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Jul 26, 2010 12:49 PM

Gazpacho in Calgary

I'll probably just end up making it at home, but does anyone know of any good gazpacho in Calgary?

My craving for it is beginning to take over my life.

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  1. I have posted requests for real spanish chorizo, with no replies. I think there are very few people from Spain around, and if they are, they are not in the food biz. I hear a lot more Spanish being spoken around Calgary, but I think they are from Mexico/latin america. I have been in Spain and seen gazpacho in grocery stores in litre containers (like milk) with a small bottle of olive oil attached to it for you to add. Que bueno! I had it when I was staying without a kitchen, and it was pretty good. For now, at least we are heading into the season when all the right ingredients around, so I think you are on your own.

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    1. re: Albertagirl

      Not only is gazpacho in grocery stores in Spain but also MacD's. It's actually not bad. And, yes, we ate at MacD's in Spain. Once. We had children. I have no other defense but I would like to add that Japan MacD's have teriyaki burgers and Italy's have veggie/cheese fritter things.

      Back on topic. the only place I've found gazpacho in Calgary is my kitchen.

      1. re: sharonanne

        I LOVE to go to US fast food chains abroad- no defense necessary! They're completely fascinating and the locals go, so why shouldn't you to see what real people there actually consume?

        It's not gazpacho but they're serving a superb cold beet soup- what Ottiliia calls "Polish gazpacho"- at Kawa Espresso Bar these days.

    2. I was just checking out the menu at West and it looks like they have it.

      I'm not sure if I'm going to go, but if I do I'll give it a try...

      1. Dairy Lane does an OK cucumber gazpacho.

        Dairy Lane Cafe
        319 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2J2, CA