The 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment District is VERY excited to announce our second Taste of 17th food festival, which will feature our amazing 17th Ave BIA restaurants and food establishments who want to remind Calgarians why their food is the best – and why 17th Ave is the best dining district in the City!

From July 16 to July 25, there will be 25 17th Ave food establishments and restaurants participating. Indulge in delicious dishes at your favourite restaurant, or try something new!

The first 1,000 registrants will receive a $25 voucher which they can redeem at any of the participating businesses.

Registrants will be mailed the $25 Gift Voucher* to use on a MINIMUM $25 order (before taxes) on Taste of 17th menu options, participating restaurant’s regular menu items, or specials and promotions at one of the participating Taste of 17th restaurants of their choice.

Vouchers will only be valid for Dine-in, Patio seating or In-person takeout in an effort to support our local businesses.

Final list of participating businesses and menu items subject to change without notice.



#111 - 908 17 Ave SW

Butterblock offers the freshest croissants to small local cafes on a daily basis, and now, they are bringing them to your own home! Try their BIY croissants with this promo, follow their one minute instructional video on their website to enjoy the freshest croissants at home! Please note they are closed on Wednesday and Thursday. 

calcutta cricket club

340 17 Ave SW | 403-719-1555

Calcutta Cricket Club is a fun & lively Indian restaurant and bar that draws inspiration from the cosmopolitan nature & cuisine of West Bengal. Past their doors you’ll find a quirky & colourful decor cheekily described by the designer as a 1960’s Indian social club meets The Golden Girls.

Candy Shop Cafe

1326 17 Ave SW
Candy Shop is a chic, but modern street food and cocktail bar. Candy Shop Cafe will be a one stop destination for sweet street food, dreamy cocktails, chic aesthetics and beer.


1410 17 Ave SW | 587-891-6872

Chakalaka is a modern Tapas restaurant and bar combining the conviviality of table BBQ experience with creative delectable cocktails and world-class wines and cordial hospitality. Chakalaka will present to you the future of hospitality with a “Globally Influenced” food and drink menu.


835 17th Ave SW | 403-244-5528

Fresh, handcrafted bread and treats. Quality, carefully sourced ingredients. Friends and family. Passion and curiosity. The team at Cobs is up at the crack of dawn so their bakeries smell like Mom’s kitchen. After each day of sharing their love for all things fluffy and flaky, they pay it forward by donating leftover baked goods to local charities. Find them now on 17th Ave.

the coup

924 17 Ave SW | 403-541-1041

The Coup is a plant based restaurant that’s been part of the Calgary restaurant scene for 16 years! Their products have been selected based on deep ecological ethics, allowing for a large percentage of their ingredients to be organic, local & made from scratch.  Their cheeses are also rennet-free, and all of their soy products & grains are GMO-free.

the curry leaf Restaurant & Bar

1431 17 Ave SW | 587-351-7015

The Curry Leaf Restaurant & Bar was opened in October 2016 by a husband and wife team – a medical doctor and an health administrator. Both felt the need to show case foods from the Indian sub-continent in their authentic form. Try their delicacies for a unique and exotic gastronomical experience.

d spot dessert cafe

100 - 933 17 Ave SW | 403-284-4649

D Spot Café will change the way you look, taste and feel about desserts! They offer homemade ice cream, cakes, finest Belgian Chocolate, and unique savoury food items which will fulfill your taste buds. They use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients for preparing all of their menu items so that customers can taste the difference.


1058 17 ave sw | 403-475-2218

Korean Street food on 17th Street in Calgary. Hankki will provide you with a rich taste through a fantastic meeting of meat and vegetables. If you taste it once, you will want to come again.

heaven restaurant

1013 17 ave sw | 403-249-3037

Made from scratch with passion and care, Heaven is Calgary’s 100% Gluten Free Restaurant and Market! Try out their selection of international flavours, Venezuelan flare and 100% gluten free food today!


926 16 ave sw | 403-561-9856

Casual. Conscious. Eats. KB & CO offer a variety of whole food, plant-based options served up quick-service style for people on the go, enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Everything is made from scratch in their stores from the raw GF desserts, to the walnut meat in their popular chipotle taco salad.

king of donair

503 17 ave sw | 587-966-5464

King of Donair is an authentic East Coast food store from Halifax, NS. They are the first ones to introduce donair to Canada in 1973. Some of their popular items include Donairs, Pizza, Garlic Finger, Egg Rolls and Many side items. They make all of their products in house and their donair meat and donair sauce comes all the way from Halifax so it is 100% authentic. They make fresh dough for their pizza everyday and their delicious egg rolls are made in house with 100% Beef.

Las Canarias

1129 17 Ave SW | 403-475-4165

Las Canarias will make you feel the atmosphere of Spanish bodega style restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Spanish style food; wine and even live music on the weekends. The team at Las Canarias would like to make you feel you are in Spain where you can forget the time and just enjoy the best Spanish wines and dishes prepared by their Chefs.  Their dishes are prepared on site with local, and Spanish ingredients.

the living room restaurant

514 17 ave sw | 403-228-9830

The concept at The Living Room is Contemporary Interactive Cuisine – they define this as comfort food with a modern twist! Proudly serving organically raised meats and dairy, and local artisan products. Living Room is equally passionate about wine, and their staff are eager to introduce pairing options from their award winning wine cellar.

ollia macarons & tea

810c 16 ave sw | 403-457-9775

Located on 16 Ave in Mount Royal Village, Ollia Macarons & Tea makes French Macarons with a modern touch. Try their Take home Cherry Lemon Pavlova kit. Crunchy and chewy meringue topped with homemade lemon curd, cherry whipped cream, and fresh BC cherries. Easy to assemble. Let them do the work and you can take all the credit! They also have a selection of organic loose leaf teas and other various sweet treats. 

peppino gourment foods

1512 7 st sw | 403-452-9006

Peppino Gourmet Foods is a family owned and operated Italian eatery, with over 80 years of combined culinary knowledge in the food industry. They have been providing their customers with solutions for catering, homemade meal options, and daily dine-in or take-out meals for the past 19 years. Whether you come down for a fresh Italian sandwich, or to stock up on our homemade sauces and pastas, you can always rest assured that their products are made fresh and with love from their kitchen to yours.

Saucy Burger

1001 17 Ave SW | 403-454-3697

Brought to you by Chef Michael Dekker and his team, Saucy Burger is a new, reimagined burger experience with a personal rendition of gourmet burger cuisine. They’re proud to serve high-quality, locally sourced products to bring you an iconic burger experience with a ton of tasty new memories along the way. Gluten-Free & Vegan options are available!

simply irie carribean cuisine

1510 6 st sw | 403-454-7400

Simply Irie Caribbean Cuisine is a family owned and operated business established in 2014. The vibe of this upbeat cozy restaurant is predominantly a Caribbean flavour with a small selection of Western dishes. There are a combined 40-plus years of experience in the service and management industry between this family team of co-owners Patterson & Fay Bruney. Let their passion for flavour and love of cuisine tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. Dine in with them and enjoy a relaxing environment where the vibe is always nice.


818 16 ave sw | 587-352-2626

TEN Degrees Chocolate is a bean to bar chocolate factory, café, European Bistro, dessert lounge.  Enjoy a taste of Europe where everything is made fresh and in house, from the flatbreads, fresh pasta and of course all their desserts, and gelato.

trio restaurant & cafe

1504 16 ave sw | 403-800-8122

Egyptian-Mediterranean Fusion cuisine based on Trio’s Vision: Dream to create a unique, relaxing ambiance mixed with the perfect potion of love through finger-licking Mediterranean & Egyptian food. Passion to see smiles & engrave memories in people’s hearts by doing the ultimate and going the extra mile. People is the cornerstone of Trio, the source of happiness, the cause of existence.

trolley 5 brewpub

728 17 ave sw | 403-454-3731

#YourCommunityBrewpub. Born & Raised in Calgary Alberta. They focus on brewing high-quality local beers with a passion for bringing the community together over amazing locally made from scratch food!


1424 17 ave sw | 403-453-1214

Tropical’s street food menu is filled with authentic flavours and a playful cocktail menu inspired by the tropics. Choose from a selection of more than a dozen different tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, and of course their homemade churros and more. Their full selection of tequilas and Latin music will make you feel like you are on vacation without ever leaving the city. Please note, Tropical is only open Thursday through Sunday.

universe restaurant

1415 17 ave sw | 587-354-3339

Universe Restaurant is open daily and located in the heart of Calgary on 17th Avenue in the red mile district. Universe serves all day brunch six days a week and also offers other specialties such as Montreal Style Pizza and Greek specialties. 

v burger

819 17 ave sw | 587-387-7272

VBurger is a socially conscious plant-based company proudly founded in Calgary, AB. It was created with care for the environment, animal welfare and human health – their main goal was to make awesome burgers and ice cream. They believe that food is so much more than the nutrients it is made of. It can create comfort, happiness, and a sense of belonging. The team at V Burger wants to make the sustainable choice the easy choice to make, making fast food okay again. Whether you follow a plant-based diet, or you are a meat enthusiast looking to make a small environmental impact with one plant-based meal a week, we guarantee you they have something for everyone.

yum bakery

1006 17 ave sw | 403-455-6164

Owners Debbie and David created an approachable, elevated, made from scratch bakery at the Calgary Farmers’ Market in 2009 which has since expanded to a second location on 17th Ave. Yum Bakery is serving up freshly baked sweet and savoury pastries as well as artisan bread and locally roasted coffee. 

Indulge in delicious dishes at your favourite restaurant, or try something new – The Taste of 17th Event is not to be missed.  Check back to see what all of our participating vendors are offering during the event!

Grab your friends & family and get to 17th Ave from July 16 – 25 for a memorable 10 DAYS of tasty eats.

Stay up to date with all things Taste of 17th by visiting our Taste of 17th Instagram page.

Make sure you share your #MeetMeon17th moments on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

*Note: Vouchers will only be valid for dine-in, patio seating or in-person takeout orders (delivery/online orders are not included) at participating restaurants. One (1) Gift voucher may be spent on a single (1) food and drink order equal to or greater than $25.00 BEFORE TAX  and are only valid from July 16 to 25, 2021 at participating Taste of 17th locations. Vouchers can only be used on Taste of 17th menu items or regular menu items/specials from participating locations defined as being part of this event. If other menu items are on the final receipt one wishes to apply the voucher to, the voucher can only be applied provided at least one(1) Taste of 17th menu meal is included on the final receipt. Vouchers hold no cash value and cannot be used as tip or gratuity. Vouchers cannot be refunded for cash by business to a patron(s) under any circumstance. Voucher is to be surrendered to restaurant and cannot be used at multiple locations as the business will need to retain the voucher after purchase. Multiple vouchers are allowed for an in-room dining, patio dining, or in-person takeout order receipt as long as the minimum spend is met. E.g. To use two (2) vouchers on one receipt the minimum spend must be $50 BEFORE TAX on the receipt. Voucher cannot be used on delivery. There is only one (1) voucher allowed per person. No more than two (2) vouchers will be mailed per household and the addressee’s name for each order must differ from one another. If duplicate or suspected duplicate orders are registered, they will be cancelled without warning, no exceptions. Vouchers are only valid between July 16 to 25, 2021. Vouchers will be sent to the mailing address listed in your registration, and will be retained by business after purchase. Vouchers will only be mailed out to Calgary residents. If the voucher is lost, stolen, misplaced or delayed in the mail the BIA will not replace, reimburse or otherwise compensate for the lost voucher. The 17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District BIA, Taste of 17th or any of the BIA membership are not responsible for any lost, stolen, misplaced or delayed mail containing vouchers. Once vouchers are sold out there are no additional vouchers available. Please do not call or visit the BIA offices in search of more.

Please keep in mind all health and safety procedures and guidelines for each of the participating restaurants. Please respect them and help support our local, small businesses recover during the pandemic reopening.

Please DO NOT attend if you answer YES to any of the Risk Assessment Screening Questions when reserving your ticket. If you answer YES to any of the Risk Assessment Screening Questions your ticket will be cancelled. Stay home and Call Health Links 811 for further instructions.


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