Serves meat, vegan options available. Around one-half of the menu is vegan-friendly. Example of choices: vegan burger (with vegan cheese), popcorn tofu bowl, and faux “crab” bowl. Open Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thu-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm. Closed Tue-Wed.

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15 Reviews

First Review by vegetariangirl


Points +26

11 Jun 2023

Best vegan food ever

This is the best vegan food we have had. Top notch!
Since this is not vegan/veg restaurant tool allows only 4 stars max.
The food is quite pricey but very unique and tasty!
The rainbow pokè was awesome and so was the “chicken” option.
Overall great place



Points +46

02 May 2023

Can't wait to go back!!

We ordered the 'Vegan Chefs Choice' option.
The atmosphere was very authentic and private. The food was incredibly delicious and freshly made, and I was thoroughly impressed with the beautiful presentation. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Definitely exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to visit again!

Pros: Lots of vegan option , Food was delicious , Large portions


Points +54

18 Mar 2023

Highly recommend

Heaps of vegan and vegetarian options. We had a very good evening there with vegan chef's choice dishes.
My favourite are the vegan CAVIAR and HAND "CRAB" ROLLS. Pretty impressive about the result 💕
And they have the best cocktail as well.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , The best cocktail , Good service


Points +28

31 Jan 2023

A nice evening

I really enjoyed their atmosphere. The decor is lovely and it made for a nice date night.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty cocktails

Cons: Expensive , Small plates


Points +563

21 Jan 2023

Fun and exciting

The menu here changes often and always includes a number of vegan options. I’ve even done the tasting menu and it was incredible. Only con is expensive for small portions but it’s so worth it for a fancy meal.


Points +22

27 Sep 2022


probably one of the best vegan meals I’ve ever had. Such an innovative restaurant with an excellent vegan menu. Definitely pricier than your typical veg restaurant but 100% worth it. I recommend making reservations! Plus, check out their speak easy and ice cream place next door (same owner) which has amazing vegan options


Points +111

13 Sep 2022

5 star!

Of course we love fully vegan restaurants, but Alberta is a super non vegan province and I think we nees to applaud restaurants for trying. And 4296 does far more than try, they make some of the best vegan food I've ever had and they keep it creative and varied. Definitely make sure you book in for Deja Vu, the speakeasy, for some of the best cocktails made by amazing mixologists alongside amazing decor. But wear warm clothing as it's chilly in there due to the ice cream place.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, 10/10 food, 10/10 cocktails

Cons: Pricey, Chilly in the speakeasy , Music is too loud

Sarah P

Points +8480

12 Jun 2022

Best meal in memory

I’ve been vegan for 27 years, and this was the best, most decadent meal I’ve had in memory. My husband isn’t vegan and he agreed- best meal he can remember. We shared the Thai corn dogs, hand “crab” rolls, spiced “foie gras” spring rolls, “caviar” and truffle fries, vegan poke bowl, and the chocolate & hazelnut verrine. We had leftovers. All was fantastic, our faves were the fries, foie gras spring rolls, and the dessert. The table next to us ordered the non-vegan chef’s choice, and they seemed a little remorseful that they didn’t have what we did. We didn’t get drinks besides water, and with the satisfaction of the meal we were not lacking for anything.

Pros: Best vegan ever, Decadent, gourmet, creative, Beautiful, tasty food, excellent service

Cons: Pricey- worth every penny, Make reservations if possible


Points +35

01 Feb 2022

Best food ever and it's vegan!

This is definitely a 5 star vegan restaurant (despite Happy Cow's rules). The food is so creative, incredibly delicious and satisfying. I've eaten here many times and every vegan dish is astounding. If you've been before you don't need to be told to return, but I'll still say, the menu is always changing and getting better and better as it does!
Lots of options, and a dessert. All the cocktails are vegan by default (and tasty!)
The best vegan/vegetarian food in the Bow Valley, and Alberta, and beyond, in my traveled experience.
I know a lot of plant-based folks aren't interested in meat substitutes, but I implore you to give these a try.
The KFC SAAM, the 'crab', and the 'Beef' Kushiyaki have been on the menu a while and I recommend. They recently had Chicken Fried Maitake mushroom that was mind-blowing. They also nail egg substitutes. You cannot go wrong with this menu.
Splurge a little and enjoy yourself. Perhaps visit the bar for a more fun and funky vibe (and even more creative cocktails!).

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-01

Pros: Excellent food, Great vibe , Fulfilling


Points +107

26 Nov 2021

Best meal ever

I would have given it 5/5 stars if Happy cow allowed me to. Such incredibly original food. It was so nice to see a chef that actually put a lot of time and effort into creating vegan options for the menu. I’d say almost 70% of the menu if vegan and vegetarian. Every time we tried something new, our eyes would brighten up and it would be an explosion of new exotic flavours in our mouth. GO EAT HERE! The service is impeccable!


Points +545

03 Oct 2021

Mind blown ! 🤯

Amazing food, service and cocktails - the future of vegan cuisine. Menu is build up to share plates with the table so you can try out different dishes (see uploaded pictures). Highly recommend all of the dishes we tried out (the dill sauce served with the popcorn tofu is to die for) and a special shout out to Maryn for the truly superbe service (I mean hot towels, yes hot towels!).

10/10 must eat here if you are ever near Canmore, would definitely jump on a plane and fly 9 hours just to eat here we were spoiled!

Pros: Innovative cuisine with authentic flavors, Warm inviting setting with plates to share, Excellent service and cocktails


Points +76

30 Aug 2021


The service was friendly and non intrusive. This one of my favourite restaurant in Alberta. Food quality and creativity like no other in the province. Although they serve non-vegan food, they dont make the vegan options feel like a second thought.

We ordered all the vegan options and shared with meat eaters that couldn't even tell (we only told them after we left hhaha ;). Would give 10/10 if i could!!!


Points +45

07 Jun 2021

Best vegan food eva!

I honestly don't like that Happy Cow doesn't allow you to give five stars to a restaurant that isn't fully vegan😒

Because.... 4296 has the best vegan food I've ever had... in my life. You need to go here. You need to try every dish. And then, you need to go back. Because, they are constantly changing the menu with new inspirations. About 50% of the menu is vegan, and all of the drinks are vegan.

Pros: Nice staff, Incredible food!, The best food ever?!


Points +303

05 Mar 2021

Best food ever

If I could give 5 stars I would.

If you're in canmore you gotta eat here. Simply exquisite dinning experience.

Updated from previous review on 2021-03-05

Pros: Vegan options , Inspiring creations, Great flavors and ambiance


Points +2291

20 Dec 2020

Excellent vegan options

About 1/2 the menu is vegan. Due to COVID-19 restrictions it was take out only right now - check for current offerings and hours. Nice interior abs upscale menu. We had the best vegan burger ever with an impossible foods patty and vegan cheese and vegan cheese fries on the side.

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