5 must-try food spots at YYC Calgary International Airport's new terminal

Mar 24 2017, 3:43 pm

The new terminal at YYC Calgary International Airport opened in late 2016, providing travellers with a new array of dining and shopping options to kill time during a layover or get their trip started off right.

One notable upgrade within the new terminal is a selection of dining options that include international chains, flagship eateries, and local restaurants unique to Calgary.

Whether you’re looking for a delectable meal to hold you over during your flight, a glass of wine to ease the stress of travelling, or a cup of Calgary’s finest coffee to get you to your next destination, you’ll find a variety of tantalizing options that will be sure to feed whatever it is your craving.

Check out these five delectable eateries in the new terminal at YYC.

Vin Room

Wine-loving globetrotters, rejoice! Native to YYC, Vin Room is Canada’s largest airport wine bar, offering travellers 80 different wines to try by the glass, along with various cocktails, beers, and spirits.

Pair your vino with a divine globally focused culinary menu, such as their signature lobster nachos, charcuterie, small plates and tapas that are great for sharing. For those travelling in the early morning hours, they offer a robust breakfast menu that includes an array of unique options, such as a wild boar ragu poutine, and steelhead trout gravlax bagel that are both tasty and delicious and will get your travel day started on the right foot.

The restaurant was also designed with the avid traveller in mind, with amenities such as carry-on storage space, USB charging stations at every table, and functional furniture to make your travel day dining experience a relaxed one.

Spolumbo’s Fine Foods + Deli

This iconic Calgary business has been serving our city legendary sausages for over 25 years.

In 1991, the first flagship store was founded by three ex-CFL Calgary Stampeders, in the heart of historic Inglewood. They now have a location in the new Calgary Airport Terminal and are serving their famous handcrafted sandwiches that are made from locally baked bread and a variety of meats and cheese, along with an array of other delicious Italian dishes to travellers from all over the world.

Belgian Beer Café

Belgium is the home of beer and delicious food, so there is no better way to kick off your adventure than with some authentic eats, inspired by this food-loving country.

Try traditional dishes of mussels, beef stews, or a pot of world-famous, double fried Belgian fries served with truffle-infused mayonnaise, paired with a sampling of a variety of Belgian beers. This is where classic Belgian favourites meet North American comfort food for a world-class combination that will satisfy your every craving.

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The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

Take a break from the stressful hustle and bustle of the airport and spend some leisure time in a warm and inviting dining environment, as you wait for your next flight.

Wolfgang Puck is a familiar name in the global food industry and it has become a reliable brand for a tasty airport meal. They have now come up with a new line of restaurants that are placed in specific airport locations and designed with the on-the-go traveller in mind.

Set at an affordable price point in a fast-casual dining setting, they aim to efficiently cater to your tight travel schedule, while serving hearty comfort meals that are internationally inspired and locally sourced. This is a great spot to catch a bite with the family, grab a meal to go on your way to your flight, or spend some time catching up on work if you’re on a business trip.

Hana Sushi

Founded in 1988 by Japanese Chef Matsumoto, this local Calgary dining favourite serves traditional Japanese sushi.

In every step, from the food preparation to presentation, Mr. Matsumoto infuses his knowledge of authentic Japanese cooking, to serve teppanyaki style of hot food and popular sushi dishes. This is a great spot if you’re looking to get inspired before you jet off on a worldly adventure, or if you’re just craving sushi.

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