Duration: 11am-2pm (Check4Dates)
Location: Inglewood is Calgary's most historic neighbourhood located just east of downtown.
*Price $115 plus GST and EZTix fee. 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. Gratuities to our guides are appreciated - at your discretion.
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 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - check the calendar for dates.
Engage in the story of Calgary’s Mavericks – indigenous people, pioneer settlers and today’s leading edge culinary innovators – as you dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and explore Inglewood’s specialty shops.
This event includes a sit down two course lunch, knife and spice demos and four other tastings that reveal Alberta’s signature foods. Guests will toast the city’s “Maverick Spirit” and leave with food mementos.
Moonstone Creation Native Art Gallery
Here we learn about Alberta's first mavericks and their food and culture.
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".
This is the village grocer complete with butcher, deli and wonderful bakery. We'll enjoy a luscious dessert in the cafe.
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 to toast each other as Maverick Spirits.
We meet at Moonstone Creation - Native Art Gallery and Gift Shop at 1219 10 Avenue S.E.
There is free parking across the street from Rouge Restaurant on 12 Street S.E. (on the right before the 12 Street bridge) - 2 blocks north of our meeting place.
Our tours are recommended for ages 14 and older. The legal drinking age in Alberta is 18. Non-alcoholic beverages will be substituted for those under 18 and ID’s will be checked in accordance with the law.
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%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations. Your guide will point them out as the tour progresses.
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.
You should bring a camera and a reusable bottle of water, if you are a person that gets thirsty easily. 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 wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing mitts and a toque (that’s Canadian for a warm wooly hat). If it looks like rain bring an umbrella. We want you to be comfortable so you can concentrate on having fun and enjoying the experience.
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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.