You think you love pizza? Tim’s Gourmet Pizza in Cochrane really loves pizza. A mainstay at local farmers’ markets for a while now, they recently opened up a location in Cochrane, and it has quickly become one of the town’s favorite spots. Once you dive into one of their pies, you’ll know exactly why. Their pizzas range from the familiar — pepperoni, ham and pineapple — to the new and exciting, like the Honey Bunch, which features honey, thyme, prosciutto, and goat’s cheese, or the Spolumbo Sausage, with sausage, prosciutto, and cranberries. If you’re in the mood for a quiet night home, you can also order a frozen pizza to go and then bake it yourself.
Tim’s Gourmet Pizza, 111 2nd Ave West, Cochrane, AB, Canada, +1 587 362 2953
Although you may not be able to get a full meal at MacKay’s, it’s too much of a local institution to not appear on this list. In business since 1948, MacKay’s has cemented itself in Cochrane’s collective heart with a combination of warmth and friendliness and, of course, some of the best ice cream you’ll find. They’ve managed to stay in the family and stay committed to their family recipes, even while undergoing a huge expansion in response to local demand. The list of flavors has kept expanding as well, to the point where it might take you longer to decide what you want than it will for you to eat it.
MacKay’s Ice Cream, 220 1st St W, Cochrane, AB, Canada, +1 403 932 2455
If you’re not familiar with the word ‘donair,’ you haven’t been in Canada long enough — it’s their take on the more European-friendly döner, and they do them just as well over here, particularly at Cochrane’s Donair on the Run. It’s a small place, but that’s exactly what you want out of a kebab joint. In addition to excellent donairs, they also have the best falafel in town and the special donair pizza, which is a real local favorite. When you’re looking for a quick lunch, some exotic flavors, and an overall pleasant experience, this is a great place to come.
Donair On The Run, 407 1st St W, Cochrane, AB, Canada, +1 403 932 2112