Welcome to Fresh & Local
Our vision is to build sustainable local food by connecting consumers with chefs and producers.
NOW in Avenida Village
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Markets & Kitchens
in Avenida Village
Open Thursday – Sunday | Online Always Open
Only the Local Best
Buy Fresh, Buy Local
Buying local has never been more important.
Now we have 2 dynamic locations for you to visit and 2 on-line stores for you to order curbside pick up or home delivery.
Our two locations feature over 250 local producers and 14 restaurants. Help us build our community, by supporting our small businesses who are giving it their all.
In Avenida Village
426, 12445 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 7A4
Open Thursday – Saturday 11a-8p; Sunday 11a-5p
Meet Our Chefs & Vendors
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AREPAS RANCHArepas Ranch is family-owned and operated. Serving gourmet Venezuelan cuisine, our speciality is the Arepa, a cornmeal patty filled with your choice of shredded beef, chicken salad, black beans, ham and cheese; with vegan & veggie options as well.
Our products are gluten free, homemade and artisanally crafted. We use only high quality ingredients to delight your palette and our friendly staff are always ready to welcome you with a smile.
BANGKOK KITCHENAt Bangkok Street Food we offer authentic Thai meals prepared and cooked with quality and fresh ingredients to give you a real taste of Bangkok.
Calgary Bulk FoodsCombining with our desire to reduce packaging and our quest to provide fresh, local and affordable food for you, we have ventured into organic bulk foods in a BIG way. On-line and at our second location at the Fresh & Local Market + Kitchens you will find over 116 organic bulk food options from bulger wheat to amaranth seeds. You will see, where possible, local organic grains, seeds, peas, lentils, and beans. For your sweet tooth we have chocolate covered ginger, almonds, cashews, strawberries, blueberries, raisins, pretzels and more. We can support your culinary needs too with a selection of Mediterranean salts, baking powder, flours, sun dried tomatoes, candied ginger and more. Shop online at www.CalgaryBulkFood.com >>
We believe in making good food. We take the time to bake our pastries as we always have with care, by hand and flavors according to the season. We believe in the power of community, in helping those around us and living sustainably as possible. We use the finest ingredients, supporting small businesses whenever we can, and although we are continuously innovating, our baking is based on time-honoured techniques and our decades-old starters! Nothing gives us as much happiness as freshly baked goods!
Specializing in French Macrons and Truffles
Casa Corazon showcases fine quality Mayan weaving and crafts. Our fairly traded goods include bags, (from pouches to weekenders), beadwork, men's shirts, and home linens.
On our annual buying trip to Guatemala we check-in with a network of indigenous artisans that we have built up a relationship with over the last dozen years to collaborate on our orders. We are proud to contribute to the economic success of these suppliers and in doing so supporting their culture.
Learn more on Casa Corazon’s blog at: www.casacorazon.ca
Follow Casa Corazon on Facebook @CasaCorazonYYC
After spending 30 years in Asia, this father/son duo are cooking food their way and changing the way you think about Asian food. 100% Gluten and Dairy Free, you’ll be blown away by the flavours and creativity in each each dish.
FANTASY DOUGHNUTS AND PRETZELS
Pretzels are the snack of choice among kids and friends.
At Fantasy Doughnuts and Pretzels, we twist our dough fast! From Sweet to Savoury, you are sure to find something for each of your friends and family. Our Doughnuts are made with tried and true recipes and are classically decorated, like they should be.
Learn more at: www.fantasypretzels.com
FRESH & LOCAL FARM OUTLET
Our goal is to connect foodies to farmers by providing quality local fruits and vegetables at Farm Direct Pricing. Throughout the year, our Farm Outlet supports 242 local producers and is a minimum of 70% local products.
In the summer we have over 97% local products. Just amazing.
Learn more at: ProduceMarket.ca
Herbal Healing Inc. is a 20 year old herbal manufacturing and retail company featuring superior quality loose-leaf therapeutic herbal tea blends, tinctures, salves and personal care products for the natural health market. Jo-Anne Wilson is our Certified Herbal Therapist that only uses natural and organic ingredients to formulate and manufacture Herbal Healing’s products.
Herbal Healing Inc. provides holistic healthcare in the marketplace. Our unique formulas and in-house manufacturing processes incorporate healing properties of certified organic herbs, herbal extracts, essential oils, and natural ingredients. The products offer therapeutic healing and preventative alternative healthcare benefits.
We believe in our products and know they work, not only for us personally, but for the customers we have served for the past 20 years. Our testimonials tell us that. We’re proudly Canadian too!
Learn more at www.herbalhealinginc.com
Follow Herbal Healing on: Instagram: @herbalhealingab Twitter: @herbalhealingab Facebook: @herbalhealingapothecary
HOLY CANNOLI COFFEE COMPANY
Holy Cannoli Coffee Company is the brainchild of Jenna Bazzana, owner of Sauce Italian Market. Taking her passion for everything Italian, Holy Cannoli carries only the highest quality of coffee and serves it up with Cannoli, cakes and more. Holy Cannoli’s Cannoli are created lovingly from decades old family recipes.
Follow them @holycannoliyyc
KOKUM's BANNOCK KITCHEN
KOKOM - Plains Cree word meaning "your Grandmother".
BANNOCK - A bread recipe from Scotland, however, perfected by Indigenous people.
KITCHEN - A place for Family Togetherness, Family Share and Family Love
Krooked Lucy's Perogies & KrautBorn from a marriage between perogies and sauerkraut, Krooked Lucy’s is a North American spin on classic Eastern European cuisine. Starting with premium handmade products, they take our favourite traditional dishes and make them uniquely their own..
LE BOUQUET FLORAL
Le Bouquet Floral is a local floral arrangement shop offering mixed bouquets, roses, centerpieces, corsages and more!
Follow Le Bouquet on Facebook and Instagram @lebouquetfloralca and @lebouquetfloral
Learn more and order at: www.lebouquetfloral.ca
Lola's Cluck + OinkLola’s Cluck & Oink is bringing you familiar foods with worldly taste. Focusing on price and presentation, their food is upscale in quality with an accessible price.
MESTIZO MEXICAN STREET FOOD
Mestizo will bring you the most authentic, fresh and locally crafted Mexican street food.
“MESTIZO” REFERS TO A PERSON OF COMBINED EUROPEAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN DESCENT.
Like a Mestizo person, Mexican cuisine is a fusion of many different cultures through which diverse techniques come together to form a unique blend of flavours.
Mestizo is the place to go to get your truly authentic Mexican cuisine. From their fabulous El Pastor, to the local favourite lengua (beef tounge), you and your taste buds will consistently be surprised!
Learn more at: www.mestizoyyc.com Follow Mestizo on Instagram and Facebook @mestizo.yyc
Nice to Meat You BBQ & MarketSourcing the best and freshest local ingredients, this kitchen is bringing traditional Korean street food to the Calgary community.
OISHIDESU RAMEN SHACK
Our mission is to create a memorable dining experience for our guests. Oishidesu Ramen Shack provides outstanding choices for authentic Japanese ramen cuisine. Our restaurant has a strong focus on great service to each of our customers and affordable prices which will leave you truly satisfied. In order to deliver fresh ramen recipes, our restaurant’s talented team prepares each meal with the finest ingredients. Come in and unwind with friends and family today – we guarantee you will leave feeling truly satisfied.
Learn more at: https://www.oishidesu-avenida.comFollow Oishidesu on Facebook @oishidesuavenida
PRIMAL SOUP COMPANY
Primal Soup Company has been serving Calgarians gluten-free, from scratch soup for decades. Find their soups, freshly made sandwiches and more here at Avenida Food Hall and Fresh Market or find their cafe on Richmond Road SW.
Learn more at: primalsoupcompany.com Follow them on Facebook @primalsoupcompany
QUE CHIVO SALVADORAN STREET FOOD
Founder Emmanuel Guardado brings the savory and sweet flavors of Salvadorean street food to the streets of Calgary. Que Chivo Specializes in pupusas, tamales, yucca frita, Salvadorean tacos, sweet plantain empanada and much more.
Learn more at: quechivo.ca Follow Que Chivo on Facebook and Instagram @calgaryquechivo
Rendezvous Korean Cuisine
All of the menu items found at Rendezvous are Korean at heart, taking traditional recipes and adding a little bit of a western twist to them.
SABOR A PERU
Sabor a Peru brings a piece of Peru to Calgary, a taste of our authentic and traditional Peruvian cuisine to our Peruvian friends and all who love Peruvian food.
Visit them on social media at @saboraperucalgary on Facebook and @saboraperucalgaryyc on Instagram
Welcome to a different kind of culinary endeavour with extensive experience and knowledge to back it up. Our vision is to bring this Mediterranean dish to the next level, with fusions of different cultures. We infuse different flavours that combine the culinary aspects of different tongues, with the utmost respect to classic traditions.
Siomai or pork dumplings are one of the famous Filipino street foods in the Philippines. Siomai is the favorite snack of Filipinos and is known for the dipping sauces that comes with it - chili, garlic and toyomansi. It is best paired with sago’t gulaman or tapioca drink.
Sips Avenida is Avenida Food Hall and Fresh Market’s and Calgway’s only licensed vendor located in a market. Sips serves local and Canadian wines and beers and owner Vince is on hand to pair any meal with a delicious beverage for you!
Follow SIPS on Instagram @sipsavenida
SnowfunYYC is a Calgary-based society offering guided snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking tours as well as full-day snowboarding packages for beginners. The goal is show beginners how it's done, so they can have snowfun!
ur team of fitness experts will provide you with the equipment and instruction you need to befriend Mother Nature's icy side.
TEAMO FRUIT TEA
Follow TEAmo Fruit Tea on Instagram @teamofruittea
The Mercantile is that little store within Avenida Food Hall and Fresh Market with around 40 different local vendors squeezed inside. We showcase many of your regional favourites and some new vendors that you’ll be happy you tried!
We invite you to support local producers and make The Mercantile your go-to shop, to buy and taste homemade and fresh regional products. All of your favourite vendors, one counter.
Learn more at www.avenidamercantile.com
Follow the Avenida Mercantile @avenidamercantile
A TOUCH OF INDIAA Touch of India is a locally owned and operated business, serving dishes of authentic Indian cuisine. Our delicious meals can be served hot or cold, suitable for everyone. Treat yourself to Indian takeout and try the best samosas in Calgary!
ZUSHIA chef-driven sushi market in the heart of Fresh & Local, it is Zushi’s attention to detail that make them the best sushi spot in Calgary.
News And Events
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Friday, November 11, 2022
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Sunday, October 30, 2022
11am to 5pm
You are all invited to safely and warmly come out for Halloween treats!
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12445 Lake Fraser Drive SE Calgary
Halloween Weekend Events
Saturday, October 29, 2022
11am to 8pm
as our Kitchen & Market vendors fire up their best and favourite squash and pumpkin recipes
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Happy Chinese New Year ! Two of our vendors are celebrating today with specials! The J Spot Char Sui Pork Belly Bao Buns ( steam See More
Did anyone say fresh perogies, borscht & Sauerkraut 👀 🤤 we did !!!
Back by popular demand The J Spot is bringing back for this weekend only while quantities last . . 🤤👇 CHAR SUI PORK BELLY BAO See More
Check out the newest menu item over at Expatasia.ca 🤤
What's better then a new week at the market.... well nothing but new fresh desserts help 😏😉🤤 Joy baking See More
Calgary 2022 Community Votes Awards
Community Votes 2022 recognizes exemplary dedication to our community and our customers. Last year, Fresh & Local won twenty-two awards.
This year, Fresh & Local Market+Kitchens and the Fresh & Local Farm Store have an amazing total of 97 nominations in 38 different categories!
We are asking our wonderful customers and supporters to help us WIN again!
Thank you for supporting our community of 40 local businesses and 275 local producers.
Fresh and Local: Proud Winners of 22 Community Votes Awards for 2021
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Give the Gift Of Fresh
Gift Certificates are available at the Fresh & Local Kiosk.
Available in any denomination and valid at all our culinary kitchens and vendors.