16 Gingerbread Cookies in Calgary

Run, run to catch these gingerbread men (and women) at local bakeries and cafés throughout the city just in time for the holidays.

All photography by Jared Sych


Heritage Park

Plain Gingerbread Men, $1.50 or $3.75 with a decorating kit, 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca


Rosso Coffee Roasters

Large gingerbread people, $3, multiple locations, rossocoffeeroasters.com 



Gingerbread Man Sandwich Cookies, $8 each, four Calgary locations, cravecupcakes.ca


Entrees Etc.

Multicultural multi-gendered vegan gingerbread people, $3 to $4, 403-926-3265, facebook.com/entreesetccalgary


Decadent Brulee

$2.25 each or $24/dozen, 722 11 Ave. S.W., 403-245-5535, decadentbrulee.ca


Glamorgan Bakery

Large cookies, $5.70 or $3.35 for medium and $2.35 for small, 19, 3919 Richmond Rd. S.W., 403-242-2800, glamorganbakery.com


Pretty Sweet Bakeshop

Baby G Boys, $6/bag (approximately 30 in a bag), 536 42 Ave. S.E. (open Friday and Saturday only), 587-356-1225, prettysweetco.com


Good Earth Coffeehouse

Gingerbread family members, $7.25/family of three ($1 from each purchase goes to the Calgary Food Bank), multiple locations, goodearthcoffeehouse.com


Pie Junkie and Bakery

Home style gingerbread cookies, $2 each, 8 Spruce Centre S.W., 403-452-3960 and 1081 2 Ave N.W., 403-287-8544, piejunkie.ca


Yum Bakery

Package of four cookies for $8.50, Calgary Farmers’ Market, yum-bakery.com


Sweet Relief

Gingerbread Cookies, $1.75, large packaged cookies $3.50, decorated cookie platters $12/dozen, 120 13 Ave. S.W., 587-894-0822 and Granary Road Market, 226034 112 St. W., MD of Foothills, sweetreliefpastries.com


Calgary Co-op

Brad (shown) and Ginger Cookies, $2.95 each (“naked” gingerbread also available, $3.99/half dozen), multiple locations, calgarycoop.com


Sunterra Market

Gingerbread Cookies, $1.99 each or $6.89/four, multiple locations, sunterramarket.com


Rustic Sourdough Bakery and Community Natural Foods

Gingerbread men, $2.25, 1305 7 Ave. S.W., 403-245-2113, also at the Market on Macleod, rusticsourdoughbakery.com; also available at Community Natural Foods, $2.29, three locations, communitynaturalfoods.com


Edelweiss Village

Gingerbread people decorated with marzipan clothing, $4.95 each, (heart-shaped gingerbread cookies also available, $2.95 each), 1921 20 Ave. N.W., 403-282-6600, edelweissimports.com



Nut- and gluten-free vegan gingerbread people, $2.75 each for small, $3.25 for large, Calgary Farmers’ Market, 403-803-0913


This article appears in the December 2017 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here. 


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