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Calgary North African Maghreb Food Market?

VitalForce Aug 7, 2012 04:56 PM

Does anyone know if there’s a food market in Calgary specializing in Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian foods, or if not, where I can buy preserved lemons? Or, perhaps tips on Middle-Eastern shops more generally in the city?

  1. vanderb Aug 9, 2012 07:56 AM

    Village Bakery in Short Pants Plaza on Memorial Dr. NE, lots of middle eastern products and some awesome pita bread. I'm assuming it's still going I've been out of Calgary for a couple of years.

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    1. re: vanderb
      bluther2 Aug 13, 2012 02:34 PM

      I have tried to find preserved lemons at Basha over the last 6 months. The only thing the staff direct me to is pickled lemon. Lots of other great stuff, ie 50lb bags of potatoes and onions for $11, that is plenty of meals worth!

      1. re: bluther2
        VitalForce Aug 13, 2012 03:31 PM


        I got some at the Cookbook Co. last week. There looked to be some in the loose olive section at Kalamata as well.

    2. cellophane_star Aug 8, 2012 08:09 AM

      I bought preserved lemons at Cookbooks Co on 11th Ave SW.

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      1. re: cellophane_star
        VitalForce Aug 8, 2012 11:27 AM

        Great, thanks for the info.

      2. rosetown Aug 7, 2012 07:56 PM

        Have you checked Basha Foods in the NE. - big supermarket the aisles are a most pleasurable browse.


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          VitalForce Aug 7, 2012 08:15 PM

          Thanks. I was just doing some Internet searching and came up with Basha, Anita, and Kalamata as possibilities. So I'll check them out for general Middle-Eastern.

          1. re: VitalForce
            Leibowitz Aug 8, 2012 10:05 PM

            Yeah, you can buy preserved lemons at Kalamata, among other cool things. Also, Atlas at 10th Street and 9th Avenue is a great place for Lebanese/general Mediterranean stuff.

            1. re: Leibowitz
              VitalForce Aug 9, 2012 05:05 AM

              Thanks, I'll drop by Atlas as well and have a look around.

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