Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market isn't a typical food court, nor is it a standard farmers' market. In fact, we've brought to Calgary something the city has never seen before: an upscale urban food hall incorporating the elements of farmers' markets which Calgarians know and love.
So what exactly is a food hall?
A staple in both historical European cities such as London, Paris, and Lisbon and in vibrant North American metropolises such as New York, Boston, and Montreal, food halls offer diners a unique opportunity to experiment, enjoy, and discover. They give visitors the chance to affordably and conveniently explore diverse tastes from vendors specializing in cuisine preparation and production methods spanning the globe. All with a local slant.
Unlike food courts, which are designed and operated to serve as many people as quickly as possible, food halls are intended to serve as culinary gathering places, facilitating memorable social experiences for the people who visit them. Originating more than one-hundred years ago within European department stores, the food hall concept has spread to major cities all over the world in recent years.
Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market lets your taste buds travel while you enjoy an open, inviting, and social market atmosphere. It is a first of its kind in Calgary.
Oh, and everything you love about local farmers' markets will be there too!