Photo: Chris Welner
Calgary’s Top 5 Healthy Restaurants
The Coup, Calgary.
The gold crown for healthy restaurants in Calgary is undeniably The Coup. The menu is developed based on environmental ethics, meaning the majority of the food is local and organic. Every dish is made from scratch and all soy products and grains are free of genetically modified organisms. Oh, and it’s vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options to boot.
The natural philosophies don’t stop on the plate, though. The restaurant recycles nearly everything, composts all raw materials and has an abundant garden. In addition to being a smart choice for those diners cautious about what they consume, The Coup is also a popular hangout for culture enthusiasts. “We have weekend DJs and fabulous music, with dim ’70s lighting and a really fun atmosphere,” says owner Dalia Kohen.
You must order: The Beach-front Hot Pot ($15) features a spicy coconut, tomato-lime broth loaded with seasonal vegetables, lotus root, edamame, lemongrass and rice vermicelli noodles.
Menu price range: $8.50-$18.50, with breakfast served on weekends only and lunch available from Monday to Friday.
www.thecoup.ca • 403.541.1041 • 924 17th Avenue SW