We once requested finer dining, more restaurants in the downtown core and more innovative dishes, but Calgary’s food needs are always changing. What’s next for our food scene? We asked some of the city’s foodies to tell us what they hope to see develop in Calgary.
“At the rate things are changing, if there is anything missing, it’ll be here before we know it.” – Stephanie Arsenault, blogger, globaldish.ca
“An inner city farmers’ market. If our city could connect easier with local farmers, I believe this would change the face of not only our restaurants but how our city sees food.” – Jayme McFayden, co-owner, UNA pizza + wine, Ox and Angela
“A staple, something this city can call its very own. Like Montreal’s smoked meat sandwich, Philadelphia’s cheese steak, Boston’s cream pie or Coney Island’s Holiday Grill. What will that be for Calgary? We’ll leave that up to the young and innovative to create.” – Bruce Munro, executive chef, Cravings Market Restaurant
“A porridge bar.” – Rita Tripathy, owner, Jelly Modern Doughnuts
“The only thing missing is the recognition from outside of Calgary that there is a great, world-class food city here.” – Andrew Stevens, corporate chef, Vintage Group