February 18, 2017 Feature Vendors
Each week we will be showcasing two of our amazing vendors at City Market Downtown in City Hall. The first 20 shoppers who make a purchase of at least $5 at one of the Feature Vendor booths will receive $5 City Market Bucks to spend that day at the market. This is a great opportunity to try something new at the market with your City Market Bucks! Feature Vendors for February 18, 2017:
Balana Authentic Pakistani Cuisine
Balana offers a wide range of Pakistani food. All products are freshly cooked each week with fresh ingredients, with no preservatives added. The products that are sold at City Market Downtown are some that you would expect to see in everyday life in Pakistan, and even India. Whether you’re looking for a small snack or a meal that will fill you up, Balana has a variety of food to choose from. Every product is made with its own special ingredients and the end result is a flavourful authentic meal.
Some products that are available are: Samosas (vegetable, chicken and beef), Gluten Free Vegetable Pakora, Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken, Naan, Chutney (dips) and more.
Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant Balana has a variety of options for you!
The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Balana Authentic Pakistani Cuisine booth on Saturday, February 18, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.
About 10 years ago, their family decided to move from Chile to Canada. Since they had their own bakery in Chile, the idea of selling Chilean food and establishing a little business here in Canada was always in their mind.
It all started with a humble little farmer’s market booth. The set up was simple and the menu featured mostly Chilean desserts. A year went by and they decided to add more typical food from Chile to their menu, like empanadas and pastel de choclo. That opened up new opportunities. They realized that customers knew more about their empanadas than of their desserts, and that’s when they decided to make the empanadas the main feature on their menu.
Four years have passed and their little booth has grown immensely! Chilean Corner now sells at markets across Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert, and they’re excited to be a part of City Market! Although their business has expanded, their work ethic has not changed. They are known by their customers as being a hard-working and happy family that is always trying their best to share a little taste of their Chilean culture.
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The first 20 customers to make a purchase at the Chilean Corner booth on Saturday, February 18, 2017 will each receive $5 in City Market Bucks to use towards their next vendor purchase at the market on Saturday.