With the new year comes resolutions to drink less, eat better and save more money. So, this month we’ve gathered some food and drink items that will help keep you on track without taking away all the fun. Here are five things we’re excited to eat and drink in January.
Committing to Dry January doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious cocktails. Seedlip is the world’s first distilled, non-alcoholic spirit that also happens to have zero sugar and calories. You can get three flavours of Seedlip at Bridgeland Market: citrusy Grove 42, herbal Garden 108 and warm and spicy Spice 94. Find non-alcoholic cocktail recipes on the Seedlip website.
1104 1 Ave. N.E., 403-269-2381, bridgelandmarket.com
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And if Dry January is not your thing, Eighty-Eight Brewing Company just released a new small-batch beer. The Good Morning is a creamy and bold Vietnamese coffee stout that’s served with condensed milk on the side in case you want to mix it with your beer for the full coffee experience. It comes in strong at 7.4 percent ABV so it’s probably a one-and-done kind of beer, but it’s also the perfect warm-you-up-from-the-inside beer we could all use in the middle of winter.
1070, 2600 Portland St. S.E., 403-452-5880, eightyeightbrewing.ca
If you’re trying to reduce your meat intake in 2019, a Beyond Meat burger is a nice place to start. We’ve all heard the hype around A&W’s meatless Beyond Burger but there are several spots around Calgary to get one, including The Street Eatery, which actually has six variations. A highlight is the Seoul Burger, which is topped with pickled red cabbage, cilantro, green onion, peanuts, vegan mayo and gochujang (red chili paste).
890 4 Ave. S.W., 403-234-9969, thestreeteatery.com
Our diet isn’t the only thing that takes a hit over the holidays — our bank accounts are pretty sad around this time of year, too. But if you still want to dine out, Native Tongues Taqueria never disappoints and on Tuesdays you can get tacos for just $2.50 each all day. The deal is also available during its daily late-night happy hour starting at 10 p.m.
235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca
It seems like absolutely everyone was posting Instagram videos of homemade celery juice over the break. But we’re back to work now, and let’s face it — ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, we’re curious to try Henry, a cold-pressed juice collaboration between Juice Because and plant-focused restaurant Ten Foot Henry. The drink energizes with celery, kale, parsley, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger. Juice Because is also running a 28-Day Celery Juice Challenge starting on January 17, which gets you 28 bottles of pure celery juice. Drinking celery juice in the morning is said to boost digestion so you can absorb more nutrients from the food you eat during the day.
102, 342 15 Ave. S.W., 403-454-7067, juicebecause.ca