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.
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.
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.