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Calgary Hidden Gems: Meadow Creek Sausage & Meat Ltd.

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Best Meat Shop: Meadow Creek Sausage & Meat A friend of mine told me about Meadow Creek Sausage & Meat Ltd. in the heart of the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone. I am very familiar with the area, so I figured it was new because I hadn’t heard of it or seen it before. Being the meat lover I am, I decided to … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: Yamato Bakery

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Calgary Hidden Gems: Yamato Bakery on Centre St. When it comes to buying gourmet desserts like mousse cake and cheesecake in store, Yamato Bakery on Centre Street North is one of the best. We recently made a stop into this Calgary hidden gem to pick up a birthday cake for a friend, and after tasting it at the party … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: Urban Athlete Fitness Studio

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Calgary Hidden Gems: Urban Athlete Fitness Studio Calgary is home to a ton of hidden gems that don’t necessarily always get the attention they should. These restaurants, shops and services excel at what they do and are a huge part of the fabric that holds our communities together. Urban Athlete, a boutique fitness studio in … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: The Dive Shop

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Calgary Hidden Gems: The Dive Shop on Macleod Are you thinking about taking scuba diving lessons in Calgary? If so, put your hopes and dreams into the trusted hands of The Dive Shop and its instructors! Scuba diving is something that I have always wanted to do. After doing research on some of the different scuba diving shops … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems – Earth Gems Crystals & Minerals

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Calgary Hidden Gems – Earth Gems Crystals & Minerals Tucked away in an unsuspecting basement location on the Red Mile is Calgary’s one-stop-shop for crystals and minerals. Called Earth Gems, this Calgary hidden gem has everything your heart could wish for made from precious minerals found all around the world! I didn’t … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems – Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop (LICS)

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Calgary Hidden Gems – LICS - Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop Nestled away in an unsuspecting building on 3rd Avenue NW, Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop, also known to many locals as LICS, is one Calgary hidden gem you don't want to miss. Known for its humongous selection of hardscoop ice cream and frozen yogurt, LICS is a popular stop-in … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: Restaurants, Shops & More

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Calgary Hidden Gems: Shops, Services, Resto's... Every city has its own hidden gems – restaurants, pubs, shops, bookstores, etc. – that are tucked away from the beaten path of tourists and even some locals. Whether you're just visiting or have been living in YYC for a while, finding these places that are unknown to even … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems – Green Basil

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Calgary Hidden Gems – Green Basil Instead of a restaurant review I have chosen to name Green Basil – a Vietnamese and Thai fusion restaurant on Macleod Trail SW – one of Calgary’s hidden gems. Why, might you ask? First things first; this food and drink establishment is about as hidden as it gets from the main street, being … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems – Fourth Street Pizza (Mission)

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Calgary Hidden Gems – Fourth Street Pizza (Mission) Once every so often I stumble across a new hidden gem in Calgary usually through the recommendation of a friend or sometimes from the desire to try something new. The first scenario was the root cause this time around; it was suggested we order in from Fourth Street Pizza … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems – Varsity Pizza and Subs

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Calgary Hidden Gems – Varsity Pizza and Subs Varsity Pizza and Subs is one hidden gem in Calgary`s northwest that I always turn to for a yummy and affordable meal – whether that be pizza or a submarine – when I find myself nearby either working, visiting family or scoping the latest at Market Mall. Truth is, Varsity Subs used … [Read more...]