APRES SPIN: The low down on post-sweat hot spots
Sometimes, after you finish your 50 minute sweat you need somewhere to go with your spin buds to connect and cool down after that class. Of course, at YYC Cycle we have our faves, so we are here to break it down for you. No matter the studio, we have you covered for what hot spot to hit aprés spin.
Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Cafe
What started in The Calgary Farmers Market has now expanded to its very own restaurant. Hearts Choice features delicious vegan food you can have in the cafe or take home and cook for yourself.
Located across MacLeod Trail from the studio, Hearts Choices features delicious Thai food, but take out any animal by-products. Don’t worry, you can still get some amazing satay skewers, and ginger ‘chicken’ but it is all made with vegan meat substitutes, and trust us - you cannot taste the difference.
Nova Coffee House
Our next door neighbours have one of the cutest coffee shops in town. It is so tranquil and the perfect place to kick back after spin. They have healthy food options, smoothies and of course, coffee!
The great thing about Nova Coffee House is that not only can it be your aprés spin stop, but you can spend your day catching up on emails and feeling comfortable and cozy in the space.
They have something for everything, including vegan options and all of their delicious food is made in house! The smoothies are honestly the most delicious post-spin refuel.
Raw Eatery and Market
Just down the road, we have the amazing Raw Eatery and Market. This local little cafe not only has amazing food, smoothies and Kombucha; they also have two adorable owners who will surely add a little pep to your aprés spin step!
The cafe, is hope to an all-vegan menu that offers delicious alternatives to all your favourites, like pad thai, avocado toast and even spaghetti! You definitely have to finish off with one of their baked treats, they have s’more cookies, chocolate coconut donuts and raw cheesecake - which is to die for, after all, you just finished spinning so you earned it, right?
What are your favourite aprés spin hot spots? We hope you try ours and let us know what you think!