When it comes to eateries, cafe’s & taprooms, YYC is spoiled for choice – but that doesn’t mean we don’t welcome newcomers! From fusion foods to fast food, we’ve seen a variety of exciting concepts pop up within the city and this summer, we challenge you to try ’em all! Not sure where to go? Here are 10 new restaurants in Calgary that you have to check out sooner rather than later!



Cocktails, tapas, and art – sounds like a winning combination, no? The Artist Lounge serves a variety of chef-inspired eats and boozy sips inspired by their featured artists, The A Lounge aims to make the idea of going to an art gallery “less intimidating,” by giving guests something to do with their hands.

Where: 1840 20th Avenue NW, Calgary
Instagram: @theartistloungeyyc


A Toronto-born burger joint, Burger Priest is known for its juicy patties, hand-pressed chicken sammies and old-fashioned shakes. Here, the food is fresh, the concept is unique and the price is right – so check it out.

Where: 4600 130 Ave SE #418, Calgary
Instagram: @theburgerpriest

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Serving dinner, drinks and lunch, this modern Japanese resto is definitely worth stopping by (especially during their happy hour). From Katsu and ramen, sushi and tasty cocktails, their entire menu is light, fun and inspired.

Where: 13200 Macleod Trail, Calgary


With a ‘fresh take on Italian,’ Sorella is a family-forward resto, with a small but mighty menu and a stunning interior. If you’re looking to get your fill of delicious comfort food in an oasis-like restaurant – this is definitely the place!

Where: 1036 Centre St N, Calgary
Instagram: @sorellatrattoria


Located in Crowfoot, Jun Katsu is a brand new spot where hungry Calgarians can get curry, takoyaki and rice cakes – which together, sound like the perfect meal, honestly. Check it out and enjoy.

Where: 20 Crowfoot Crescent NW #420, Calgary
Instagram: @junkatsuyyc



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If you’re like us and cannot resist Mediterranean food, you have to check out Kama. Serving Za’atar Chicken, Puttanesca and a wide variety of spirits – not only is this place beautiful, it’s also pretty dang tasty.

Where: 211 11th Ave SW
Instagram: @kamayyc


An eatery committed to perfecting the ‘art of the sandwich,’ this South East restaurant serves baked artisan bread, fresh toppings, wraps and soup. While this is Calgary’s first location, these folks have been in the game for a long while and have opened franchise locations all over North America, so why not see what all the hype is about?

Where: 4307 130 Ave SE Unit 19, Calgary
Instagram: @earlofsandwichyyc



A concept straight out of a science fiction movie, Space Robo Chicken will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen in Calgary, Said to have robot chefs, this futuristic spot serves a variety of items like drumsticks, thighs, wings, fries, salads and rice. Yum!

When: Mid-July 2022

Where: 118-6008 Macleod Trail Southwest, Calgary
Instagram: @spacerobochicken



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This summer, the folks that brought some of Calgary’s favourite spots to life will also open Fortuna’s Row in the East Village – a Latin American resto with stunning decor and a blindingly bright future. We can’t wait to check it out – hopefully it won’t be too much longer!

Where: 421 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary
Instagram: @fortunas.row


Celebrating plant-based bites, Fire and Flora is expected to open in Calgary’s inner-city this summer and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a full-out meal or just a few drinks, veggie lovers and open-minded meat-eaters are going to love this place.

Where: 130 227 11 Ave SW

And there you have it, foodies! 10 new restaurants in Calgary that you have to check out this summer Enjoy!