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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Okay keep us posted! I am glad that things are going better for your family!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Sorry guys, I was at the hospital until I had to go to the airport. Baby is having some issues still.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:04 am 
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Oh no! I hope things start improving soon. Positive thoughts to you and your family!
Let us know if they need any support. I can drop off some meals or something if needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Thank you so much for the offer! My mom is there now taking care of them, so they should be all set.
They got to take baby home last night after a week of being in the hospital. Hopefully they'll get some rest now.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Our March Calgary vegan brunch is coming up, check out the event page on Facebook!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Hi Everyone :)
I'm from Calgary too. [well Toronto, originally, but moved here to go to SAIT] and now I am here looking for zee work] :)

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Cool! You should come check out the vegan bake sale we're having at the end of April. If you scroll down to Alberta, the info is there.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Yes! Welcome daisysunshine, come meet us at the bake sale or the next vegan brunch.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Born and raised in Calgary, 7 years vegan, but new to this forum. Who knew there were other vegans in this city? (well, of course there had to be given the growing number of restaurants but I don't personally know any).


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Welcome Eudemonia!


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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I SHALL BE IN CALGARY

(FOR AN HOUR)

I hope the weather is nice at least

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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joshua wrote:
I SHALL BE IN CALGARY

(FOR AN HOUR)

I hope the weather is nice at least

whaaaaa?


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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I'm right near SAIT :) (so pretty "central" all considering) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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You are close-ish to me daisysunshine! I live in West Hillhurst (near Kensington)


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread, but I'm coming to Calgary for a conference at Mount Royal in October--I'll be there for a few days (at least): what vegan/vegan friendly restaurants are a must?


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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foldered wrote:
Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread, but I'm coming to Calgary for a conference at Mount Royal in October--I'll be there for a few days (at least): what vegan/vegan friendly restaurants are a must?


Erm.....the coup and maybe Buddha veggie (is it still buddha "veggie"?). Avoid the cafe gratitude knock off..the folks there are so incredibly rude/mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Avoid the cafe gratitude knock off..the folks there are so incredibly rude/mean.

Thanks for the suggestions. :) I've heard that about cafe gratitude, but why do you say "knock off"? was there one before it that was better or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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foldered wrote:
Rowan wrote:
Avoid the cafe gratitude knock off..the folks there are so incredibly rude/mean.

Thanks for the suggestions. :) I've heard that about cafe gratitude, but why do you say "knock off"? was there one before it that was better or something?


Here's the original:

http://cafegratitude.com/

Here's Calgarys:

http://www.gratitudecafe.ca/

It wouldn't bug me so much if it weren't for the bad experience I had there. They were mean to my Mum!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Rowan wrote:
It wouldn't bug me so much if it weren't for the bad experience I had there. They were mean to my Mum!

I recently asked some friends of mine, who travel around much more than I do, about vegan places, and they had pretty much the same experience. They even went out of their way to look up the name (because they had forgotten) to tell me to avoid it.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:20 am 
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They were awful to us, too, when we were in Calgary last summer. There were three of us and they messed up every single thing we ordered. There were three employees on the floor and only a few other people in the restaurant. It took forever to get the food. They did not apologize for screwing up, in fact they implied that it was our fault ("oh, *soy* cappuccino, you should have said" when of course I did when I ordered). It was one of the worst restaurant experiences I have had.

To make up for it, we went to an Ethiopian place in Kensington later (forget the name). The people there were lovely and the food was delicious.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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There’s two Ethiopian restaurants in Kensington, Marathon and Blue Nile, both are really good, although the service is a little slow. There’s also Café Koi, which has a good selection of vegan dishes, Famoso Pizza, which has vegan pizza (you can add Daiya), and plenty of Indian restaurants (I love Moti Mahal, although it’s pretty pricy). The Community Natural Foods downtown has a cafeteria, which is great for lunch, plenty of hot and cold options. Buddha’s Veggie Fusion has great Chinese food, just make sure you ask for the veggie menu. You can get falafel just about anywhere but the most kick asparagus one I’ve had is at Falafel King downtown. There’s new place called Madly Organic Café on 17th Avenue which I’ve heard has vegan options, but haven’t been there myself. That’s all I can think of off the top of my head, but there are plenty more options out there.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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As mentioned, the Coup is amazing, and I am also a big fan of the bowls at Cafe Koi. Famoso is pretty delicious as well. Buddha's Veggie is great, but pretty heavy (typical of 'Chinese' food though, greasy and gluten-heavy).


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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I loved Marathon!

The Coup is definitely a great place. But go early because they don't take reservations and you'll likely have to wait. :)

I really like Open Sesame on Macleod Trail too. It's just your typical make-your-own-stir-fry restaurant, but there are great options and there is a binder clearly listing which sauces are vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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thanks a lot everyone. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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I went to cafe gratitude in kensington today (though wary from your warnings, I was feeling rather dissociated and bisque-y from lack of food while eyeing every garbage can I passed in case I gave in to the urge to vomit - it was 3 and I hadn't eaten since breakfast). While they were a little short and off the cuff in dealing with their customers I thought their food was good and as long as you tried to be as straightforward and clear as you could be things seemed to go well. I can see how they might not deal too well with a mixed up order though as they were a little rude. As long as you're not expecting good service I'd say it's alright. I'll definitely eat there again because... well... I can.


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