Market Collective is back for another holiday season and provides Calgarians an opportunity to support local businesses while finding unique, handcrafted gifts. As you’re browsing to find the best gifts to put under the tree, there are a ton of sweet and savoury treats that can warm your spirits.
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Here are our picks for some must-try foods out of the abundance of locally crated treats to enjoy while shopping around the various booths at Market Collective.
Nothing accompanies shopping better than a fresh cup of coffee. Calgary Heritage Roasting Company is serving up the freshest coffee, made from beans that were roasted just a few days prior. They also offer a full selection of roasted and non-roasted beans. And, if you’re interested, they will even walk you through how to roast small batches of coffee beans at home!
Indulge your sweet tooth craving with fresh donuts, featuring fun flavours like chocolate pretzel and fruity pebble. There is also a wide selection of other home-made baked goods including macaroons, sandwich cookies, sponge toffee and so much more.
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A few friends have turned a passion for grilled cheese into a holiday market staple. So simple and delicious, these grilled cheese sandwiches are freshly made and hit the spot. These oeey gooey treats are only around during the holiday season, so better try them while you can!
Pie Hole is offering flakey and flavorful fresh mini pies to warm your soul in this deep winter freeze. They are offering a variety of pies such as the classic chicken pot pie or non-traditional spicy jamaican pie.
If you are looking for something on the healthier side, get your hands on some locally brewed small batch Kombucha while exploring the market. You can choose from a unique flavours such as Root Beer and Ginger Hibiscus
So the next time you’re shopping for some holiday gifts at Market Collective, be sure to come with an empty stomach so you can try some of these tasty eats.
When: December 16 to 18 (various times, check website for details)
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW