The city of Calgary is home to about 1.3 million people. That’s a lot of rumbling tummies when lunchtime rolls around. The next time you find yourself hungry in Canada’s famous Stampede City, check out one of the following can’t miss Calgary restaurants.
The city of Calgary is known for many things, including its iconic skyline and innovative culinary scene. Sky 360 combines the best of both worlds. Located near the top of the gigantic Calgary Tower, this revolving restaurant offers stunning views of the downtown area from a height of nearly 600 feet. That alone makes any meal at Sky 360 a special experience, but the food, ahem, “elevates” things to another level. In fact, the wild salmon is so good you might find yourself looking at Calgary homes for sale so you can enjoy it on the regular.
OEB Breakfast Co.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether or not that’s true, one thing is inarguable: OEB Breakfast Co. makes it the most delicious meal of the day. With three locations across Calgary, it shouldn’t be too hard to get a table. And with dishes as an ever-changing menu devised by some of Canada’s most daring chefs and made with local, farm-fresh ingredients, you’ll never again risk missing breakfast by sleeping in late.
UNA Pizza + Wine
Everyone loves pizza. It’s a perfect food. How could anyone hope to improve upon perfection? You’ll have to ask the cooks at UNA Pizza + Wine, because they somehow managed. Their artisan thin-crust dough cooked in stone-deck ovens provides the perfect balance between crispy and chewy, and specialty pies inspired not only by Italian cuisine but also French and Spanish cooking traditions adds a whole new dimension of creativity and flavor. Don’t forget to pick a bottle from the on-site wine bar to add the perfect accompaniment.
It’s hard to imagine two places more different than frosty Canada and sun-kissed Spain, but Las Canarias makes it seem like they’re one and the same. More than just a restaurant, Las Canarias is an experience. With setting and décor intentionally designed to emulate a classic Spanish bodega, it’s easy to forget you’re in the Great White North. Something you’ll never forget, however, is the taste of Las Canarias’ impeccably made traditional Spanish dishes.
Good food doesn’t always have to mean fancy food. The heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes what the heart wants is a hot dog. A late-night favorite of hard-partying locals, Tubby Dog impresses both with its impressive collection of vintage arcade games and its even more impressive menu of weird, wild, and wacky hot dog toppings. Sure, you’ll find oldies-but-goodies like homemade chili, sauerkraut, bacon, and relish, but you’ll also find surprising combinations like peanut butter and jelly and wasabi and pickled ginger.