Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Calgary

These local restaurants are dedicated to serving creative and delicious vegetarian and vegan fare in Calgary.

Padmanadi. Photo by Chris Landry.

Tired of showing up at restaurants and finding only one or two vegetarian dishes to choose from on the menu? Calgary is home to many restaurants that are entirely focused on vegetarian and vegan fare. Here are some you can check out around the city.

 

The Attic Bar & Stage

Located above Vegan Street (another vegan restaurant on this list), The Attic is an intimate restaurant and performance venue serving plant-based Neapolitan-style pizzas and classic cocktails. All of the pizzas are made with vegan cheeses and come in 10 red and white sauce varieties. The Attic often hosts events like drag shows, stand-up comedy and live music performances.

1413 9 Ave. S.E., 403-475-4741, theatticyyc.ca

 

Canela

Located in Inglewood, this vegan bakery offers all kinds of delicious baked goods, including croissants, cookies and cakes. Canela is best known for its cinnamon rolls though, which come in a variety of seasonal flavours like Oreo and caramel latte. Coffee and tea drinks are also available.

1319 9 Ave. S.E., 403-226-4199, canelayyc.ca

 

Copper Branch

This fast-casual chain arrived in Calgary in 2018 and is a great spot to fuel up with vegetarian items like quinoa and rice power bowls, veggie burgers and sandwiches, spicy buffalo soy wings, quinoa chili and more. The eatery also offers all-day breakfast items like sandwiches and wraps.

201 16 Ave. N.E. 403-230-2499, eatcopperbranch.com

 

The Coup

One of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in the city for more than 20 years, The Coup’s food is beloved by plant and meat eaters alike. The inventive menu takes vegetarian fare to the next level with an ever-changing list of dishes like plant-based sushi rolls, pad Thai, tempura and more. Don’t forget to check out the fun cocktail list as well.

924 17 Ave. S.W., 403-541-1041, thecoup.ca

 

Hearts Choices

Whether you’re visiting the Hearts Choices Cafe Market or one of the two Hearts Choices eateries at the Calgary Farmers’ Market South or West locations, tasty vegan fare is just a short drive away. The menu features Thai dishes like peanut satay rice bowl with spring rolls or panang curry, as well as a teriyaki mushroom burger, jackfruit poutine and more.

Calgary Farmers’ Market South, 510 77 Ave. S.E., 825-994-5540; 4127 6 St. N.E., 403-276-2163; Calgary Farmers’ Market West, 25 Greenbriar Dr. N.W., 825-994-5540, heartschoices.com

 

Kb & Co

Kb & Co is a casual, plant-based café with a mix of breakfast dishes, soups, salads, sandwiches and bowls. Start your morning off with some balsamic berry avocado toast or fill up on a BLT made with coconut bacon for lunch. The Beltline eatery also has a large selection of vegan smoothies and some coffee and superfood lattes.

926 16 Ave. S.W., 403-561-9856, kbandcompany.com

 

Monday’s Plant Café

Focusing on local ingredients and plant-based fare, the creative menu at Monday’s Plant Café features dishes like raw zucchini lasagna and tacos with sunflower seed taco “meat.” The café also offers catering and custom, gluten-free cakes.

208 4 St. N.E., 825-222-9080, mondaysplantcafe.com

 

Magpie

This vegan cocktail bar in East Village is a great option for a night out with friends. Try something from the extensive cocktail list with a bite from the plant-based menu of small bites, which includes baos, vegan wings and dumplings. You can also opt for one of the rotating feature sandwiches.

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

 

Nan’s Noodle House

This plant-based restaurant serves Asian cuisine with a focus on noodle and soup dishes. Ramen, laksa, pho and vermicelli bowls are just some of the dishes from around the world that you can try here, as well as banh mi subs, spring rolls, mini dumplings and more. Nan’s Noodle House also operates as a full vegan market where you can pick up sauces, vegan proteins and grab-and-go meals.

3103B Edmonton Trail N.E., 403-455-0590, nansnoodlehouse.com

 

Odd Burger

This fast-food chain has a menu full of vegan takes on classic drive-thru foods. Try the Famous Burger (basically a vegan Big Mac), the pulled jackfruit sandwich or a crispy ChickUn burger. For sides, get your fries or tater tots “famous style,” supreme (topped with taco “meat,” vegan sour cream and green onion) or as a poutine. Wash it all down with one of Odd Burger’s vegan shakes.

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

 

Padmanadi 

Edmonton-based restaurant Padmanadi has opened a Calgary location that serves Indonesian cuisine and dishes from areas like China, India and Thailand. Try the popular ginger beef, plant-based Indonesian yellow curry, nasi goreng and more. Not only is the menu fully vegan, but the restaurant follows Buddhist traditions, meaning onion and garlic aren’t used either.

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

 

SaVeg Cafe

This vegan eatery can be found inside The Academy by Heavens Fitness in the Beltline. Expect dishes like scrambled tofu, bibimbap, tofu katsu curry, sweet chili smoked tofu wraps, smoothies and more on the Korean-inspired menu.

637 11 Ave. S.W., 403-263-3126, savegcafe.ca

 

Tamarind Vietnamese Restaurant

At this Vietnamese restaurant in the Beltline, you’ll find pho, spring rolls, vermicelli bowls and more made with plant-based ingredients. Tamarind even makes its own tofu and rice noodles from scratch.

908 12 Ave. S.W., 403-262-6644, tamarindyyc.ca

 

V Burger

V Burger takes the idea of fast food and gives it a plant-based spin. The menu offers vegan takes on a wide range of burgers, chick’n bites, breakfast sandwiches and more. It’s also well known for its desserts, which include vegan soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes and cookies (which are also used to make ice cream sandwiches). The restaurant’s 17th Avenue S.W. space is currently open for pick-up and delivery only, so be sure to check with the eatery for the latest news.

819 17 Ave S.W., 587-387-7272, heyvburger.com

 

Vegan Street

Vegan Street has plenty of meatless options for everyone, offering satisfying comfort food that makes this a must-try spot for plant-based bites. This restaurant merged with former sister restaurant Vegan Street Taco Bar back in 2023, so the menu also has plenty of options for Mexican cuisine, as well. Plus, it has an impressive selection of margaritas and other cocktails.

1413 9 Ave. S.E., 403-453-3282, veganstreet.ca

 

WholeLifeGo

This plant-based market and café serves healthy and filling options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit WholeLifeGo in Hillhurst to check out the impressive selection of vegan sushi, as well as dishes like chickpea curry rice, lasagna, ramen, superfood waffles, chocolate torte and more.

340 14 St. N.W., 587-352-5433, wholelifego.com

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