The Best Foods to Take When You’re Feeling Sick in Calgary

Feeling down and need to find the best things to pick up when you feel sick in Calgary?

No matter what time of year, getting sick sucks. So when you feel a tickle in the back of your throat, you need to act fast.

Luckily, there are tons of places in YYC with items that will help you crush that chill and get back to your normal self.

We’re not talking about over-the-counter medications — we’re talking about vitamin- and veggie-rich superfood concoctions designed to combat those pesky sniffles.

Here are the best things to pick up in Calgary when you’re sick.

Citrus Vitality Fresh Squeezed Juice

Raw by Robyn

It’s hard to beat freshly squeezed juice when you’re feeling sick, and those at Raw by Robyn are some of the best in Calgary.

Anyone will do, but Citrus Vitality made with pineapple, orange, grapefruit and ginger is the perfect balance of taste and health for us.

Address: First Street Market — 1327 1st Street SW, Calgary




Mot To is one of the best new restaurants in Canada and one of the best places for Vietnamese food in Calgary.

There are quite a few hearty comfort foods here that would be perfect for a sick day on the couch, but one dish you must get is the pho noodle soup. The hot broth and hearty ingredients should do the trick to get you back on your feet.

Address: 101 – 1609 Center Street Northwest, Calgary


Turmeric Ginger Elixir Latte

Sage and Wright

Just because you’re sick doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a latte in the morning.

At Wise and Wright, which is also readily available for delivery, there are a number of Elixir Lattes. Turmeric Ginger contains organic coconut butter, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, honey, dandelion root, mama, organic mesquite, honey, sea salt the Himalayas and almond milk.

What sounds healthier than that?

Address: 317 7th Avenue SW #163, Calgary


Super Greens Salad

dirty belly

Dirtbelly offers hot bowls, sweet sips, and plenty of sides, but it’s the freshly made salads that have made this spot so popular.

If you’re feeling sick, this vegetarian menu of earthy gems is ideal, with eight different salads with tantalizing names, such as charred pesto, buffalo cabbage, curried cauliflower and farm berry salads. You can choose any of these bowls and also add your protein of choice, including roast chicken, Cajun chicken, avocado, veggie patty, ahi tuna, or quinoa ball.

For maximum health, we suggest the Super Greens salad mixed with arugula, spinach, quinoa, roasted broccoli, feta, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, almonds, chili flakes and drizzled with a dijon lemon vinaigrette.

Address: The Core – 317 7th Avenue SW, Calgary (temporarily closed)

Address: Brookfield Place, Unit 214 — 225 6th Avenue SW, Calgary


chamomile tea

Oolong tea house

This is a modern teahouse in the heart of the Kensington community in Calgary.

There are SO many teas to suit your feelings, but it’s hard to beat a high quality chamomile when you’re sick and having trouble falling asleep because of it.

Address: 110 10th Street NW, Calgary


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