Skip to content

Food and restaurants in Calgary

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Famous local restaurant located in central downtown that specializes in local and Canadian food/game/wines. Indoor cozy charismatic venue complemented by outdoor patio that is set in the middle of Prince's Island park (must walk final 5 blocks to access).”
  • 57 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is my favourite place! I love the kale salad and the margherita pizza!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
“They have a bourbon room on the 2nd level and bowling on their lower-level pretty cool right?! If you are not into those things their main level is alward pretty busy great beer, ambience and food.”
  • 58 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great Historical Site of Calgary, also hosts large outdoor events. The Wooden Fort operates from 1875-1914 by the North West Mounted Police is a now a historical museum. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of our favorite places on 17th Ave. Communal seating and very social pub. Amazing Patio.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“A hip go-to Mexican place... try the chilly coconut margarita. It will blow your socks off. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pub
“Our favorite pub downtown. Amazing food but no patio. Next door to the National Bar as well if you want to hit both pubs. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the more highly regarded restaurants in calgary, you will almost certainly need a reservation a day in advance. Food is excellent, on the more expensive side certainly but it's worth it. ”
  • 32 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“This place serves some of the best coffee in Calgary! Do not hesitate to start your day off or get a boost mid day here!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Grocery shopping is a pleasure here. A nice mix of Italian and locally sourced foods. Look for the Valbella bacon from Canmore. If you're to lazy, tired, hungry to cook, the premade pastas are perfect to take home, and heat in the oven. The freshly baked breads and ciabatta are a must. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cafe
“For the sweet tooth! With every dessert under the sun paired with a tea or a coffee, I promise you won't leave this place without a smile! ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“European-inspired coffee shop also serving brunch fare, homemade pastries, sandwiches & wine. Nestled in the heart of Sunny side, Vendome Café offers the charm and warmth of a European café. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Cafe
“Get place to start your morning. Highly recommended cafe along in the 17th Avenue shopping district, and popular with the locals in the neighbourhood. Locally owned and operated. You’ll also find lots of posters, programs and flysheets for upcoming arts and culture events in the city.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
“For a great cup of coffee or one of the tastiest breakfasts in walking distance - you must try Lazy Loaf & Kettle. The kids hot chocolate is topped with whip cream, sprinkles & smarties. Every item we have savored here has been a hit with our family. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“ Great place to do work or chill by a fireplace with a tea/coffee!! Short walk to the Bow River and the Peace Bridge!!!!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cafe
“Trendy place to hang out with friends or work/ study. free WIFI = pacamara ”
  • 19 locals recommend

Bakeries

Italian Restaurant
“Grocery shopping is a pleasure here. A nice mix of Italian and locally sourced foods. Look for the Valbella bacon from Canmore. If you're to lazy, tired, hungry to cook, the premade pastas are perfect to take home, and heat in the oven. The freshly baked breads and ciabatta are a must. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
“In the Simmons Building in East Village. A great place to stop on a walk, run or bike along the river. Organic baked staples and treats, breakfast, lunch, soups, sandwiches ,salads and stews. You can order and pick up your coffee at Phil and Sebastians in the same building. Nice patio for people watching. They also have a bakery in the Sunnyside organic grocery store in Kensington. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“For a great cup of coffee or one of the tastiest breakfasts in walking distance - you must try Lazy Loaf & Kettle. The kids hot chocolate is topped with whip cream, sprinkles & smarties. Every item we have savored here has been a hit with our family. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing pastries! Fantastic coffees. Uncomfortable chairs. Still a great place for French pastries. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is an amazing bakery... give it a try. Casual, venerable family-owned bakery specializing in Dutch heritage baking & sweets & cheese buns.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Located right across the street, this gem roasts it's own coffee and is said to be Calgary's best!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“While visiting the lovely Kensington area, treat yo'self to some really amazing cupcakes. Gluten free options available.”
  • 9 locals recommend