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Send us your Calgary food collaborations or best restaurants to [email protected] or browse the Calgary restaurant or recipes that you have to try this week,  according to one of the best Calgary foodies on Instagram @FoodEverYYC, find reviews of  restaurants, cafes & Latino bars, check where you can enjoy food and have a culinary experience or buy that Mexican ingredient for your recipe to impress your partner with an authentic Mexican dish?

Or you have a Mexican or Latin American cookbook and love to cook from them, but not sure where to get some of the specialty ingredients. Check @FoodEverYYC recommendations on Latin food markets with Hispanic and Latino foods so you can fulfill all of your shopping needs.

Here is a list of some of the Latin American products and food ingredients in Calgary that we suggest to make that authentic Latin American dish.

(You may have to go to more than one of the stores to find all your ingredients in a Latin Grocery Market.)


Mexican products La Costeña, chipotle peppers in Adobo, refried pinto beans
Mexican products Herdez, chiles, Jalapeno peppers and sauces
Chiles secos, The dried form of the poblano, ancho chiles, mulato and pasilla used to make traditional Mexican mole sauces
MAGGI Granulated Chicken and Chicken Bouillon Seasonings
Goya Guava Marmalade Jelly. Also available in Guava, Mango, Strawberry, Grape, Pineapple, Passion Fruit
Pan de Queso from the Colombian cuisine
Tortillas, perfect for soft tacos or burritos.
Tamale, is a traditional Mexican dish made of masa or dough which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf.
Chipotle Peppers, adds robust smoke and heat to any dish.
Mole Poblano Paste is a rich blend of chiles, spices, nuts and chocolate perfectly pureed
Consome de Pollo (Maggi)
Ate de Membrillo, is a Latin sweet, thick jelly made of the pulp of the quince fruit.
Refried bayo beans with chipotle and adobo makes a delicious filling for burritos and enchiladas
Pozole, traditional stew made with tender chunks of pork and shredded chicken. The soup is filling and aromatic
Hojas de Elote para Tamales, The wrapping (Hoja de Elote is discarded before eating.)
Lard  (Manteca de Cerdo)
Fried ripe plantains or plátanos maduros fritos/Platano Macho
Hojas de Platano for Tamales or different Latin Dishes
Bimbo Mexico owns Canada bread brands including Dempster’s, Villaggio, POM, Bon Matin, Vachon, Stonemill, Ben’s,
Gansito, Marinela Pastelito Gansito
Pinguinos Marinela (Chocolate Cakes)
Food to go (Unimarket Stores and Mercadito Latino)
Gaseosa Colombiana Postobón  (Colombian Pop)
Takis Botana
Salsa Ranchera
Salsa Mexicana
Chiles Chipotles
Churros ( Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using a pastry bag)
Tajin Chile en Polvo
Chocolate Abuelita, brand of chocolate tablets, or powdered mix in individual packets, made by Nestlé to make Mexican hot chocolate,
Cajeta or Arequipe, Caramel spread
Chiles Secos
Gaseosa Cola Tropical
Gaseosa / Pop Inca Kola
Andis Cristal
Minsa, Corn flour for corn masa. (Harina para Tortillas y Pupusas)
Maseca Gluten Free Instant Yellow Corn Masa Flour,
Almidón de Yuca
Pan de Yuca, a mix of good cheese and the yucca flavor makes this Colombian yuca bread
Cuchuco de Maiz Amarillo
Pea Flour (Harina de Arveja)
Harina de Haba

Find the best Latino markets in Calgary and also find the favorite Calgary foodie recipes in the recipe section


Chocolate Blackout Cake (Half Baked Harvest)

This is the first recipe I make from my brand new “Half Baked Harvest-Super Simple Cookbook” The Chocolate Blackout Cake is amazing, really, really good! I may not ever make any other chocolate cake recipe again!

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I decided to make a short video of the process of making this cake, as I was surprised not to find one for the recipe. In fact, I could not find any of Tieghan’s iconic videos for many of the recipes in the new cook book. I could not even find a picture of the finished cake ? I don’t know about you, but I like to see what it is supposed to look like when I’m making it. If you have the book, I hope this helps you in making the cake!

What we loved so much about this chocolate cake from Half Baked Harvest, was the coffee, yes, coffee in the ingredients of this cake! It makes the chocolate really stand out!

I think this is going to be a family favourite!

I must say there is a similar recipe on her website called Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream. The recipe for the cake is a little different but it has coffee as well, and the buttercream is the same! If you do not have the cookbook, this is a good option.

Chicken Burger Comparison (KFC vs. Popeyes)

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Wanted to try the famous Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, but wanted to be able to compare it to some other chicken sandwich. I have a colleague who likes KFC, so here we are! 

Starting from the packaging and presentation, there is already a noticeable difference. Popeyes looks very good. After tasting both, the packaging and presentation did not lie. In my opinion, Popeyes was way better! 

Better bun (KFC’s was flat and doughy). 
Better tasting chicken and breading.

Which is your favorite chicken sandwich?
KFC $7.29

Originally, the goal was compare it to the Jollibee chicken sandwich, but when I arrived to the McLeod location, the doors were locked, customers were confused ? and many left.

I thought it was a Covid-19 protocol and waited. Turns out they were understaffed. Also, turns out that in Canada, they do not have a chicken sandwich [email protected] please let us know when you add the chicken sandwich to your menu, want to be the first to try it!

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