Eating my way through Alberta
Collected by Christina Saull, AFAR Ambassador
Alberta is more than just bison burgers and double-doubles (although there is a lot of good Canadian comfort food!)
112b Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, Canada
After four days of bison for almost ever meal, we wanted something a bit lighter for our last meal in Banff. We asked a local barista for her recommendations & she pointed us in the direction of Athena Pizza. Located above a shop on Banff’s main...
628 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G4, Canada
Darren MacLean, the executive chef of downtownfood, makes no apologies for the sometimes controversial cuisine coming out of his kitchen. His restaurant is cooking up Canadian classics with an Asian fusion twist, making his tasting menu one of the...
211 Bear St # 213, Banff, AB T1L 1E4, Canada
Best known by locals for its stunning views of the Canadian Rockies (nab a seat by the giant windows to make other diners jealous!), the Bison’s best-kept secret is its addictive dinner and Sunday brunch menus. Chefs Liz and Kirk are...
57 Crowfoot Terrace NW, Calgary, AB T3G 4J8, Canada
Indulge your sweet tooth and, and maybe even impress your sweetie with a Crave Cupcake. The classic is the "Crave-O-licious" (chocolate with blue vanilla icing), but sample one with the coconut or peanut butter icing (all made with real butter)...
207 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L, Canada
Once upon a time, in the 1970s, the Grizzly House restaurant, home to Western Canada’s first disco & a constant stream of go-go dancers, was the place to be in Banff. The swinging days are gone (the phones to call from table to table? Don’t worry...
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