Take a visit to Ten Foot Henry

A rich and creamy spaghetti is just one of the tasty dishes at Ten Foot Henry.
A rich and creamy spaghetti is just one of the tasty dishes at Ten Foot Henry.

From the outside, Ten Foot Henry is a simple storefront with a shingle of a cartoon boy’s head. On the inside is a beautifully decorated space with wood beams, gorgeous green plants and bright finishings. The newly-opened restaurant is the latest addition to 1st Street SW and brings a delicious mix of dishes to the ‘hood. Avenue Magazine has a great feature about how the restaurant came to be and the origin of the unusual name so I won’t get too much into that. Ten Foot Henry is known for its vegetable-based plates, but it also has offerings for the meat lovers too. I found the menu to be an odd mix of options from Italian pasta, to Asian-styled veggies, to twists on the classic like the Caesar salad. Somehow it all comes together and works to fill each bite with tremendous flavours.

As diverse as the menu is, the end result is quality in every dish. The presentation is spot on and gave me something to feast on with my eyes before I dug in to eat. I found most of the options to be smaller plates that were great for sharing (such as the chicken yakitori and the yellow fin crudo), but others were much larger and very filling (such as the spaghetti and the Henry salad).  I’m so inspired by Henry’s use of toasted sesame as a garnish that I am now going to do the same when I cook at home too.

I was able to try quite a few different dishes, but there’s so much of the menu left to discover! It will take me a few visits to get through it all (and even longer as I keep ordering my favourites over and over). Ten Foot Henry is also offering an amazing lunch special: 5 courses for $19! It’s a steal of a deal and a great way to sample a little of all they have to offer.

Check out my pictures below and get ready to be hungry.

Ten Foot Henry
Inside the beautiful space of the new Ten Foot Henry.
Ten Foot Henry Yellow Fin Crudo
Fresh and spicy yellow fin tuna crudo covered in sesame, chili and chimichurri.
Ten Foot Henry salad
The Henry salad is light and refreshing with tons of fresh herbs and a zesty dressing. The handmade potato chips are the best 🙂
Ten Foot Henry gai lan
A ginger gai lan covered with toasted sesame.
Ten Foot Henry chicken yakitori
Chicken yakitori skewers are full of flavour.
Ten Foot Henry butterscotch pudding
The dessert to end all desserts: a butterscotch pudding with sponge toffee and a touch of salt. To. Die. For.

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Irene Seto is a Calgary lifestyle influencer supporting local from all angles.

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