Marda Loop has quickly become one of Calgary’s most charming and stylish neighbourhoods. Lined with bakeries, cafes and ice-cream shops, it’s the perfect place to go out to get your fix of sweets and treats.
Visit Pie Cloud, located in the Mercantile Farmers Market, for freshly baked savoury and sweet pies. One street down, Calgary’s premium Korean bakery, WOW Bakery, serves up world-renowned pastries, cakes and breads.
Marda Loop has also become synonymous with ice cream. My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe scoops 72 flavours of ice cream and has been a place for locals to gather on hot summer days since 1981. Play the piano in the shop for 10 minutes and get a free ice cream. Your other delicious option is Village Ice Cream on Garrison Corner, where they make all their flavours right on location. Two scoops of salted caramel on a fresh waffle cone is worth the trip to Marda Loop alone.
When you’re craving something bakeries and ice cream shops can’t offer, treat yourself to some rest, relaxation and Rosso at Distilled Beauty Bar. This all-in-one bar/social house/spa serves tapas, coffee, wine and cocktails and also offers gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. Come in with some friends for drinks and snacks or make a day of it by indulging in one of the many beauty treatments.