Keeping Kosher in Calgary

Information on curbside pickup,  kosher food delivery, and senior and immune-suppressed friendly shopping.

Karen's Cafe is Open for Curbside Pickup and Takeout 
Monday to Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Email or text 403-471-7098 (preference) to order.
Visit Karen's on Facebook or Instagram for menu and details.


The Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry 
Since March 2020, we have produced and distributed over 27,000 meals in our community, and continue to provide food and meals for individuals in need. For more info, or if you know someone in need, go onlineemail, or call 403-281-3770.


Kosher Food Service and Challah
Ready, delicious Shabbat food and challah is available for order! 
Kids at home keeping your hands full? Elderly and don't want to go out? Busy with work from home? In our efforts to assist all who need it, Chabad has kosher food available (delivery available!). All proceeds will go towards the Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry outreach program. 


Glenmore Landing Safeway is Providing Curbside Service for Seniors and Immune Compromised Individuals
9:30am - 5:00pm | 1600 90 Avenue SW
Email or call 403-255-2755 for more information.


Glenmore Landing Safeway is Providing Special Shopping Hours for Seniors

7:00 - 8:00am | 1600 90 Avenue SW
Regular store hours are between 8:00am to 10:00pm. Email or call 403-255-2755 for more information.


BC Kosher (BCK)

Our community has engaged BC Kosher to provide Hashgacha services (kosher supervision) in Calgary. BCK (also known as ABK and KosherCheck) employs a local mashgiach who is responsible for supervising all Kosher certified institutions. For further information about keeping kosher in Calgary, please call ABK's Calgary Rabbinic Representative: Rabbi Menachem Matusof at 403-281-3770 or email.

Kosher Restaurants and Catering

Karen's Café, located in the Paperny Family JCC, offers dairy / pareve meals and snacks. They also provide full service catering and banquet service. The café is located at 1607 90 Avenue SW. Karen can be reached by email or in person.


The Carriage House Inn has kosher certified catering and banquet facilities. It is located at 9030 Macleod Trail South. Their phone number is 403-253-1101. They sell kosher challah on Friday mornings. Website link.


The Metropolitan Conference Centre does kosher catering. They have a downtown banquet facility at 333 4 Avenue SW. Phone: 403-266-3876. Website link.


The Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry has provided kosher catering for some events. For more information, go online, email, or call 403-281-3770.


Kosher challah may be purchased at the JCC (1607 90 Avenue SW) on Friday mornings, except during the summer.

Stores that carry Kosher items

  • Safeway - Glenmore Landing (14th St. and 90th Ave. SW)
  • Sobey's - Bridlewood (2335 162nd Ave SW)
  • Superstore (10505 Southport Road SW)
  • Kalinka (8, 7400 Macleod Trail SE)
  • Italian Centre (9919 Fairmount Drive SE)
  • many other stores, including Save-on-Foods carry some kosher items


Please be aware of the more common Canadian hechshers - COR, MK, and BCK

Keeping Kosher while in the hospital

Accomodations for visitors who are Shomer Shabbat:

If you are interested in spending a Shabbat in Calgary, the following options are available to you:

Chateau Renoir guest suite

The Chateau Renoir is a high-end senior's residence located across the street from the JCC and House of Jacob Mikveh Israel- HOJMI (9229 16th St. SW). They offer a small number of guest suites for visitors. To book a room at the Renoir, please contact Nicole Pye, Senior Receptionist at 403.255.2105, but email is preferred.


If you prefer to stay at a hotel, the Carriage House Inn (9030 Macleod Trail South) is closest to the Orthodox synagogue (HOJMI). The walk is approximately 45 minutes on fairly flat terrain.

Home Hospitality

Congregation House of Jacob/Mikveh Israel (Orthodox) can arrange home hospitality.  Please visit the HOJMI website for more information


Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta offers hospitality services. Please see their website for more information.