On the rare occasion when I used to enter Rusticana in downtown Canmore, I never viewed it as anything more than a glorified convenience store.
But on a recent tip from my sister, I discovered this 40-year-old corner store has been rebranded as a market and deli—a well-curated space for finding all sorts of locally produced foods.
Like sourdough breads and other baked goods from Uprising Craft Bakery. Fresh sausages and splendid frozen tourtieres from Valbella Gourmet Foods. Coffee beans from Banff Roasting Company and Mountain Blends. Fresh pasta from Canmore Pasta Co. Frozen samosas from Mad Dog Café. Hand-made chocolates from Le Chocolatier. Gourmet sauces from Bow Valley BBQ. Frozen pizzas from Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Cookies from Bare Bistro. Raw foods from Hear Me “Raw”. Healthy prepared meals from An Edible Life. The list goes on and on.
Obviously, the mountain town of Canmore (population 15,000) is a great food and restaurant place, arguably the pound-for-pound champion in Alberta. Now, thanks to Rusticana, it’s getting easier to pick up a lot of these great products in one stop.
Rusticana Market + Deli
2, 801 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta
Daily 6 am-11 pm