Inglewood’s Edible Enticements

Duration: 3.5 hour walking tour

Location: Inglewood is Calgary's most historic neighbourhood located just east of downtown.

General Admission

$115

CAD

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.

  • 8+ tastings, bites & beverages – with vendor demonstrations and much more.
  • Taste Alberta's signature foods.
  • Taste honey from our own beehives in this neighbourhood.
  • Relax knowing we've taken care of the tab, tips and taxes for our vendors and their staff.

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.


What to Expect

Inglewoods Edible Enticements

Meet us at Rouge restaurant for an elegant and substantial food and beverage pairing to start. Learn about our beehives in the garden. Stroll 8 blocks total with chances to sit at several stops. Try Calgary’s Sausage Kings sausages, watch a cheese making demo and taste the freshness, blend spices, learn to cut a pineapple with Japanese kitchen knives, enjoy a tea tasting, pop a cake pop at the neighbourhood bakery and toast the afternoon at a cool cafe.

Escape the tourist areas as our professional guides share the history and hidden gems of Calgary's walkable liveable neighbourhoods.

Rouge Restaurant

Built in 1891, this historical building is home to the highest ranking Canadian restaurant to make San Pellegrino's Top 100 restaurants.

Knifewear

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".

Spolumbo's

Original Calabrian recipes with no fillers or gluten - this is how sausage was meant to be enjoyed.

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.

Bite Groceteria

This is the neighbourhood grocer complete with deli and wonderful bakery where we'll treat ourselves to oversized cake pops.

Sugo Caffe Italia

Switch to happy hour, sip a bevvy and watch the restaurant's cheese artisan make cheese. Then toast the day as we enjoy it with a little charcuterie.


Meeting Location

1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, Canada

Where to Meet

At Rouge Restaurant - 1240 - 8 Ave S.E. in Inglewood.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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.

Riley, TripAdvisor

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