Antonio Lopez landed in Canada seven years ago by way of Mexico City, ending up in High Level, Alberta. He opened a Mexican restaurant, sold it a couple of years later and started HALO Churros food truck. After a successful run, the family moved to Calgary and recently opened a brick-and-mortar eatery in Marda Loop (also called Halo Churros) featuring the same sweet and savoury churros served on the truck. Lopez honours the tradition of churrerias in Spain but also integrates North American flavours and culture in his recipes creating a fusion between traditional and modern. The result is a thinner, crunchier churro that lends itself perfectly to the chilled churro treats on the menu. We’ve tried a few of the sweet offerings, but have our sights on the savoury Argentine churro made with provolone cheese, chorizo and pesto and the Mon Cherie featuring Roquefort cheese, bacon, pear and honey. There are several options to choose from and an assortment of signature drinks. Inspired by the small-batch ice cream and gelato shops in Calgary, they recently launched a new menu item in partnership with Noto Gelato: Chulato’s churro/gelato sandwiches. Put this eatery on your bucket list for the best summer ever.
Editors Note: December 2021, Halo Churro has closed this location.