There are certainly some grocery items that we still reach out for wherever we are in the world. Some Filipino food cannot be authentically reproduced without using some ingredients that are locally made in the Philippines. Or sometimes, we just really want to feel the warmth of our home country by consuming goods that we grew up with. Thanks to all the genius behind importing and selling these products for all of our kababayan around the world. Gone are the days when we had to fill luggage with all kinds of the instant cooking mix such as for kare-kare and sinigang, pansit canton, sardines and whatever else you can take abroad to stock up on Philippine-made items. Most of them can now be conveniently bought in some areas. To make it easy for you, we have listed five grocery stores in Calgary where you can find your favourite Filipino grocery items.
Address: 3220 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7K5
It is a Filipino supermarket chain that was founded in 1989 with 8 branches across the United States and Canada. In 2017, they opened their first Canadian location in Mississauga, Ontario and the Calgary location in 2020. They also have branches in Edmonton, Scarborough, and Winnipeg. Seafood City Supermarket specializes in Filipino food and products and offers a wide selection of imported Asian goods as well as American staples. But more than that, they’ve become more than just a supermarket. It’s where the Filipino community comes together. Around it, you’ll also find some of the best-loved Filipino restaurants such as Jollibee and Chowking and Filipino-American services such as shipping and remittance.
Address: Online - currently serves Calgary and Grande Praire
They are the first licensed home-based online grocery in Canada. Inspired by the humble sari-sari variety store and the need to adapt to a new normal for grocery fulfillment, the owners decided to provide an opportunity for citizens to serve their community online by providing contact-less purchase and delivery for a variety of products right from home with little start-up cost.
Address: 12-3803 26th Ave SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 6V7
Filipino Market is a local neighbourhood Filipino store offering authentic Filipino groceries, baked goods, beauty care, and remittance services.
##Manila Convenience Store Address: 10325 Bonaventure Dr SE # 120 Calgary, AB, Canada T2J 7E4
It is a specialty grocery store that carries Filipino dry & frozen food items, beauty products, phonecards, lottery, cigarettes, remittance & travel services. Some items are posted on their facebook page so you get an idea on how much some products cost.
Address: 328 Centre St SE # 162 Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 4X6
A one-stop-shop, Messiah’s Filipino Convenience Store has dry & frozen Filipino products, remittance services, balikbayan boxes, skincare/health products and a lot more. Plus, they also have Filipino street food such as kwek-kwek and chicken skin. Additionally, they offer door-to-door grocery delivery (min. $50).
Getting a taste of the Philippines became convenient because of these stores in the community. Most of them offer delivery services too so you can shop safely without leaving. With Remitbee, you can also send money in the comfort of your own home. Just download the Remitbee App from the App Store or Google Play and you can start sending money to the Philippines with no fees to pay when you send over $500! (Sign up)https://www.remitbee.com/signup now.