If you’ve been following my “epic odyssey” backpacking from Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, Whistler and one of the highlights of the trip was to visit the Canadian Rockies. Some of those sights include seeing the Crow’s foot glacier, Bow lake at Ice Field Parkway, Okanagan valley, Moraine lake, Lake Louise, Althabasca falls, which I could only use “spectacular”, “breathtaking”, and “blown away” to describe my week there. Having spent a few relaxing days at Banff National Park, I discovered 3 places worth a mention.
Nourish Bistro is a place to eat, drink, and veg, serving organic and gluten-free food. Having had a few not so positive experiences with poutine in Vancouver but determined to give it a try at Nourish. It was cheesy, classy and scores on presentation with bits of tomatoes sprinkled on top – not your typical greasy street food and so so yummy.
How Nourish Bistro looks inside – a bar and cushy red seats. I chose a corner seat to people watch passers by outside. Nourish also serves other delicious cusines such as shroom ravioli, burrito, and raw dishes. Wanted to try their nachos because it’s said to have 27 ingredients from strawberries to cheddar and other goodies. Because it’s too big for one, I’ll have bring some friends and have a feast here next time.
Nourish Bistro: 211 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Wild Flour – Banff’s Artisan Bakery Cafe
I like the vibe at this artisal bakery. Its bread are said to be freshly baked – handcrafted the traditional way with long fermentation periods and careful hand kneading produced in small batches with other freshly baked pastries.
Spoilt with choices, ended up having a cinnamon bun without cream. Nom nom nom. Wild Flour also serves daily lunch specials, custom cakes, and treats plus a full expresso bar that brews specialty coffees, which are organic and fair-trade.
Order at the counter and grab a seat outside in summer. Check out those fresh organic loaves in the background so yum! Good place for free WIFI, look at the board for password.
I’ve been addicted to sushi since arriving in Canada and craving for it again at Banff. Convinced my new friend from the Moose tour to have dinner with me here and was pleasantly surprised to find many veggie options. I had avocado, asparagus, and these sweet potato and avocado rolls were the bomb! So delicious and fresh had to order 2 plates. Oishi!
Sushi House has a Facebook page and its address: 304 Caribou St, Banff, Alberta, Canada.