Opening their doors in 2004, The Coup is Calgary’s oldest vegetarian restaurant. Last year, a small group of like-minded local, plant-based restaurant operators behind Nourish Bistro in Banff bought the Coup as well as The Dandelion in Ramsay. With a global menu offering both vegetarian and vegan items, these guys are all about supporting local. Alberta suppliers include Red Fox Fungi, GrainWorks, Micro YYC, Dancing Goats Farm, Glowfood, Springbank Cheese Co., Mountainview Canola, and Poplar Organic Bluff potatoes to name a few. Before the third lockdown we ventured in to try the Korean fried mushroom, cauliflower cheddar tart and vegan cheese plate. Our taste buds were blown away and we couldn’t decide on just one favourite. Other menu must-tries include the beach front hot pot, magic dragon bowl and squash and goat cheese salad. The Coup believes it’s their commitment to supporting local, sustainable and responsible business practices that keeps them ahead of the game and a loyal customer following.