Vegan in Calgary

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

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WHERE TO EAT

Aida’s Bistro – Lebanese Cuisine – 2208 4 St SW
Vegan Options Available
Must try: Vegetarian Couscous

Amato Gelato – Italian Gelato & Sorbetto – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan Sorbetto & Tofulati Options in Various Flavours
Must Try: Strawberry Tofulati

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 – Vegan Items Are Labeled
Must Try: Scallion Pancakes

Avatara Pizza – Gourmet Fire Roasted Pizzas – 3406 3rd Avenue NW
Vegan & Gluten Free Options Available – All Pizzas Can be Made with Vegan Cheese in Place of Dairy
Must Try: Buddha Pizza with Vegan Cheese

Baked From The Heart – Gluten Free Baked Goods – 1st Street NW
100% Vegan & Gluten Free
Must Try: Ginger Chai Cookie Sandwich

The Big Cheese Poutinerie – 738 – 17 Avenue SW
Vegan Poutine Available – Made with Daiya Cheese

Bento Burrito – Food Truck offering quick and fresh wraps
Vegan Option Available Upon Request
Must Try: Tofu-Rito Burrito (Hold the Dairy)

Bliss Cupcakes – Desserts and pastries – Bay 13A, 728 Northmount Drive NW & 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Available (Pre-Order is Required)

Blue Nile Ethiopian – Ethiopian Cuisine – 322 10 St NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Assorted Vegetarian Dish

Blue Star Diner – Small independent diner – 809 1 Ave NE
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Journey Bowl with Chickpea Fritters

Broken City – Independent music venue & bar – 613 11th Avenue SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Poipu Burger with Chickpea Fries

Brûlée Patisserie – Desserts and pastries – 722 11 Ave SW
Vegan Options Available with a Limited Selection (Also Does Special Order)
Must Try: Orange Almond Lavender Cakelet

Buddha’s Veggie Fusion – Asian Fusion Cuisine -5802 Macleod Trail South
Has Separate Vegan/Vegetarian & Meat Menus – Some Faux Meats Contain Milk Protein, So Please Ask Your Server

Cafe Koi – Asian Fusion Cuisine – #100, 1011 – 1st Street SW
Vegan Options Available & Labeled
Must Try: Buddha Bowl

Cedars Deli– Mediterranean Cuisine – Multiple Locations
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Falafel Wrap

The Chopped Leaf – Quick & Fresh Salads, Wraps & Soups – 8650-112th ave NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: ‘Design Your Own Salad’ with Smoked Tofu, Rice, Veggies and Evil Peanut Dressing

Community Café – Salad Bar, Hot Food Buffet, Etc. – 1304 10th Avenue SW
Changes Daily but Vegan Options are Always Available
Must Try: Thai Tofu Salad Wraps

The Coup – Organic Vegetarian Restaurant – 924 17th Avenue SW
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options
Must Try: Messy Jessy with Smoked Tofu

Dairy Lane Café – Small independent diner – 319 19th Street NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegan Scramble

Dickens Pub – Laid-back Venue for Drinks, Grub & Entertainment – 1000 9th Avenue SW
Build Your Own Vegan Pizza and Burger Options Available

dirtbelly – Fresh Salads & Juices – Multiple Locations
Vegan Options Available, Salads Change Seasonally
Must Try: Vedge Patty with Avocado

Dragon’s Lair Burger Co. –  Burger joint – Westbrook Mall, Entrance 6, 1200 37 St Southwest
Vegan Beet Burger Available

Earls – Upscale Casual Dining Chain – Multiple Locations
Vegan Options Available – Some Items May Need to be Modified
Must Try: Hunan Kung Pao with Tofu

Entrees Etc. – Vegan Catering – Order by Phone or Online
100% Vegan with Gluten Free Options
Must Try: Maple Cupcakes

Falafel King – Mediterranean Cuisine – 225 8th Avenue SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Falafel Wrap with all the Trimmings

Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria – Authentic Neapolitan Pizzas – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Primavera Pizza with Daiya Cheese & a Scoop of Lemon Sorbetto

Fiasco Gelato – Italian Gelato & Sorbetto – A20 416 Meridian Rd SE
Vegan Sorbetto Available in Various Flavours
Must Try: Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbetto

Five Rivers Indian Cuisine – Vegetarian Indian Cuisine – 11 Castleridge Blvd NE
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options – Ask Your Server Which Items Are Dairy Free

Flipp’n Burgers – Burger Joint – 330 10th Street NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Organic Vegan Burger

Goji’s Frozen Yogurt – Frozen Yogurt, Toppings & Smoothies – #34-1221 Canyon Meadows Drive SE
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Chocolate Coconut Milk

Happy Veggie House – Chinese Cuisine in a Food Court Setting – 109 – 303 Centre Street SW
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options – Some Items Contain Egg, so Please Ask Your Server

Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Cafe – Vegan Thai Cuisine – 9679 Macleod Trail SW & 4127 6th Street NE
100% Vegan with Gluten Free Options
Must Try: BBQ Chicken Burger

Heaven Artisan GF Cuisine – Venezuelan Inspired Gluten-Free Cuisine – 1013 17 Ave SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegan Arepa with Grilled Tofu, Sesame Seeds, Tapenade & Arugula.

Higher Ground Cafe – Cafe offering soups, wraps, etc. – 1126 Kensington Rd NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Quinoa Salad and a Soy Latte

The Himalayan – Dine In or Take Out Nepali Cuisine –  3218 17 Avenue SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Himalayan Tofu

It’s All Good Organics – Offers Smoothies, Wraps, Salads, etc. – The Market on Macleod 7711 Macleod Trail S
100% Vegan and Organic

Le Sub –  Vietnamese Cuisine – 130-13226 Macleod Trail SE & Calgary Farmer’s Market
Vegan Options Available (Serves Heart’s Choices vegan meats
Must Try: Lemon Chicken Sub

Julio’s Burrio –  Mexican Cuisine – 1110 Memorial Dr NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Mushroom Fajitas

Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian Cuisine – 130 10th Street NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegetarian Combo Meal

Mazaya Lounge – Lebanese Cuisine – 2139 33rd Ave SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Falafel Platter with Spicy Hummus

Moti Mahal – Indian Cuisine – 1805 14th Street SW & #38, 240 Midpark Way SE
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Gobi Alu Matter & Mixed Vegetable Curry

The Naaco Truck – Food Truck Serving Neo-Retro Indian Cuisine
One Vegan Option Available
Must Try: Bodacious Bhaji with Chickpea Fritters Over Rice

Oak Tree Tavern – Pub Fare – 124 – 10th Street NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegan Burger & Deep Fried Pickles (Hold the Ranch)

Open Sesame – Asian Fusion Cuisine – 6920 Macleod Trail SE
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Build Your Own Bowl with Tofu & Request the Vegetarian Wok

Panago – Pizza Delivery & Take Out – Mulitple Locations
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegan Deluxe Pepperoni Pizza

Peppino Gourmet Foods – Italian Gourmet Foods – 209 435 4th Ave SW
Vegan Options Available – Pre-order Required

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Casual Cafe Menu – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegan Donuts

Planet Organic Market– Deli-Style Take Out & Juice Bar – Multiple Calgary Locations
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Lentil Loaf

Purple Pastry Chef – Food Truck Serving Home Baked Pastries and Cakes
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Black Forest Cake

Raw Eatery & Market –  Serves Nutritious, locally Sourced Raw Food – 1145 Kensington Crescent NW
100% Vegan & Raw
Must Try: Broken Burrito

Red’s Diner – Diner with All Day Brunch
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Vegan tofu Scramble

Roni’s Kitchen – Weekly Meal Service/Catering/Pop Up Brunches/Cooking Classes
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options
Must Try: Almond Feta & Spinach Burekas

Sandwiched – Sandwich Shop – 510 77th Ave SE
Vegan Options Available, Check Website Daily
Must Try: Vegan Smoked Tofu Sandwich

Take It And Go – Food Truck Serving East African Cuisine
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Chana Bateta

Tamarind Vietnamese Grill & Noodle House – Vietnamese Cuisine – 1111 6 Ave SW
100% Vegan with Gluten Free Options
Must Try: Beef Vermicelli with Spring Rolls

Tazza Fresh – Middle Eastern Cuisine – 1105 1 Ave NE
Vegan Options Available – Vegan Items Are Labeled
Must Try: Baba Ghannouj Sandwich

Ten Foot Henry – Canadian Cuisine – 1209 1 Street SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Fried Potatoes

Thai Onzon – Thai Cuisine – 115 Fifth Ave, Cochrane
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options
Must Try: Red Curry & Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake

Tubby Dog – Hot dogs with various toppings – 1022 17th Avenue SW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Not Dog with Yam Fries

Tutti Frutti – Frozen Yogurt and Toppings – Multiple Locations
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Soy Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich Flavour

Twisted Tortes – Custom Made Cakes & Cupcakes – Order by Phone or Online
Vegan & Gluten-Free Options Available
Must Try: Chocolate Cake

Vegan Eats – Vegan Catering – Order by Phone or Online
100% Vegan
Must Try: “New Favorite Meal” Lasagna

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

The Veggie Truck – Food Truck Serving Various Vegan Dishes
100% Vegan – Operates Seasonally
Must Try: Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Burger with Cashew Cheeze Fries

Veg-In YYC – Vegetarian Cafe – 215 6 Ave SE
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options
Must Try: Millionaire Burger

The Village Flatbread Co. – Gourmet Fire Roasted Pizzas – 2511 17 Avenue SW
Vegan & Gluten Free Options Available – All Pizzas Can be Made with Vegan Cheese in Place of Dairy
Must Try: Kensington Pizza with Vegan Cheese

Wild & Raw – Raw Food Cafe & Juice Bar – 1119 Kensington Rd NW
Vegan Options Available
Must Try: Fresh Pressed Juices

Wild Rose Brewery – Brew Pub – Bldg AF23, #2 – 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW
Vegan Food & Beer Options Available
Must Try: Alberta Pho Bowl

White Rose Vegetarian Kitchen – Vegetarian Restaurant – 6512 Bowness Road NW
100% Vegetarian with Vegan Options
Must Try: Roasted Eggplant

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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

Earth Cravings – A Unique Restaurant That Provides Gluten-Free, Vegan & Sugar Free Products – 14555, Symons Valley Pkwy NW

The Grinning Goat – Vegan Shoes, Accessories & Apparel – Opening Fall 2017

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

Hippy Chicks Collective – Vegan/Vegetarian Meats – Various Local Markets or Order Online

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

Pinched – Traditional Ukrainian Pierogies, Both Vegan & Non-Vegan Options – Various Local Markets or Order Online

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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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.

The Kindness Collective
Holds monthly vegan/eco friendly markets highlighting local vendors.

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!