Duration: 3.5 hour walking tour
Location: Inglewood is Calgary's most historic neighbourhood located just east of downtown.
Group size is limited to 14. All sales are non-refundable. Tours occur rain, shine or snow. Price includes tabs, taxes and tips to our vendor's staff.
Taste the pasta, artisan cheese, sausage, spices, tea, sweets and beverages of the food mavericks that make this neighbourhood so delicious.
All food tastings provide a very ample and satisfying lunch.
Our tours take place in rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
This tour is for all age groups and all fitness levels.
Tours run Tuesday through Friday at 11a.m. in summer.
This tour is the story of the mavericks that settled Calgary and the foodie mavericks that brought Calgary’s first neighbourhood back to life.
We’ll start off at the home of the local football legends turned “sausage kings” for a warm welcome to the neighbourhood accompanied by some hearty Italian sausage and local beer. We’ll learn the history of Calgary’s “big four” mavericks while enjoying an elegant lunch at Rouge – the former residence of A.E. Cross – and eating some of Alberta’s signature foods. We’ll fast forward in time to today’s cutting edge culinary mavericks including: Japanese kitchen knives, spice masters, tea traders, neighbourhood heroes who make the best pizza in town, and the local grocer and baker. We’ll finish strong by travelling back in time to a favourite watering hole of prohibition era Calgary.
You’ll really gain an insight the spirit that makes this city tick through the food, fun and adventure of Inglewood’s Edibles.
Original Calabrian recipes with no fillers or gluten - this is how sausage was meant to be enjoyed.
Built in 1891, this historical building is home to the highest ranking Canadian restaurant to make San Pellegrino's Top 100 restaurants.
Now with 5 locations across Canada this original features the very best in hand forged Japanese kitchen knives. We'll have a fun demo & taste of something completely unexpected.
The Silk Road Spice Merchant
Everyone falls in love with this shop. It's a cook's dream. Every spice you could ever want all under one roof. Here's where we "blend".
The Tea Trader
Selling tea since '93. This is Calgary's original tea shop featuring whole leaf teas from the world's finest tea gardens. We always try something different on every tour.
WOP - Without Papers Pizza
House made artisanal cheese combined with a few of Alberta's signature products and wine will make this stop as fun as tasty.
This is the neighbourhood grocer complete with deli and wonderful bakery where we'll treat ourselves to oversized cake pops.
The Nash and Off Cut Bar
Built as a boarding house for railway workers, famous for prohibition "whisky running" we'll check out this watering hole cum modern day speak easy.
We have a table reserved at Spolumbo's Deli - 1308 - 9 Ave S.E. in Inglewood. Just tell the staff you are with Calgary Food Tours and they'll show you to the back room.
1308 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, Canada
We recommend this tour for children over the age of 13. Younger children tend to get bored with the story telling and are distracted by everything else going on. We hope you’ll treat yourself to childcare and a little adult time. Non-alcoholic beverages are served for people under 18 years of age.
All gratuities to our vendor partners have been taken care of in the price of your ticket. Gratuities for your guide are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations. Our guides will point out these important “comfort stops” as the tour progresses.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. For tours in winter months, rest assured we’ve planned them so the walk is a short distance between establishments and we’ll spend most of our time cozied up inside. Do check the weather conditions on the day of your tour and dress appropriately – rain gear, toques, mitts, scarves and layers!
Bring your camera. We love social media and encourage you to share your experience. We provide plenty of fluids on the tours but if you get very thirsty you may want to bring your own water bottle. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to layer your clothing and consider bringing gloves, hat and a scarf as Calgary’s weather can change from moment to moment and we tour in all weather.
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My sister and I took the Inglewood Edible Enticements tour. We are native Calgarians and walked away feeling a renewed love and appreciation for this quirky and historic part of our city and the entrepreneurs that have made it so. I highly recommend this tour and will be signing up for others.