Mayor Nenshi’s Top Picks for Downtown Street Food

by Shannon McNeney · 3 comments

The man that other major cities are “nenvious” of, His Worship Mayor Nenshi, gives us the goods on his favourite tasty treats.

Who’s your favourite downtown food cart vendor?

I think it’s really important to have a vibrant food cart industry and culture in Calgary. Unfortunately, picking a favourite vendor is like picking a favourite child: I just can’t do it. I’m a fan of the long-standing and familiar carts such as the Old Munich German Sausage House and Yum Yum Donair. But, I’m really excited to see the newest carts such as Wannawafel and Burger Planet.

What makes it your favourite?

I picked these as my favourites because of the variety. I’m not one to go to the same cart every day—I have to change it up!

What do you normally order?

I’m always trying something different, but on my next free lunch hour (!) I think I’ll get the Taco Burger at Burger Planet.

If you could pick any type of food you’d like to see on the street that isn’t currently there what would it be?

A taco and burrito cart would be a nice culinary addition.

The Mayor with the owner (and his son) of Wannawafel – D-Jan Schneider (left), Mayor Nenshi, Doug Schneider (right)

Last week we spoke to Connie DeSousa about her favourite, what’s your favourite downtown street food?


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Martin July 19, 2022 at 12:54 pm

My favorite downtown street food is not from a cart - its from Amin Donair on 12 7 Ave SW. It’s not a cart, but the location feels like street food! Although the location is a little scary, Amin makes up for it with his home made sauces and everything is very fresh. unfortunately Amin will be closing late this year as his lease expires.


Shannon McNeney July 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm

Sounds tasty Martin. Sorry to hear he will be closing soon.

There was a great article in the Metro last week about food trucks: http://www.metronews.ca/calgary//article/923695-mayor-pulling-for-food-trucks

Hopefully we’ll be seeing more soon on the streets of Calgary!


Chace May 29, 2022 at 5:35 pm

I can’t wait to work at burger planet with my family Mark Harness (Uncle) Daniel Marie (Cousin) Tina Harness (Aunty) and Cheryl Henry (Grandma).


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