Where to Eat in Calgary – Grey Cup Edition

Where to Eat in Calgary - a collage of food photos.

Wondering where to eat in Calgary during Grey Cup Week? It’s tough to choose, but here’s a list of some of my favourite places to eat and drink in Calgary Alberta.

If this is your first time visiting Calgary, welcome! Or rather…howdy! Yes, we’re a friendly bunch and always happy to help out when it comes to local food and drink recommendations. Contrary to popular belief, we do eat more than Alberta Beef here (though we are awfully proud to raise the best beef in the world) and we have a spectacular cocktail and craft beer scene. Read on to find out how you can maximize your dining time during your stay here. 

A plate of shrimp and grits topped with a poached egg. Where to Eat in Calgary

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Where to Eat in Calgary – Brunch

Calgarians LOVE to brunch and there are so many great spots that’ll help start your day off on the right foot! A good breakfast ensures that you hare enough energy to get through a long day of sightseeing and Grey Cup partying. 

A double patty burger with cheese, hot sauce, and tomato. Where to Eat in Calgary

Where to Eat in Calgary - Local Favourites

Let’s talk local. Alberta is chalk full with talented growers, producers, and creative minds. Here are a few places that really high light the best of Alberta on a plate. 

A perfectly cooked steak with a slice cut showing the degree of doneness. Where to Eat in Calgary
Photo via Modern Steak

Where to Eat in Calgary - Meat Eaters

If you‘re a meat eater, chances are you’ll be after a big meat feast at least once during your stay in Calgary. Here are a few places that do the meat sweats right. 

A white speckled dish featuring a brightly coloured vegetable based dish. Where to Eat in Calgary
Photo via Allium

Where to Eat in Calgary - Vegan or Vegetarian

Would you belive that Calgary has a burgeoning Veggie Scene? Many restaurants include a few vegetarian options on their menus, however if it’s the full vegetable experience you’re after, check out these places. 

red hicken Wings with white sesame seeds and green onions.

Where to Eat in Calgary - Wings

You just can’t have football without wings. It’s written in stone. 

A giant slice of Lemon Meringue pie. Where to Eat in Calgary

Where to Eat in Calgary - Sweet Endings

Sweet tooths listen up…there are many restaurants that offer great dessert options but here are some sweet places to hit that live up to the hype. 

A hand holding a pint of brown beer.
Photo via Annex Ales

Where to Drink in Calgary - Beer

This one’s a no brainer. Calgary has an very active craft beer scene and it is miles above the crap you’re gonna order at McMahon stadium. Get your fill before the big game. 

A hand pours a cocktail from a decanter.
Photo via Confluence Distilling

Where to Drink in Calgary - Cocktails

It’s always 5 o’clock at these great Calgary cocktail spots. 

A lovely French inspired dish from Mélo Eatery. Where to Eat in Calgary
Photo via Mélo Eatery

Where to Eat in Calgary - New and Buzzworthy

You’ve heard the hype. These new places are the real deal.

A plate of eggs Benedict and fried potatoes.
Photo via Sensory Canmore

One Day Escape - Canmore/Banff

Escape the city for a day hike or mountain instagram content…either way that fresh mountain air will give you an appetite like no other. 

Local Food Lovers – Accounts to Follow

If you’re looking for some authentic local social media accounts to follow, here are some of the busiest food accounts highlighting Calgary’s burgeoning food scene. 

Miss Foodie – Instagram

Me! – InstagramTwitter

Happy Eats YYC – Instagram 

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