Best International Foodstore: Lina's Italian Market

Captured by  Neil Zeller

Captured by Neil Zeller

International foods can be difficult to find in Calgary if you don’t know where to look, but Lina’s makes it easy. Serving delicious, mouth-watering Italian foods since the early 1990s, Lina’s Italian Market provides authentic Italian ingredients for all to taste and enjoy. Walking into Lina’s, you have plenty of options to pick from, whether the café and cappuccino bar catch your eye or the grocery store located in the market smells tantalizing. Browse pastries, lunches, sandwiches as well as all those aromatic European spices and ingredients you need to put together the perfect Italian dish.

Since being purchased in 2014 by the Creative Restaurants Group, Lina’s Italian Market is now associated with other well-known Calgary-based Italian brands such as Bonterra Trattoria, Cibo on 17th Avenue, Posto Pizzeria and Scopa. Needless to say, we can’t stop raving about the quality of Lina’s fare. The market not only offers food and drinks inspired by northern Italy, but also hosts some of Calgary’s greatest paninis, a signature meatball sandwich, fruit pies, harvest pies, baguettes and so much more. Visit Lina’s Italian Market website for a deeper look into their menu and what sort of products you can find on their shelves.

FIRST RUNNER UP: T & T SUPERMARKET

SECOND RUNNER UP: ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP