17th Ave SW | Taste of 17th

Taste of 17th 

The 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment District is VERY excited to announce our Inaugural food festival, Taste of 17th, 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 Nov. 20 to Nov. 29, there will be 20 to 25 17th Ave food & drink establishments and restaurants participating, all who will be putting forward either a special three course meal for the event, a promotion around a classic or staple, or a brand new promotional meal or appetizer that can only be purchased during the Taste of 17th Festival!  

We’re anticipating this to be one of our biggest events yet! We’ve thought of everything from Parking for getting people safely down to 17th, to Contests for getting people excited about the event!

**Our $25 gift vouchers are now SOLD OUT, but you can still register through Eventbrite to participate in our Taste of 17th event.

Those who qualified have been mailed a $25 Gift Voucher* to use on a MINIMUM $25 order (before taxes) on Taste of 17th menu options, specials or promotions at one of the participating Taste of 17th restaurants of their choice.

Vouchers will only be valid for Dine-in or Call-in takeout in an effort to support our local businesses.

Final list of participating businesses subject to change without notice.

Black Sheep

140-815 17 AVE SW | 587-210-5063

Black Sheep has been a top rated bakery in Calgary since it opened in January 2019. When customers walk into our bakery, they’re immediately greeted by an overwhelmingly delicious smell of freshly baked croissants that no one can resist!



908 17 Ave SW suite 111 

Butterblock is a small bakery hidden inside an old Heritage building called The Devenish on 17th Avenue in Calgary, Alberta. We create delicious pastries from laminated dough inspired by our travels, our past experiences and sometimes even our followers! Check out the instructions on baking the Frozen Pastries from our Taste of 17th menu here


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 our doors you’ll find a quirky & colourful decor cheekily described  by our designer as a 1960’s Indian social club meets The Golden Girls.


Chilitos Taberna Mexicana

1309 17 Ave SW | 403-228-5528

Chilitos located on 17th Ave S.W. established in 2009 is a lively Mexican taberna with a large two level patio and cozy interior serving up amazing margaritas and cocktails, large selection of Tequila and Mezcal and delicious Mexican street food. Enjoy the Chilitos experience.


Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver

1511 14 St SW| 403-266-2067

Cluck N Cleaver is a independent and locally owned crispy fried and rotisserie chicken take out joint owned by co-founders and sisters, Nicole and Francine Gomes. Everything is made in house from scratch with zero preservatives, only using 100% antibiotic free, certified humane and halal chicken.


835 17th Ave SW| 403-244-5528

Fresh, handcrafted bread and treats. Quality, carefully sourced ingredients. Friends and family. Passion and curiosity. We’re up at the crack of dawn so our bakeries smell like Mom’s kitchen. After each day of sharing our love for all things fluffy and flaky, we 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! Our products have been selected based on deep ecological ethics, allowing for a large percentage of our ingredients to be organic, local & made from scratch.  Along with our cheeses being rennet-free, all of our soy products & grains are GMO-free.

D Spot Dessert Cafe

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

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


1013 17 Ave SW #119| 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. We 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 our stores from the raw GF desserts, to the walnut meat in our popular chipotle taco salad.


The living room

514 17 Ave SW| 403-228-9830

Our concept at The Living Room is Contemporary Interactive Cuisine – we define this as comfort food with a modern twist! Proudly serving organically raised meats and dairy, and local artisan products. We are equally passionate about wine, and our staff are eager to introduce pairing options from our 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. They also have a selection of organic loose leaf teas and other various sweet treats. 


Ten degrees chocolate

818 16 Ave SW| 587-352-2626

TEN Degrees Chocolate is a family-owned and operated bean-to-bar chocolate factory, café, and dessert lounge located in the Beltline of Calgary. We make small-batch chocolate using ethically sourced cacao beans, and local natural ingredients as well as organic sugar. 


Trio restaurant and 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

728 17 Ave SW| 403-454-3731

#YourCommunityBrewpub. Born & Raised in Calgary Alberta. We 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.

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

V Burger is one of 17th Ave’s newest food joints and they are serving up comfort food classics such as burgers, fries, onion rings, poutine and more alongside an extensive list of desserts like sundaes, shakes and cones – and everything on the menu is entirely Plant Based!

YUM bakery & bistro

1006 17th Avenue 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 and Bistro on 17th Ave. Yum Bakery delivers made from scratch artisan breads and decadent desserts made with natural ingredients baked fresh everyday. Yum Bistro provides a comfortable environment for everyone with delicious food and all day breakfast.

Indulge in delicious dishes at your favourite restaurant, or try something new – our inaugural 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 Nov 20 – 29 for a memorable week of tasty eats.

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

Make sure you share your #MeetMeon17th moments on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


*Note: Vouchers will only be valid for dine-in or takeout at participating restaurants. One (1) Gift voucher may only be spent on a (1) food and drink order equal to or greater than $25.00 in value and are only valid from Nov. 20 to 29, 2020, at the participating Taste of 17th locations. Vouchers can only be used on Taste of 17th menu items. 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 patron under any circumstance. Voucher is to be surrendered to restaurant and cannot be used at multiple locations as the business will need to retain voucher after purchase.

There is only one (1) voucher allowed per takeout or dine-in order receipt. Voucher cannot be used on delivery. There is only one (1) voucher allowed per person, per order. No more than two (2) vouchers will be mailed per household and the addressee 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 Nov 20-29, 2020. Voucher 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 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 is not responsible for any lost, stolen, misplaced or delayed mail containing vouchers.

Please keep in mind new health and safety procedures and guidelines for each of the participating restaurant will be in effect. Please respect them and help support small business during this difficult time.

Please DO NOT attend if you answer YES to any of the following questions:
Risk Assessment: Screening Questions
1. Do you have any of the following symptoms which are new or worsened if associated with
allergies, chronic or pre-existing conditions: fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty
breathing, sore throat, and/or runny nose?
2. Have you returned to Canada from outside the country (including USA) in the past 14 days?
In the past 14 days:
3. Did you have close contact* with a person who has a probable** or confirmed case of COVID-19?
4. Did you have close contact* with a person who had an acute respiratory illness that started within 14 days of their close contact* to someone with a probable** or confirmed case of COVID-19?
5. Did you have close contact* with a person who had an acute respiratory illness who returned from travel outside of Canada in the 14 days before they became sick? Yes No
6. Did you have a laboratory exposure to biological material (i.e. primary clinical specimens, virus culture isolates) known to contain COVID-19?
If you have answered YES to any of the questions please stay home and Call Health Link 811

Give the Gift of Variety

The freshly minted 17th Ave Gift Card is accepted at over 40 locations on the Ave and the list keeps growing. Click the button below to get started.

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