Whether you’ve decided to commit to a fully plant-based lifestyle or just like to enjoy a vegan or vegetarian dish from time to time, there is a huge selection of vegetarian restaurants in Calgary where you can sit down to an unforgettable meatless meal. And a meal out is a great place to start if you’re wondering how to become a vegetarian family.
We’ve rounded up 9 of our favourite vegetarian and vegan restaurants for you to try the next time you want to get your tofu on!
Family-Friendly Vegetarian Restaurants in Calgary
The Allium | theallium.ca
Have you stumbled upon The Allium’s line of sauces and dips at Blush Lane, Luke’s Drugmart, The Bownesian Grocer, or Sunnyside Natural Market yet? If you’ve had a chance to try their Green Pea Hummus, Vegan Tahini Ranch dressing, or Allium Grilling Spice, chances are, you’re hooked and looking for more.
Great news! The Allium also has a gorgeous restaurant filled with beautifully plated plant-based dishes like chickpea fries, squash latkes, squash gnocchi, ratatouille, and more. They’ve also got a 4-course prix fixe menu for Sunday supper that’ll satisfy your cravings with a little bite of everything!
The Coup | thecoup.ca
If you’ve been to The Coup once, there’s a good chance you’re already planning your next visit. The Korean Fried Mushroom and Broccoli and Kimchi Fried Rice Gyoza make an appetizer you may just need to order seconds of. They have a wide variety of main dishes including bowls, plant-based burgers, sandwiches, and more, as well as a tasty dessert menu in case you have room for vegan ice cream or Alberta potato doughnuts.
I’d highly recommend the breakfast quesadilla if you stop in for brunch, although their eggs benedict and omelette sound pretty dang good too!
Hearts Choices | heartschoices.com
Fans of Hearts Choices rave about its consistently tasty vegetarian and vegan menu, as well as their daily specials which include Mac n Cheeze Mondays, Pad Thai Thursdays, Ten-For-Ten Wing Wednesdays, and their Surprise Thursday Special. This vegetarian restaurant in Calgary offers a fantastic selection of Thai dishes, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, and main dishes like Chick’un & Waffles and Jackfruit Poutine.
Check them out at their standalone Café Market or at the Calgary Farmer’s Market.
saVeg Café | savegcafe.ca
saVeg Café has been named as one of the best vegan restaurants in Calgary and it’s easy to see why. They’re located inside Heavens Fitness, but you can definitely visit even if you don’t have plans to hit the gym. The recipes combine their chef’s knowledge of traditional Korean cuisine and vegan cooking and bring a giant menu filled with mouth watering dishes like vegan bulgogi, vegan “tuna” poke bowls, bibimbap, bulgogi burritos, katsu curry udon, burgers, wraps, smoothies, and breakfast dishes. They also have a meal for 2 for $35 and a meal for 4 for $55.
Vegan Street | veganstreet.ca
Vegan Street has two locations to check out with a different dining concept at each. Visit Vegan Street Kitchen & Lounge in the Beltline for 100% plant-based comfort food like tacos, noodle and rice bowls, pastas, fries, and salads. Check out Vegan Street Taco Bar in Inglewood for outta-this-world taco selections like Korean Fried Chickin, Bang Bang Cauliflower, Chipotle Lime Pulled Porque, and more.
They’ve also got burritos, quesadillas, bowls, salads, and a wicked appetizer menu. Both locations have an incredible drink list and daily specials – visit their website to plan your next happy hour!
Nan’s Noodle House | nansnoodlehouse.com
If you’re on the hunt for a fully vegan noodle bowl experience, Nan’s Noodle House has got you covered! Whether you’re looking for Ramen, Pho, or Thai dishes, you’re about to experience love at first bite. The Black Garlic Ramen is a to-die-for dish on cold winter days, and fans of hand-held fare can get their banh mi fix with a chick’un or beef’less sub, grab some tasty bao buns, or even try some kung pao tacos.
Veg-In YYC | veginyyc.com
Vegan Indian Fusion Street Food? Sign us up! Rumour has it the deconstructed samosa bowls at Veg-In YYC are to die for, but I’ve also never met a butter chicken I didn’t like and would love to get my hands on the vegan version!
They’ve also got a huge assortment of signature wraps, hand-pressed burgers and sides like naan, fries, and kebabs.
V Burger | heyvburger.com
Who says burgers have to be made of meat to be tasty? V Burger is bringing you plant-based versions of all your fast food faves, like Cheezburgers and Chick’n Burgers, as well as Chick’n bites, french fries, and delicious desserts including ice cream sandwiches, cookies, shakes, and cones.
And great news – if you get to V Burger between 7:30 and 11:30, they’ve got a breakfast menu to kick off your day!
kb&co | kbandcompany.com
Eating healthy, plant-based foods is easy when it looks and tastes as yummy as the wholesome and delicious offerings from kb&co. Whether you’re warming up with a steaming bowl of 3-bean chili or warm curry stew or looking for a classic avocado toast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. They’ve got a fantastic selection of salads, including Coconut Thai, Smokey Caesar, and Chipotle Taco, as well as a giant menu of smoothies, coffees, and lattes to give your day a much needed energy boost.
What are your favourite vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Calgary? We’d love to hear them in the comments!