At this point, you're probably getting hungry. Now for sure, there is your fair share of American franchises from your standard fast food, to Five Guys and Fatburger, to Olive Garden and Red Lobster. But if you're in Calgary, you have to try out their blossoming local food scene. If you've never been to Canada, most Canadians will tell you that you need to try poutine. If that word means nothing to you, think luxury fries bursting with flavor. One of my favorite places for poutine is a spot called N9NA
. They've got a huge selection of poutine varieties including Eggs Benny Poutine and Buffalo Chicken Poutine. While you're there (and if you've got any space left), you might also want to take a look at their stuffed burgers. There is a lot of variety on that side of the menu as well included a Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burger.
For something a little fancier, check out Ten Foot Henry
for a vegetable anchored menu. Definitely get the tomato and feta dish for a surprisingly complex mix of flavor. Another option is Cardinale
for Italian. If you time it right, you can get their menu half-priced after 9:00 PM.
For authentic Latin cuisine, check out La Casa Latina
. We're talking incredible pupusas, flautas, fried plantain, and more. For a Caribbean plate including delicious jerk chicken, visit Simply Irie
down on 17th Avenue SW. If you're in the mood for Indian, head up into the Northeast for the most selection, including Marina Dosa, which is approved by my Indian wife. And you'll have no shortage of Shawarma or Asian, such as Jerusalem Shawarma
and Shibuya Izakaya
The next morning, check out OEB
for brunch. They have a wide variety of options, but I usually look at their BOX'D menu that features incredible potato anchored bowls. Pro-tip: swap out the potatoes for their waffle fries. They are the best fries in the city. And if all of these options are giving you option paralysis, just head over to Crossroads Market
if you're here on a weekend. They have a great choice of food vendors from all different cuisines, including one of our favorite places called Waffles & Chix