Best Eats in Kensington
This shopping and entertainment district occupies the L-shaped stretch of Kensington Road and 10th Street N.W., where the communities of West Hillhurst and Sunnyside meet. Equal parts urban chic and earthy granola, the area is home to boutiques, coffee shops, the historic Plaza Theatre and many, many restaurants.
CHICKEN ON THE WAY
1443 Kensington Road N.W.
This reliably salty, crispy fried chicken has been filling Calgary bellies for over 60 years and hasn’t budged from the corner of Kensington Road and 14 Street since 1965. This local favourite now has six locations in the city.
103, 330 10th Street N.W.
Charbroiled hamburgers made from ethically raised, Canadian beef distinguish this burger joint from fast food fare, and there are veggie, vegan and falafel burgers for those who don’t eat meat.
207 10A Street N.W.
This neighbourhood gathering place — affectionately known as the “KP” — is a favourite with British expats for its friendly atmosphere, large beer selection and hearty pub fare.
101 1240 Kensington Road N.W.
A popular lunch spot offering authentic Italian subs with homemade dressings, Peppino also sells imported Italian foods, sauces and pasta.
940 2 Avenue N.W.
A couple of blocks off the main strip, this licensed European-style café pours excellent espresso and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
CRAVE COOKIES AND CUPCAKES
1107 Kensington Road N.W.
The buttercream-slathered cupcakes at this bakery are made fresh every day, and are based on recipes sisters Carolyne and Jodi picked up from their mother while growing up near High River.
Equal parts urban chic and earthy granola, the area is home to boutiques, coffee shops, the historic Plaza Theatre and many, many restaurants.