5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This February

This month, we’ve got egg tarts, a peanut butter and jam hot chocolate and soufflé pancakes on our radar.

Egg Tarts from Rainbow Bakery


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Calgary is home to some great Asian bakeries, and one of the best is Rainbow Bakery inside Dragon City Mall. This spot has plenty of delicious sweet and savoury treats, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on the egg tarts, which have a flaky shell and a creamy middle. Plus, they’re super affordable at under $2 each.

135, 328 Centre St. S.E., 403-234-9909


PB+J Hot Chocolate from The Hexagon Board Game Cafe


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YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is back. From now until February 29, you can order a select hot chocolate beverage at participating restaurants and cafes around the city in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels. We’re most excited to try the PB+J Hot Chocolate from The Hexagon Board Game Cafe. It’s made with peanut butter mixed into the hot chocolate, has a honey graham cracker rim, is topped with whipped cream and strawberry jam drizzle, and garnished with mini Reese’s cups.

200, 1140 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-209-2881, thehexcafe.com


Soufflé Pancakes at Incha Tea House


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More and more places are jumping on the soufflé pancake trend (both Yellow Door Bistro and Pigeonhole have them on their brunch menus) and the latest place to do so is Incha Tea House. They’re offered in the evening from 4 to 8 p.m. daily and come in three flavours: mixed berry with strawberry macchiato, fresh berries, and icing sugar; brown sugar topped with macchiato and brown sugar pearls; and chocolate topped with macchiato, chocolate drizzle, mini Oreos and chocolate Pocky.

 103, 5809 Macleod Tr. S.W., 587-352-2888, incha-bubble-tea.business.site


California Dreamin Brunch Bowl at Namo Cafe | Bistro


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If you’re looking to eat more plants this year or are going for brunch with someone who is, Namo Cafe | Bistro is a great option because their menu has tons of vegetarian and vegan options. The brunch bowls are a favourite here (served 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily). Go for the California Dreamin bowl, which is a nice mix of savoury and spice with your choice of spiced chicken or vegan chili, tots, poached eggs, avocado mash, red and green salsa, aioli and veggies.

824 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-475-7010, namonaturals.com


$6 Drinks and Bites at Teatro


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Hopefully, there are only a few more weeks of winter left, so it’s a great time to go skating at Olympic Plaza if you haven’t done so already. While you’re over there, pop into Teatro next door for its awesome happy hour. Available Monday to Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., the happy hour features both drinks (including white, red and sparkling wine, highballs and Peroni) and bites (including calamari and ricotta with fresh herbs and focaccia) for $6.

200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca

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