How to Spend $20 at Taste Of Calgary 2017

Our suggestions for how to use your sampling tickets if you like meats or sweets or want to sample from the cuisines of the world.

Photo Courtesy Taste Of Calgary


It’s that time of year again, the city’s annual Taste Of Calgary takes place August 10 to 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza.

The sampling festival includes dishes and beverages from restaurants around Calgary. It also showcases local musicians, artisans, and entrepreneurs. This year, the new Foodie Stage is where you’ll be able to find chefs, authors, speakers and much more.

While admission to the festival is free, tickets to sample food and beverages can be purchased for $1 each. Menu prices range from two to five tickets per item. There are plenty of ways to spend your tickets, here are our suggestions for $20 worth of sampling.


The Globe Trotter

2 Tickets | Sugar Cookies filled with dulche de leche at Empanada Queen

3 Tickets | Mexican-style corn on the cob at Molcajete

5 Tickets | Chicken tikka on a stick from Africana

5 Tickets | Polynesian pork tacos from Calgary Flames Catering

5 Tickets | Pork, lotus roots and jalapeno dumplings from Dumpling Lab


The Meat Lover

2 Tickets | Two chicken wings or one chorizo at Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

4 Tickets | Nashville hot chicken sliders at Paper St.

4 Tickets |  Old fashioned pulled pork sandwich with baked beans, coleslaw or potato salad at Cowtown Beef Shack

5 Tickets | Angus steak bites with ginger steak sauce at The Canadian Brewhouse

5 Tickets | Ginger beef at China Rose


The Sweet Tooth

2 Tickets | Dark chocolate baklava at Vasili's Catering

3 Tickets | Mini pillow donuts with raspberry lime coulis or Nutella at Ceili's

3 Tickets | Churros filled with strawberry, chocolate and caramel at Yummy Churros

3 Tickets | Rice Crispy treat ice cream sandwich at Naina's Kitchen

4 Tickets | Cookies and cream at Mini Melts

5 Tickets | Mini funnel cake with roll at Ice Panda


For more information on Taste Of Calgary or to buy tickets in advance, visit

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