6 food booths not to miss at 2016 Taste of Calgary

Aug 8 2016, 11:53 pm

Calgary’s favourite outdoor food & drink festival, Taste of Calgary, is back for its 20th year.

Taking place August 11 to 14 at Eau Claire Plaza , the Taste of Calgary offers visitors an array of globally inspired bite sized eats from local restauranteurs. However food isn’t the only draw this year: you can also sample over 30 craft beers, as well as locally distilled spirits.

The selection at this year’s Taste of Calgary ranges from returning fan favourites, such as the braised short ribs, but also expands to include some adventurous and unique dishes that will be sure to tingle your tastebuds.

A full list of culinary treats can be viewed online, but here are our picks for the six booths to visit at this year’s festival.

Heritage Bakery and Deli

Enjoy some famous Eastern European comfort food at the Heritage Bakery and Deli booth. They will be hand pinching both sweet and savoury perogies, as well as serving up their famous cabbage rolls. This is a booth you don’t want to miss!

Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

Hot #minasplatter to go #platter #bbqtogo #brazilianbbq

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Grilled meats are a the draw at this booth, enjoy some beef, chicken, or chorizo. And if you can’t decide on which one to choose go with the Churrasquinho platter, which offers you all three meats with some gooey cheese bread.

Simply Irie Caribbean Cuisine

In the mood for some habanero heat? Simply Irie Caribbean Cuisine will be bringing out some authentic jerk chicken, jamacian patties, and plantain chips. Enjoy while this meal takes you to the Islands.

Empanada Queen

Only the best and freshest South American bites in the city can be found at the Empanada Queen booth! These delicately hand rolled empanadas stuffed with savoury fillings will leave you coming back for more!

Shangri La Palace

India meets Asia at the Shangri La Palace booth. These bites will ignite your senses with their bold servings of Malaysian laksa (spicy noodle soup), samosas, and chicken skewers.

Africanana Eatery

Chuma’s world famous Beef Ribs #foodgasm #foodporn #gastropost #yyc #yyceats #yycfood #yychotspots #yycstaffmeals #africanabarandgrill

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Need some kick while at Eau Claire, check out the Africanna Eatery, which will feature their famous East African dishes such as beef ribs, chicken tikka, and spinach curry. You can cool it all down with a fresh fruit smoothie at the end.

Admission to the Taste of Calgary is free, however tickets go for $1 each, with each dish varying from 2-5 tickets. Save yourself from waiting in long lineups by purchasing your tickets online.

Taste of Calgary 2016

When: Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 14
Time:  11 am to 9 pm
Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza – 200 Barclay Parade SW