A & A Foods & Deli
1401 20 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 1G6
Jimmy’s A & A Foods and Deli is a fixture on the Calgary food scene. It offers simple, delicious Lebanese food at reasonable prices as well as a broad selection of other Middle Eastern items.
|Getting There |||Stampede Station|
|Cross Street |||4th St. S.W.|
|Mon-Fri: 9AM–10PM, Sat: 10AM–10PM, Sun: 10AM–8PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 18, 2008
The space is bright and the shelves are full of a wide assortment of different items from all over the Middle East. There’s nothing fancy or pretentious about the space. Jimmy’s claim to fame is its take-out shawarma. Shawarma is a traditional Lebanese street food where morsels of roasted lamb, chicken or beef are wrapped in pita bread and served with a garlicky, lemony sauce. As well as shawarma, Jimmy’s offers the classic donair made of thinly shaved pieces of lamb in pita with the same punchy sauce.
If you’re a vegetarian, you can get a flavourful, protein packed falafel. Falafel is a delicious mixture of ground chickpeas, spices and bulgur wheat that is fried and served wrapped in a pita. The falafel is filling, nicely spiced and will help you keep a balanced diet. There are also many different types of salads which are entirely vegetarian and packed full of flavour (and more sources of protein).
If you’re one of those Calgarians who has become interested in shisha, Jimmy’s offers a wide selection of shisha tobaccos and waterpipes. Shisha is flavoured tobacco, offering everything from mint to strawberry to date flavours. The tobacco is smoked in a traditional water pipe or hookah. The water filters out the harshness of the tobacco and provides a cooling effect.
Unique Middle Eastern Products
Browsing the shelves at Jimmy’s will result in the discovery of many unique Middle Eastern products from olives and olive oil that you might not have seen before to rich spice blends like the famous za’atar. You can take a trip to the Middle East without even buying a plane ticket. You can also bring the Middle East to your door with their delivery service. You can get Jimmy’s great food without leaving the house.
Hard-to-Find Ingredients: The store specializes in Middle Eastern groceries.
Features: Also offering take-out, delivery and shisha supplies.