MARKET ON 17TH AVE
Inspired by a passion for farming and supporting local businesses in Calgary, five years ago, Vanessa Salopek opened MARKET on 17th ave SW and hasn’t looked back since. MARKET on a daily basis pays homage to Calgary’s surroundings by using seasonal ingredients and creating something unique from their aromas and taste. Their mouth watering menus is filled with food that are “just like mama used to make” and is perfectly woven into each dish.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT MARKET
MARKET is such an incredibly unique spot and what we love most about them is how seriously they take their “from scratch” motto .Almost everything at MARKET is made in-house. From their bread, cheese, charcuterie and they even grow their own microgreens year round (which you can see right from your table in the restaurant.) Taking it behind the bar, MARKET also creates all their soda syrups from scratch. Including their cola, root beer, iced tea, tonic, and ginger-ale. Now’s probably a good time to mention their incredible selection of wines and cocktails (the Smoked Maple Old Fashioned is a house favourite).
Though some see MARKET as fine dining due to their top quality food and service, their portion sizes,menu selection and crave-able food, will leave you unbelievably satisfied.
ABOUT THE MENU
Executive Chef Evan Robertson came to MARKET in December 2016 on a mission. His passion for food and creativity has driven the revamped, approachable menu that we see today at the restaurant – but his work is never done. A brand new menu has recently launched, playing off the core values of “buy local” fans, fresh ingredients and dedication to elements made in-house.
FOOD SENSITIVITIES & ALLERGIES? NOT A PROBLEM
The owner of MARKET has celiac, making this restaurant a haven for those with gluten sensitivities. Armed with their own gluten free fryer, MARKET presents an astonishing menu in which 80% is gluten free. They also accommodate dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan appetites.
MARKET is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Their weekly specials invite Calgarians to experience incredible dishes, drinks, and atmosphere.
Monday: Half Price Bottles of Wine (all day)
Tuesday: $3 Signature Tacos until 6pm (Duck Confit, BBQ Pulled Pork, Tuna Poke)
Wednesday: $14 Mussels & Fries (reg. $19)
Thursday: Dinner for 2 Platters for $40 from 5pm – Close
Monday – Friday: Happy Hour 3pm – 5pm, ($10 appies, $5 draft, $8 wine, $7 hi-balls 1.5 oz), 3 Course Lunch 11:30am-3pm for $25
Weekend Brunch: $6 mimosas
First Sunday of each month is Hip Hop Brunch with Live DJ and drink features.
*Weekly specials are subject to change.
Mussels & Fries
Salt Spring Island Mussels, Heirloom Tomatoes, Maple Caper Sauce, Golden Crispy Potato Fries
Alberta Striploin Steak
6oz Alberta Beef Striploin, Onion Butter, Golden Crispy Potato Fries, MARKET Salad
Banana French Toast, Candied Walnuts, Chocolate Chantilly, Maple Syrup, Strawberries
MARKET Bonbons (MARKET’s sister company) creates homemade, hand painted chocolates found at the entrance of the restaurant. These homemade chocolates have unique flavours such as Old Fashioned and S’more as well as the classics like Mint and Salted Caramel. Designed as a way to give back to the community, MARKET Bonbons donates 10% of all profits to a different local charity each month. This program is designed as a way to give back to the community. For example, in January 2018, the donation went to AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Centre).
AND THE AWARD GOES TO…
MARKET has won at least one award every year since they opened… these include:
2013 – Named Best New Restaurant in Calgary and Top 35 Best New Restaurants in Canada by enRoute Magazine.
2014 – Named Top 50 Best Restaurants in Canada by Vacay.ca
2015 – Named Restaurant of the Year Tourism Calgary by White Hat Award
2016 –Named 3rd Best Overall Restaurant & 2nd Best Restaurant Service by the Best of Calgary Awards
2017 – Named 3rd Best Overall Restaurant by Best of Calgary Awards & Named Best Overall Restaurant in Alberta by Lonely Planet
VISIT MARKET FOR THE BIG TASTE 2018!
Head on over to MARKET for brunch, lunch, or dinner! We’re very excited to announce that on top of their incredible dining experience, they’re also huge supporters of the Calgary community! As such, MARKET is participating in the Big Taste 2018! From March 2nd – 11th visit this restaurant for a very special menu and a dining experience that will keep you coming back for years to come.