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Downtown Calgary Lunch Map - Within Walking Distance

I recently moved into a new Office in Downtown Calgary (near City Hall)

Where in this area are great reasonably priced lunch spots within Walking distance?
(Extra points for places on or near the plus 15 system so we can keep warm in the winter!)

I'll start off the map with a few of the places I know of.

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  1. My favorite Beef Sate Sub... I like it hot!

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    Thi Thi Vietnamese Submarine
    209 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2G3, CA

    1. Baraka Cafe - 225 8th Avenue SE - (403) 237-7832
      Small Asian run cafe sells everything from Samosas to Lasagne

      Not certain how to map this place since it does not come up through the "this is a review of a specific restaurant" list.

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      1. re: MartinT

        Baraka is horrible. Insomnia is a few feet away, has indescribably better coffee, better food, better atmosphere.

        1. re: John Manzo

          Thanks for the rec John,
          Have by-passed Insomnia often since Im not Java fan, but I will definitely give it a second look

          1. re: MartinT

            Tried Insomnia Today, was quiet and unpretentious, food was great lunch fair, far better than any fast food alternative, I'll definitely go back (and it is very close since my New office is in City Hall Across the street)

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            Insomnia Coffee Co
            237 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K7, CA

          2. re: John Manzo

            Barakas closed today - Says something about their lease finished on their door. Awaiting to hear what will replaces it!

        2. OK - this may not be within walking distance, and its not very inexpensive... but some of the food is awesome. French themed cuisine, great poutine and amazing Filet Mignon burger.

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          Laurier Lounge
          1111 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A1, CA

          1. DeVille, art central or fashion central. Excellent sandwiches.

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            1. re: John Manzo

              Mapping deVille @ Fashion Central (great name like in Cruela)

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              deVille (Art Central)
              100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2C6, CA

              1. re: MartinT

                Cruella would look right at home there :)

                1. re: John Manzo

                  Hit up deVille today - Great Rec! Had a very tender Lamb Sandwich with a nice spring salad and an organic ginger ale. Food was great, ambiance was even better.

                  Was very busy, but my 2 colleague's and I were able to locate a comfy seat and if we didn't have to go back to the office, would have been an excellent place to leisurely enjoy numerous glasses of red.

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                  deVille (Art Central)
                  100 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2C6, CA

            2. Go to Google Maps and set your office address as your default location and type in "restaurants" or "Delis" or Hamburgers" or whatever you want foodwise or establishmentwise and you'll be given all the locations nearby, in fact for the whole bl**dy city. If the establishment has a website it will come up too.

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              1. re: Scary Bill

                This is a GREAT tool, thanks so much for letting us know about it SB!

                1. re: John Manzo

                  JM, it was probably my best friend when I moved to Calgary! You can find pretty much anything with it. Oh, and again, apologies.

                  1. re: Scary Bill

                    none necessary- enjoy Seattle! One thing I can say, eat lots of teriyaki. It's the local cheap eat done best there. You'll see what I mean.

                2. re: Scary Bill

                  Thanks SB, I tried Google prior to posting.

                  I find it lacks the expertise and experience that members like you and JM bring!