By now I'm sure you've realized that here at Narcity, we really appreciate good food. And let me tell you, Calgary does food so right. It's often so hard to decide where you want to eat next because the city has an abundance of delicious restaurants for every type of foodie, and Kensington Village is the home to many of them.
If you live in Calgary, you know that in Calgary's Northwest lies one of the city's most popular spots for amazing markets, shopping and entertainment. Sitting right by the Bow River, Kensington has so much to offer in terms of scenery, bike paths, street art... but most importantly, Kensington Village has food.
So, we've come up with a list of a few of Kensington Village's amazing restaurants that every Calgarian needs to experience:
Wild and Raw // 1119 Kensington Rd NW
For health nuts, smoothies and superfood lovers, Wild and Raw is a Kensington Village must-try! Nothing puts the cherry on top of a trip to Kensington, like a smoothie bowl from Wild & Raw.
Julio's Barrio // 1110 Memorial Dr NW
If you're in for some delicious Mexican cuisine, Julio's Barrio is the place to be. With one of the most beautifully constructed buildings in Kensington, you won't miss this flavourful restaurant. Live by this rule: Quesadillas and tacos over everything.
Niko's Bistro // 1241 Kensington Rd NW
Niko's Bistro is a contemporary restaurant with food that is to die for. (But try not to die before you get your meal.) Niko's has been in Kensington for about 10 years and has never failed to impress with their delicious dishes, including pastas, steak/meat entrees, soups and salads. All of which are accompanied nicely by their lovely wine menu.
Shawarma King // 1423 Kensington Rd NW
All hail, the Shawarma King! Shawarma is one of those foods that you just fall in love with. No joke, this may become an obsession. If you ever find yourself in Kensington Village and you're craving some real good Shawarma, who better to visit than the Shawarma King, am I right ladies?
Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant // 130 10 St NW
Get a taste of Ethiopia at Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant. Marathon has tons of delicious stews, meat plates and the best of them all... SAMOSAS. Marathon's fresh, spicy and flavourful samosas will leave your mouth watering for days! Take our word for it, this is definitely a Kensington restaurant you NEED to visit.
Maurya East Indian Cuisine // 1204 Kensington Rd NW
Ready for some mouth-watering Roti and Tandoori? Maurya Authentic East Indian Cuisine on Kensington Road has got you covered. The menu is absolutely filled with flavourful dishes that you will not be able to get enough of. Trust me, that Murgh Masala is pure culinary genius.
Nellie's // 1414 Kensington Rd NW
Do brunch the right way at Nellie's Cafe! For those of you who are breakfast/brunch obsessed, Nellie's is one of the most amazing places to get your fix. From bacon and sausages to potatoes and fruit, everyone loves them some Nellie's.
Modern Steak // 107 10a St NW
Modern Steak is Kensington Village's spot for Steak and Seafood lovers. This restaurant possesses an extensive menu that includes steak that is always fresh (never frozen)! Which all pairs very nicely with their large selection of fine wines.
Vero Bistro Moderne // 209 10 St NW
Ever experienced Italy and France at the same time? Well, you definitely can at Vero Bistro Moderne. This Kensington Village restaurant has a menu filled with both French and Italian dishes that may cause you to have a hard time choosing. If you're feeling a lil' more Français-- go in for the Butternut Squash Bisque. If you're a little more on the Italiano side, the Agnolotti is delicious. Or if you're feeling feisty and fearless, go for both.
Vietnam Fortune // 1443 Kensington Rd NW
Never pass up the chance to get a Rice Vermicelli Bowl at Vietnam Fortune. This Vietnamese restaurant sits right on Kensington Road and just might become your new favourite spot for some authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Be sure to start with the Deep Fried Chicken Dumplings, and you can thank me later.
Pulcinella // 1147 Kensington Crescent NW
Pizza, pizza, pizza! This delicious Italian restaurant in Kensington Village will have you planning a trip to Italy. With delicious Italian cuisine and amazing wood-fired Pizzas. You'll soon become a Pulcinella regular.
Osteria Chef's Table // 201-B 10 St NW
Osteria Chef's Table is a classy, upscale restaurant in the Kensington Village area. With a menu filled with incredible Italian dishes, you'll be feeling like you're sitting right in the middle of Italy.
Brasserie // 1131 Kensington Rd NW
Fancy a poutine and some french wine? Brasserie in Kensington is a classy restaurant that serves extraordinarily delicious meals. From burgers to steaks to poutines - I don't know how much more Canadian this place can get!
Menyatai Japanese Noodles // 24 12 St NW
If you love Japanese food or just noodles in general, Menyatai is the perfect Kensington restaurant for you. Menyatai serves delicious udon, rice bowls and much more. You're really in for a treat with the Spicy Miso Ramen.
Pizza Bob's Classic Pie // 2610 Kensington Rd NW
More pizza! Pizza is definitely one of those foods that you can never get enough of. If you're a pizza-lover, you have to visit Pizza Bob's Classic Pie. Pizza lover heaven.
Lot 102 // 102 10 St NW
Casual dining is no problem for Lot 102 Bar + Grill. Their menu is filled with tasty cocktails and delicious meals for any type of foodie. From fresh green salads to mouth-watering Pad Thai. And if you're craving comfort food, I hear the poutine is to die for.
Raw Eatery & Market // 1145 Kensington Crescent NW
Attention Veggie-lovers, Vegans and Vegetarians! Raw Eatery is your new favorite spot in Kensington Village. With a bunch of healthy and meat-free options put together by a nutritionist; you're guaranteed to get on that health food train.