Food and Shopping

As you get settled in Calgary, make sure that you have the essentials covered. From bed linens to appliances, you might need various items to get settled in your new home.

A bin of apples at Fresh Routes' mobile market, hosted every Friday in Kinesiology Building A.

We've compiled a list of businesses in Calgary where you can find essential items in your transition to living here. From household items, food and clothing, you'll be able to find a reasonable option here.

The stores listed below are either in close vicinity or easily accessible through Calgary Transit.

Household goods and clothing

  • Ikea
    • 8000 11 St SE. 
  • Wal-Mart
    • Northland Village Mall — Northland Drive & Crowchild Trail NW. 
  • Winners
    • Northland Village Mall — Northland Drive & Crowchild Trail NW. 
    • A discount store with many brand name items sold at lower prices.
  • Goodwill Thrift Store
    • 4625 Varsity Drive NW
    • 710 12024 Sarcee Trail NW
    • 5707 Macleod Trail SW
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
    • 999, 36 Street NE
    • 2840 Glenmore Trail SE
    • 916 42 Avenue SE                                                   
    • 9919 Fairmount Drive SE
    • 3715 51 Street SW
  • Value Village 
    • 104 58 Avenue SE
    • 3405 34 Street NE
  • Plato's Closet (for trendy secondhand clothing)
    • 4625 Varsity Drive NW
    • 115 10233 Elbow Drive SW
    • 3131 27 Street NE
  • Chinook Centre
    • 6455 Macleod Trail SW
    • The biggest shopping centre in Calgary
  • Eau Claire Market
    • Between 2 Street and 1 Avenue SW
    • A mall with many specialty shops, a cinema and a fresh food market
  • Kensington
    • 10 Street NW and Kensington Road
    • Trendy clothing stores (new and used), cafés and specialty shops.
  • Market Mall
    • 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
    • This mall is in close vicinity to UCalgary 
  • Northland Mall
    • 5111 Northland Drive NW
  • 17 Avenue SW (also known as The Red Mile)
    • ​​​​​​​Between 4 and 14 Street SW 
    • One of the most popular areas for young people in Calgary, with shopping, nightlife and trendy restaurants within walking distance
  • Sunridge Mall
    • ​​​​​​​2525 36 Street NE
  • The CORE Shopping Centre
    • ​​​​​​​A retail complex located in the downtown area

Food

  • Safeway
    • 3636 Brentwood Road NW
    • 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
    • 100, 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW
    • 1846 1632 14 Avenue NW
  • Calgary Co-op
    • 4122 Brentwood Road NW
    • 1130 11 Avenue SW
    • 35 Crowfoot Way NW
    • 540 16 Avenue NE
  • Real Canadian Superstore
    • 5251 Country Hills Boulevard NW
    • 7020 4 Street NW
    • 3575 20 Avenue NE
  • T&T Supermarket
    • 800, 999 36 Street NE
    • 1000, 9650 Harvest Hills Blvd N

Grocery delivery:

  • Instacart
  • Some grocery stores offer delivery services. Visit their websites to learn more.

Meal delivery:

  • Planet Organic Market
    • 4625 Varsity Drive NW
  • Sunterra Market
    • 200 12 Avenue SE
    • 2536 Kensington Road NW
  • Community Natural Foods
    • 1304 10 Avenue SW
    • 202 61 Avenue SW
  • Calgary Farmers' Market (Thursday to Sunday only)
    • 510 77 Avenue SE
  • Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market (Wednesdays only)
    • 1320 5 Avenue NW
  • Crossroads Market (weekends only)
    • 1235 26 Avenue SE

Hair Services in Calgary

Below are some examples of service providers; however, services can change. We recommend using Google to look at reviews for service providers--and ask your roommates, classmates, and colleagues for suggestions. Word of mouth recommendations are often a great way to learn about high quality local businesses.

  • Etch Hair Design - 1410 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y1
  • Hair Glamour (Calgary Korean Hair Salon) - 3515 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 0B7
  • Yiling Cheng Hairstyling inc - 112 10A St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4T2
  • Midlake Barber Shop & Supreme Men's Hair Styling - 22 Midlake Blvd SE #526, Calgary
  • MVP Modern Barbers - Calgary Kensington - 1163 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB 
  • The Avalon Hair Salon - 1516 11 St SW, Calgary, AB 
  • Joyces Braiding & Hair - 2705 Centre St N, Calgary, AB 
  • Radiance Hair Extension Salon & Supply - 1435 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB 
  • Shananaa Braiding - 269 21 Ave NE, Calgary, AB
  • SK Infinite Hair Design - 1510 Kensington Rd NW Unit C, Calgary, AB 
  • Honey Hair & Body Salon - 328 10 St NW, Calgary, AB 
  • Collective Salon - 530 8 Ave SW #230, Calgary, AB 
  • Shear Essence Hair - 2407 Edmonton Trail, Calgary, AB

Witchcraft Hair Salon- #190 MacEwan Hall (MH- bottom floor). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

It is common to tip an additional 15-20% of the pre-tax cost of a service by a stylist, beautician, or massage therapist.