Hidden Gems

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Tradition meets taste

By |October 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

The Calgary Italian Bakery is a renowned establishment celebrated for its dedication to preserving the authentic flavors and artisanal craftsmanship of Italy. It's commitment to upholding culinary tradition, makes this bakery a food [...]

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Breakfast Abroad

By |September 19th, 2023|0 Comments

Calgary’s international offerings make breakfast the most travelled meal of the day. THE HORN OF AFRICA - MULAWAH, FATIRA AND FUUL Coffee Land serves up an [...]

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Traditional Japanese Cuisine

By |July 9th, 2023|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: Satsuki Omakase and Sake You may have had the good fortune of tasting Chef May Ng’s food at Concorde’s Goro + Gunn or Lonely Mouth before she made the leap into entrepreneurship [...]

Pursuing Mountain Flavours

By |July 7th, 2023|0 Comments

The road to Jasper is considered one of the most scenic on Earth. And as much as we love breath-taking, we're on the hunt for mouth-watering on this particular venture. Join us on the road to Jasper's newest culinary offering: Aalto at Pyramid Lake Lodge.

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Community Coffee

By |June 24th, 2023|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: Congress Coffee At the east end of an unassuming strip mall in Calgary’s Greenview Industrial area is a delicious little time warp called Congress Coffee. Created by long-time Calgarian arts fixture Johanna [...]

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Peak Momo

By |March 15th, 2023|0 Comments

Aama Nepalese Cousine Half of the team behind Calgary Momo House has branched off and opened the new Aama Nepalese Cuisine in Cochrane. With a gorgeous dining room featuring a great view of the [...]

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Bono-Fide Brews

By |January 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: Bono Coffee With the highest altitude in Africa, Ethiopia offers the perfect climate for the sensitive arabica beans and is the birthplace of coffee. In this place, coffee is deeply ingrained in [...]

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A Tea Journey

By |October 26th, 2022|0 Comments

Linvers Atelier Tea & Coffee When we arrived at Linvers Atelier Tea & Coffee we were greeted by owner and tea specialist Josh Linvers, an articulate, poised, and well-spoken individual in a chocolate brown [...]

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The RockFort Chettinadu Cuisine

By |May 16th, 2022|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: The RockFort Chettinadu and Indian Restaurant While many Canadians’ experience of Indian food begins and ends with butter chicken and naan, the cuisine of this large southeast-Asian country is as diverse as [...]

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Hand Pulled Noodles

By |April 9th, 2022|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: Calan Beef Noodle When Calan Beef Noodle founder David Liu, arrived in Calgary as an international student from China, there were no hand-pulled noodle eateries to be found. This famous Chinese street [...]

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Tea with Heart

By |January 26th, 2022|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: The Noble Teahouse The Noble Teahouse in High River is a labour of love created by five women: Joelene Smart, Kim Courtney, Rebecca Lindsay, Anita Mackenzie and Claudette Summers. Kim is the [...]

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Island Lake Lodge

By |October 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: Island Lake Lodge You’ll have to drive a little further to discover this issue’s hidden gem, but we promise you, it’s well worth the trip. Island Lake Lodge, just outside of Fernie [...]

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French 50 Bakery

By |August 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: French 50 Bakery Sometimes you have to hunt a little for a true hidden gem and French 50 Bakery (and freshly-launched café) is just such a treasure. Operated by husband-and-wife team Brad [...]

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Heart of Bragg Creek

By |June 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Hidden Gem: Heart of Bragg Creek Road-trips have become the family outing of choice over the last year and a short trip west for some plant-based goodness at Heart of Bragg Creek Café is [...]

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Maxima Bakery

By |March 5th, 2021|2 Comments

Hidden Gem: Maxima Bakery If you’re already an aficionado of authentic Chinese cuisine, chances are you already know about Maxima Bakery. Hidden inside the Lambda Asian Grocery in Crescent Heights Village, Maxima is a [...]

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John’s Breakfast and Lunch

By |December 14th, 2020|0 Comments

HIDDEN GEM: John's Breakfast and Lunch When Anita Ly speaks about her parents, she effuses pride for the hard work and dedication they’ve shown in creating a legacy in business and in their family. [...]

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White Elephant Thai Cuisine

By |June 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

HIDDEN GEM: White Elephant Thai Cuisine Tucked behind a non-descript door on the south side of the (rather sketchy) Airport Traveller’s Inn just off 16th Ave. N.E., White Elephant Thai [...]

Little Lebanon

By |March 4th, 2020|0 Comments

HIDDEN GEM: Little Lebanon One of our readers, Brian W. suggested we try out the hidden gem in his neighbourhood: Little Lebanon on 17th Avenue S.W.. Owned and operated by Hussein and Basitah Rafih [...]