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Dining in Banff/Canmore for a visitor?

taiphun Mar 5, 2008 09:54 AM

Hi all,

I've got a visitor from India that I'm taking out to Banff and Canmore to show off some of our countries best sights and history.

What would be the best places to introduce him to Canadian cuisine?

Hope to get some quick answers.. I'm picking him up in an hour ;)

Thanks in advance!

  1. maplesugar Mar 5, 2008 12:03 PM

    (if you get a chance to read this since you picked up your friend an hour ago now) For casual/takeout check out Wild Flour Bakery www.wildflourbakery.ca we had their breakfast panini it was excellent! Bison Bistro (same building but just up the street) does excellent sandwiches too.

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    1. re: maplesugar
      taiphun Mar 5, 2008 09:10 PM

      I vaguely remembered reading something about WFB, and I parked in front of there too. I was going to pick something up after dinner at Saltlick, but they were closed already.

      It was an interesting experience.

      1. re: taiphun
        maplesugar Mar 6, 2008 09:40 AM

        The previous posts about WFB is why I stopped in, and I was glad I did. Sorry to hear they were closed when you were there.

        We had dinner at Saltlik in Calgary awhile back. A server clearing the table behind me dropped and broke a 1/2 full water glass on my back. That was an interesting night heh. What was the Banff Saltlik like?

        1. re: maplesugar
          sweeterpea Mar 6, 2008 02:44 PM

          We've had some great dinners at Saltlik in Banff, but it's been a couple of years so I'm interested to hear if it's still good.

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      Dan G Mar 5, 2008 10:32 AM

      There's a thread (or two...) about Banff already here. But if you want Canadian, try Maple Leaf Grille in Banff. Great appetizer plate with local meats and cheeses.

      Not as traditionally Canadian, but you also can't go wrong at Fuze in Banff.

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      1. re: Dan G
        cleopatra999 Mar 5, 2008 10:35 AM

        I second the Maple Leaf in Banff. I am partial to the restos in Canmore though. I don't know if Quarry, Crazyweed or Zona's would be Canadian, but they are all unique and wonderful. Quarry & Crazyweed are more expensive, Zona's is moderate.

        1. re: cleopatra999
          sirdinealot Mar 5, 2008 11:40 AM

          Yes, Maple Leaf is good. Fuze has some nice Canadian influenced dishes also. Chef at Fuze is of East Indian heritage.

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