147 New Calgary Restaurants That Opened in 2022

There are countless new spots for brunch, burgers, sushi, pastries, cocktails, noodles, pizza, coffee and more.

The bar at Fleetwood Lounge. Photograph by Chris Landry.

There’s no doubt it’s been a busy year for Calgary’s dining scene. Here’s a look at restaurants and cafés that opened across the city during 2022.

 

33 Acres Brewing Company

Vancouver-based brewery 33 Acres has opened a new Calgary location in The District at Beltline. Take your pick of the tasty brews, sandwiches and other snacks on offer at the taproom, and if the weather allows for it, try to grab a seat on the patio by the wood-burning fireplace.

120, 224 12 Ave. S.W., 33acresbrewing.com

 

A Kitchen

 

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This new Tuxedo Park restaurant offers a wide range of dishes for guests to enjoy, including noodle dishes, pasta, burgers and snacks like sweet and spicy fries or stir-fry rice cakes. A Kitchen also has eight different kinds of fried chicken, which range from honey mustard to the restaurant’s signature garlic soy sauce.

2223 Centre St. N.W., 403-764-9688, @akitchen.yyc

 

Aaliya’s Pizzeria

This pizzeria and shawarma café in Mission has a large menu with something for everyone. Along with a selection of sharable starters and salads, the restaurant offers 13 pizzas in flavours ranging from the Aaliya’s special (with pepperoni, crumbled bacon, mushrooms, onion and green pepper) to Land & Sea (with shrimp, crab-roasted red peppers, black olives, oregano and basil). Anyone craving shawarma can choose from shawarma wrap, platter or dinner options.

2015 4 St. S.W., 403-475-4560, aaliyaspizzeria.squarespace.com

 

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

 

The Alley

 

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The Alley celebrated the grand opening of its third Calgary location in June. From Deerioca Fever to Lemon Winter Melon Punch, you’ll find all your favourite drinks at this new spot in the University District.

3941 University Ave. N.W., the-alley.ca

 

Amato Gelato

 

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Amato Gelato ‘s Kensington location has been around for almost two decades, and now, you’ll also find the Italian dessert bar in the Beltline. Amato’s second location has dozens of gelato flavours, not to mention pastries and Roman-style pizza. There’s also coffee and cocktails like the tiramisu martini or grappa sour.

602 17 Ave. S.W., amatogelatoalberta.com

 

Ami Tea

 

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This bubble tea chain recently added another Calgary location to its roster. Ami Tea’s new location just off Macleod Trail and Heritage Drive is a great spot to grab a Korean barbecue sub and drinks like passion fruit oolong or taro black sugar.

8330 Macleod Tr. S.E., @amiteacanada

 

Analog

 

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This local coffee shop opened two new Calgary locations this year, bringing it to a total of seven locations across the city. Grab a coffee at the newest spots in Jamieson Place or in Greenwich beside the new Calgary Farmers’ Market West.

Jamieson Place, 215, 308 4 Ave. S.W. and 130, 55 Greenbriar Dr. N.W., analogcoffee.ca

 

And Some Cafe

At this flower café in Sunnyside, the menu features dishes that work for breakfast, brunch or a fun snack, with options ranging from seven kinds of dutch baby pancakes to honey bread. While you’re there, be sure to check out the café’s selection of flowers for sale.

540 7 Ave. N.W., theandsome.com

 

Arirang Hotdog and Gong Cha

 

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The bubble tea chain Gong Cha and Korean corn dog chain Arirang Hotdog have a new shared location on 17 Ave. S.W. This convenient partnership means you can enjoy a potato or mozzarella cheese corn dog with a refreshing grapefruit mango tea.

614B 17 Ave. S.W.; @ariranghotdog.ca; @gongcha_yyc

 

The Artist Lounge

The next time you visit Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, be sure to check out The Artist Lounge, a new restaurant with cocktails and tapas that opened inside the art gallery this year. The surrounding art provides a beautiful environment to enjoy a cocktail and dishes like kimchi pork wontons and chicken flautas.

Inside the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, 2108 18 St. N.W., theartistlounge.ca

 

Asadal Korean Cuisine

Get your fill of delicious Korean dishes at Asadal Korean Cuisine in the Beltline. Pop in for some Korean barbecue, stir fries, soups and rice bowls, as well as shareable dishes like japchae, tteokbokki, seafood pancakes and more.

735 12 Ave. S.W., 587-351-9898, asadal.ca

 

Baekjeong

This Korean barbecue restaurant already has a location in Edmonton, and now, you can also visit it in Calgary. At Baekjeong, guests can use the grill at their table to cook beef short ribs, beef brisket, pork belly, ribeye steak and more. There are also appetizers like pan fried tofu, dumplings, ddukbbokie and cheese buldak that you can order for the table to share, as well as individual dishes.

11660 Sarcee Tr. N.W., 403-452-4796, baekjeong.ca

 

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

 

The Banquet

 

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A new addition to the University District, The Banquet is a new Calgary bar with tons of activities and games to add to your dining experience. Dig into elevated pub fare like smoked brisket sliders, buffalo mushroom caps or the salmon poke bowl, then try your hand at bowling, ping pong or putterball.

3957 University Ave. N.W., thebanquetbar.com

 

Barbarella

 

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Described as “the Amalfi Coast meets the Pacific Northwest,” Barbarella is the newest restaurant from Concorde Group, which is also behind popular spots like Major Tom and Bridgette Bar. The Frank Architecture-designed space offers an eye-catching environment to snack on fried halloumi cheese, crispy artichokes, spaghetti limone, date and gorgonzola pizza, and large plates like crispy chicken ‘puttanesca.’

240 8 Ave. S.W., barbarellabar.ca

 

Barrow Coffee Roasters

Barrow Coffee Roasters, which has a coffee shop location inside Mount Royal University, can now also be found inside Suncor Energy Centre. Swing by for a cup of locally roasted coffee, tea or a snack.

Suncor Energy Centre, 150 6 Ave. S.W., barrowespresso.com

 

Best of Kin

 

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Best of Kin is one of the latest spots to join Calgary’s brewing scene. The brewery’s new Sunalta taproom has a full food menu that includes smoked chicken wings, dumplings, a smoked Korean barbecue chicken sandwich, pizza, Betty’s “Hamburger Helper” and more. Wash it all down with beers like the Potluck IPA or Barley Pop western lager.

1059 14 St. S.W., 825-413-4233, bestofkin.ca

 

Big Fish & Open Range

You may know Big Fish & Open Range from its Renfrew location, but now you can also visit its new second location in Marda Loop, which just opened in December. Whether you’re craving surf, turf or a bit of both, there’s something for you here, including freshly shucked oysters, pistachio crusted Arctic char, AAA bone-in Alberta porterhouse and more. There’s also a weekend brunch menu.

2018 33 AVe. S.W., 403-454-0014, bigfishopenrange.ca

 

Black Pepper

Black Pepper is located in Kanpai Sushi’s former space in the Beltline. The restaurant’s menu is divided by skewers, sushi rolls and street foods from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Japan. There’s also a daily breakfast menu with dishes such as Hong Kong-style French toast, dumplings, bao buns, steak and eggs, an omelette and more.

110, 1414 8 St. S.W., 403-460-6303, blackpepperyyc.ca

 

Bliss & Co.

 

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You may know this bakery from visits to Crossroads Market, but now, you can also get its tasty treats in Brentwood. Bliss & Co. offers a wide range of cupcake flavours, as well as items like lemon cake, brownies, cheesecake, fruit pies and more.

120, 30 Brentwood Common N.W., blisscupcakes.com

 

Blowers & Grafton

 

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If you love the Halifax street food at Blowers & Grafton’s Mission locale, you’re in luck: The restaurant has expanded with a second location in northwest Calgary. Pop in with friends to share some fried pepperoni, garlic fingers and a donair pizza. And don’t miss the restaurant’s Happy “Hali” Hour, which runs daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close.

12650 Symons Valley Rd. N.W., 825-540-7722, blowersgrafton.com

 

Borough Bar & Grill

Murrieta’s Hospitality has opened a new restaurant in the University District. At Borough Bar & Grill, guests can enjoy starters like fried artichokes and warm pretzels, pizzas, pastas and mains like chili crusted tuna. Borough also offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

4011 University Ave. S.W., 403-210,0201, boroughbar.ca

 

Brix + Barrel

 

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Located in downtown Calgary, Brix + Barrel is a new spot for cocktails and tasty fare like truffle risotto, spicy butter shrimp, chicken satay skewers, short rib and more. Be sure to check out the bar’s happy hour, which runs every day from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to close.

351 4 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0080, brixbarrel.ca

 

Bro’s To Go

 

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The team behind The Bro’Kin Yolk opened its first Bro’s To Go location last year, and these tempting sandwiches are now available at the base of The Fifth apartment building in the Beltline, too. Pop in for a breakfast sandwich like The Shorty (with braised short rib, egg, crispy onion rings, provolone cheese, paprika aioli and a potato bun) or make it lunch with The Hot Mess (with spiced fried chicken in maple honey hot sauce, arugula, pickled onion slaw, lemon basil aioli and aged cheddar).

1527 5 St. S.W., 403-984-0314, brostogo.ca

 

Brouhaha

 

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Look for this new breakfast and lunch hot spot in Hillhurst. The menu is full of creative dishes like chicken in a waffle bowl, a fried crab meat scramble, a croissant smoked salmon eggs Benedict and more. If you can’t decide, share the $55 brunch tray for two with a friend to try several dishes at once.

609 14 St. N.W., 403-453-0577, thebrouhaha.ca

 

The Burger’s Priest

This popular burger chain opened its first Calgary location in June. Pop in for one of the beef, chicken or vegetarian burgers, which you can pair with poutine and a shake.

418, 4600 130 Ave. S.E., theburgerspriest.com 

 

Burnin Bird

 

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If you like Nashville hot chicken, be sure to check out Burnin’ Bird in the Beltline. This eatery offers chicken sandwiches and tenders in five heat levels ranging from naked to burnin’, as well as sides like macaroni salad and desserts like deep fried Mars bars or Oreo cookies.

606 17 Ave. S.W., 587-619-1410, burninbird.ca

 

Busan Korean Cuisine

 

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Located in Rutland Park, this Korean restaurant was one of the first new spots to open this year back in January. Today, it’s earning lots of buzz as a popular spot for hot soups like the Dwaeji Gukbap, stir fries and its hot stone plates for two.

33B, 4604 37 St. S.W., 587-353-2443, @busan_yyc

 

Business & Pleasure

Just a few weeks after Neighbour Coffee opened in Inglewood, a separate new eatery called Business & Pleasure (owned by the same team as the coffee shop) opened its doors as well. This new snack bar is located behind Neighbour, with an entrance that faces the building’s back alley. Business & Pleasure offers a warm and intimate dining experience, with creative cocktails and dishes like beef cheek wontons, shrimp agua chile and pork belly carnitas tacos on the menu. 

1327B 9 Ave. S.E., @itsbusinessandpleasure

 

Bussin

 

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This Inglewood eatery brings a colourful spin on North American diners to the neighbourhood. Step inside Bussin’s bright pink interior to order creative wraps, smashed beef burgers, chicken burgers or an alternative burger that features either a veggie patty, crispy wild-caught cod or halloumi cheese. If you’re craving something sweet, consider one of the waffles with toppings ranging from chocolate brownies to Maltesers, or opt for one of the 11 signature shakes.

1121 9 Ave. S.E., 403-689-1200, bussin.ca 

 

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

 

Cafe Ambient

This eatery in Chinatown is a great spot to pop in for a coffee like the toffeenut latte and one of its popular standing egg sandwiches. Cafe Ambient also recently started offering Korean-style cocktails.

201, 111 2 Ave. S.E., @cafe__ambient

 

Cafe Eight

 

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The next time you need a little pick-me-up, head downtown to this new cafe for a coffee and baked goods like banana loaf, croissants, strawberry rolls and more.

607 8 Ave. S.W., 587-572-6272, @cafe8yyc

 

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

 

Castella Cheesecake

Castella Cheesecake has nearly a dozen stores and kiosks in B.C., and now, the Japanese-style pastry bakery has opened its first Alberta location in Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre. Pop by to pick up some creamy cheese tarts, a cheesecake soufflé, basque cheesecake or tiramisu.

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., castellacheesecake.com

 

Central Taps + Food

 

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This restaurant by the team behind Craft Beer Market has a lively, casual vibe, delicious cocktails and a food menu with a little something for everyone. Enjoy dishes like the tableside dressed truffle fries and braised pork tacos on the 75-seat, south-facing patio in the summer.

110, 224 12 Ave. S.W., 403-984-1698, centraltaps.com

 

Chatime

 

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There’s a new spot to satisfy your craving for bubble tea in West Springs. A new Chatime location opened on March 12, making it even easier to try flavours like brown sugar milk tea, passion fruit green tea, wintermelon mousse and more.

320, 8560 8A Ave. S.W., instagram.com 

 

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

 

Cinnaholic

This new spot for cinnamon rolls opened in the Beltline in early 2022. Cinnaholic’s plant-based cinnamon rolls come in several signature flavours including the Cookie Monster Roll, which takes things to the next level with its cream cheese frosting, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate sauce and chocolate chips. You can also customize your own cinnamon roll with a variety of frosting and topping options.

1523 5 St. S.W., 403-453-7655, cinnaholiccalgary.com

 

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

 

Deville

 

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Deville Coffee continued to expand around Calgary this year with the opening of two more locations. It opened a new café at The District at Beltline in January, and its first southeast Calgary location in Willow Park Village in July. Be sure to stop by for a coffee and some baked goods.

227 12 Ave. S.W. and 292, 10816 Macleod Tr. S.E., devillecoffee.ca

 

Diner Deluxe

 

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Diner Deluxe, which has locations in Renfrew and Mahogany already, now has a third Calgary restaurant open for breakfast, brunch and lunch in Marda Loop. Start your day with some breakfast poutine, the spicy chorizo frittata or a plate of fried chicken and waffles.

2252 33 Ave. S.W., 403-300-1626, dinerdeluxe.com

 

The District at Beltline

The District is technically six restaurants in one space. The chef-driven food hall is home to Takori, Modern Burger, Oishidesu Ramen Shack, Shrub Bloom, Greenfish and Roy’s Korean Kitchen.

227 11 Ave. S.W., thedistrictbeltline.com

 

The Dorset Pub & Eatery

For an authentic British pub experience, head to The Dorset in Rosscarrock. Be sure to try the pub’s two signature dishes — chicken tikka masala and Fuller’s fish and chips — before diving into other bites like bangers ‘n mash, mini Yorkshire puddings or The Dorset Dip sandwich. The pub also features live music on Fridays.

1637 37 St. S.W., 825-540-3403, thedorset.ca

 

Earl of Sandwich

This franchise opened its first Calgary location in McKenzie Towne this year, and as you may have guessed from the name, it’s all about sandwiches. Along with breakfast sandwiches, guests can dig into creations like The Earl’s Club, tuna melts, caprese sandwiches and more.

19, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., 587-353-3275, earlofsandwichusa.com 

 

Eleven26 Brasserie

 

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Whether you’re craving a fresh breakfast or a filling dinner, this new Kensington restaurant has you covered. Enjoy dishes like buttermilk pancakes or smoked salmon eggs Benedict for breakfast or opt for a chicken cordon bleu burger or some fish and chips for dinner.

1126 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-460-1126, eleven26.ca

 

FinePrint

 

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Aptly named FinePrint, this new restaurant on Stephen Avenue is located in the space that used to be the home of both the former Divino restaurant and The Calgary Herald. While FinePrint does nod to the space’s history, it also makes its own mark as a place where guests can enjoy dishes such as tuna crudo, pan seared sablefish filet and roasted garlic gnocchi in an elevated atmosphere. Be sure to check out the Moet & Chandon vending machine at the bottom of the stairs on your way out.

113 8 Ave. S.W., 403-475-5655, fineprintyyc.com

 

Fire & Flora

This new restaurant at The District at Beltline is focused on vegetarian cuisine made with Canadian-grown ingredients. Led by chef Adam Ryan, the restaurant menu includes glazed miso carrots, sourdough cauliflower, mushroom barlotto and pears and brie pizza. Be sure to seek out the living mushroom wall, which features mushrooms that are harvested daily and used in the restaurant’s dishes.

130, 227 11 Ave. S.W.,403-590-1779, fireandflora.ca

 

Fleetwood Lounge

 

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Fleetwood Lounge is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. Named after a 1933 Cadillac Fleetwood in the building lobby, this lounge is a particularly good spot to order a cocktail or two (try the Daily Dose or Meta Caesar). Pair your pick with shareable plates of roasted meatballs, charred Brussels sprouts and more.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1969, fleetwoodlounge.com

 

Flirty Bird

 

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This local Nashville hot chicken chain continues to expand across the province, and you can now visit its newest Calgary location in Kensington. The small yet mighty menu features fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders that are available in six heat levels.

314 10 St. N.W., flirtybirdchicken.com

 

Fortuna’s Row

 

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Syndicate Hospitality Group, the team behind Orchard and Shelter, has opened a new restaurant in East Village. Designed by Fort Architecture, Fortuna’s Row spans 10,000 square feet inside a former textile factory. The beautiful space is complemented by an impressive cocktail bar area near the front entrance called “Standing Room Only.” The kitchen, led by chef Mikko Tamarra (who you may recognize from Con Mi Taco), serves an impressive menu of contemporary Latin American cuisine with dishes like the braised pork belly taco, empanadas, lamb ribs and more.

421 Riverfront Ave. S.E., 403-243-0069, fortunasrow.com

 

Freestyle Social Club

There’s a new dining destination within Hotel Arts. Freestyle Social Club is located in Raw Bar’s former space and pairs a fun cocktail menu with dishes like Okanagan cherry glazed pork ribs, bison tartare, shucked oysters and more. And that’s not all — there are also two group golf simulators where guests can play a round or two. Golf studio rentals and private lessons can be booked online.

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9565, freestylesocialclub.ca

 

Frenchie Wine Bar

 

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You may have previously visited Frenchie’s Wine Bar when it was tucked behind Una Takeaway and Bread & Circus. But now, it has expanded and reopened in Bread & Circus’ former space, which means there’s even more room (38 seats to be exact) to enjoy wine, cocktails, fondue and small plates like potato pavé, beef tartare and house cured meats.

616 17 Ave. S.W., 403-476-3615, frenchieyyc.com

 

Fringe Coffee

 

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Looking to start your day off with a cappuccino and a bagel? Consider checking out Fringe Coffee, a new coffee shop that celebrated its grand opening in the Montgomery neighbourhood on March 27.

4628 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-288-6923, fringecoffee.ca

 

Fuwa Fuwa

Alberta’s first Fuwa Fuwa location opened in Calgary’s Kensington neighbourhood on May 7. And in December, a second location opened in the University District. The restaurant chain specializes in fluffy soufflé pancakes that come in flavours ranging from tiramisu to raspberry and caramelized banana.

1111 Kensington Rd. N.W. and 3945 University Ave. N.W., fuwafuwapancakes.com

 

Golden Jade Palace Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant

There’s a new spot for Chinese food in Calgary. Golden Jade Palace recently opened in Panorama Hills with plenty of options for dim sum and dinner. Try dishes like rice crepe with barbecue pork, steamed shrimp dumplings, steamed salted egg yolk custard buns and more.

610, 1110 Panatella Blvd. N.W., 403-730-1888

 

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

 

Good Bread

 

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Open since September in Acadia, this new bakery will satisfy all your cravings for carbs. Pick up a loaf of bread or some buns for the week, plus treats like cruffins, scones and cinnamon buns.

8303 Fairmount Dr. S.E., goodbreadyyc.ca

 

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar

Gravity has locations in Inglewood and the Beltline, and this year, the cafe opened its newest space in Eau Claire, right across from Eau Claire Market. The bright, inviting eatery has plenty of comfortable seating where you can enjoy a fresh coffee, baked goods and other snacks.

240 Riverfront Ave. S.W., 403-452-1431, cafegravity.com

 

Hanbo Noodle House

 

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In the short time it’s been open, this Korean noodle house has already garnered a significant following. Stop by to enjoy the kalguksu (traditional handmade Korean noodles), mandu (Korean-style steamed dumplings) or jeon (Korean-style pancakes) in the spacious dining room.

4340 Macleod Tr. S.W., @hanbo.yyc

 

Happee Peeps

 

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Located in Southview along International Avenue, this eatery specializes in Filipino-style fried chicken. Opt for a box of fried chicken or one of the meals featuring grilled pork belly  or chicken.

3111B 17 Ave. S.E., 403-455-1666, @happee_peeps

 

Happy Cup

Happy Cup, which has another location in Woodbine, now has a second location in the Country Hills Village Shopping Centre as well. Treats yourself to a refreshing bubble tea or a smoothie in flavours like watermelon, mango strawberry and papaya.

232, 5149 Country Hills Blvd. N.W., @happycupyyc

 

Hey! I Am Yogost

 

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This bubble tea chain made the move to Calgary over the summer with the opening of its new Chinatown location in June. Yogost specializes in yogurt drinks in a mix of seasonal and permanent flavours.

328 Centre St. S., yogostcanada.com

 

Holy Grill

 

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Holy Grill has opened its fourth location in the Silverado neighbourhood. The eatery offers a mix of all-day breakfast dishes, paninis, burgers and drinks like milkshakes and coffee. One of the coolest things about this location is that it also has a drive-thru, making it easy to pick up a bite on your way home.

1020, 19369 Sheriff King St. S.W., 587-352-5817, holygrill.ca

 

I Love You Coffee Shop Jr.

Earlier this year, the team behind I Love You Coffee Shop opened I Love You Coffee Shop Jr. just a few blocks away in the Beltline. Located within the MODA office, the small yet mighty café works two ways — you can pop inside to grab a drink and sit at one of the four bar seats, or get a drink to go from the outdoor takeout window. Grab a coffee and a Montreal bagel on your next commute to work.

520B 12 Ave. S.W., @iloveyoucoffeeshopjr

 

Indie Counterculture

With its original Kensington location now closed, guests should check out Indie Counterculture’s new West Springs location, which opened at the end of April, to get their fill of Indian street food. On the menu you’ll find tandoori chicken, beef vindaloo and chopped okra curries, as well as kati rolls, papri chaat and more.

8560 8A Ave. S.W., 587-483-9111, indiecounterculture.com

 

Island Plate

 

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Arbour Lake is now home to Island Plate, a new restaurant dedicated to Asian and Island barbecue fusion cuisine that opened in December. Start with appetizers like spam musubi and coconut shrimp before digging into a stir fry, where options include mochiko chicken, shrimp, pork or spam and egg. Along with iced tea and lemonade, there’s also a selection of special drinks like the “Dusk to Dawn Lemonade” and “Blue Lagoon.”

410, 20 Crowfoot Cresc., 403-984-8899, islandplateyyc.ca

 

Jaffa Grill House

 

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This Mediterranean restaurant offers a selection of salads, wraps and platters featuring chicken or beef shawarma, shish tawouk, beef kabab, falafel, beef ribeye, potato and more. If you’re ordering dinner for the whole family, consider one of the family platters that serve three to six people.

2012, 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy N.W., 403-764-6909, @jaffagrillhouse

 

Jara Café

 

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This restaurant opened in Mission in early 2022 and features a lovely street-facing patio in the summer. Pop in for a bite or coffee the next time you’re out exploring the neighbourhood.

2005B 4 St. S.W., 403-919-7444, @jaracafeyyc

 

Joodam Drink & Talk

 

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This new Korean restaurant celebrated its grand opening in Inglewood on September 30. Visit the expansive dining room with some friends to try as much of the shareable menu as possible. Dishes include steamed egg pudding with pollack roe, beef carpaccio, garlic shrimp pasta, corn brie cheese, mussels in tomato sauce and more.

1003 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-0920, joodam.ca

 

Jun Katsu

 

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Jun Katsu is a new restaurant in Arbour Lake that specializes in — you guessed it — katsu. There are katsu options with pork, chicken, cheese or ebi,  or if you want try a few different types, there’s the Jun Katsu dish that comes with pork, cheese and ebi katsu. The menu also includes katsu curry bowls, katsu don and appetizers like takoyaki and corn cheese.

420, 20 Crowfoot Cres. N.W., junkatsuyyc.com

 

Kama

 

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With its flavourful menu and striking interior by Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, this Beltline restaurant is a feast for both the palate and the eyes. Chef Kenny Kaechele’s menu focuses on modern-rustic Mediterranean fare, with dishes like grilled halloumi with pomegranate and fresh mint, zucchini latkes, steamed mussels, Turkish street prawns and pan roasted chicken.

211 11 Ave. S.W., 403-266-7062, kamacalgary.com

 

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

 

Kinjo Sushi & Grill

 

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This past June, Kinjo’s seventh Calgary location opened in North Hill Centre in the Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill area. Make plans with friends to check out the newest location and try the wide range of sushi, sashimi, oshizushi, tempura and more on the menu.

North Hill Centre, 1668, 1632 14 Ave. N.W., 587-358-2988, kinjosushiandgrill.com

 

Layali Cafe

 

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Layali Cafe joined Calgary’s dining scene in July. The Beltline restaurant’s food menu offers plenty of tasty options like tropical mango chicken, falafel bites, tuna poke bowls, grilled salmon and more. And on the drink menu, guests can choose from a range of teas, coffee drinks, cocktails and smoothies.

101, 617 11 Ave. S.W., 403-438-0500, layalicafeyyc.com

 

Leopold’s Tavern

 

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Head to Kingsland to grab a drink at the fourth Calgary location of Leopold’s Tavern. Enjoy poutine, fried mac and cheese bites or nachos in the bar’s fun and lively space.

7746 Elbow Dr., leopoldstavern.com

 

Lil Empire

 

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If you can’t get enough of Lil Empire’s burgers and hot dogs, you’ll be happy to hear the local restaurant has opened a new location in Capitol Hill. This new location serves all the menu staples like the Empire with Cheese burger, the Classic Crunch chicken sandwich and the Seoul dog. But that’s not all — at the Capitol Hill location, you can also add a cocktail or Annex Ale Project beer to your meal, then finish it all off with some Made by Marcus soft serve or a milkshake.

1837 20 Ave. N.W., lilempireburger.com

 

Lily Lounge

 

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Look for this Asian-inspired tapas restaurant on 17th Avenue S.W. where you can fill up on cured pork belly baos, chicken karrage, Thai chili salmon and skewers over drinks. Lily Bistro also has a karaoke room that you can book if you want to have a little extra fun with your dining experience.

1438 17 Ave. S.W., @lilyloungeyyc

 

Luca Mercato

 

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Luca Mercato is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. Carrying everything from ice cream, to olive oils, to pre-packaged takeaway meals, this modern Italian market offers an impressive range of products. There’s also a butcher counter and deli in this space.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1978, lucamercato.com 

 

Luca Restaurant

 

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Luca Restaurant is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. This restaurant offers a luxurious Italian dining experience complete with sparkling chandeliers and an elegant atmosphere. Take in the ambiance while enjoying dishes like burrata salad, seared diver scallops, garganelli with duck confit, Alberta prime beef, grilled lamb chops and more.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1777, lucayyc.com 

 

Macao Imperial Tea

This bubble tea chain opened its second Calgary location in Evanston this year. From mixed fruit tea to red bean pudding matcha, there are plenty of flavours options here.

2028, 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy N.W., instagram.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 

 

The Mad Hatter

One of the newest additions to Inglewood, The Mad Hatter describes itself as an “eco-conscious coffee shop, communal art space and hyper-local market.” Along with drinks like coffee and tea, guests can order a vegetarian sausage roll or crustless quiche to enjoy while getting creative with some of the cafe’s complimentary art supplies. Before you leave, be sure to check out the Cheshire Market for locally made items ranging from jams to bird feeders made out of upcycled teacups.

917 9 Ave. S.E., themadhatteryyc.com

 

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

 

The Mash

 

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The Beltline is now home to The Mash’s latest Calgary location. Known for its spent grain pizza and craft beer, The Mash offers a casual and comfortable vibe to enjoy pizza creations like the dill pickle and bacon, wild mushroom or barbecue chicken. Be sure to add some honey garlic meatballs or garlic and pesto pizza fingers to your meal.

1535 5 St. S.W., 403-455-1775, masheats.ca

 

Melrose

 

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The next time you’re in or around Cowboys Casino, grab a bite at Melrose. The newly reopened restaurant, which used to be a fixture on 17 Avenue S.W., is now located within the casino and is serving a wide-ranging menu that includes grana padano truffle fries, ginger beef, burgers and sandwiches, pizza and more.

Inside Cowboys Casino, 421 12 Ave. S.E., 403-984-0301, melrosecalgary.com

 

Mighty Halifax

 

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Located in Ramsay, this Halifax-style donair restaurant will satisfy your cravings with its donair egg rolls, deep fried pepperoni, fish and chips, donair and haddock burgers, and of course, classic Halifax-style donairs.

1048 8 St. S.E., mightyhalifax.com

 

Miku Sushi

 

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There’s a new spot to get your fill of sushi along Macleod Tr. S.W. Miku Sushi, which opened on November 3, offers a substantial menu with something for everyone. Try special rolls like the Volcano or Flames Roll, appetizers like tuna tataki or gyoza, and rice and noodle dishes like the beef teriyaki don. Miku also offers bento boxes as part of its lunch special.

4323 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-214-2078, mikushushi.ca

 

Missy’s This n That

 

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Missy’s is a new destination for wine and cocktails with a small selection of snacks like olives, Canadian cheeses and shrimp cocktail. Look for it on the upper floor of the Beltline building that is also home to I Love You Coffee Shop and Happy Together.

348A 14 Ave. S.W., missysthisthat.com

 

Một Tô

You can now visit Pho Dau Bo‘s new sister restaurant in Crescent Heights. Once inside, dine on dishes like pho grilled cheese sandwiches, roasted bone marrow and pho at tables made with recycled chopsticks. Don’t miss the restaurant’s happy hour that runs Tuesdays to Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

1609 Centre St. N.W., 825-910-8488, mottovietnamese.com

 

Mr. Sun

 

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Located in East Village, Mr. Sun offers creative bubble tea drinks featuring handmade tapioca pearls. The expansive menu has featured drink flavours like mango green tea with cheese milk foam, caramel pudding milk tea, rainbow pearl milk tea and more since opening.

620 8 Ave. S.E., mrsuntea.com

 

Neighbour Coffee

 

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Neighbour Coffee, Our Daily Brett‘s sister cafe in Altadore, now has a second location in Inglewood. Stop by for a drink from the coffee and smoothie menu, or sit down to enjoy items like sourdough toasts, sandwiches, breakfast bowls and tostadas.

1327A 9 Ave. S.E., nhbrcoffee.com 

 

New Camp Bar & Table

 

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New Camp Bar & Table opened on March 1. The menu has a wide variety of dishes, including wild mushroom toast, crispy calamari, steak sandwich, pickle fried chicken, flatbreads and more. Be sure to check out its happy hour that runs every day from 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close.

323, 1851 Sirocco Dr. S.W., 403-879-8198, instagram.com

 

Nim’s Fried Chicken

This new fried chicken venture, which offers takeout only, can be found inside Universe Restaurant on 17 Avenue S.W. Pop in to grab a chicken sandwich, chicken tenders, fries, platters and more, which are available in five heat levels.

1415 17 Ave. S.W., nimsfriedchicken.square.site

 

Noble Pie

 

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Previously operating out of Eighty-Eight Brewing Company, Noble Pie moved to its new location in the Beltline last year and started offering pizzas for takeaway over the summer. In February, the popular pizzeria officially opened for dine-in. The small but mighty menu features eight kinds of pizzas, including The Roni and Extra Fancy pies, and a few small bites like honey roasted almonds, Caesar salad and marinated olives.

720 11 Ave. S.W. (back alley entrance), noblepiepizza.com 

 

O-My Kimbap

 

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This Crescent Heights eatery specializes in kimbap and bingsoo. The Korean rice rolls come in several flavours, with filling options like vegetables, tuna, crab, spicy pork and more. Finish off your visit with some bingsoo in flavours like milk red bean or Oreo.

919E Centre St. N.W., @omykimbap_02

 

Odd Burger

Vegan fast-food franchise Odd Burger has landed in Calgary. Head to the new Sunalta location to try vegan takes on breakfast sandwiches, burgers, wraps, sundaes and milkshakes.

1515 14 St. S.W., oddburger.com

 

Oodle Noodle

 

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Over the past 17 years, Edmonton-based restaurant Oodle Noodle has been expanding across the province, and now, you can find it in Calgary too. The city’s first location is now open in the Beltline and serving up its popular noodle dishes like the Mongolian stir fry, Oodle Noodle lemongrass, kung pao, pancit canton and more. Pair your meal with starters like the green onion cakes and deep fried wontons.

1244 17 Ave. S.W., 825-910-6688, oodlenoodle.ca

 

Olea

 

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The team behind Sensei Bar has opened a new Mediterranean- and western European-inspired restaurant in the Beltline. Olea’s warm and comfortable dining room was designed by Frank Architecture and is an inviting space to pop in for a quick drink or spend an evening. Start your meal off with the speck ham croquetas or calamari with Calabrian chili crema before digging into one of the substantial mains that include pizzas, pastas and dishes such as the lamb porterhouse or steelhead trout.

1520 14 St. S.W., 403-454-4535, oleayyc.com

 

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

 

Paros Real Greek

Paros Real Greek is now serving its tasty Greek fare in Mahogany, making this its third Calgary location. Visit the eatery for a gyro or souvlaki pita or plate, plus starters like calamari and spanakopita.

1810 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., 403-395-0095, parosrealgreek.com

 

Pazzi Pizzeria

 

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Pazzi Pizzeria is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. Here, the main focus is Neapolitan-inspired pizza, with options like the Carnevale (with tomato, fennel, pork sausage, spicy Calabrese salame, fontina and smoked pancetta) and Roman Holiday (with panna, fontina, rosemary porchette and roasted garlic aioli). There are also a few antipasti dishes like the charred Brussels sprouts and burrata.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1799, pazziyyc.com

 

Pho Chu The

 

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This popular Vietnamese restaurant celebrated the grand opening of its second Calgary location in Mahogany on March 24. The extensive menu includes appetizers like the house special rolls and Vietnamese egg pancake, pho, rice vermicelli, rice plates and more.

1830, 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., 403-457-3410, phochuthe.ca

 

Pho Pham

 

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The team behind Pho Hoan Pasteur has opened a new restaurant in Signal Hill. Pho Pham offers a warm and inviting space to fill up on Vietnamese fare. The menu is largely focused around pho, vermicelli bowls and specialty dishes like wonton soup with vegetables and stir-fry on crispy noodles.

5683 Signal Hill Center S.W., 403-764-4588, phopham.ca

 

Please and Thanks

Head downtown to the Grain Exchange Building to dine at Please and Thanks, which celebrated its grand opening on August 24. Specializing in street food, the menu features tacos (chicken birria, beef birria, popcorn shrimp or corn and mushroom), baos (fried spam and pineapple, Korean fried chicken or hoisin pork belly), burgers and more.

811 1 St. S.W., pleaseandthanks.ca

 

Pocket Coffee

 

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The team behind Blue Star Diner and Dairy Lane Cafe have opened a new coffee shop (which just so happens to be right next door to Dairy Lane in West Hillhurst). Stop by Pocket Coffee between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a pastry and cup of coffee.

317 19 St. N.W., 403-283-2497, pocketcoffee.ca

 

Popping Dragon Tea House

Head to Fairview for a refreshing drink from this new bubble tea shop. Along with a selection of coffee, milk teas, fruits teas, slushies and juices, you can also choose from a few sandwiches, soup and other snacks.

7705 Flint Rd. S.E., @poppingdragon_yyc

 

Prestopie Pizzeria

At this pizzeria in Deerfoot Meadows, you can build-your-own pizza with your choice of toppings, or opt for pre-set flavours like barbecue chicken, tandoori paneer or Canadian Smash-za. The menu also includes pasta, salad and wings.

100, 33 Heritage Meadows Way S.E., 587-352-5737, prestopiepizzeria.com

 

Prickett Richard

Head behind Comery Block to the steel door marked Prickett Bar and you’ll find Calgary’s new cocktail hot spot in the barbecue restaurant’s basement. The bar’s moody vibe creates an exciting atmosphere to enjoy oysters and shrimp cocktail over beverages like the Lady Lazarus.

1, 638 17 Ave. S.W., prickettrichard.com

 

Primo Pizza & Pasta

 

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A hearty meal awaits at this new restaurant in southeast Calgary. Primo’s menu features a selection of appetizers, wraps and entrees, but the main focus is on pizza and pasta. Pizza options range from spicy chorizo to pesto mushroom, and there are nearly 20 pasta dishes to choose from including salmon fettuccini, penne arrabiata and mushroom risotto.

150, 5335 Dufferin Blvd. S.E., 403-300-2225, primoyyc.ca

 

Prologue Cafe & Cocktails

Located at the base of the The Dorian hotel in downtown Calgary, Prologue offers a small food menu over breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as coffee and cocktails. Lunch and dinner options include lobster and shrimp rolls, steak frites, paninis and more. Happy hour runs daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

525 5 Ave. S.W., 403-300-6631, prologuedaybar.com

 

PurrTea

 

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This bubble tea chain, which already has two locations in southwest Calgary, has opened a third location in Willow Park Village. Pop in to grab a Taiwanese Milk Tea or RoseBerry smoothie.

120, 10816 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-612-9696, purrtea.ca

 

Red Top Pizza

 

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Can’t decide between a traditional round pizza or a square Detroit-style pizza? Lucky for you, Red Top Pizza has both. Visit either Calgary location that opened this year for signature pizzas like Midtown Heat, The Six Mile, The Zeus or Philly Cheese Steak, as well as other snacks like calzones, wings and pasta.

1350 Northmount Dr. N.W. and 207 35 Cranford Way S.E., redtoppizza.ca

 

Rising Tides Taproom

This West Coast-inspired taproom in Montgomery has a bright and beautiful space where you can enjoy local beers and snacks like popcorn, sandwiches and doughnuts with some friends. The taproom also has a giving wall where you can support local charities by ordering the “giving tap” beer.

4545 Bowness Rd. N.W., risingtidestaproom.com

 

The Royal Exchange

It’s been a busy year for this Vintage Group pub and grill, which opened two Calgary locations in 2022. The grand opening of the Bow Valley Square location took place in April, while the Bankview location opened soon after in August. Each one offers different menus, so be sure to check them both out to get the full Royal Exchange experience.

181, 250 6 Ave. S.W., 403-265-3837 and 2095 14 St. S.W., theroyalexchange.ca

 

Royaltea

 

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It’s even easier to satisfy your bubble tea craving now that Royaltea has a new location in Mission. Along with its refreshing drinks, this location also offers croffles in flavours like vanilla ice cream Lotus Biscoff or strawberry whipped cream.

1820 4 St. S.W., @royaltea_calgary

 

Ryuko

This new restaurant in Lake Bonavista offers a modern Japanese dining experience. Along with dishes like salmon hamachi carpaccio, chicken katsu and tobiko bibimbap, Ryuko has a sushi bar that is a must-try. You may want to stop by during happy hour, which runs Friday to Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to close.

13200 Macleod Tr., 403-815-1849, ryuko.ca

 

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

 

Selia Bar

 

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Located at Edgemont Athletic, this new restaurant offers a wide range of dishes in a casual, stylish atmosphere. Treat yourself to some tuna crudo, taco al pastor, a spicy chicken sandwich or even a steak dinner. If you can, try to swing by during the daily happy hour that runs from 3 to 6 p.m.

7222 Edgemont Blvd. N.W., 587-391-9806, seliabar.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

 

Soc Trang Viet Submarine

Located in Crescent Heights, this Vietnamese sub shop celebrated its grand opening in July. Whether you’re craving a sate beef sub, salad rolls, steamed pork buns or a bubble tea, be sure to swing by and give it a try.

2A, 1015 Centre St. N.W., 587-356-1199, @soctrang.yyc

 

Sorella

 

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The team behind Mercato has opened a new restaurant in Crescent Heights. Designed by Nam Dang-Mitchell Design, Sorella means “sister” and offers “traditional dishes with a twist.” There are plates of cacio e pepe cauliflower and carrot insalata, as well as heartier dishes like pappardelle, beef tenderloin and branzino.

1036 Centre St. N., 403-470-1425, sorellatrattoria.ca

 

Space Robo Chicken

Space Robo Chicken offers a unique dining experience by using robots to help make and serve its menu. The main focus here is fried chicken, with flavour options ranging from soy bulgogi to lemon pepper. You can also get the Space Box, which comes with five kinds of boneless chicken, four cheese balls and fries.

118, 6008 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-452-7626, spacerobochicken.ca

 

Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House

This pancake franchise opened its first two Alberta locations this year, and they’re both in Calgary. Pancakes may be the specialty here, but you can also enjoy eggs Benedict, hashes, omelettes, waffles, crepes and more for breakfast. There’s also a full lunch menu with options ranging from buffalo chicken poutine to Reuben sandwiches.

Unit 223, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., 403-453-1919 and 11420 Sarcee Tr. N.W., 825-414-0303, stackedpancakehouse.ca

 

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

 

strEATS Kitchens

 

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Serving up globally inspired street food, strEATS Kitchens now has a third Calgary location within the Legacy neighbourhood. Swing by for tacos, poutine, burritos and more.

180 Legacy Main St. S.E., streats.ca

 

Strip Joint Chicken

If you love chicken strips, this is the place for you. This new East Village eatery was one of the last spots to open in Calgary this year and focuses on chicken tenders that come with unique topping combinations ranging from Big Parma (with San Marzano ragu, mozza, parmesan, basil piston and noodles) to Peanuts Be Jelly (with satay sauce, red pepper jam, nuts and Wonderbread aioli). Pair your chicken strips with sides like crispy fried elote, desserts like the lemon meringue cheesecake fried pie or a boozy slushie.

312 3 St. S.E., stripjointchicken.com

 

Stuffies Pastries

Southcentre Mall is now home to the first Calgary location of Stuffies, a franchise that already has several locations across Canada. Stop in to try some taiyaki (fish-shaped waffle cones with soft serve), Crotai (a filled, fish-shaped croissant pocket sandwich) and Stuffies (animal-shaped baked pastries).

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., stuffiespastries.com

 

Surfy Surfy

 

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Look for this Concorde Group restaurant in the space below Double Zero Pizza in CF Chinook Centre. Surfy Surfy’s menu includes starters like corn fritters and tuna ceviche, gringas, tacos, burritos, burgers and more.

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., surfysurfybar.com 

 

Sushi Center

 

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You’ll find this sushi spot along Centre Street in Tuxedo Park. Inside, you can choose from the wide-ranging menu that includes tempura, teriyaki and sushi don, udon soup, sashimi, nigiri, hand cones, sushi rolls and more.

1715 Centre St. N.W., 587-353-8890, @sushicenteryyc

 

Tailgunner Brewing Company

Open since April, this Sunalta brewery offers a spacious and warm atmosphere to enjoy a pint with a group of friends. Pair snacks like chipotle onion dip or a turkey pesto bodega with beers like the Linton Stephenson Czech Pislner or Ajax Dark Lager.

1602 10 Ave. S.W., 825-407-8599, tailgunnerbrewing.ca

 

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

 

Tea Funny

 

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Adding to its first location in Crescent Heights, Tea Funny now has an eatery in Willow Park as well. The expansive menu features bubble tea, chicken wings, entrees like chicken katsu or Korean bulgogi beef and more. Finish off your meal with a brown sugar boba egg tart or some shaved snow.

124, 10440 Macleod Tr., @teafunnycalgary

 

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

 

Tomahawk Kitchen + Bar

Located in Haysboro, Tomahawk Kitchen + Bar offers a contemporary and inviting space to get your fill of Alberta beef. Enjoy share plates like fresh oysters, patata bravas and beef carpaccio before digging into a tenderloin, rib eye or Tomahawk steak. And if you’re not a huge steak fan, don’t worry — there are plenty of other options like lobster and crab ravioli or beef birria tacos to enjoy.

9823 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-475-4295, yyctomahawk.com

 

Toro Bravo Taqueria

This taqueria opened in downtown Calgary’s Bow Valley Square over the summer with taco options like achiote grilled chicken or ancho steak tacos. More recently, Taqueria El Chefe has been popping up in the space with birria tacos, chicken enchiladas and more.

250 6 Ave. S.W., torobravo.ca

 

Treno Coffee & Prosecco Bar

Treno is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. This eatery is largely focused on coffee and Prosecco, plus a handful of cocktails. So stop in to enjoy a drink with a cannoli or sandwich in the charming, purple-hued space.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1911, trenoyyc.com

 

Two House Brewing

 

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Two House Brewing first opened in Sunalta in 2019, then took a break in 2021 to move to a new space in the neighbourhood. The brewery’s new location, which resembles a classic beer hall, opened in July with two dog friendly patios. The brewery has also partnered with Acme Pizza Co., so you can enjoy a pizza while sipping on a beer with some friends.

1901 10 Ave. S.W., twohousebrew.com 

 

Village Ice Cream

 

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Village Ice Cream’s fifth location opened in the University District in January. Pop in for a scoop of one of the shop’s “always” flavours like salted caramel, maple pecan or toasted coconut, or opt for one of the seasonals.

4019 University Ave. N.W., 403-374-5923, villageicream.com

 

Whippt Kitchen

 

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Whippt Kitchen has expanded with the opening of a cake house and eatery in Britannia Plaza. Inside, you’ll find a variety of beautifully decorated sweet treats like cakes, cookies and more.

812A 49 Ave. S.W., whippt.ca

 

The Wilde

 

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Located on the 27th floor of the The Dorian hotel, The Wilde offers stunning city views with its dining experience. After dining on Digby Bay scallops, elk tartare, bison short rib or honey lavender duck breast, be sure to peruse the dessert menu for a final treat. And of course, don’t miss checking out the rooftop patio that overlooks downtown Calgary.

525 5 Ave. S.W., 27th Floor, 403-300-6633, thewilderooftop.com

 

Wow Pizza

With three locations in Saskatoon, Wow Pizza has arrived in Calgary. The McKenzie Towne eatery has more than 30 kinds of pizza that range from classics like Hawaiian and pepperoni bacon to specialty flavours like dill pickle bacon and butter paneer. Complete your meal with some of the pasta dishes, salads, desserts or sides.

221, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., wow-pizza-online-ordering.brygid.online

 

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

 

YYC Pasta Bar

 

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The next time you’re in the mood for pasta, head to YYC Pasta Bar. The Italian restaurant, which already had a location on 17 Ave. S.W., now has a second location in Kensington where you can treat yourself to bowls of lobster ravioli alla vodka, spaghetti vongole or veal tortellini.

314D 10 St. N.W., 403-474-9111, yycpastabar.ca

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