Scones from Sidewalk Citizen
Every good brunch is built on a solid foundation of carbohydrates, and you can’t go wrong with scones. The ones made by Sidewalk Citizen founder Aviv Fried are legendary, so be sure to toss an assortment in a basket (butter and jam optional).
618 Confluence Way S.E., 403-457-2245, sidewalkcitizenbakery.com
Freshly squeezed juice from Sunterra
Brunch should come with a citrus squeeze and Sunterra has a variety. Try the beet-and-orange for something different or stick to the classics – orange and grapefruit – straight-up or with a splash of prosecco.
Seven locations, sunterramarket.com
Bacon or sausage from Cured
Pick up some house-cured, nitrate- and phosphate-free bacon or sausage from the vast display at Cured Delicatessen, because everyone likes bacon.
8409 Elbow Dr. S.W., 403-244-0570, curedyyc.com
Parfaits made with Highwood Crossing Granola and Bles-Wold Yogurt
For an Alberta-style parfait, take crunchy granola made with organic oats, flax and sunflower seeds from Highwood Crossing in High River, drizzle with maple syrup and Highwood’s cold-pressed canola oil, and layer with yogurt (regular or thick Greek-style) made with milk from the herd of Holsteins at Bles-Wold Dairy & Yogurt in Lacombe.
Available at Calgary Co-op stores, calgarycoop.com; bles-wold.com, highwoodcrossing.com
Quiche from Manuel Latruwe
The rich, thin, buttery quiche at Manuel Latruwe is just about the best vehicle for eggs, ham, veggies and cheese there is. You can pick them up whole, in two delicate sizes. Warmed up or served cold, they’re equally delicious.
1333 1 St. S.E., 403-261-1092, manuellatruwe.com