• Yale Pagulayan

The Foodie’s Paradise: Top 5 Places to Eat in Banff

When you hear “Banff”, your mind automatically thinks of scenic mountains, surreal lakes, and heavenly sights. And it’s true, Banff is home to some of God’s greatest masterpieces. But did you know that Banff is also a foodie’s paradise? Banff isn’t only a go-to place for adventure-junkies, it’s also famous for good food (Attention, foodies!).

In this article, I've compiled the top 5 places to eat in Banff. These are some of the best restaurants that Banff has to offer. So, the next time you go to Banff, always remember TASTE (Tooloulous, Aardvark, Seoul Country Korean Restaurant, The Grizzly House, and Eddie Burger Bar).

1. Tooloulous

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I couldn’t agree more! Especially if it’s in Tooloulous, I’m willing to wake up very early in the morning just to get a taste of their famous French Toast. Just the smell of the cinnamon, whipped cream, warm bread and hot coffee is enough to complete my day. Ah, just thinking of it makes my mouth water!

You can also try their other breakfast bestsellers: Sizzling Rivalry, New Orleans Breakfast, and Southern Comfort. Thank me later!

Store Hours:  7:30am – 9:00pm Sun – Thrus

7:30am -9:30 Fri – Sat

Address: 204 Caribou St, Banff

Price: $$

2. Aardvark Pizza  and Sub

Calling all pizza lovers out there! The God of Pizza has blessed us with Aardvark, the go-to-place for all your pizza and sub craving needs. Charmingly known as Banff’s Original Late Night Eatery, Aardvark has been serving up heavenly pizzas for 25 years now. And when I say that their pizzas are ‘heavenly’, that’s a complete understatement. My favourite is 4 CHEESE TEASE but everything here, and I mean EVERYTHING is great!

Store Hours:  10:00AM to 4:00AM - Daily

Address: 304A Caribou Street, Banff

Price: $

3. Seoul Country Korean Restaurant

Get a glimpse of Korean culture and let your taste buds do the exploring. Remember all the nights you spent drooling on your phone while watching mukbangs? The time has come for you to have your very own mukbang! Their famous Samgyupsal, Bibimbap, and Dumplings are all must-trys! Oh, and did I mention that this restaurant is vegetarian friendly? Awesome!

Store Hours:  11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Address: 215 Banff Ave, Banff

Price Range: $$

4. The Grizzly House

Operating since 1967, The Grizzly House has been a landmark restaurant in Banff for both locals and tourists. The rich history of the restaurant and their exotic selections add to the vintage vibe of the place. If you’re thinking of dining somewhere eccentric and unique, The Grizzly House is the place to be.

Store Hours:  11:30 AM - 12:00 AM - Daily

Address: 207 Banff Avenue, Banff

Price: $$$

5. Eddie Burger Bar

For the love of Burgers! Eddie Burger Bar serves hot and juicy burgers fresh from the grill. I must say, Eddie Burger Bar is every burger lover’s dream come true. Not only are their burgers great, they even allow you to build your own burgers! Try them with a side of truffle fries and Vanilla Milkshake and your tummy will be happy! Recommended burgers: Elk Burger, Bison Burger and Veggie Burger. 

Store Hours:  11:30 AM - 2:30 AM - Daily

Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Suite 6, Banff

Price: $$


Cows - After a long, tiring walk at Banff National Park, there’s nothing like good ice cream and dessert to top it all off. If you want a ‘healthier’ option, you can also try their frozen yogurt. For all the coffee lovers out there, I recommend Caramel Moochiato. It has a very straightforward coffee taste but the creaminess and yum factor is not compromised. I also recommend: bubble gum and wowie cowie!

Store Hours:  9:30 AM - 10:00 PM 

Address: 134 Banff Avenue, Banff

Price: $$

BeaverTails - True Canadian pastry lovers surely know BeaverTails. Serving up artisanal Canadian pastry since 1978, BeaverTails has been continuing its delicious heritage for more than 40 years now. Aside from pastries, BeaverTails also has a wide range of delicious ice cream flavors to choose from.

Store Hours:  9:30 AM - 10:00 PM 

Address: 120 Banff Ave, Banff

Price: $

Banff is not only a place where the skylines are rich and the people are vibrant. It is also a haven for all your good food cravings. Again, remember to keep these places in mind the next time you go to Banff. Your tastebuds will definitely thank you. Come to Banff and TASTE the difference. *wink*