Craving Kensington

Duration: 6 - 9 p.m. Thursdays

Location: Kensington District in Calgary




*Group max: 14. Tours held rain, shine, sleet or snow. Non-refundable. Price $95+GST+EZTix fee and includes food, non-alcohol beverages and tips for our vendors. Our guides accept gratuities, at your discretion.

Meet up with your friends or make new ones - Thursday is the new Friday in Calgary's hip and fun neighbourhood.

  • You might make it to 1 or 2 places on your own in an evening - we'll take you to 5 of our favourites.
  • No matter what the weather, every business is only a few steps away so we're going year round.
  • Go behind the scenes for hands-on experiences.
  • Craft non-alcohol beverages, poutine, cheeses, charcuterie, pizzas, salad, teas, sweet treats and cupcakes - need we say more.

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Guests under 18 years of age will receive non-alcohol beverages. All guests should drink responsibly

Peasant Cheese - Calgary Food Tours - Alberta Food Tours Inc.

Hang out with friends or meet and make new ones on this intimate tour of one of Calgary’s most liveable areas – cozy Kensington. You’ll nibble and nosh the neighbourhood as we visit five businesses that will have you feeling you’ve become part of their family. From lively pubs and restaurants to hands-on experiences and private tastings, you’ll see why we keep Craving Kensington.

All hits and no misses - we'll float past the line-ups and taste the best this cozy neighbourhood has to offer.

Brasserie Kensington

Everything made in-house from scratch by classically trained chefs like owner Cameron Dobranski.

The Naked Leaf Tea Shop

This definitely qualifies as a hidden gem.

Crave Cookies and Cupcakes

Once you've tasted the homemade goodness of these, every other cupcake gets measured on "the Crave meter".

Peasant Cheese

Cheese and beverage pairings will be different each time we visit.

Pulcinella Ristorante

Owned by the Tudda family since 1974, son Dominic was the 1st chef in Canada to receive and maintain the strict certification of true Neapolitan pizza.

Be on time and meet at Brasserie Kensington - 1131 Kensington Crescent NW Our guide will be waiting for you. Just ask for the Calgary Food Tours table.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. The walking distance between the establishments on the tour is very short and we will enjoy our tastings inside in the event of poor weather.  Please check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately – including footwear.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restrictions (e.g. if you are vegetarian, have celiac disease or severe food allergies) This is one of the questions you must fill in before you can purchase your tickets.  As long as we know in advance, we can usually accommodate your needs.

Do I need to tip?

Gratuities for all our partner’s staff are included in our prices. Gratuities for our guides are not included but are greatly appreciated and completely at your discretion. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15- 20%.

Is alcohol included in the tour price?

All of our food tastings are paired with hand-crafted nonalcohol beverages and spirit-free cocktails. Due to provincial regulations, we are currently unable to include alcohol in our price.
The Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission sees that as “reselling.” Only a business with a physical venue and license can sell liquor under their own license. This legislation dates back to prohibition. We were always very responsible “pro-serve” smart hosts when we did include small tastings of alcohol. We’ve submitted a case to the Alberta Red Tape Commission in hopes of seeing a change in regulation that is progressive and reflective and supportive of today’s burgeoning craft alcohol and hospitality entrepreneurs in Alberta.
Important caveats to our not serving alcohol on tours are as follows:
1 – On some of our tours, key partners will offer a specific alcohol pairing at an exclusive price that we’ve negotiated for our guests. This is payable by the guest directly to that vendor.
2 – We are allowed to include alcohol samples at vendors licensed to provide them – like liquor stores and farmers’ market kiosks.
3 – We can also include alcohol on private tours by facilitating payment directly to the vendors from the client ahead of time. We strive to have your experience as seamless as possible.
In summary, our partners have raised the bar for the hand-crafted non-alcohol beverages and spirit-free cocktails they provide. We are a food tour company and the beverages we provide are great examples of culinary creativity. We continue to pay all of our partners the same amount we always did so our prices have not changed. Our partners rose to meet the challenge and we are proud of the food and beverage pairings on our tours.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations. Your guide will point them out as the tour progresses.

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This tour was different because at each place the owner or staff actually spoke to our group about what they were serving us, giving us information on where the produce comes from and how they prepare it. Totally worth it!

Carrie S, TripAdvisor

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