Filipino Convenience Stores in Calgary

I don’t shop a lot of food at the grocery since I used to throw away expired foods which I doesn’t even realized that I bought till I search the fridge.

Sayang naman. I would often feel guilty so I only buy whenever I have to.

Most trip to a grocery store would often lead me later on to any Filipino convenience stores where I can only find some of my favourite Filipino foods.

Every trip seems like a quick trip to the Philippines. Everything reminds me of home.

The Bread Pan, seafood noodles, Putoseko. Don’t forget the Pandesal and Spanish bread. Nakakagutom magkwento.

Filipinos don’t only come to Filipino convenience stores to stock up their pantry with foods known since the era of Patintero and Tumbang Preso.

If I’m not busy feasting my eyes on sweets and breads, I am often surprise to know various services offered in the store.

In this post I listed the Filipino convenience stores in Calgary and whatever else you can spend on other than food and remittance.

9 Filipino Convenience Stores in Calgary

If you are a business owner and would like to have your store in the list, send the business information. I’ll gladly update the post.

Filipino Convenience Stores in Calgary

1. Filipiniana Store

Address: 110-5403 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 4Z1
Telephone: (403) 457-1466
Website of Filipinia Store
Store Hours:
Monday to Sunday (9:30 am – 8:00 pm)
National Holidays (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Services:

  • Dry and frozen foods
  • Asian mixes and condiments
  • International money remittance
  • Philippine money remittance
  • Frozen meat products
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Dairy products

Filipino Market in Calgary

2. Filipino Market

Address: 12 – 3803 26th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T3A 6V7
Telephone: (403) 984-8100
Store Hours:
Monday to Tuesday (11:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Thursday (11:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Wednesday and Saturday (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Sunday (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Services:

  • Cargo boxes
  • Dry and frozen products
  • Phone cards
  • GMA TV Pinoy distributor
  • Bakery products

3. Franchesa Foods

Address: 36, 6130 1A St. SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G3
(Located accross Chinook C-Train Station.)
Telephone: (587) 349-4595
Fax: (587) 349-4596
Email: franchesafoods@yahoo.ca
Store Hours:
Monday and Sunday (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)
Tuesday to Saturday (10:30 am – 8:00 pm)

Services:

  • Dry, frozen, prepared, and cooked Philippine foods/li>
  • Metro remittance
  • First global money
  • Ria
  • Transfast
  • Vigo

4. Jade’s Meatshop & Groceries Inc.

Address: 15219 Bannister Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2X 1Z3
(Located accross Chinook C-Train Station.)
Tel: (403) 452-5665
Fax: (587) 349-4596
Email: franchesafoods@yahoo.ca
Store Hours:
Monday and Sunday (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)
Tuesday to Saturday (10:30 am – 8:00 pm)

Groceries: Beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish, seafood etc.

Other Business:
Jade’s Headshop (hair salon)
Address: 3103-230 Eversyde Blvd SW, Calgary, AB T2Y 0J4
Phone: (403) 532-4247, (403) 401-3099

Fillipino Convenience Stores in Calgary

5. Loriz Bakery

Calgary Branch:
(1.) 8330 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2V2 (Located across the Heritage Station. This is where I buy my beloved Spanish bread.)
(2.) 25-2525 Bridlecrest Way SW, Calgary AB T2Y 5J4
Edmonton Branch: 8424 – 182 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 1Y7
Telephone: (780) 487-0388
Email: loriz_inc_3@yahoo.ca
Store Hours:
Tuesday to Friday (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Saturday to Sunday (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Service:

  • Filipino breads
  • International phone cards
  • Money remittance

6. Manila Convenience Store

Address: 114 – 10325 Bonaventure Dr, SE Calgary, AB T2J 7E4
Telephone: (403) 271-1881
Service: Food and TFC distributor

This is where I applied for TFC so I can watch ANC On The Money and Maalaala Mo Kaya (para mag senti at mainspire).

7. R & G Pinoy Dollar Store

Address: 6518 1A St. SW Calgary, AB T2H 0G6
Telephone: (403) 252-4811
Service: Food distributor, money remittance, and Philippine National Bank (PNB) contact.

You can buy a balikbayan box of Forex Alberta in three different sizes.

Related Post: Open a PNB Account or other Philippine bank Account in Canada.

Tatak Pinoy Convenience Store

8. Tatak Pinoy

Address: 26 Midlake Blvd., SE Calgary, AB T2X 2X7
Telephone: (403) 244-8083
Website of Tatak Pinoy
Store Hours:
Monday to Friday (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Saturday (10:00 am – 7:00 pm)
Sunday (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Service:

  • Philippine dry and frozen foods
  • Goldilock’s bakery products
  • Trans-fast money remittance
  • Western Union money transfer
  • Central dealer of TFC (The Filipino Channel)
  • Door-to-door cargo boxes
  • Mang Pedro’s bakery products

9. Swerte Filipino Store

Address: #1, 3745 Memorial Dr SE, Calgary AB T2A 6V4 (close Marlborough Mall)
Telephone: (403) 273-0340
Email: swerte.filipino.store@gmail.com
Owner: Fe Pablo [contact info: (403) 909-6990]
Store Hours:
Monday to Saturday (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Sunday (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Service:

  • Filipino goods and general merchandise with Maxs and Jollibee food package
  • Remittance
    • Global money remittance
    • My Remit
    • Ria
    • First global money remit
    • Vigo – Western union
  • Capiz parol made in Pampanga

I’ve only been to two stores out of six maybe because I don’t need to buy a balikbayan box. I send my remittance and pay the Pag-IBIG monthly contribution¬† online.

I almost forgot to mention, pick up the FREE newspapers to stay up-to-date about the politics, entertainment, immigration and concerts of your favourite artista. (Ang mahal naman ng ticket).

Among the list of stores, which one do you frequent?

Have I missed any store that you love to visit? Let me know about it on the comment.

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