Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Calgary

These local restaurants are some of the most creative and interesting spots for vegetarian fare in Calgary.

Hearts Choices. Photograph courtesy of Hearts Choices.

Winner – Hearts Choices

If you’re a Calgary vegan or vegetarian, you’re probably familiar with Hearts Choices. Owners Nan Thammanatr and Eahly Shirly are regarded by many as pioneers of Calgary’s vegan food scene, and their Thai-inspired vegan cuisine and market goods are among the best in the city. The eatery carries a wide range of amazing frozen vegan goods such as spare ribs, bac’n and Thai curries.

4127 6 St. N.E., 403-276-2163; 501 77 Ave. S.E. (Calgary Farmers’ Market); heartschoices.com, @heartschoices

 

2nd – Ten Foot Henry

Ten Foot Henry may not be strictly vegetarian, but the impressive sharing menu has many veggie options that draw diners from around the city. The spicy gochujang cauliflower, Thai curry broccoli and jalapeno herb fried potatoes are impeccable. Enjoy it all in a modern and energetic room with a top-tier cocktail in your hand.

1209 1 St. S.W., 403-475-5537, tenfoothenry.com, @tenfoothenry

 

3rd – The Coup

The Coup has long held the reins as the vegetarian dining experience in the city. While it’s gained some company as new vegetarian spots joined Calgary’s dining scene over the years, the restaurant’s popularity and creativity ensure that it will always be a favourite. The innovative menu was created with environmental ethics in mind, meaning much of the food is local and organic. As for a must-try dish, the Korean fried mushrooms are extremely popular.

924 17 Ave. S.W., 403-541-1041, thecoup.ca, @thecoupcalgary

 

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This article appears in the March 2021 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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