Healthy Eats at the ACMA’s

A variety of vegetables
By Guest Author

Making quality meals a priority when at a busy conference seems to be something we don’t keep at the top of the list. It ends up being for most, a long day with lots of networking and not enough fuel in the tank.

Award Show weekends are also a great example of where healthier options are more scarce and may require you to get a little resourceful, especially when traveling to smaller towns and cities can mean options are a little less than what one might be used to.

As you may have heard the term, you have to plan to succeed, these situations are no different! Planning ahead when you travel anywhere is guaranteed to help you be more successful at making healthier choices that your body will thank you after a busy event.

Luckily, we’ve taken out the guesswork and compiled a list of healthy food options to help you get your #ACMAfuel only a short car ride or within a 20-minute walking distance away from the ACMA Awards weekend host hotel, Cambridge Inn and Suites in Red Deer, Alberta.

Want to get more tips on how to incorporate more whole foods, veggies & fruit into your busy schedule? Check out our blog post on Nutrition & Mental Health.

R&R GRILL *Located in Host Hotel
Diverse cuisine, a sophisticated atmosphere and impeccable service make R&R Grill the perfect setting for any occasion. Their culinary team has created a menu to indulge your every whim with dishes ranging from creative appetizers to the finest classic cuts of AAA meat. On Sundays come and enjoy their impressive prime rib brunch.

Monday to Friday: 6:30AM – 10PM
Saturday: 7AM – 10PM
Sundays & Holidays: 7AM – 9PM

JOE’S DELI *Located in Host Hotel
Hungry for something fresh? Satisfy your cravings for quick and casual fare at Joe’s Deli, located in the lobby of the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel . Fresh, homemade food is legendary at Joe’s Deli. Enjoy your favorite comfort foods from hearty soups and healthy sandwiches.

Monday to Saturday: 7AM – 2PM
Sunday: Closed

2828 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1M4
Open for brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night dining and offers a gluten free menu.

Sunday to Thursday: 9AM – 12AM
Friday: 9AM – 2AM
Saturday: 9AM – 11PM

4900 Molly Banister Dr Unit 245, Red Deer, AB T4R 1N9 / Located in: Bower Place
Jugo Juice has been making fast food healthy since 1998! They offer delicious sorbet-free smoothies with 5+ servings of real fruit, plus wraps & flatbreads grilled hot to order.

Monday to Friday: 9AM – 9PM
Saturday: 8:30AM – 9PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5PM

5001 19 St #410, Red Deer, AB T4R 3R1

Health-minded, counter-serve chain offering tossed-to-order salads plus soups, burritos & more.

Monday – Friday: 8:30AM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

31 Clearview Market Square #102, Red Deer, AB T4P 0M9

The Chopped Leaf is a fast growing salad concept. The menu includes chef designed salads and wraps, soups, sandwiches and appetizers. All the dressings and soups are Chopped Leaf recipes that focus on being natural and flavourful!.

Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM – 7:00PM

801 51 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 4H2
Extreme Pita is the leading pita Quality Quick Service Restaurant concept across North America by offering customers a freshly made-to-order, health-inspired menu.

Monday to Friday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM – 7:00PM

3608 50 Ave #2, Red Deer, AB T4N 3Y6

Addy’s offers a wide range of classic Middle Eastern dishes, from Tabbouleh Salad to Shish Tawouk.

Monday to Saturday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday: Closed
Sun: Closed


Real Canadian Superstore
A-5016 51 Ave. Red Deer AB T4N 4H5

Everyday 7:00AM – 11:00PM

Sugar Free and More
3434A 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3Y4

Monday to Friday: 10AM – 6PM
Saturdays: 10AM – 5PM
Sundays: Closed

Natural Solutions Health Store
2120 29 Beju Industrial Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 0B6, CA (403) 887-5655

Monday to Friday: 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM: 5:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED