Today we are going to be going on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Calgary. We will try to cover all of the best places to get nutritious food in your area so that you can feel as good as possible after your meal.
Kicking things off will be the best local vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Mom always told you to eat your vegetables, well you certainly will be able to at these great venues.
Then we will get into some other healthy restaurants near you, plus discuss good salad bars and restaurants with good soups. Calgary health food stores and markets will follow them up, buying nutritious foods and cooking meals yourself is a great way to know just how good your diet really is.
Smoothies and juice shops will come next, and we will get you out of here with a few gluten free bakeries that should also have plenty of low sugar sweets and treats. Stick around for our healthy foods map at the end that will have all the places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
Plus you are welcome to read our other posts on the region at that link if you are interested.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
Some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Calgary would be:
- The Allium at 211A 12 Ave
- The Coup at 924 17 Ave
- Hearts Choices at 4127 6 St NE
- SaVeg Cafe at 637 11 Ave SW
The Coup serves lots of foods with cheeses, soy components, and grains that are rennet-free. Vegan, organic, and biodynamic wines are available on their wine selection and they recycle whatever they can while only using post-consumer recycled paper.
Hearts Choices can be found at the Calgary Farmers Market and comes highly recommended. SaVeg Cafe serves seasonal vegan cuisine with a Korean flair and smoothies.
Calgary Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
- Aida’s at 2208 4 St
- Heaven Artisan GF Cuisine at 1013 17 Ave
- Nourish at 211 Bear St
Aida’s Bistro delivers traditional Lebanese small appetizers and sharing platters in a modern and laid-back setting. Heaven is a restaurant that serves global cuisine with a Venezuelan flair with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Many of their dishes are dairy-free, peanut, tree-nut, and soy-free.
Nourish Bistro is a one-of-a-kind café that serves inventive vegan and vegetarian cuisine in Calgary as well as beverages, live music, and the arts.
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
- Dirtbelly at 3rd St SE
- Posto at 1014 8th St SW
- Klein and Harris at 110 8 Ave SW
You should be able to find a wide variety of healthy salads in your area at any of the above. If you are after any particular salads check the links we gave and see if they are on their menu. Fresh tossed, farm berry, mod Caesar, buffalo cauli, Mexicali, sweet potato, charred pesto, curry cauliflower, and super greens are some of the favorite’s salads at Dirtbelly.
Arugula, endive, black kale Caesar, and spinach salads are all available in Posto. Heritage greens, walnut, potato, mixed mushroom, and pickled are some of the most ordered salads at Klein and Harris restaurants. The Coup and The Chopped Leaf are also known for their salads.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
- Primal Soup Co at 5255 Richmond Rd SW
- Bolsa Restaurant at 55-180 94 Ave SE
- The Chopped Leaf at 8650 112 Ave NW #7107
You can expect to be able to try a wide variety of healthy soups in your area at any of the above. If you are after any particular soup check the links we gave and see if they are on their menu.
African peanut veggie, bone broth, broccoli and bourse, broccoli and cheddar, carrot, coconut, ginger, cauliflower and broccoli with mustard cream, cauliflower cheddar, chicken a la king, chipotle corn and black bean chowder, chipotle lime sweet potato, and chunky beef vegetable are some of the specialty’s soups at Primal Soup Co.
Beef, rice and egg noodles, special wonton, sweet and sour, and combo wonton soups are all available at Bolsa. The African spiced lentil, spicy creamy tomato, Thai curry, and wild mushroom are some of the specialties at the Chopped Leaf in addition to some great local salads.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Calgary health food stores and markets:
- Community Natural Foods at 6120 1a St SW
- Lotus Herbal Health at 510 77 Ave SE
- Bowness Health Food at 6435 Bowness Rd NW
Community is a local natural health food store carrying over 15,000 products that has a salad bar too. Many people have been buying whole food supplements, superfoods and medicinal mushrooms at Lotus Herbal Health since 2013.
Organic, non GMO, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free goods as well as vitamins, minerals, whole food supplements, homeopathic, essential oils, and natural body care products are sold at Bowness Health Food.
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops near you:
- Oasis Jimma Juice Bar at 1012 1 St SW
- Happy cup at 201-2525 Woodview Drive SW
- Booster Juice at 3221 Sunridge Way NE
- Jugo Juice at 1632-14 Ave
- Orange Julius at 2525 36 St
You can expect to find a wide variety of healthy smoothies and juices in at any of the above. If you are after any particular juice, smoothie, bowl, or other health food check out the links we gave and see if they are on their menu.
Bananas, berry cream sensation, Brazilian thunder, breezy banana, Canadian colada, coco crush, funky monkey, high impact acai, marathon, mind over Macha, pineapple freeze, and ripped berry are some of the top selling flavors available at Booster Juice.
Mocha protein, gold digger, clean kick, jugo cold brew, matcha peach, jugo classico, mango magic, blushing mango, berry banana, raspberry rush, dragon force, peanut butter protein, huge blueberry protein, and tropical green protein are all available at Jugo Juice Shop. They also sell mocha protein, gold digger, clean kick, jugo cold brew, matcha peachy, jugo classico, and mango magic smoothies.
Orange Julius offers mango pineapple premium fruit, strawberry banana premium fruit, and triple berry smoothies.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
- Earth’s Oven Gluten Free Bakery at 417 53 Ave SE
- Lakeview Bakery on 90 at 2515 90 Ave SW
Focaccia, naan, buns, scones, and loaf breads are some of the specialties at Earth’s Oven Gluten Free Bakery. Lakeview Bakery serves gluten-free vegan items, artisan bread with rosemary, olive oil, sea salt, gluten-free cinnamon, and donuts.
You can also read our posts on:
- Local Healthy Restaurants in Edmonton
- Local Healthy Restaurants in Winnipeg
- Local Healthy Restaurants in Vancouver
- Local Healthy Restaurants in Seattle
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Calgary
We wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those vegan and vegetarian restaurants near you along with other healthy restaurants, salad bars, places to get great soup, health food stores and markets, smoothies and juice shops, and gluten free bakeries in your area it shouldn’t be hard for you to grab a delicious and nutritious meal in the near future.
While we try our best to keep these posts updated it isn’t easy, if you noticed anything incorrect on this page please let us know in the comments. Hopefully you enjoy eating healthy food at restaurants in Calgary.