Calgary has a surprisingly large variety of restaurants, cafés, and food trucks that specialise in vegan and vegetarian cuisine. From Indian to Asian fusion to salads, check out these amazing vegan and vegetarian places in Calgary.
The White Rose Vegetarian Kitchen has a menu filled with “truly creative combinations of ingredients, flavours, textures, and seasonings.” The menu includes snack, smaller, and large plate selections, which are made to be shared family-style. The team are also wonderfully willing to work with special dietary requirements, and the menu is almost entirely gluten free. If dining with meat-loving friends, they can order from the restaurant’s Coal Shed Smokehouse menu.
This is a pizza place with a twist, as Avatara Pizza’s menu is a little different to most. Every item is 100% gluten free, and vegan cheese is available. The majority of their menu (70%) is vegetarian, but there’s the option of adding meat. Two popular choices at Avatara Pizza include the Guru (including butter chicken sauce, mozzarella, peppers, red onion, mango chutney drizzle, and fresh cilantro) and the Crusty Cowboy (chilli-lime BBQ sauce, cheese, mushrooms, pineapple, homemade bruschetta, honey drizzle, and crushed cashews).
Opening its doors in the summer of 2016, Raw Eatery and Market is all about fresh, local ingredients and plant-based foods coming together in healthy recipes, created by nutritionist Megan Pope. Their simple vegan menu includes salads with catchy names like the Tangled Thai and the Kale-Mary. There are also tacos and pad Thai options. Raw Eatery and Market was a welcome addition to Calgary’s food scene.
Imagine devouring an all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet brimming with Indian dishes for a mere $12. This is the reality at Five Rivers Indian Cuisine. Their buffet is all day, every day and includes over 20 rotating main dishes. They also have vegan-friendly options, which the staff can point out. The restaurant also does deliveries, and they have a vegetarian pizza and sweets menu too.
When the owners of Veg-In YYC had difficulty finding pure vegan and vegetarian homemade cuisine in Calgary, they decided to establish their own takeout cafe that transforms traditional recipes. They say they are not just a cafe, but a movement. Menu items include Veggitos (veggie burritos), burgers, signature samosas, naan, and raw vegan desserts.
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