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Monki Bistro

Trio of chocolate mini- domes from MonkiBistro

Trio of chocolate mini- domes from MonkiBistro

I am pretty sure that half of my recent restaraunt visits lately have come directly from Instagram… between neat ice cream places and cool eateries – there’s also Monki Bistro. (Seriously… check out the Monki Bistro Instagram feed. Maybe not on an empty stomach though…)

Well, I put the idea forward to the little foodie group I’m a part of, and one Sunday afternoon we headed there, en mass.

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Posted by on June 23, 2018 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Kruse’s Bakery

Delicious rum balls from Kruse's Bakery - located in the Market On Macleod in Calgary, Alberta

Delicious rum balls from Kruse’s Bakery – located in the Market On Macleod in Calgary, Alberta

My last post wasn’t very positive I’m afraid… but in contrast, I’m back writing about Kruse’s Bakery again. I’m pretty sure this is one of my favourite bakeries in Calgary (tied for the top spot with Gluten Free/Paleo/Vegan Nourish Kitchen & Bakery, and Glamorgan Bakery)  There are a few favourite things I get nearly every time I visit (The lemon strudel) and then a few things I’ll pick up now and then… but there are also new things to try too. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2018 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Rolled Ice Cream

Bitumen Black Gold rolled ice cream from Scrollio Handcrafted Desserts

Bitumen Black Gold rolled ice cream from Scrollio Handcrafted Desserts

So this summer I tried rolled ice cream at a number of different places – this post is a LONG time coming for sure.. I’ve already blogged about Sweet Tooth Ice Cream here in Calgary, but there is also Scrollio Handcrafted Desserts here in Calgary, and two different locations of Scoop n Roll in Edmonton.

Scrollio

Scrollio is located on 17th Avenue not far from Tubby Dog and Made By Marcus. I visited there first with a friend on a nice warm day and ice cream was a delightful treat. While my friend had a chocolate ice cream topped off with raspberries and blueberries, I had their Bitumen Black Gold charcoal ice cream flavoured with rosewater and topped with ground pistachios. The rosewater in the (otherwise flavourless?) charcoal ice cream was awesome – a lovely delicate flavour.

Scoop N Roll food truck, Edmonton

While I was visiting my friend in Edmonton, we were both in the mood for Ice Cream, and he thought he remembered something not far from where we were. The shop was actually no longer in business (or he had the location incorrect) but a quick GoogleMaps search and I found Scoop N Roll – a food truck that was semi-permanently parked near a bowling alley nearby. It’s not there anymore (I’m not sure where the truck has moved to, or if it’s just seasonal) but we were happy to find it – as was the long line up of others waiting to place their order and get their rolled ice cream.

My friend had a fruit-filled ice cream, while I went for the matcha green tea (of course!) filled with nutella!

Scoop n Roll in Kingsway Mall, Edmonton

On another Edmonton visit we stopped in Kingsway Mall for even MORE rolled ice cream. This time around there wasn’t any line at all. They didn’t seem to have the same menu, so I ended up with a chocolate ice cream with raspberry and chocolate chips, topped off with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The chocolate chips were a bad choice for me, as they were too hard against the nice smooth texture of the rest of the dessert.

Ice cream from Scoop n Roll in Kingsway Mall, Edmonton

Ice cream from Scoop n Roll in Kingsway Mall

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Posted by on December 2, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Out of town - Alberta

 

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Made By Marcus

Skye and her Made By Marcus ice cream

Skye and her Made By Marcus ice cream

This post is a LONG time coming – not just in how long it took for me to finally get to Made By Marcus – but also in how long between getting there and posting this has taken!

I had tried to get down to the Made By Marcus store on 17th Avenue for a while… but then I got derailed, or put off by long lines. Finally I got there with my friend Skye (from Dyeing For It) and tried the much raved about ice cream after dinner.

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Sweet Tooth rolled Ice Cream

Two rolled ice cream creations from Sweet Tooth Ice Cream in Chinatown, Calgary

Two rolled ice cream creations from Sweet Tooth Ice Cream in Chinatown, Calgary

Rolled Ice Cream – I think I’m a little late to the party, because a friend was trying to get me to try out rolled ice cream LAST summer when there was a food truck in Calgary specializing in it. However… that never did happen. (Food trucks are always downtown during lunch and I don’t work downtown!)

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Posted by on July 5, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Treats

 

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Nourish Kitchen & Bakery

Colourful tarts and other goodies from Nourish Kitchen and Bakery

Colourful tarts and other goodies from Nourish Kitchen and Bakery

At the end of April a friend invited me to the YYC Alternative Market. In the back of my mind I really hoped that the market would be retro-funky-goth-cool… and while there were a lot of vendors there that fit that bill – I was also super happy see my friends from Nourish Kitchen and Bakery!

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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Treats

 

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Kruse’s Bakery

Lemon strudel from Kruse's bakery (located in the Market on MacLeod)

Lemon strudel from Kruse’s bakery (located in the Market on MacLeod)

Every time I’m down at the Market On MacLeod (usually to get sushi!) I swing by Kruse’s Bakery too. There are a few things I love every time I go – like their lemon strudel or the hockey pucks – but I also usually am coersed into trying one or two other things too. Luckily I don’t have a gluten/ dairy/ egg intolerance, so the bakery-world is my tasty oyster!

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Posted by on June 4, 2017 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Lovely dessert

Lovely dessert

On the same trip where we visited the sugar shack and enjoyed Maple Syrup treats we also stopped at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – the park with Montmorency Falls. There’s a charming hotel there, Manoir Montmorency. We had lunch there that was really lovely – in a room with a sky-painted ceiling. (Though no views of the falls unfortunately!)

My photos of the falls were super rushed, so they weren’t very good, so here’s a pretty photo from a photographer on Instagram!

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Out of town - Quebec

 

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Raw Desert Crafting demo

I was invited to an event at Cafe Koi hosted by the Yummi Yogis (you’ll know them from their food truck) that I thought I’d share with you.

Unfortunately it falls on a day when I already have an art class, so I’m unable to go… but I thought perhaps some of our Happy Sushi Belly readers might enjoy it!

Copied directly from their event:

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own Raw, Gluten Free, Dairy Free desserts?

 

We invite you to, not only see us craft up some delicious treats, but also, learn why we pack them with Superfoods to increase libido, bone health, immunity, vibrancy and more!
Just think… a world where we can eat chocolate and feel like we’ve just had a facial at the same time!
In this special event, the Yummi Yogis will be guiding you through a journey of the senses.You will leave with:

•Take home recipes
•Tips for creating the most delectable treats
•Expertise in pairing superfoods with raw desserts in a way will increase your zest for life
• Free samples 😉

Registration for this event closes June 19″

Tickets are $35.00 plus a $1.82 EventBrite fee. You can get tickets on EventBrite.

Even more information is available on their Facebook event.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Treats

 

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Valentine’s dessert from Phoenix Grill

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake from Phoenix Grill

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake from Phoenix Grill

This post is super-late (now that I’ve returned from holiday and have had the chance to pull photos off my camera…) but I wanted to do a quick post about some delicious treats from the Phoenix Grill. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2014 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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