2540 Kensington Road N.W. Calgary AB accelerator@districtventures.ca

Our guide to the new Sunterra Market and Café next to District Ventures

March 11, 2019 — Sunterra Market and Café’s newest location opened this week! The Kensington market and café is adjacent to District Ventures and will feature the innovative products of the District Ventures companies both there and in other seven locations.


Sunterra Market and Cafe has opened their newest location next door to District Ventures.


This unique partnership with Sunterra will not only give these entrepreneurs the opportunity to test their products with consumers, but also add to Sunterra’s existing lineup of local goods by offering its customers a pipeline of innovative new food and beverage products.

We’ve curated the perfect guide on how to enjoy Sunterra’s new Kensington location. Check it out!

#1. Do your shopping at the grocery essentials wall

Missed a few items from your weekend grocery shopping trip? Sunterra has you covered. Their grocery essentials wall is complete with the items you need to cook a great homemade dish. Pick up some of our partner companies including Little Tucker, Drizzle Honey, Bow Valley BBQ and Chickapea Pasta. Parts of this space are reserved for products from our members, so you’ll always be getting the latest, innovative food products by shopping at this location.


The grocery essentials wall at Sunterra Market and Cafe on Kensington Road.

#2. Grab something fresh from their Italian inspired menu

The menu is inspired by a company trip to Italy in 2017. It’s filled with fresh pasta, sandwiches, baked pastries and includes an espresso focused coffee bar. Not in the mood for coffee? You can pick up a matcha or tea latte using our partner and alumni company Genuine Tea. The versatile menu also offers rotisserie chicken, carved meats, soup, salads and decadent desserts.

If you’re in a hurry, their refrigerated section includes single and family sized to-go meals! These are perfect if you’ve got five minutes for lunch, or if you’re in the mood to pick up something new for dinner. Add your own element to these take-away meals by picking up something from their fresh flower and produce table.


The deli case features a variety of fresh meal options.

#3. Take a break and relax in the new cafeteria

You’ve got three different places to enjoy your meal at the new Sunterra location! The market is designed to be an Italian-style social experience where customers are encouraged to sit down, take a breather and enjoy. Take a seat by the big open windows, in front of the espresso bar (to get a glimpse at all the action), or our favourite place – the cafeteria area. Surrounded by District Ventures, the cafeteria offers a peak into the hustle and bustle of the entrepreneurs that work out of the accelerator. It is a great view for lunch!


Take a seat and enjoy your meal in our favourite place – the cafeteria.

#4. Check out the shelf of DV products

Our favourite place in the new market is definitley the shelf of DV products! The shelf features some of our partners like La Dee Da Gourmet Sauces, Chickapea Pasta, Little Tucker, Drizzle Honey and Bow Valley BBQ. It also highlights some of our additional alumni members like Calgary Heritage Roasting Company, PilotsFriend, Sweetsmith Candy Company, Real Treat and Zazubean. Spot the DV logo on the description card and you know you’ll be getting a DV trusted product!


This shelf features products that have participated in the District Ventures program.


For more information on the new market, visit Sunterra’s website here.

Learn how this exciting space will help support Canadian entrepreneurs from Canadian Grocer here and from the Calgary Herald here.