11 New Calgary Restaurants That Opened in September

Check out these new spots for mochi doughnuts, pasta, Pakistani cuisine, bubble tea and more.

Abbey’s Creations

Abbey’s Creations continues to expand with the opening of its eighth location in Calgary’s Greenwich neighbourhood. Pop by for ice cream cakes, milkshakes and scoops of ice cream flavours like ube queso, honey roasted fig and goat cheese, crème brûlée and more.

101, 45 Greenbriar Lane N.W., abbeys.net

 

Cactus Club Cafe

 

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Calgarians can now dine at Cactus Club Cafe’s newest and largest Calgary location in Arbour Lake. Spanning more than 9,800 square feet, the restaurant offers a lounge, dining room and all-season patio where guests can enjoy menu staples and new dishes like the truffle parmesan chicken or six-layer chocolate slice that are exclusive to this location. There’s even an exterior takeout window for those nights when you feel like dining at home but don’t want to cook for yourself.

112 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., 403-879-6420, cactusclubcafe.com

 

Delmonico

 

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This new addition to Calgary’s dining scene specializes in Western fusion cuisine. Delmonico is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a wide range of menu options like the crispy baby scallops with crab rolls, lamb loin chop or mushroom pasta and garlic spinach.

3220 17 Ave. S.W., delmonico.ca

 

Earls

Earls Restaurant Group has launched its newest destination for brunch, dinner, happy hour and more in southeast Calgary. The new 7,065-square-foot Earls restaurant in Southcentre Mall replaces the now-closed Earls location in nearby Willow Park. The modern and sophisticated interior is inspired by the idea of “mountain meets the prairies” and features artwork by more than 19 local artists. There’s also a 1,135-square-foot, glass-covered patio where you can relax with friends and family.

Read more: Calgary’s Newest Earls Restaurant is Full of Local Art

355, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., earls.ca

 

Happy Cup

If you’re a fan of Happy Cup, you’ll be glad to hear that the bubble tea shop recently opened its third location. Whether your go-to flavour is mango peach, strawberry, kiwi or another fruit combo, there’s a refreshing drink waiting for you here.

1207, 11501 Buffalo Run Blvd., Tsuut’ina, @happycupyyc

 

Lahori BBQ Hut

 

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Lahori BBQ Hut, which has operated as a food truck for six years, now has a dine-in restaurant in Saddle Ridge. The Pakistani restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu with appetizers like Lahori fish pakora and aloo tikki chaat, meat and vegetarian curries, barbecue platters, Chinese dishes, wraps, burgers and more.

912, 10474 Cityscape Dr. N.E., 403-460-8800, @lahoribbqhut

 

Onyx Restaurant & Cafe

Look for this new restaurant in the space that used to house Anatolia Turkish Food in downtown Calgary. The Onyx kitchen, led by chef Justin Lall, serves up dishes of beef carpaccio, a steak sandwich, mussel linguine, short rib vindaloo and more.

105, 237 8 Ave. S.E., onyxrestaurantyyc.com

 

Padmanadi

 

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A popular Edmonton-based restaurant specializing in vegan Indonesian cuisine, Padmanadi has officially made its way to Calgary. Located in Haysboro, the restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu of tasty eats like tom yum soup, bean curd drumsticks, spicy coconut eggplant, curry (veggie) chicken, bakmi goreng and more.

110, 8835 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-300-2270, padmanadi.com

 

Sweet Rice

 

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There’s a new spot to satisfy your sweet tooth in Calgary. Sweet Rice specializes in mochi doughnuts, offering flavours like strawberry sprinkle, ube coconut, mango float and maple dip in the past. Be sure to add some mochi bites to your order as well.

4204 12 St. N.E., 825-437-4237, @sweetriceyyc

 

YYC Pasta Bar

 

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Pasta fans, don’t miss checking out YYC Pasta Bar’s new third location in southeast Calgary. Along with build-your-own pasta options, you can choose from nearly 20 dishes like spaghetti frutti di mare, gnocchi gorgonzola, lobster ravioli alla vodka and baked lasagna.

11520 24 St. S.E., yycpastabar.ca

 

Wow Chicken

 

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Wow Chicken’s fourth Calgary location has officially opened along Macleod Trail in Lake Bonavista. Visit the casual eatery to fill up on Korean fried chicken, seasoned fries, chicken burgers and more.

610, 12100 Macleod Tr., wowchicken.ca

 

More Restaurants That Opened This Year

 

4.2.4 Bar. Kitchen. Social.

This new restaurant in Mount Pleasant offers a wide range of casual and hearty pub fare including an onion ring tower, potato skins, burgers, nachos, pan and thin crust pizza, wings and more. Try to swing by during 4.2.4’s happy hour that runs from Mondays to Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., and keep an eye out for trivia nights starting in March.

101, 2411 4 St. N.W., 403-300-2424, 424yyc.com

 

Abbey’s Creations

Abbey’s Creations continues to expand in and around Alberta with the opening of its seventh Calgary location in Kensington. Pop in for a milkshake, treats like the brownie sundae or a scoop of ice cream in flavours like strawberry matcha or butter tart.

405 10 St. N.W., abbeys-creations.square.site

 

Alforno

Alforno continues to expand across the inner city with the opening of its fourth location. Located in the Livingstone Place South building on the second floor, the new coffee shop offers coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and even doughnuts from Holy Cow.

Livingston Place South Building, second floor, alforno.ca

 

Avitus Wine Bar

Look for this new wine bar in the Avenue Thirty Four Boutiques in Marda Loop. Inside, you can choose from a selection of cheese, meats, pickled vegetables and spreads, or opt for dishes like house made gravlax or oven roasted cheese.

1934 34 Ave. S.W., @avituswinebar.yyc

 

The Banquet

The Banquet, which already has a location in the University District, is now also open in Mahogany. The bar offers plenty of food and drinks to fill up your night, but one of the most appealing things about it is the variety of games you can play while you’re there. Try your hand at 10-pin bowling, ping pong, darts or arcade games either before or after your meal.

1000, 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., thebanquetbar.com

 

Bar Chouette

The Beltline has a new French-influenced dining destination. Located in Fire & Flora’s former space in The District at Beltline, Bar Chouette is a sister restaurant to Foreign Concept and is chef Duncan Ly’s new wine and cocktail bar. A few must-try dishes include Le 1608 Cheese Soufflé, the carrot “hot dog” and the steak frites.

227 11 Ave. S.W., barchouette.ca

 

Begonia Bakehouse

Located in Bread Culture’s former space, this new bakery offers a wide range of baked goods ranging from sourdough baguettes and milk bread to croissants and madeleines. Pop in to pick up some treats from Thursday to Sunday.

1502 14 St. S.W., 587-355-7768, begoniabakehouse.com

 

Beltline CCC

Coffee, tea, convenience items, local art — you’ll find it all at this new café in the Beltline. Pop into Beltline CCC on your next outing in the neighbourhood.

1119 7 St. S.W., @beltlineccc

 

Birdie

Birdie is a fast-casual restaurant in Collingwood that specializes in chicken sandwiches. There are seven chicken sandwiches to choose from (plus a vegetarian option with a chickpea patty) in flavours like Cajun, Mediterranean, Nashville, barbecue, chipotle and tandoori. You can also add a Cold Garden beer or milkshake to your meal. If you’re dining in, check out the small putting green in the restaurant where you can practice your shot while you wait for your food.

Read more: Birdie is Calgary’s New Chicken Sandwich Destination

920 Northmount Dr. N.W., 403-255-8293, @birdieyyc

 

Bono Coffee Roasters

Bono Coffee Roasters, which opened its first location in the Manchester area in 2021, has officially opened a second location in Bridgeland. Visit the bright space to order a fresh cup of coffee made with beans sourced from Ethiopia and a snack.

773 1 Ave. N.E., bonocoffee.ca

 

BRWD

The next time you’re near Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown, pop into the lobby to grab a drink at BRWD. An extension of Regina, Saskatchewan’s Brewed Awakening Coffee Co., this new coffee shop is a great option whether you’re getting a drink and snack for takeaway or want to sit down for a bit.

Lobby floor of Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown, @brwdcoffeeco

 

Bubble Tea Brewers

Bubble Tea Brewers, a local bubble tea shop that has locations in Airdrie and Cochrane already, can now be found in Calgary’s Glamorgan neighbourhood as well. Pop in to enjoy a croffle with drinks like a green apple and lychee smoothie, a mango yakult milk tea or the Banana Chocolate Explosion that’s decked out in candy.

1, 3919 Richmond Rd. S.W., bubbleteabrewers.ca 

 

Bussin

Bussin, which first opened in Inglewood in 2022, has expanded with a second location on 17 Ave. S.W. Inside the bright pink eatery, you’ll find creative wraps, smashed beef and chicken burgers, and alternative burgers with either a veggie patty, cod or halloumi cheese. There are also plenty of sweet bites like waffles and 11 signature shakes.

715 17 Ave. S.W., bussin.ca

 

Chef’s Earth

You may have tried Chef’s Earth’s hearty wraps and bowls at its Calgary Farmers’ Market location before, and now you can also pick some up in the Beltline. The eatery’s new second location celebrated its grand opening on May 8 and offers a mix of healthy and quick breakfast and lunch options.

1019 8 St. S.W., chefsearth.ca

 

Cinnaholic

This popular cinnamon roll chain has added a second Calgary location to its roster. Stop by the new South Trail Crossing location to pick up cinnamon buns in flavours like blueberry pie or Cookie Monster, as well as other treats like scoops of cookie dough, brownies and more.

15, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., 403-460-2462, cinnaholic.com

 

Class Clown Hamburgers

Located in Burger Inn’s former location, this new hamburger joint beckons with its ’80s-style decor and tasty eats featuring Alberta beef and brisket that’s ground-in-house daily. The sizeable burger creations come in flavours like Donald McRonald (with two patties, American cheese, mustard, ketchup, onion and pickles) and Hot Diggity Tonk (with two patties, cheddar, jalapeños, grilled onion, barbecue sauce and bacon). There are also a few chicken or fish burgers, as well as snacks like Nashville hot corn dogs and super fries.

106, 1711 4 St. S.W., classclown.ca

 

Clay Pot Asian Food Kitchen

Located along Crowchild Trail N.W. in St. Andrews Heights, the newly opened Clay Pot Asian Food Kitchen is the sister restaurant of Clay Pot Rice. Tuck into dishes like grilled and braised pork spare rib, beef tartare and shrimp cracker nachos while taking in the videos and moving imagery playing on the walls while you dine.

2122 Crowchild Tr. N.W., 403-452-9855, @claypotyyc 

 

Clique and Sounds

Clique & Sounds Restaurant celebrated its grand opening on May 5. The Sunridge restaurant specializes in Filipino and Western cuisine, with dishes like adobo pork belly, burgers, seafood cioppino, rib-eye steak and more. You can also listen to a live jazz band while you eat on Friday nights.

2121 36 St. N.E., cliqueandsoundsrestaurant.com

 

Congress Coffee

“Strong Coffee. Good Company. Great Music.” That’s what you can expect at this new coffee shop in northeast Calgary, which takes guests back to the ’90s café scene. Along with tea and coffee (including pay-what-you-feel drip coffee), the menu features a few snacks like a turkey sandwich, chickpea curry salad and the Brekky Burrito. Look for live music, comedy and other events starting in March.

1A, 215 36 Ave. N.E., 403-452-7320, congresscoffeeyyc.com

 

The Continental Restaurant YYC

One of Kensington’s newest restaurants, The Continental specializes in upscale French and European fare. Start off with a classic Caesar salad made tableside before digging into entrees like Chicken Suprême, truffle gnocchi or Brome Lake duck breast. You can also check out happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m., or all night on Tuesdays and Sundays.

1131 Kensington Rd. N.W., 587-319-6776, continentalyyc.ca 

 

Deng’s Dumpling

Fill up on dumplings at Deng’s Dumpling’s new second location in Crescent Heights. The menu includes steamed dumplings, steamed pork siomai, boiled pork dumplings and wonton soup.

130, 1000 Centre St. N.E., facebook.com

 

Deville Coffee

Marda Loop is officially home to Deville Coffee’s 14th location. Stop in for a fresh cup of coffee and some banana bread in the bright and welcoming coffee shop space.

103, 2040 34 AVe. S.W., devillecoffee.ca

 

Egg & Spoon

There’s a new spot for breakfast and lunch in Kingsland. At Egg & Spoon, executive chef Jason Moore and his team will help start your day off right with hearty dishes that include carrot cake smoothie pancakes, breakfast huevos nachos, a forest mushroom and smoked cheddar omelette and the restaurant’s signature eggs Benedict with pork belly. At lunch, you can opt for items like a house-smoked pork belly sandwich or the spicy albacore tuna poke bowl.

7729 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-300-3347, eggandspoon.ca

 

Greedy Donut

Calgarians have been flocking to this new doughnut shop in droves ever since it opened on Macleod Trail in early March. Along with a selection of drinks, the shop offers doughnuts in flavours like lemon, Oreo cream cheese, strawberry cream, London Fog and sweet corn. The shop makes its doughnuts in two batches, which are available at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

106, 6008 Macleod Tr. S.W., @greedydonut_yyc

 

Hancook

This new Korean restaurant shares a location with Space Robo Chicken. Bring a few friends to dig into the hearty menu together, which includes wanggalbi tang (beef short rib Korean soup), mul-naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles with sliced brisket, vegetables, egg and beef broth), savoury Korean pancakes and more.

6008 Macleod Tr. S.W., @hancook_korean_cuisine

 

Hankki

Hankki, a chain that started in Calgary and is now expanding across Alberta, has opened its fourth Calgary location in the West Springs area. Stop in at the newest location to order a delicious bowl of cup bop, a Korean-style hot dog and sides of beef bulgogi dumplings or fries.

8521 Broadcast Ave. S.W., hankkica.com 

 

Hitman’s Bar

Located within Cowboys Casino, this new bar is the latest venture from wrestling icon Bret “Hitman” Hart. Between hosting wrestling and sporting events and the mix of Hart’s memorabilia on display, this space is a wrestling fan’s dream. Try cocktails like The Hart Foundation or The Hitman while snacking on casual fare like spicy tuna cakes, steak sandwiches and jerk fried chicken.

421 12 Ave. S.E., 403-703-2903, hitmansbar.com

 

Honjin Izakaya

This new Japanese izakaya is located above Tokyo Street Market’s newest location along Macleod Trail. Head upstairs and take a seat in the expansive dining room, where you can tuck into appetizers like beef tataki and gyoza, sashimi, several kinds of oshizushi, yakitori, stone-grilled Japanese wagyu and more.

5828 Macleod Tr. S.W., 587-356-3288, honjinizakaya.com

 

Iyycburg

Iyycburg, which has locations in Sundance and Sage Hill already, now has a third location in Hillhurst. This has become a popular spot for smash burgers, bubble tea and milkshakes over the past few years, so stop by to try items like the fried chicken sandwich, a lychee bubble tea or an Oreo milkshake.

234 19 St. N.W., 403-289-3289, iyycburg.com

 

Jam’s Diner

Breakfast and brunch fans may recognize this Airdrie diner, which recently opened a second location in the former space of Kane’s Harley Diner in Inglewood. The new location has you covered throughout the day, whether you’re craving pancakes and a Denver sandwich for breakfast or a smoked chicken sando for dinner.

1209 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-5174, jamsdiner.ca

 

JoyTea

This new bubble tea spot in Kensington offers a wide range of refreshing drinks in flavours ranging from passionfruit yakult to creme brûlée tapioca milk tea. If you’re really thirsty, you can even order the Fruit Party Bucket Tea. There are also snacks like chicken wings and tea soup eggs.

130 10 St. N.W., 587-352-7555, joyteayyc.com

 

Junglee Chicken

Korean-style fried chicken is the name of the game at this new eatery in Calgary’s Temple neighbourhood. Junglee offers orders of specific chicken pieces (thigh, breast, wing or drumstick), a chicken burger, combo and box meals, and boneless chicken. You can also pair your chicken with an order of cup bop, a corn dog or sides like fried dumplings or seaweed rolls.

18, 3304 64 St. N.E., jungleechicken.com

 

Kaks Bar & Podcast

Kaks Bar & Podcast brings a new concept to the Beltline, combining a restaurant and bar with a podcast studio in one space. The food menu features items like a Philly cheesesteak, tempura batter portobello bowl or artichoke spinach dip, as well as cocktails and local beers.

1006 1 St. S.E., 403-455-5257, kaksbarpodcast.com

 

Lina’s Italian Piazza

With three Calgary markets to its name already, Lina’s Italian Market has opened a new location in Bite’s former space in Inglewood. Lina’s Italian Piazza offers a substantial grocery area, a coffee bar, gelato and more, not to mention a dine-in restaurant.

1023 9 Ave. S.E., 403-960-1007, linasmarket.com 

 

The Lodge

Located in Hillhurst, The Lodge offers something for everyone on the menu, with options ranging from chicken yakitori to a steak sandwich. You can also pop in for deals on snacks and drinks during après hour, which runs from 3:18 p.m. to 6:21 p.m. on weekdays.

1918 Kensington Rd. N.W., 587-352-1918, thelodge1918.com

 

Magpie

This new vegan spot in East Village offers a wide range of tempting cocktails, as well as a selection of wine, beers and non-alcoholic options. Snack on plant-based bites like seitan wings and vegetable dumplings, or try one of the feature sandwiches.

107, 535 8 Ave. S.E., magpieyyc.com

 

Mama Dessert

Mama Dessert is an Asian dessert shop that recently opened in Chinatown. Swing by to check it out and try dishes like tofu pudding, Japanese cheese coin waffle and daifuku mochi, as well as drinks like milk teas or smoothies.

1, 110 2 Ave. S.E., @mamadessertcanada

 

Milk Ice Cream Club

Previously operating out of John’s Breakfast & Lunch restaurant, this local ice cream company has developed a loyal following over the last few years. Now, you can get a scoop or pint at its new standalone location in Crescent Heights. Pop in to try flavours like HK milk tea, Dunkaroos, White Bunny, sea salt Skor and more.

110, 1000 Centre St. N., milkicecreamclub.ca

 

Milpa

Led by chef Elia Herrera, who has competed on Top Chef Canada and Top Chef Mexico, Milpa is a new Mexican small plates restaurant and cocktail bar in the Beltline. Upon arrival, the first thing you’ll notice are the eye-catching turquoise arches in the space. Once you’re settled in, expect a selection of creative cocktails and dishes like coconut ceviche or the Tres Marias that comes with three dips and house made chips.

3, 1531 5 St. S.W., milpa.ca

 

Modern Love

There were more than a few broken hearts when Broken City first announced it was closing earlier this year. The space is now home to Modern Love, a bar, eatery and event venue with a wide range of concerts, events and tasty eats you can enjoy on the rooftop patio. The vegan menu features cauliflower wings, fries and vegan takes on tacos, burgers, fish and chips and more.

613 11 Ave. S.W., 368-993-5683, modern-love.ca

 

Modus Vivendi

There’s a new pop-up inside of Meat & Bread, which used to be the home of Con Mi Taco once the sandwich shop closed for the day. Now, it’s where you’ll find Modus Vivendi, which blends Mediterranean flavours and Canadian terroir. Visit Thursdays to Saturdays between 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to experience the shareable menu of rabbit and bacon pâté, cavatelli, Pacific halibut and beef flatiron.

Inside Meat & Bread, 821 1 St. S.W., modusvivendiyyc.com

 

Monga

Calgary is now home to Alberta’s first Monga location. The Taiwanese fried chicken chain offers chicken fillets topped with house made chilli powder, salt and pepper seasoning, teriyaki sauce and seaweed powder, and plum powder. You can also opt for nuggets, popcorn chicken, crispy chicken or the Chee-z Signature. Wash it all down with a refreshing fruit tea.

103, 303 Centre St. S.W., @mongaalberta

 

Mumbai Bites

You may have already tried Mumbai Bites through its food truck or takeout kitchen, but now you can also dine in at its new restaurant space in Inglewood. The restaurant specializes in progressive Indian cuisine and offers a mix of small plates like vada pav and dahi puri, tandoori kebabs, curries and more.

1214C 9 Ave. S.E., 587-319-6600, mumbaibites.ca

 

Munch

A new spot for sandwiches and other bites has opened in the space that used to be home to Tubby Dog along 17 Ave. S.W. Run by the former owner of Sandwiched at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Munch offers an ever-changing menu that has recently included a spicy chicken sandwich, New England steak tips, a meatloaf parm sandwich and more.

1022 17 Ave. S.W., @munch_yyc

 

My Little Italia

Satisfy your Italian food cravings at the newly opened My Little Italia in Mission. Specializing in handmade pasta, the restaurant offers a casual and welcoming space to tuck into dishes of brown sage butter gnocchi, spinach ricotta ravioli, seafood tomato pescatore and more. There are also a few mains like the prawn bisque risotto and vitello mushroom marsala.

2015 4 St. S.W., 587-356-1408, mylittleitalia.com

 

Namo Cafe | Bistro

Namo has become a popular brunch destination over the last few years, and now, you can also visit the café and bistro at its new second location in the Beltline. Bring a friend and tuck into a karaage fried chicken brunch bowl, lobster rangoon eggs Benedict, a tiramisu waffle and more.

396 11 Ave. S.W., namocafebistro.com

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

If you love Native Tongues Taqueria in the Beltline, you’ll be happy to hear that there is now a second location of the popular Mexican restaurant. Located in A1 Cantina’s former space in Britannia Plaza, this second location features the same great menu as the original and will eventually have an all-seasons patio as well. Stop in for a salsa tasting, some tostadas and of course, some tacos.

829 49 Ave. S.W., 403-454-8976, nativetongues.ca

 

Ngon 17

Located in Chemical Steve’s former space, Ngon 17 brings a new Vietnamese food option to the Beltline. The expansive menu includes beef rice noodle soups, vermicelli, Vietnamese subs, stir-fries, rice dishes like curry chicken rice and more. Bonus: The restaurant is open late daily, which means you can satisfy your late-night cravings, too.

1, 718 17 Ave. S.W., 587-349-3939, ngon17vietnamesekitchen.ca

 

Oakberry

Oakberry, a Brazil-based company with more than 600 locations across 40 countries, specializes in açai bowls and smoothies with fresh fruit and toppings. Calgarians can experience these items for themselves at the brand’s first two Alberta locations, which both opened in June. There’s a pop-up location in the Brookfield Place courtyard that will be open until the end of September, as well as the latest location inside The District at Beltline.

Read more: A Major Açai Bowl and Smoothie Brand Has Launched a Pop-Up in Downtown Calgary

625 1 St. S.W. and 100F, 227 11 Ave. S.W. (inside the District at Beltline), oakberrycanada.ca 

 

PappaRoti

Malaysian café company PappaRoti has expanded into Alberta with its first Calgary location. Swing by the new Beltline spot to try one of its famous roti coffee buns, which come in flavours ranging from original to Maple Eh!.

333 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-4439, papparoti.ca

 

The Plate

This new upper-level restaurant in downtown Calgary offers a substantial menu of tasty Korean fare. Come with a few friends to try a bit of everything, with options like sweet soy braised chicken, japchae, spicy noodle rice cakes, bibimbap, pancake plates like kimchi jeon and more.

201, 1104 6 AVe. S.W., @theplate_ca

 

Pizza Face

Operating out of Community Natural Foods since fall 2020, this popular pizzeria has moved into its own storefront along 17 Ave. S.W. There are nearly a dozen pizza flavours to choose from, ranging from Tony’s Classic Roni to the popular Mikes Pickle pizza. If you’re not sure which one to try, this location does offer pizza by the slice. Pizza Face also serves a few salads, sandwiches (meatball or mortadella) and snacks like meatballs or marinated olives.

140, 515 17 Ave. S.W., 587-585-8669, therealpizzaface.com

 

Poutinarama

Specializing in Montreal-style poutine, this new eatery offers the popular dish in several flavours including classic, butter chicken, pulled pork, classic Italian, smoked meat and more. You can also add burgers, hot dogs or a Montreal smoked meat sandwich to your dining experience.

718 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-454-1168, poutinarama.com

 

Primary Colours

The team behind Monogram Coffee has opened a new restaurant and café called Primary Colours, which is located right beside Monogram’s Britannia coffee shop location. Chef Matthias Fong, who you may remember from his time at River Café and Deane House, is behind the menu here. The morning brunch menu provides options like a shrimp omelette or French toast with a mushroom and brie filling, or you can dine on plates of ginger beets, charred squash ravioli and seafood chowder at dinner. There’s also a small selection of toasts and sandwiches at the counter that you can get to go or enjoy at the café throughout the day.

802 49 Ave. S.W., primarycolours.cafe

 

Ranchi Cafe + Bistro

There’s a new spot for breakfast and brunch in downtown Calgary. Ranchi Cafe + Bistro offers a wide range of savoury and sweet options to start your day with, including a fried chicken apple compote waffle, lobster eggs Benedict, omelettes, sandwiches and more.

475 8 St. S.W., ranchicafe.com

 

Ruby and the Beast

This new neighbourhood bistro is located in the Beltline space that used to house one of Vegan Street’s former locations. The kitchen, led by chef Cody Fummerton, serves up a handful of handhelds, salads, small plates like prawn ceviche or fried artichokes and larger plates like slow-cooked lamb ribs or grilled mahi-mahi.

1111 7 St. S.W., 403-457-7829, rubyandthebeast.ca

 

Satsuki

There’s a new Japanese dining destination in Kensington. Opt for an appetizer, choose from the wide selection of sushi and small/large rolls, or consider trying the chef’s signature dish, sakekasu miso sablefish risotto. You can also put yourself in the chef’s knowledgeable hands by ordering the chef’s menu (omakase), which is available with limited seating at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

100, 1130 Kensington Rd. N.W., satsuki.ca

 

Seoul Fried Chicken

Edmonton-based Seoul Fried Chicken has made its way to Calgary with a new location in Mission. The crunchy fried chicken comes in seven flavours, with options ranging from a Korean spicy barbecue sauce to cheesy ranch with grated grana padano cheese and parsley. The chicken comes in 10- or 20-piece boxes, or you can opt for a chicken set that comes with either three or five pieces of chicken, a salad and/or side and a drink. While the team is still renovating the restaurant interior, the food is available for takeaway or to enjoy on its patio.

7, 2100 4 St. S.W., 403-453-0822, seoulfried.com

 

Seoul Gamasot

Northwest Calgary is now home to Seoul Gamasot, a new Korean restaurant with an open and inviting dining space. The restaurant offers a variety of soups, stews and hot pot for one to four people. You can pair that with dishes like japchae noodles, ddukbokki, beef short rib, assorted braised sliced meats, bibimbap and more.

23, 12424 Symons Valley Rd. N.W., 403-263-8858, seoulgamasot.ca

 

Side Hustle

The team behind local brunch spot Diner Deluxe opened a new location in Marda Loop in 2022. Last month, the team also launched Side Hustle, a new cocktail spot and eatery that’s around the corner from Diner Deluxe. Order a well-crafted cocktail with bites like the DBL cheeseburger or soft pretzel with rarebit.

In the alley at 2252 33 Ave. S.W., @side.hustle.yyc

 

Sinatras Pizzeria

The next time you’re craving New York-inspired pizza, check out Sinatras Pizzeria in Killarney. This eatery offers 11 types of pizza like The Calgarian (with crushed tomato, mozzarella, pineapple and Capicola ham) and The Mac Daddy (with butter sauce, American cheese, beef, onion, pickle, mozzarella and burger sauce). But pizza isn’t the only thing you’ll find here — Sinatras also offers a selection of wings, pasta dishes and hot dogs.

3315 26 Ave. S.W., 403-455-7222, sinatraspizzeria.ca

 

Sometimes Rice

The teams behind Con Mi Taco and Jellyfish Coffee have launched a new cocktail bar experience in downtown Calgary. Sometimes Rice takes place in Phil & Sebastian’s Stephen Avenue location and works out of the coffee shop’s space from Wednesday to Saturday in the evenings. Make a reservation to try shareables like shrimp and pork dumplings, scallion pancake with beef tongue, bamboo wrapped sticky rice with brown sugar pork belly and more, as well as plenty of tempting cocktails.

102 8 Ave. S.W., @sometimesrice.yyc

 

Spice and Aroma

Hot pot is always a great lunch or dinner option, but being able to build your own hot pot with all your favourite toppings and proteins? That’s extra special, and it’s an experience you can try at Spice and Aroma. With this system, which has diners paying by food weight, you choose the ingredients, soup base, spice level and meat, and then the restaurant brings out the finished soup for you to enjoy.

Unit 5, 2111 Centre St. N.W., 403-769-9009, @spicenaroma.calgary

 

Stonyslope Brewing Company

This new Haysboro brewery is named after a one-room school house that used to reside on the owners’ Alberta family farm. Drop in to sip on a glass of its sour cherry sour or dry Irish stout, which can be paired with some borsch, perogies and sausage or venison mac and cheese.

9620 Elbow Dr., stonyslope.com

 

Streats Kitchen

Fill up on globally inspired street food at the new West Springs location of Streats Kitchen. The menu has a wide variety of tacos, burritos, sandwiches, bowls and more, so there’s something for everyone.

Unit 3110, 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 403-455-4342, streats.ca 

 

Sweet Loretta Bar

Concorde Group’s newest Beltline hot spot combines a snack bar and lounge with DJs and live music. Enjoy share plates of beef tartare, tuna crudo, lemon pepper fries, halloumi and more while listening to the wide range of music (from disco, to soul, to jazz) in the front lounge and upstairs dance floor.

715 11 Ave. S.W., sweetlorettabar.ca

 

Taqueria El Chefe

Head to 17th Avenue S.W. to dine on Mexican street food at this new restaurant, which celebrated its grand opening on February 8. On the menu, you’ll find a wide range of tacos with fillings ranging from grilled steak to a beer marinated vegetable medley, as well as a selection of birria tacos, pizza, nachos and more. You can also try mains like chorizo con queso or pollo asado.

1438 17 Ave. S.W., @elchefecalgary

 

Taste of Yemen

This new addition to 17th Avenue S.W. specializes in delicious Yemeni cuisine. Grab a seat in the spacious interior and share some beef kabsa, lamb or chicken akdah, stews, moofa fish, barbecue dishes or fried chicken. There are also a range of creative drinks, including 11 milkshake flavours, smoothies and cocktails.

1033 17 Ave. S.W., 825-413-7787, tasteofyemen.ca

 

Tava Wok

Tava Wok brings its take on modern Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine to the Taradale neighbourhood. The expansive menu offers something for everyone, with dishes like dahi bhalley, chili paneer, lehsuni chicken tikka and more. There are also more than 30 curries in meat and vegetarian options.

204B, 7171 80 Ave. N.E., 403-764-5700, tavawok.com

 

Tokyo Street Market

The next time you’re craving Japanese food, head to Tokyo Street Market’s newest location along Macleod Trail. There, you’ll find Japanese pastas like creamy lobster shrimp fettuccine and squid ink truffle shrimp spaghetti, eight kinds of ramen, rice bowls, gyoza, takoyaki and more. The restaurant also offers a selection of grab-and-go Japanese drinks, snacks, sushi and other treats.

5828 Macleod Tr. S.W., @tokyostreetmarket.macleod

 

Traylor Parker’s

This Ontario-based Texas barbecue restaurant has expanded to Alberta, opening its second location inside Big Rock Brewery. Expect plenty of barbecue options like pulled pork, ribs, brisket and more made inside four 1000-gallon offset smokers on the property, which can of course be enjoyed with Big Rock beers and ciders.

Inside Big Rock Brewery, 5555 76 Ave. S.E., 403-236-1606, bigrockbeer.com; traylorparkers.ca

 

Uncle Fatih’s Pizza

Uncle Fatih’s Pizza, a local pizzeria chain with nine B.C. locations to its name, has opened its first Alberta location in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood. The selection of vegetarian pizza flavours (there are plenty of meaty ones too) and the sesame seed-topped crust are just some of the things that make this spot stand out. Swing by to try a slice of one of the more than 30 flavours that range from butter chicken to spicy mushroom.

1521 4 St. S.W., unclefatih.com

 

Vegan Club

There’s a new dining destination for vegans (or anyone looked for a plant-based bite) in Kensington. At Vegan Club, you’ll find an extensive menu of casual bites including sandwiches and burgers, bowls, salads, wings, poutine and more.

126 10 St. N.W., 403-270-4050, @veganclubrestaurant

 

Veranda

The teams behind Burwood Distillery and Vaycay Brew Co have come together to open “a collaborative spirit lounge and taproom.” Along with beers and cocktails from each company, guests can snack on handmade pasta, pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings and share plates like garlicky spiced prawns and bourbon crab dip.

2566 Flanders Ave. S.W., @verandayyc

 

Vivaan’s Yummies

Vada pav, dahi puri, prawn malbari, goat biryani, cheese chili naan — these are just a few of the mouthwatering dishes you can enjoy at this new Ranchlands restaurant that specializes in modern Indian cuisine. Complete your meal with mango mastani (an Indian-style mango milkshake) and gulab jamun with ice cream for dessert.

1829 Ranchlands Blvd. N.W., 403-452-8963, @vivaansyummiesnw

 

Wonder Donuts

Head to Discovery Ridge for a sweet treat from the newly opened Wonder Donuts. There, you can pair drinks like lemonade, milk tea or coffee with doughnut options like the Grizzly Bear Claw, eclairs, twists, cinnamon rolls, glazed doughnuts and more.

902, 10 Discovery Ridge Hill S.W., 587-351-8999, wonderdonuts.ca

 

YYC Kitchen & Bar

Located in Daydream café’s former space, YYC Kitchen & Bar is a new brunch, lunch and dinner restaurant by the team behind YYC Pasta Bar. Those coming for brunch can choose from options like French toast, a spinach and mushroom frittata, eggs Benedict or a ham and cheese omelette. There are also lunch and dinner options like baked lamb meatballs, linguine Alfredo, maple glazed salmon and lamb shank.

412 Memorial Dr. N.E., @yyckitchenbar

 

Zaks Eatery and Market

Located in the Acadia neighbourhood, Zaks is both a market and an eatery. Patrons can shop for a wide variety of products at the market, including halal meats, produce and grocery items. There’s also an eatery with Middle Eastern, Pakistani and Indian cuisine, which is where you can enjoy dishes like fish pakora, AAA striploin steak, a lamb rack chops platter, chicken karahi and more.

8906 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-263-0663 (market), 403-692-3099 (eatery), zakseateryandmarket.ca

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