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Check Out These New Businesses On 17th Ave This January

From vegan fast food to a secret speakeasy cocktail bar, here’s everything that opened up on 17th Ave in the past few months, and a sneak peek into what you can expect for 2023 on Calgary’s favourite street! 

 

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Bro’s To Go  

This new quick service breakfast spot opened up on 17th Ave at the end of 2022 and was brought to you by the brothers behind Bro’kin yolk, a beloved brunch spot with locations around the city. Bro’s To Go was born out of the idea that fast food and quality service should be a package deal, and this new 5th street eatery is proving that it can be. Their menu is comprised of burgers and sandwiches with a specialty in breakfast: many menu options come topped with eggs, house-cured bacon and smashed avocado. Pair these mouthwatering sandos with their selection of espresso-based drinks, and selection of sides (hello sriracha kale salad).  

1527 5th Street SW, brostogo.ca 

Pricket Richard  

17th Ave is home to Calgary’s newest speakeasy cocktail bar, located in the underbelly of Comery Block and serving up creative cocktails and small plates – think oysters, tartare, prosciutto and more. Enter this intimate space through a steel door in the back alley off 6th Street and indulge in elevated sips such as their ‘Rainy Night in Soho,’ made with ginger and mint blanco infused tequila, fernet branca, ginger of the Indes, lime, simple syrup and angostura bitters. Need to impress a date? This is the spot to take them, open Tuesday through Sunday at 5 p.m. 

638 17 Ave SW #1,  prickettrichard.com 

 

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Olea  

Escape the cold and warm up in this Mediterranean escape located just off 17th Ave, serving dishes and cocktails brought to you from all over Western Europe. Dig into hand-crafted pastas, European wines and mouthwatering appetizers such as calamari or warm olives during your visit to this chef-driven restaurant, and take in the coastal and casual atmosphere. Join them for lunch and dinner seven days a week and reserve your spot now at the link below.  

1520 14 St SW, oleayyc.com

Odd Burger  

This made-from-scratch burger joint has a new home just off 17th Ave where they serve a variety of vegan fast food including burgers, breakfast, salads, wraps, desserts, shakes and more. Odd Burger was originally born out of a grassroots vegan organization that connected local farmers with consumers and is now a popular fast-food franchise with nine locations and counting across Canada. Whether you eat meat or not, we promise you will love menu items like their Pulled Jack burger made with jackfruit, or plant-based hot fudge sundae!  

1515c 14 St SW, oddburger.com

Okotoks Donair and Pizza  

If you’re looking for a hearty, delicious meal on 17th Ave, look no further than ODP (short for Okotoks Donair and Pizza) who just opened up their newest location on the Red Mile. They serve their drool-worthy donairs and gourmet pizzas as well as a selection of burgers, pasta, sandwiches, poutines and sides! Located at 1431 17th Ave, this new on-the-go spot has a little something for every craving!  

1431 17th Ave SW, odpcalgary.ca

 

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Oodle Noodle  

Oodle Noodle’s founder arrived in Canada in 1989 after spending years travelling through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and experiencing tons of delicious and authentic Asian food. After spending the next 15 years at the helm of several different restaurants, he wanted to share his passion for cooking and Asian cuisine, and opened the first Oodle Noodle location in Edmonton. In addition to his original location, you can now find Oodle Noodle in 18 different locations across Alberta, including their newest opening on 17th Ave. Try out unique dishes like their Bombay butter chicken poutine, Mongolian stir fry, Penang Laska and much more! 

1244 17th Ave SW, oodlenoodle.ca 

 

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Coming Soon:  

You can always expect exciting new developments on 17th Ave, whether it’s the opening of an upscale cocktail lounge a fast food joint serving up vegan fare. In coming months, 17th Ave has a number of new businesses opening up on this iconic street including two new pizza spots⁠—Uncle Faiths, a legendary Vancouver chain opening its first Calgary location; and Pizza Face, a popular pop-up eatery with a small but mighty menu of unique pies, who will be opening their first official dine-in location. Milpa, an authentic Mexican restaurant, and Cloud Naan, a fast food joint that serves freshly baked naan, are a few of the other new faces arriving on the Ave in coming months. Stay tuned with 17th Ave news, openings and more by following us on social media at @17thavesw

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