Vegan in Calgary

WHERE TO EATWHERE TO SHOPWHERE TO GET A TATTOOANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONSCALGARY VEGAN BLOGGERSLOCAL EVENTS & RESOURCES

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Source: The Calgary Herald

WHERE TO EAT


Aida’s Bistro – Lebanese Cuisine – 2208 4 St SW
Vegan options available

Amato Gelato – Italian Gelato & Sorbetto – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan sorbetto and Tofulati options

Ambrosia Veggie House – Pan Asian Chinese Food – 1009 – 4th Avenue SW – CLOSED
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options

A Taste of Saigon – Vietnamese Cuisine – 406 – 8888 Country Hills Blvd NW
Vegan options available

Avatara Pizza – Gourmet Fire Roasted Pizzas – 3406 3rd Avenue NW
Vegan & Gluten Free options available

Baked From The Heart – Gluten Free Baked Goods – 1st Street NW
100% Vegan & Gluten Free

The Big Cheese Poutinerie – 738 – 17 Avenue SW
Vegan poutine available

Bento Burrito – Food Truck offering quick and fresh wraps
Vegan options upon request

Blue Nile Ethiopian – Ethiopian Cuisine – 322 10 St NW
Vegan options available

Blue Star Diner – Small independent diner – 809 1 Ave NE
Vegan options available

Boxwood Café – Seasonal and Sustainable food – 340 13th Avenue SW
Vegan options available

Broken City – Independent music venue & bar – 613 11th Avenue SW
Vegan options available

Brûlée Patisserie – Desserts and pastries – 722 11 Ave SW
Vegan options available

Buddha’s Veggie Fusion – Asian Fusion Cuisine -5802 Macleod Trail South
Has separate vegan/vegetarian & meat menus

Cafe Koi – Asian Fusion Cuisine – #100, 1011 – 1st Street SW
Vegan options available

Cedars Deli – Mediterranean Cuisine – Multiple Locations
Vegan options available

The Chopped Leaf – Quick & Fresh Salads, Wraps & Soups – 8650-112th ave NW
Vegan options available

Community Café – Salad Bar, hot food buffet, etc. – 1304 10th Avenue SW
Vegan options available

The Coup – Organic Vegetarian Restaurant – 924 17th Avenue SW
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options

Dairy Lane Café – Small independent diner – 319 19th Street NW
Vegan Options available

dirtbelly – Fresh Salads & Juices – Multiple Locations
Vegan Options Available

Dragon’s Lair Burger Co. –  Burger joint – Westbrook Mall, Entrance 6, 1200 37 St Southwest
Vegan beet burger available

Entrees Etc. – Vegan Catering – Order by Phone or Online
100% Vegan with Gluten Free Options

Falafel King – Mediterranean Cuisine – 225 8th Avenue SW
Vegan options available

Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria – Authentic Neapolitan Pizzas – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan options available

Fiasco Gelato – Italian Gelato & Sorbetto – A20 416 Meridian Rd SE
Vegan sorbetto available

Five Rivers Indian Cuisine – Vegetarian Indian Cuisine – 11 Castleridge Blvd NE
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options

Flipp’n Burgers – Burger Joint – 330 10th Street NW
Vegan burger available

Goji’s Frozen Yogurt – Frozen Yogurt, Toppings & Smoothies – #34-1221 Canyon Meadows Drive SE
Vegan options available

Happy Veggie House – Chinese Cuisine in a Food Court Setting – 109 – 303 Centre Street SW
Vegan options available

Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Cafe – Vegan Thai Cuisine – 9679 Macleod Trail SW
100% Vegan with gluten free options

Heaven Artisan GF Cuisine – Venezuelan Inspired Gluten-Free Cuisine – 1013 17 Ave SW
Vegan options available

Higher Ground Cafe – Cafe offering soups, wraps, etc. – 1126 Kensington Rd NW
Vegan options available

Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian Cuisine – 130 10th Street NW
Vegan options available

Mazaya – Lebanese Cuisine – 2139 33rd Ave SW
Vegan options available

Moti Mahal – Indian Cuisine – 1805 14th Street SW & #38, 240 Midpark Way SE
Vegan options available

The Naaco Truck – Food Truck Serving Neo-Retro Indian Cuisine
Vegan options available

Oak Tree Tavern – Pub Fare – 124 – 10th Street NW
Vegan options Available

Open Sesame – Asian Fusion Cuisine – 6920 Macleod Trail SE
Vegan options available – request vegetarian wok

Peppino Gourmet Foods – Italian Gourmet Foods – 209 435 4th Ave SW
Vegan options available upon request

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Casual Cafe Menu – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan options available

Purple Pastry Chef – Food Truck Serving Home Baked Pastries and Cakes
Vegan options available

Raw Eatery & Market –  Serves Nutritious, locally Sourced Raw Food – 1145 Kensington Crescent NW
100% Vegan

Roni’s Kitchen – Weekly Meal Service/Catering/Pop Up Brunches/Cooking Classes
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options

Sandwiched – Sandwich Shop – 510 77th Ave SE
Vegan options available – check website daily

Take It And Go – Food Truck Serving East African Cuisine
Vegan options available

Tamarind Vietnamese Grill & Noodle House – Vietnamese Cuisine – 1111 6 Ave SW
100% Vegan with gluten free options

Tazza Fresh – Middle Eastern Cuisine – 1105 1 Ave NE
Vegan options available

Ten Foot Henry – Canadian Cuisine – 1209 1 Street SW
Vegan options available

Thai Onzon – Thai Cuisine – 115 Fifth Ave, Cochrane
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options

Tubby Dog – Hot dogs with various toppings – 1022 17th Avenue SW
Vegan hot dog available

Tutti Frutti – Frozen Yogurt and Toppings – Multiple Locations
Vegan options available

Twisted Tortes – Custom made cakes & cupcakes – Order by Phone or Online
Vegan options available

Vegan Eats – Vegan Catering – Order by Phone or Online
100% Vegan

Vegetarian Delite Bakery & Pizza – 3250-60 street NE
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options

The Veggie Truck – Food Truck Serving Various Vegan Dishes
100% Vegan

Veg-In YYC – Vegetarian Cafe – 215 6 Ave SE
100% Vegetarian with vegan options

The Village Flatbread Co. – Gourmet Fire Roasted Pizzas – 2511 17 Avenue SW
Vegan & Gluten Free options available

Wild & Raw – Raw Food Cafe & Juice Bar – 1119 Kensington Rd NW
Vegan Options Available

Wild Rose Brewery – Brew Pub – Bldg AF23, #2 – 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW
Vegan options & beer available

White Rose Vegetarian Kitchen – Vegetarian Restaurant – 6512 Bowness Road NW
100% Vegetarian with vegan options

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WHERE TO SHOP 


Amaranth Whole Foods Market – Health Food Store – Multiple Calgary Locations

Basic Roots – Raw Plant-Based Foods – Available at Multiple Locations

Blush Lane Organic Market – Health Food Store – Multiple Calgary Locations

Calgary Farmers Market – 510 – 77th Avenue SE

Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut – Chocolate Company with Vegan Options – Multiple Calgary Locations

Community Natural Foods – Health Food Store – Multiple Calgary Locations

Crystal Bar Soap – Vegan Soap Company – Online or Available at Multiple Locations

Healthy Funky Foods – Raw Foods – Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Ave SE

Hearts Choices – Vegan/Vegetarian Meats – The Calgary Farmers Market, 510 – 77th Avenue SE

Kricket’s – Purses, Books, Accessories, Etc. – 2306 4th Street SW

Lenity Soap – Vegan Soap Company – Available Online & Various Locations

The Light Cellar – Superfoods & Classes – 6326 Bowness Road NW

Market On Macleod – Farmer’s Market – 7711 Macleod Trail SE

Planet Organic Market – Health Food Store – Multiple Locations

The Silk Road Spice Merchant – Herbs & Spices – Multiple Calgary Locations

Spud Calgary – Online Grocery Delivery Service

Sunnyside Natural Market – Health Food Store – 338 10th Street Northwest #10

Talk Vegan To Me – Vegan Clothing Company – Order Online

Untamed Feast – Specialty Mushroom Products – Available at Various Locations

VeganSupply – Online Vegan Grocery Store based in B.C.

VegOut Health Boutique –  Online Only (100% vegan)

The V Word Market – Online Vegan Grocery Store based in Ontario

Willow Natural Foods – Health Food Store – 1419-9th Ave SE

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Source: Just Vegan

WHERE TO GET A TATTOO


Ascending Koi Tattoo & Apparel – 1600 Edmonton Trail NE
Uses vegan inks made with plants based glycerin.

Mission Tattoo Parlour – 2103 4th Street SW
Uses both vegan and non-vegan inks, speak with staff when requesting a vegan tattoo.

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Source: Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS


AARCS – Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
A non-profit charity, that improves the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals.

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
A registered charity & non-profit society that has been operating a wildlife hospital since 1993

Alberta Spay & Neuter Task Force
A registered charity that provides high volume, high quality MASH style spay and neuter clinics that are held in First Nation communities.

The Alice Sanctuary
The Alice Sanctuary provides care and healing for rescued farm animals. Drawing from the resiliency and life-affirming presence of the animals who live here, our goal is to empower, encourage and inspire all visitors to find the tools they need to go out and make a positive change in the world around them.

ARF – Animal Rescue Foundation
ARF’s mission is to rescue stray and unwanted dogs and cats from First Nations and rural areas and place them in loving, permanent homes while providing programs to reduce pet over-population.

Bear Valley Rescue
A horse rescue and registered charity located in Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary Humane Society
The Calgary Humane Society (CHS) provides care for 8,000 surrendered, neglected, abandoned, and abused animals per year.

Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
A registered non-profit charitable organization that rescues and rehabilitates wild animals in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas.

Free Spirit Sanctuary 
An organization that provides a lifelong sanctuary for domestic and wild horses, donkeys and mules while advocating for the protection and freedom of Alberta’s Wild Horses.

Heaven Can Wait Animal 
Heaven Can Wait provides shelter, care and nourishment to abandoned, abused and homeless animals in the High River area.

MEOW Foundation
The only Calgary-wide no-kill registered charity that rescues and cares for stray and abandoned cats, matches rescued cats to suitable adopters and fosters, and provides Trap Neuter Return services.

Misty Creek Dog Rescue
Misty Creek Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping all canines in need.

Oops-A-Dazy Rescue and Sanctuary Society
An organization that aims to help neglected, abused, and stray domestic and farm animals find loving and permanent homes and give life sanctuary to those unlikely to be adopted.

Pause 4 Change
Innovative Animal Rescue Foundation focused on the development of sustainable dog control strategies within partnered and rural communities.

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation
Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation is a registered non-profit charity that focuses on no-kill dog rescue based in Calgary, Alberta.

Potbelly Pig Rehoming Network
The Potbelly Pig Rehoming Network is a network of foster homes and volunteers devoted to finding forever homes for pigs in need and educating the public regarding proper potbelly pig care.

Robin’s Refuge
A non profit organization dedicated to providing lifelong sanctuary to exploited and abused farm animals.

Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
A charity that rescues animals in all capacities and extensively focusing on dogs and puppies on the Alberta Reservations, rescue, rehab, match, foster and adopt.

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Source: Mary’s Test Kitchen

CALGARY VEGAN BLOGGERS


The Calgary Beet
Linking Food & Well-Being

Convey the Moment
A fashion and lifestyle blog.

Cruelty-Free With Me
A Vegan Lifestyle Blog

Fig and Basil
A plant-based journey through food and photography.

The Kindest Thing
Living better by doing better.

Low Fat Vegan Chef
Specializing in healthy “Low Fat” vegan cuisine.

Mary’s Test Kitchen
A vegan blog filled with recipes, how-to’s, experiments and reflections.

ModVegan
Your guide to creating a luxurious, modern vegan lifestyle.

My Veggie Brood
Simple, delicious, economical, vegan meals for the whole family.

Picky Bitchez
An urban and fun, Calgary-based blog that aims to spotlight vegan and gluten-free lifestyles.

Vegan in YYC
The best of veganism that Calgary has to offer, available in one place.

Veggiewitch
The adventures of a Veggie-Artist-Mama!

Voyage Vixen 
A blog about the travel adventures of a Calgary vegan.

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LOCAL EVENTS & RESOURCES


Calgary Veggie Festival
The only vegetarian food and lifestyle festival in Calgary!

The Calgary Vegan Bake Sale Team
A group of food enthusiasts unite to spread vegan baking activism and fund raise for animal causes.

VegFest Calgary
Calgary’s first Annual VegFest! Elevating our community through compassionate, sustainable, and healthy living.

Calgary Vegan/Vegetarian Facebook Group
For people interested in Veganism and Vegetarianism and is focused on building a supportive veg community in Calgary and area.

CVS – Calgary Vegetarian/Vegan Society
A registered non-profit organization formed in 1993 to promote the health, ethical, environmental, humanitarian, and spiritual benefits of a plant based diet bringing together veg*ns in the City of Calgary and surrounding area for a common cause.

Know of a vegan friendly business/blog/group that I’ve missed? Send me an email, I’d love to hear about them and add them to the list!