Inglewood Edibles: Made by Mavericks

Duration: 11 am - 2 pm

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

General Admission

$115*

CAD

*Group max: 14. All sales non-refundable. We tour rain, shine or snow. Price $115+5%GST+EZTix fee - includes food and non-alcohol beverages and tips to our vendors. Gratuities to our guides are appreciated - at your discretion.

Designated a Canadian Signature Experience, guests enjoy a progressive meal featuring the food mavericks of Calgary's oldest neighbourhood.

  • Includes 5 tastings, 4 craft non-alcohol beverages – with vendor demonstrations and take home samples.
  • Tastings of Alberta's signature foods.
  • Relax knowing we've taken care of the 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 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - check the calendar for dates.

Inglewood - Calgary Food Tours - Alberta Food Tours Inc.

 

 

 

 

This tour is designated a Canadian Signature Experience.

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.

Designated a Canadian Signature Experience - this is a must-see, must-do tour as recommended by Tourism Canada!

Moonstone Creation Native Art Gallery

Learn about Alberta's first mavericks and their food and culture in this visually stunning gallery.

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".

Bite Groceteria

Think provisions! 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Are children allowed?

Our tours are recommended for ages 14 and older.

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%.

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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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