style lounge with amazing-looking Vietnamese tapas, subs, bowls, and a super unique, tropically inclined drink menu. You might not be able to hop on a plane right now, but you can trick your tastebuds into thinking you’re on vacation.
Where: Basement – 115 – 2 Avenue SE, Calgary
There you have it, hungry friends! 12 new and coming restaurants to check out in Calgary this season! Which ones will you be checking out first? Happy munching!