One Day in Calgary: rapper Tea Fannie

Suggestions on where to eat and drink in Calgary

Photo provided, taken by Shane Rempel.

As Alberta's music scene continues to boom, more and more Calgary-based musicians are also finding themselves with some serious career growth.

One of the most buzzworthy rap acts in the province as of late is rapper Tea Fannie. The talented artist lauched her career in 2020 and has been gaining steady traction ever since. Most notably, she opened for Princess Nokia for her sold-out show at The Palace during Sled Island 2022 and has graced many stages like Calgary Pride, Dickens, BMO Centre and more.

Tea Fannie's latest single "Okay" is produced by Edmonton-based beatmker and producer Goldenchild. The track centres around self empowerment and boasts clever lyrics that make a listener want to soak up every, single verse. "Okay" is also currently featured in a documentary on Telus Optik TV in honour of Black History Month.


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Recently, we got to chat with the up-and-coming rapper about where to eat in Calgary, and she has officially made us hungry!


Do not underestimate the banana chocolate muffin at McDonalds. Hate to support it, but my god...the only one that came close was the muffins at Timothy’s Coffee when it was still open.


I'm obsessed with Shawarma Palace on 17 Avenue S.E. I used to bring extra plates of shawarma to Edmonton for my friends on request. And I’m picky, it has other locations, but I only like that location!

The No. 10 platter is my go-to. It's a mix of chicken and beef donair served on rice and a side salad and your choice of sauces. My mix is— don't judge me—hummus, tahini, hot sauce, and you gotta put garlic sauce on the potatoes!

I turn it into 2 meals. When I first get it, I throw a bit of everything in the pita and wrap it myself. You know, rice, lettuce, meat, potato...I'm a carbiwhore. I can eat the rest of it later and still get a bit of everything. It's golden.


BB.Q Chicken in the Beltline never disappoints. Even with their delivery has the same quality as when you're dining in.

I'm addicted to the fried chicken over rice. I like the Jamaican chicken because has a bit of a kick to it, but it's not too hot, and it comes with fried egg, fried chicken pieces, some dope sauce I can't name and all the veggies that I love.


I love having drinks at Simply Irie. They've got an awesome Jamaican ginger beer and it’s really hard to find anywhere else in town.

Listen: TeaFannie - Okay