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13 spots to buy gifts for Alberta Cooks

For this week’s Insider List, we have 13 spots to buy gifts for Alberta cooks this holiday season. This list is comprised of independently owned Alberta businesses chock full of gifts to inspire home cooks throughout this season and every season. 1. Cookbook Co. Cooks has been Calgary’s culinary hub since 1984. It’s a food…

7 Ultimate Foodie Experiences in Alberta

  Here are 7 Ultimate Foodie Experiences in Alberta for you to enjoy. We are thrilled to share the goods on this insider’s list.  Pro tip: Make your reservations for these bucket list items weeks if not months in advance. Calgary’s Rouge Restaurant makes this list for their Wild to Table Tasting Menu. Chef Paul…

5 places to try in Kensington

  Kensington is a Calgary neighbourhood we live and work in so, we’ve rounded up 5 places to try in Kensington that you might not have heard about.  Some are brand new. Others are tried-and-true favourites. The new kid on the block is called Meatball Project.  They’re serving up tasty meatballs (of course), handheld meatball…

5 Cozy Restaurants in Canmore

  As fall temperature’s drop, here’s our list of 5 Cozy Canmore Restaurants to snuggle up and chow down in.  Each one has an outstanding menu and a warm atmosphere. Ready? Here we go: 4296 – This is Canmore’s latest hotspot from Chef Blake Flann, the 2017 Gold Medal Plates winner at Canada’s Great Kitchen…

7 Places to Enjoy Indigenous Food in Alberta

  Here are 7 places to enjoy Indigenous Food in Alberta. All of them feature amazingly talented Indigenous chefs and Alberta’s signature foods. We hope you’ll get out to eat, engage and explore these locations soon. It’s all a part of our promise to help you Eat Alberta First and Eat Alberta like an insider….

Alberta’s Best Patios

Written by Nicole Liboiron-Coles and Karen Anderson Pandemic or no pandemic, Albertans love to spend time outdoors so, we’ve got your guide to Alberta’s Best Patios. Whether it’s plus 18 in February or plus 30 in June, Albertans need very little excuse to soak up every bit of outdoor sun and fun they can. If…

The Best Indian Restaurants in Calgary

Why can Alberta Food Tours share The Best Indian Restaurants in Calgary? It’s easy. Our founder, Karen Anderson, is an award-winning Indian cookbook author. With her beloved mentor, Noorbanu Nimji, she wrote A Spicy Touch – Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen. It won both IPPY and Taste Canada Silver medals and was recently featured…

Our Eat Alberta First List

Alberta Food Tours showcases restaurants, chefs, local producers and food artisans that feature and celebrate Alberta ingredients. We can’t take you on a food tour right now, but we can still help you find and support local food artisans. This list of great food Alberta businesses will be updated regularly. Note: As the COVID…

What’s new for Alberta Food Tours in 2021?

15 years! Alberta Food Tours (AFT) has thrived for 15 years in business. That’s right. We started in April of 2006. That’s an incredible achievement by any standard but given Alberta will lose almost half of all tourism businesses because of the devastating effects of Covid-19 on our sector, the fact that we are staying…

2019 – The Year of Canadian Signature Experiences for Alberta Food Tours (our year in review)

2019 – The Year of Canadian Signature Experiences for Alberta Food Tours (AFT) 2019 was a fantastic year for our company. Why? Because, Destination Canada designated both our Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks in Calgary and our Eat the Castle in Banff as Canadian Signature Experiences. So, that means Tourism Canada recommends them as “Must-See, Must-Do” experiences. They are recognized because they help visitors understand what Canada – and Canadians – are all about. Magazines, bloggers and content creators also loved us this year. We ran some seriously fun contests. And, our team of 20 talented guides delivered hundreds of tours around the province. Read on for a summary of all the action. January Writer Don Nichols featured us in his Private Clubs Magazine article: 5 Good Reasons To Visit Calgary We signed an agreement with Classic Vacations to become…

Travel with us – South India – Ancient Tastes and Temples, October 24, 2022

For our 2022 India trip – We are pleased to offer this 20 day experience of South India’s Ancient Tastes and Temples  Led by Alberta Food Tours’ President, Karen Anderson, this experiential travel covers a lot of territory and goes off India’s beaten path to deliver a deep dive into the ancient cultures of three…

Secrets of Southern Alberta – An #EatAlbertaFirst Road Trip – Sept 10-13, 2020

Join Alberta Food Tours in September, 2020 for this once in a lifetime Alberta road trip There are as many ways to explore Alberta as there are range and township roads criss-crossing the province. But, how many of us have the time to plan a trip to truly get to know this beautiful place? We dream of meeting Alberta’s leading edge food artisans and tourism entrepreneurs but don’t know how to make the connections? We search for meals brimming with Alberta’s signature foods and end up settling for roadside fast food. We long to slow down and soak up the beauty of this land but are too busy navigating life to take it all in. Finally, here’s a trip where you just have to show up and every detail has already been taken care of for you.   DAY #1…