The MARC Group is all about supporting local, and with 3 Canadian locations, local means something different to us. We asked our branch manager Jessica to pick 5 local restaurants in the Calgary area, and she delivered! So next time you’re planning a date, or just want to “treat yo self” check one of these out!
Showcasing the flavours of Italy, using the best local ingredients!
“We envisioned the restaurant as a trattoria, with one table grabbing pasta before a movie, and other tables dressed up to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. The bones of the building fit with this vision for an experience centred around people and food.”
Bonterra Trattoria is the go-to place for Italian cuisine. With over 636 Google reviews averaging 4.4 stars, it is safe to say they are doing it justice!
Whether you are looking for appetizers and drinks, dinner and dessert or a few glasses of wine, Bonterra Trattoria has got you covered.
In the mood for pasta? support local restaurants and order from Bonterra Trattoria online here!
Patio and curb-side pickup available!
1016 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K2 | Hours – Wednesday to Sunday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kibo Sushi (Downtown West)
Kibo is Hope
“At Kibo, we believe the term hope can answer all life’s problems. From what to eat to where to eat, Hope is your answer. Derived our name from the Japanese interpretation of Hope (希望 kibō), Kibo Sushi House was born simply because we believe greatly in hope.”
Fresh, fast and filling sums up Kibo Sushi! Conveniently located downtown, Kibo is the perfect local restaurant for a quick lunch or filling dinner.
Not located in Calgary? Don’t fret! They have locations in Peel Region, York Region and Toronto!
In the mood for Sushi? support local restaurants and order from Kibo Sushi online here!
Takeout and delivery available!
683-10 St SW #103Calgary, AB T2P 5G3 | Hours – Monday to Friday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
We bring bubble tea to another level in taste, flavour and aesthetics.
“We are excited to bring authentic Asian-style tea to Calgary. Each drink is made to order with fresh ingredients made daily. We are known for our quality drinks, from milk teas to fruit teas, with various toppings, including fresh fruit like the kumquats found in our signature drink the ‘Galaxy Kumquat Lemonade’ which has kumquat slices right in the drink that add flavour, colour and aesthetics”
With an expansive menu, there is something for everyone at this local joint! Although they are part of a chain, you wouldn’t know it when you walk through the doors.
Takeout and pickup available!
931 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A8 | Hours – Monday to Sunday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
30 Years and Counting
“Caffe Beano is located in the heart of Calgary’s 17th avenue, in business for over 30 years (since 1990) we are dedicated to serving coffee 365 days a year. Voted as the best coffee shop in Calgary for many years, we pride ourselves on traditional coffee and homemade baked goods, that sell out daily.”
Fresh and local are two requirements for the ingredients Caffe Beano uses on a daily basis.
Unsure what to order? Their chocolate espresso milkshake is to die for, and the Cowboy Cookie has a cult following. We’d start with those.
Check them out here!
Takeout and Pickup available!
1613 9 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1E1 | Hours – Monday to Sunday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Made by Marcus
This is no ordinary ice cream shop.
” Made By Marcus wasn’t always all about ice cream, believe it or not, our company started out making macarons! In 2016 Marcus opened his first ice cream shop on 17th Avenue. Made By Marcus has four locations with three in Calgary and one in Edmonton (and every intention of continuing to grow).”
With location-specific flavours, a Made by Marcus road trip is a necessity! There are vegan-friendly flavours, and they even have ice cream cakes!
What’s not to love about locally sourced dairy, naturally grown ingredients and made from scratch ice cream?
Scoops, pints, and cones available!
1013 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A7 | Hours – Monday to Sunday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm