Stampede is almost upon us, and that means scrumptious breakfasts galore! No better way to shake your hangover than with a greasy offering of pancakes, eggs and bacon! But if the standard Stampede breakfast spread isn’t appealing to you anymore, here is a list of breakfast offerings with a bit of a twist!
A Stampede breakfast with some East African flair is bound to intrigue! Enjoy a unique menu along with live entertainment, some “midway” games for the kids and see an award winning Stampede Parade float.
Where: The Ismaili Muslim Jamatkhana and Centre – 1128 45th Avenue NE
When: Saturday, July 9; 7:30 to 11 am
This is another gluten free event that promises to have a distinctly unique menu for its’ Stampede breakfast. There will be a performance by musician Alex Hughes and Shine FM’s “Children Fun Crew” will be there to entertain the little ones.
Where: Marda Loop Community Center (3130 16 Street SW)
When: Saturday, July 9 from 9 to 11 am
Cost: Free for CCA members, $5 per person or $10 per family
With the growing Filipino food craze hitting Calgary, it only makes sense to have a Stampede breakfast fit that theme. In addition to a traditional Pinoy breakfast, there will be live Pinoy music blasting all morning.
Where: Pacific Hut Parking Lot – 3231 17th Avenue SE
When: Sunday July, 10 from 7 to 10 am
The name says it all! The X Mornings team, along with Carl’s Jr. will be serving breakfast to the first 200 people that come down to the X92.9 studios. Any time Carl’s Jr. is involved with breakfast, it’s bound to be a guilty pleasure.
Where: X92.9 Studios – 255 17 Avenue SW
When: Monday, July 11 at 7 am
If you struggle to find a breakfast that will agree with your waistline, then this is the one. Teaming up with Executive Chef Jan Hansen, the menu features unique breakfast items that are gluten, sugar, and dairy free.
Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12th Avenue SW
When: Wednesday, July 13 from 7 to 10 am
Cost: $50, with silent auction proceeds going to Meals on Wheels and for McMurray Fire Victims.
Eau Claire’s favourite churrascaria restaurant is bringing back their Brazilian themed Stampede breakfast for another year. While the standard pancakes and eggs will be offered, Minas will also be offering the not so traditional Baiao de dois (rice with beans) and freshly roasted pork loin or ham, along with other treats like mini donuts!
Where: Minas Brazilian Steakhouse (136 2 Street SW)
When: Wednesday, July 13 from 9 to 11 am
Cost: $2 donation or a non-perishable food item, proceeds to the Calgary Food Bank.
You’d be hard pressed to travel through Calgary’s restaurant scene without stumbling on some delectable Vietnamese restaurants. So time to swap out the traditional stack of pancakes for an aromatic bowl of Pho! There will also be a spring roll eating competition as well as some Vietnamese artists and performers entertaining the crowds.
Where: Albert Park Radisson Heights Community Centre – 1210 28 Street SW
When: Saturday, July 16 from 11 am to 2 pm
Cost: Donation of your choice, with proceeds going to Alex Community Food Centre
Happy Stampede Breakfasting! And make sure to tag your tasty Stampede Breakfast food adventures with #dhyycfood!
Aadil Fazal is a Calgary food blogger with great passion for the local food scene. Combining his love of food and photography, he aims to provide YYC with a combination of delicious food pictures with his detailed restaurant reviews. You can check out his blog at Beltline Bites.