Savour 17 Ave SW

Duration: 3 hour walking tour

Location: This is a five block walk one way down the RED mile (Retail and Entertainment District) of Calgary.

General Admission

$115*

Saturdays and Sundays

*Price is $115 plus GST and EZTix fee. Tix are non-refundable. Tabs, taxes and tips to our vendor staff are included. Limited to 14 guests.

Float seamlessly through a six stop progressive lunch in the coolest part of Calgary. We've got the tab, tip and taxes. You get to chill.

  • We've got all 5 star ratings on TripAdvisor. Our guests love letting us look after them.
  • Six fun stops in three hours? Only our connections could get you through this itinerary in the busiest place for locals to hang in the city.
  • More than just tastings - you start with a filling meal and add more deliciousness with each stop in this easy 5 block stretch.

Check the forecast and dress for the weather. We tour rain, shine or snow.

Tabs, taxes and tips to vendors are included in the price of the tour.


What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. Here we’ll tour the restaurant, meet the chef and learn about the years that when into perfecting their pizza crust and toppings. Of course we’ll tuck into some too! Then it’s off to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery to taste four dreamy flavours and go behind the scenes. Next we’ll treat you to fine French macarons and tea at Ollia before we switch back to savoury goodies at a truly hidden gem – Frenchie! We’ll rev up again with Spanish churros and coffee at Ox Bar de Tapas. Finally we’ll delve into Korean-Canadian fusion delights prepared by chef Roy Oh at Anju Restaurant. All this on a leisurely five block walk through a fascinating part of town with a cool hip vibe.

We take you behind the scenes with our special access and standing reservations at the coolest places in this neighbourhood.

Cibo Ristorante (17th ave and 9 St SW)

Two time winner of Calgary's prestigious Pig and Pinot trophy. Food like Nonna's.

Made by Marcus Micro-Creamery

Famous for both macarons and "to die for" original ice cream flavours - we'll spend our time on the ice cream here!

Ollia Macarons and Tea

We love these macarons. They are not too sweet and melt in your mouth.

Frenchie

You might not find this place on your own and they open just for the guests on our tour at this time of day.

Ox Bar de Tapas

Feel the same friendly approach to eating you'd find in any Spanish tapas bar in the heart of Calgary.

Anju Restaurant

Anju means food to go with alcohol in Korean and chef Roy Oh has perfected Korean-Canadian fusions - especially the dish we'll savour together.


Where to Meet

Meet at Cibo Restaurant at 1012 17 Ave SW. Ask for Calgary Food Tours and the staff at the restaurant will show you to our table where our guide will welcome you.

Meeting Location

1012 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB, Canada

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Parking is available. Expect detailed information on your ticket voucher.

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.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine art and architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 2 to 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Calgary eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighbuorhoods from real locals.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, celiac, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can usually accommodate your needs. With humble apologies – most of our tours are not suited to a purely vegan diet.

We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us at info@albertafoodtours.ca to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

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We did the "Savoring 17th Ave" tour as a team building event and it was a SMASHING success! As locals, we all felt like tourists and experienced our city in a new and exciting way.This is a must do for both locals and visitors alike. Well worth the time and cost!

ManD_10, TripAdvisor