5 Hidden Gems to Explore #InTheLoop

Wow Bakery and Cafe

WOW Bakery is one of Calgary’s most popular bakeries and we are lucky to have one of them #intheloop! With hints of Japanese inspiration, their beautifully and uniquely crafted pastries include Matcha Croissants, Blueberry Mochi Cream Cheese Buns and Green Tea Chiffon Cake. The options are endless and have us drooling – AND they can also do-up custom cakes for any special occasion. They are adhering to AHS standards and ensuring patrons stay safe during these times with extra sanitation and limitations on dine-in. Head in, pick-up and enjoy!
Wow Bakery Cafe is located at 2002 34 Ave SW.

Clothing Bar Boutique

Located just off Marda Loop’s main drag is one of Calgary’s highest rated consignment shops! Owner Katie and her team have won Best of Calgary numerous times and are known for their amazing selection of clothes and love for local artisans and curators. Their shop is always stocked with affordable items and you are guaranteed to never leave empty-handed – literally. In fact, we know you will probably leave with more than you came for. Clothing Bar Boutique is located at 1911 34 Ave SW and can be reached at (403) 243-9922. Clothing bar also offers online shopping at https://www.clothingbarboutique.ca/shop

Marda Loop Brewing Company

Looking for a great spot to meet a friend for a pint? With an impressive selection of craft beers and snacks, this brewery is a must-visit (and it’s all ours #intheloop!) Owners Mike and Lolly have established an amazing and friendly team, an incredible selection of rotational beers, ciders and gluten-free beer and their menu goes perfectly with the drinks! Our favourite food item is their hand-cut fries with ALL the dips (there are six to choose from and they are all to die for). You can also take their beer home in cans or a custom MLBC branded growler. Marda Loop Brewing Company is located at 3523 18 St SW and they also offer takeout.

Gardenia Flower Boutique

This family-owned flower boutique believes a flower shop should be more than just a place to buy flowers. Gardenia, also located in a super cool and beautifully restored 100-year old home, specializes in stunning custom flower arrangements for events, gift baskets, home decor and weekly flower subscriptions! Gardenia Flower Boutique is located at 1930 34 Ave SW and can be reached at (403) 475-7658 for custom orders.

Oddball Burrito

Oddball Burrito is one of Marda Loop’s newest eateries and let us tell you, it is COOL. Owners Tara and Shaun dreamt up Oddball after operating numerous other ventures that saw them travelling across North America. Decked out with snazzy vintage décor, zany photos (of hilarious cameos by random strangers) and home to the odd but delicious “Cherry Pickle”, Oddball serves up burritos inspired by meals had during Tara and Shaun’s travels. Burritos include the “Alabama Picnic” – which includes house roasted chicken, dill pickles and fries and the “Mac and Cheese”, which includes a burrito filled with Oddball’s homemade bacon mac and cheese. We’ve tried them out and all we can say is WOW, what a great experience. Oddball is doing their part to keep guests safe by offering take-out and online delivery across all major apps as well. Find them at: 2006 34 th Street SW.

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