Open and opening soon: 8 new Calgary restaurants to try

Mar 26 2021, 11:25 am

New Calgary restaurants? Those are our three favourite words.

We’ve gone and collected a list of all the new YYC restaurants you should look into trying.

There is always a lot of chowing down for us to do in this city, and these new eateries make our to-eat lists longer than ever.

Here are eight new Calgary restaurants for you to try right now, or in the near future.


Calavera Cantina

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Calgary’s newest local Mexican concept, Calavera Cantina, has opened its doors and it’s already serving up top-notch eats in McKenzie Towne. Offerings include 27-ingredient mole, house-ground chorizo, a wide array of antojitos (small plates), and, of course, tacos.

Address: 4307 130 Avenue SE #180, Calgary
Phone: 403-719-TACO


Snowcapz Cafe


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Snowcapz Cafe is serving up Korean desserts in Calgary, and people are loving it. The new destination for desserts and baked goods is now open at 216 – 14 Avenue SE. Snowcapz offers patrons everything from Dalgona Lattes, Matcha Lattes, Korean shaved ice (bingsu), and “Croffles” – aka croissant waffles.

Address: 216 – 14 Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-956-7759


Joey’s Fish Shack


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Joey’s Fish Shack is Calgary’s newest spot to find seafood eats located at 808 Edmonton Trail. You might know the brand from its multiple Joey’s Seafood Restaurant locations around YYC (and Canada), but now the shack has arrived, and that means folks can now enjoy the brand’s newest concept.

Address: 808 Edmonton Trail, Calgary
Phone: 403-475-3645


Pho City


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Calgary’s new spot for Vietnamese food has landed: Pho City has officially opened its doors. The new eatery is located at 207 1 Street SE in Chinatown. It offers all the Vietnamese staples we know and love.

Address: 207 1 Street SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-391-7188


Man vs Fries


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Man vs Fries currently has two pop-up locations in YYC open for delivery and takeout: 816 6 Avenue SW and 714 10 Avenue SW. Both spots are open daily from 11 am until sold out. Check out the website to order.

Opening Soon

Major Tom


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We love a bit of mystery, don’t you? This new concept from the Concorde Group is keeping things seriously under wraps prior to its spring opening. What we do know, is that patrons can expect to enjoy what Major Tom Bar has to offer “40 floors above it all.”


Pablo Cheese Tart

The Osaka-based brand is known for its “revolutionary cheese tarts” and cheesecakes in various flavours and sizes, and it’s set to open later this year at 602 16 Avenue NW in Calgary.

Address: 602 16 Avenue NW, Calgary


The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys is opening its first Calgary location soon, and that means folks in YYC will finally get a taste of the iconic brand’s delicious eats. The food cart turned fast food chain originated in NYC in the ’90s and has since amassed a cult-like following. Its menu is popular for sandwiches and platters packed with chicken and/or gyro.

Address: 17th Avenue, Calgary


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