Although Calgary may not be the largest city in Canada, the demand for keto-friendly meals and restaurants is huge! More and more chains and local restaurants, cafes, and bistros are now offering keto meals or meals that can be adjusted to become keto-friendly.
But what are the best keto restaurants in Calgary? The top keto restaurants in Calgary include River Café, Gallagher’s pub, Just Sweet Enough, and Ten Foot Henry. If you are looking for low-carb meals including pizzas, bread, and desserts that won’t break your keto diet, keep reading and consult our list of the 19 top keto spots in Calgary below!
Best Places To Get Keto Food in Calgary
Big T’s BBQ
A great barbeque place is a fantastic option for keto meals since the dishes can usually be adjusted to cater to your dietary needs. Plus, most of their items are gluten-free! We suggest their award-winning St. Louis ribs but make sure to ask for a sauce that is low in sugar and carbs. They have three locations in Calgary, each with different hours of operation.
Other restaurants that are good for those on a keto diet are Brazilian steakhouses. You can find this particular steakhouse at 6920 Macleod Trail S, open Mondays to Thursdays 5PM – 9PM, Fridays 5PM – 10PM, Saturdays 4PM – 10PM, and Sundays 10AM – 2PM, 4:30PM – 9PM. The dinner price comes with 13 roasted skewers, a side’s bar, and Brazilian side-dishes. Just make sure to avoid potatoes, rice, etc.!
This vegetarian restaurant is very dedicated to using ethically and locally sourced ingredients, as well as giving back to the community. They run on wind-power and work with Meal Share to provide a meal to those in need with every meal purchased.
Find them at 924 17th Avenue SW to try their Eggplant Sleeping Bags or Tandoori Cauliflower ‘Wings.” They are open Mondays – Wednesdays 11AM – 3PM, 5PM – 9PM, Thursdays 11AM – 3PM, 5PM – 10PM, Fridays 11AM – 3Pm, 5PM – 11PM, Saturdays 10AM – 3PM, 5PM – 11PM, and Sundays 10AM – 3PM, 5 PM – 9PM.
Ten Foot Henry
This restaurant is open every day from 11AM – 11PM at 1209 1st Street Sw. Beautifully decorated with modern and eclectic furniture and décor, they also offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays until 2PM. We recommend the Caesar salad, jerk spice cauliflower, and adobo chicken.
For those looking for a fancier option, try Notable, which offers private dining options and locally-sourced ingredients. Visit them at 4611 Bowness Road NW Tuesdays – Saturdays.
While most of their menu items are not specifically ketogenic-friendly, they can be adjusted and customized to make them fit your dietary needs and restrictions. For brunch, we recommend the Eggs Benny without the English muffin, and for dinner, we love the daily rotisserie features.
Another great fine-dining experience can be found at Rouge, where they also serve locally sourced ingredients. Try their food at 1240 8th Ave SE Mondays to Fridays 11L30AM – 1:30PM for lunch, and Mondays – Saturdays from 5PM and Sundays 5PM – 10PM for dinner. They also host private events and weddings! You must try the Bison Carpaccio and the braised bison cheek (sans mashed potatoes).
For those of you that are looking for a much more casual and fast-food option, try Five Guys burgers! They offer lettuce buns as a replacement for their regular buns for their customers who are looking for low-carb options. There are three locations in Calgary that you can visit, open seven days a week 11AM – 10PM.
Just Sweet Enough
This is a diabetic bakery that also has great options for keto desserts. There are chocolates sweetened with stevia, Trimcea bread (5g carbs) and dream breads (1g carbs). They offer low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free products and are offered to accommodate their baked products to each client’s needs. At 3g net carbs per slice, you just have to try their chocolate cake!
You can find them at 3905 17 Ave SW, open from Mondays – Saturdays 10AM – 6PM, and Sundays noon – 5PM.
Another Brazilian barbeque place that you can visit is located at 100 – 5290 Macleod Trail SW. Their ingredients and meats are locally sourced, so you can feel good about supporting the community as you dine. Their beef is all AAA certified Angus Beef. Check them out Mondays to Fridays (11 AM – 4PM, 5PM – 10PM), or Saturdays and Sundays (12PM – 4PM, 5PM – 10PM).
This is a fine-dining experience that is happy to accommodate your dietary restrictions. Just make sure to let your server know that you would like to substitute the potatoes, bread, pasta, rice, and other carb-heavy items with greens or other vegetables.
You can find them at 25 Prince’s Island Park, open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 10AM – 3PM, and for regular service Mondays to Fridays 11AM – 10PM, and Saturdays and Sundays 10AM – 10PM. Try the Fish & Game Board as an appetizer and the lamb loin for dinner (without barley).
This is another low-carb bakery that offers great options for the diabetic and for those on the ketogenic diet. They also offer organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan alternatives. Find them at 131-2515 90th Ave SW from 9AM – 6PM Mondays to Fridays and 10 AM – 5PM on Saturdays. Make sure to try their macarons!
This at-home baker offers a lot of keto-friendly options for those who want to support independent and local entrepreneurs. She also sells homemade German bratwurst, low-carb bagels, beef bone broth, and desserts. Message her on her Facebook page and check out her posts to see where and what she is selling on a given day.
Keto Store Calgary
This ingredient delivery service has options for those who are gluten-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan. All their ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced, and all their packing materials are recyclable! Simply shop for your ingredients online and your products will be delivered to you in a reusable bin that is picked up at the time of your next delivery.
Community Natural Foods
This natural grocery has three locations in Calgary (typically open from 9AM – 9PM on weekdays) and has great items for all those with dietary restrictions. You can also purchase any supplements or vitamins that you require from this store, as well as ethically sourced cosmetics and home items.
They also have a Keto Klub that provides a forum and community for those looking to get into or understand keto better. They also discuss recipes that are keto-friendly, such as low-card duck ramen!
Sunnyside Natural Market
This is another natural grocery option in Calgary, owned and operated by a family dedicated to providing local and organic ingredients for your family’s meals. They are located at #10 338 10th St NW and open on weekdays 9AM 0 8PM, Saturdays 9AM – 7PM, and Sundays 9AM – 6PM.
Again, natural groceries are great places to seek ingredients for cooking keto at home and are typically locally owned, so you simultaneously support your community as well!
Keto Meals Calgary
This Calgary-based meal service delivers as man meals as you wish on a biweekly basis. You can choose which meals you would like on their site, and all their meals are made by a chef. Their food is never frozen and are ready in the microwave in 3 minutes or less.
The nutritional information of all their meals is available online, so you can cater your meals by your dietary needs, restrictions, and/or preferences. All their meals have 5oz of protein. We suggest the chicken with double seasonal veg, or the fiesta chicken.
Chef to Table
This is another Calgary meal service that delivers weekly, fresh-cooked meals. Not all their meals are great options for those with dietary restrictions, so this is a better option for those looking to have a meal service a couple times a week. We recommend the fall harvest salad or the herb roast chicken thighs without the sweet potatoes.
This weekly grocery service delivers all the ingredients and recipes you need at home to create delicious, healthy meals. Their meals are not specifically for keto or low-carb diets, so you will need to remove rice, potatoes, etc. from the meals, but if you are sharing with someone in the household who doesn’t eat keto, this is perfect for you!
Looking for Low Carb Pizza in Calgary?
Gallagher’s Pub & Eatery
This great neighborhood pub is open daily (Sundays 3PM – 9PM, Mondays to Fridays from 11AM, Saturdays from noon) with happy hours from 3PM – 7PM. You can find it at 5010 4th St NE with a separate menu specifically designed for ketogenic diets!
They also have some awesome low carb (5- 6g) pizzas such as the spicy chicken and bacon pizza, as well as salads, sandwiches, and burgers that are all keto friendly. They even include a list of keto-friendly drinks, and let their customers know that those who are strict keto should be wary of deep-fried items and any sauces with mayo.