19 New Restaurants That Opened in N.E. Calgary in 2022

This quadrant welcomed several new bakeries, as well as restaurants specializing in Thai, Italian, Indian, Mexican and Pakistani cuisine.

Abbey's Creations. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Calgary’s dining scene grew at an impressive pace this year, with more and more spots opening every month. Here’s a look at some of the new restaurants and cafés that opened in northeast Calgary over the course of 2022.

 

Abbey’s Creations

This year saw the arrival of three new locations of Abbey’s Creations, which are located in Pacific Place Mall, Inglewood and just off Barlow Trail. Halo halo, creamy avocado and raspberry cheesecake are just some of the delicious ice cream flavours you can get at these spots. The company now has seven locations in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Pacific Place Mall, 999 36 St. N.E.; 112, 4925 Barlow Tr. N.E., 403-452-3299; and 1109 9 Ave. S.E., abbeyscreations.com

 

Bakeography Cafe

 

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This new bakery opened in northeast Calgary on October 16. Led by chef Astha Malhotra, the shop features a wide range of Indian-inspired French pastries that range from gulab jamun cake, to citrus shortbread cookies, to sweet and savoury croissants. You can enjoy it all with a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

2114, 3730 108 Ave. N.E., @bakeographycafe

 

Cabeza Grande

This new Mexican restaurant in Bridgeland celebrated its grand opening in September. The bright dining space is a great place to enjoy starters like tortilla soup and avocado bites or tacos that come with toppings like Baja fish, barbacoa mushrooms or Alberta pork.

1010 McDougall Rd. N.E., 403-474-8226, @cabeza.grande.bridgeland

 

Casa Catrina

Casa Catrina is a new Calgary destination for Mexican cuisine. Enchiladas, mole with chicken, tacos and chile relleno are just a few of the tasty dishes you can enjoy with some friends or family here.

170, 11120 11 St. N.E., @casacatrinayyc

 

Chicko Chicken

There’s a new spot to get your fill of Korean-style fried chicken in Calgary. Head to Chicko Chicken to try flavours like soy garlic, cheese snow, buldak, yangyeom and more.

925, 9650 Harvest Hills Blvd. N.E., 403-452-4763, @chicko_calgaryhh

 

Chungchun

 

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This Korean-style hot dog chain has hundreds of locations around the world and recently opened its first Calgary location inside Pacific Place Mall. There are hot dogs covered in chicken nuggets, cheese, sweet potato and more.

315, 999 36 St. N.E., 403-454-8820, chungchunricedog.ca

 

Codo Agave Social House

Your next airport visit just got even tastier. Located within Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal, Codo is a new spot to unwind with a tequila cocktail and tasty fare like short rib poutine, shrimp aguachile, steak frites, seared Atlantic salmon and more.

Inside Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal, 2001 Airport Rd. N.E., 403-250-6291, codoagave.com

 

Golden Kway Teow Palace

This new restaurant, which specializes in Cambodian and Vietnamese dishes, recently opened in northeast Calgary. Try dishes like the crispy buttered chicken wings, the KT Palace special dry noodles with a side of soup, the KT Palace beef lok lak with rice, durian sticky rice and more.

10, 1420 40 Ave. N.E., 825-733-2188, goldentkpalace.ca

 

Karahi Boys

 

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Karahi Boys, a franchise specializing in traditional Pakistani cuisine, opened its first Alberta location in Calgary’s Falconridge neighbourhood in June. The warm and spacious interior welcomes guests to choose from a substantial menu of chicken, goat, kabab and veggie karahis, as well as barbecue dishes and starters like chatpata fried wings and paneer bites.

5455 Falsebridge Dr. N.E., 403-879-2625, karahiboys.com

 

Machi Machi

This bubble tea company, which already has locations in Ontario and British Columbia, recently opened its first Alberta location in Calgary’s Bridgeland neighbourhood. Try flavours like oolong milk tea, jasmine green tea with cream foam or a strawberry latte with panna cotta.

737 1 Ave N.E., machimachi.ca 

 

Made by AKB

Now open in Savanna Bazaar in the community of Saddle Ridge, Made by AKB is a new bakery storefront where you can get sweet treats like cake jars, mini cheesecakes, stuffed cupcakes and more. The bakery also serves tea and Rosso coffee.

3180, 5850 88 Ave. N.E., 403-389-5092, madebbyakb.ca

 

Mari Bakeshop

 

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Mari Bakeshop is officially back (and now located in Bridgeland) after closing its East Village bakery back in the summer of 2021. The new location is a bright and spacious spot to enjoy treats like choux pastries, slices of roll cake and other baked goods ranging from monkey bread to croissants. Be sure to order a baguette or loaf of bread to enjoy at home later, too.

103 St. Matthew Square N.E., 403-214-0629, maribakeshop.ca

 

Om Cuisine of India

Om Cuisine of India now has a second location to its name. Located at the Airport Travellers Inn in Vista Heights, this location features a daily all-day buffet, or you can choose dishes like samosa chaat, tandoori chicken, dal makhani and more from the expansive menu.

Airport Travellers Inn, 1808 19 St. N.E., omcuisineofindia.com

 

Scarpetta at the Riviera

Treat yourself to some delicious Italian fare at Scarpetta at the Riviera, located within Riviera Plaza Hotel. Start with focaccia and calamari before moving on to some gnocchi, bistecca or hand-stretched pizza in the large, bright dining room.

3515 26 St. N.E., 403-984-3102, scarpettaeatery.com

 

Snowcapz Cafe

 

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This Korean dessert café added a second location to its roster over the summer, and you’ll find it in Pacific Place Mall. Choose from more than a dozen shaved ice flavours, as well as snacks like cruffins, croffles and a range of hot and cold drinks.

Pacific Place Mall, 319, 999 36 St. N.E., snowcapzcafeyyc.com

 

The Stoop Cafe

 

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Start your morning off with a coffee and breakfast sandwich (there are three varieties) from this new café in Renfrew. You can also opt for a panini, a waffle sandwich and other snacks during the rest of the day.

1027 Russet Rd. N.E., 825-408-0303, @thestoopyyc

 

Takoyami

 

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This Vista Heights eatery specializes in takoyaki. The popular Japanese street food is available with six different topping options. If you’re sharing with friends, order one of the Takoyaki Feast options to try a few different flavours in one 25- or 42-piece order.

114B, 2323 32 Ave. N.E., 403-717-9377, instagram.com

 

Thai Siam

 

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There’s a new spot to get your fill of delicious Thai fare in northeast Calgary. Thai Siam, which had its grand opening on September 17, offers a menu of Thai-style skewers, larb salad, green or panang curries, tom yum seafood soup, pad Thai and more.

702 41 Ave. N.E., 403-680-0366, thaitakeout.ca

 

Xin Chao Coffee

 

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Spread over two levels, this new café in Sunridge offers plenty of space to relax with a coconut coffee or smoothie in hand. If you’re hungry, you can also order appetizers like spring rolls or salad rolls.

3110, 2255 32 St. N.E., 403-590-9999, @xinchaoyyc

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