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Asian Food Haven: Filipino Grocery Stores in Calgary

Are you a Calgarian thinking of diving into Filipino culture? There are few better ways to do it than to try their food, which is true of many cultures! 

Now, there are two options: you can either order take out from the Filipino restaurant just down the street or whip up a nice Filipino recipe. To do the latter, you need to know the best spots to get all the ingredients for things like sisig or lumpia shanghai. 

Today, we’re helping you out with that in particular! Below are the top Filipino grocery stores you should check out. 

1. Filipino Market 

Filipino Market

Address: 3803 26 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6V7, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-984-8100
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday & Friday – 10:30 AM to 7 PM 
  • Thursday – 10:30 AM to 6 PM 
  • Saturday – 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 6 PM 

Filipino Market lies in an inconspicuous spot in the Killarney neighborhood along with rows of other shops. 

The highlights of this store are that they have a selection of Filipino treats that are freshly baked everyday and the owners are extremely welcoming and accommodating. 

Moreover, they have a great selection of Filipino canned goods and chips. If you’re in the area, you won’t have a hard time getting your fix for Filipino snacks.

2. Filipiniana Store

Filipiniana Store
Image from David Hosseini 

Address: 5403 Crowchild Trail NW #110, Calgary, AB T3B 4Z1, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-457-1466
Operating hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Sunday – 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Tuesday – closed

One can easily whip up some classic Filipino dishes by getting all the ingredients they need in one spot – The Filipiniana Store.

According to Filipino staff members of The Best Calgary, they found that the Filipiniana Store has a much more authentic vibe compared to others on the list. 

They said it’s reminiscent of their supermarkets and convenience stores to the point where it’s nostalgic. It’s because of the great selections this store has to offer. 

If you’re planning on cooking some adobo or sinigang, you know where to go. Additionally, they have an interesting array of chips and drinks Filipinos in Canada would be thrilled to see. 

3. Seafood City Supermarket 

Address: 3320 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7K5, Canada
Contact details: +1 587-387-7147
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday – 8 AM to 9 PM 

Seafood City Supermarket is a well-known supermarket chain with various locations not just in Calgary, but also in Ontario and Manitoba. 

If an extensive collection of all things Filipino is what you’re looking for, then this is the place to go. They have seasoning, recipe kits, poultry, seafood, health & beauty products, and a whole lot more. 

As if that wasn’t enough, they also have a food court that sells a lot of delicious Filipino meals. 

We heard they also have other Asian goodies here, but it’s still predominantly Filipino treats. In fact, this place is so Filipino, a Filipino in Calgary could easily go here and suddenly feel less homesick! 

4. Manila Convenience Store 

Manila Convenience Store
Image from Jason Cayen 

Address: Willow Park Center, 10325 Bonaventure Dr SE suite 120, Calgary, AB T2J 7E4, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-271-1881
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 10:30 AM to 7 PM
  • Saturday – 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 4 PM 

Manila Convenience Store is a small shop that sells an assortment of Filipino products such as cup noodles, canned goods, soy sauce, spaghetti sauce (Filipino spaghetti is sweet!), chips, banana ketchup – you name it!

They also have interesting little treats like choco crinkles and chicharon. If you’re up for a challenge, though, they also have balut, which is the famous fertilized duck or goose egg. 

5. Lola’s Filipino Kitchen

Address: 255 28 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5K4, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-235-1210
Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday – 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Wednesday to Sunday – 11 AM to 7 PM 

Lola, a Filipino word we just learned that means grandmother, is an endearing name for a Filipino supermarket. It sounds like every hearty dish made by Filipino lolas can easily be put together if you shop here. 

Lo and behold, that’s exactly what Lola’s Filipino Kitchen is! Actually, it also doubles as a restaurant so you can even ditch the idea of making your own Filipino dish and just leave it to the experts. 

We heard the most popular food items out of their menu are sisig rice bowl (minced pork belly), pancit bowl (seasoned noodles cooked with veggies and meat), and lumpia shanghai (pork spring rolls). 

We’re also obsessed with their pork belly sinigang, which was recommended to us by a few staff members. It’s a slightly sour, savoury dish that’s so interesting – we haven’t tried anything like it! 

6. Tatak Pinoy 

Tatak Pinoy

Address: 26 Midlake Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2X 2X7, Canada
Contact details: +1 403-244-8083
Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – closed

Tatak Pinoy is a grocery store that has been around for years, which is why a lot of the people in the Filipino community in Calgary know about this spot. 

They’re a fairly small establishment, but they have a lot of staples ranging from pastries, drinks, and chips to beauty products, household items, and more. 

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