Don’t forget, the Taste of Calgary is this weekend!
It runs August 14-17 at Eau Claire Market, and this year you can try tasty nibbles like:
- Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich – from Black Betty Burgers & Wine Bar
- Sweet ‘Smores Crepe – from Crepes & Cravings
- Banana Fritters – from Curry Club
- Crispy Shrimp Dumplings – from Globefish
- Japanese Sushi Quiche – from Goro + Gun
- Green Tea Sandwich – from Lava Dining
along with vendors like:
- Africana Bar and Grill
- The Canadian Brewhouse
- Caribbean Choice
- Coco Brooks
- Delice Pastryshop and Café
- Delicious Thai
- Ed’s Restaurant
- Halo Steak, Seafood & Wine Bar
- Heritage Bakery and Deli
- Jackie’s Thai
- Jamesons Irish Pubs
- Mini Melts
- Ogam Chicken and BBQ
- The Old Spaghetti Factory
- Oriental Dumplings
- Pacific Hut
- Wing Tat
- Zen 8 Grill
- … along with great tastes from the Beverage Garden
A lot of the vendors are the same as previous years, so you can read more about the Taste of Calgary by clicking the “Taste of Calgary” tag.
Some hints to have a great time:
- Try going on a weekday evening instead of during the lunch hour if possible – it’s less crowded usually
- Check out what you’re getting before hand, especially if you’re on a budget. Not all of the samples are good deals, and you can end up spending a lot of money at the festival.
- There are usually lots of freebies at the festival too – wander around (usually close to the east side of the plaza) and look for special taste test and give-away booths.
- BYO… – consider bringing your own (reusable) bottle of water. Every vendor sells plastic bottles of water, but you might as well bring your own bottle and save the money – and the plastic! There’s also a water fountain inside near the restrooms for refills.
- BYO… – consider bringing your own reusable dish and cutlery/chopsticks. The amount of waste that builds up in the garbage containers from this event is massive… and most of the vendors are using Styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery, rather than opting for compostable options.
Are you going to Taste of Calgary 2014? Let us know what you thought in the comments below – which samples were the best bang for the buck, and which were the tastiest?