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8 best dinners to take-out on a cold day in Calgary

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Milena Petrovic Nov 27, 2017 9:03 am 958

As the temperatures drop and your motivation to cook goes down with it, you’ll be happy to know that there are great restaurants offering dinner to-go.

Here are eight best take-home dinners you can pick up on a cold day.

1. NOtaBLE 

Keep your oven as cool as it is outside and grab a wood-fired rotisserie whole chicken with a side of fresh cut fries, organic baby carrots, broccolini, and potato fingerlings. Available Tuesday to Sunday from 4 pm to  7pm, Chef Noble’s famous Happy chicken and sides are also available for pick-up from their sister restaurant, The Nash. With their new Let’s Go Home loyalty program you can work your way to earning a free happy chicken after chowing down on five.

Address: NOtaBLE – 4611 Bowness Road NW; The Nash – 925 11 Street SE
Instagram: @notablecalgary

2. Una Pizza + Wine

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When you’re afraid the delivery guy knows you by name and you want to skip the long wait to dine-in, know that you can get an Una pizza to take-away anytime from 11:30 am to 1 am daily. Choose from a whole pizza or grab it by the slice, or opt for choices such as braised veal and beef meatballs or boneless pan roasted chicken wings. Orders can be placed online.

Address: 616 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @unacalgary

3. Cozy Kitchen

When you can’t afford the trip to Croatia, call and place an order for pick-up at this family-owned restaurant that makes delicious Croatian comfort food. Their bread is made in-house and their cevapi (succulent beef and veal sausages) smothered in creamy cheese spread and topped with onions is a must-have. Grab some cabbage rolls, hearty beef goulash, and burek (a filo pastry pocket filled with spinach, cheese, or ground beef).

Address: 5708 1 Street SE

4. Village Flatbread Co.

If you want your place to smell like you’ve taken the time to make your dinner, you can select a ready-made flatbread to take ‘n’ bake. These gluten-free flatbreads with vegetarian, vegan, and halal options are great for a quick and tasty meal. You can also conveniently stock up a few in your fridge for those wintery cold-stretches ahead.

Address: 2511 17 Avenue SW
Instagram: @myvillageyyc

5. Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver

Nothing provides more comfort on a cold day than putting on your sweatpants and eating homemade buttermilk biscuits with Southern-style fried chicken and gravy. Whether you want a crispy three-piece chicken combo or a whole rotisserie chicken and sides to go, you can eat with a side of Netflix.

Address: 1511 14 Street SW
Instagram: @cluckncleaver

6. Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

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This is the spot to get a hearty bowl to snuggle up to. A must-try is their kimchi rice topped with a fried egg and their wok-tossed dishes like spicy beef with onions.

Address: 815 8 Avenue SW

7. Rodney’s Oyster House

Craving a taste of the sea? Warm up with some New England or Manhattan style clam chowder with your feet up on your couch. Choose from cooked and even live options for their Dungeness crab or Atlantic lobster or, if you want to cut to the chase, order up a lobster roll to-go.

Address: 355 10 Avenue SW
Instagram: @rodneyscalgary

7. Flipp’n Burgers

Stop by at one of their two locations (their Mission location is now open) and grab a flame broiled brown bagged burger. Their delicious toppings like house salsa and basil pesto aioli and variety of burger options (beef, chicken, organic black bean, and organic or GF vegan patty) will satisfy anyone. Skip the Dishes delivery is also available.

Address: Kensington – #103 330 – 10 Street NW; Mission – 2308 4 Street SW
Instagram: @flippnburgers

8. Paros Souvla

With a second location opening up in downtown, Paros serves up roasted lamb, beef, souvlaki pork, or chicken platters and wraps that leave your stomach full and breath garlicky from tzatziki (another good reason to take it to-go).

Address: 2110 8650 112th Ave NW; Downtown location coming soon!
Instagram: @parossouvlaofficial

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Milena Petrovic
Milena is a freelance writer & photographer relying a bit too heavily on caffeine, sleep, & irony. She has carried (actual) hot sauce in her bag long before Beyoncé turned it into a baseball bat metaphor. With an insatiable appetite, you can find her dining throughout YYC & beyond looking for the next best meal & usually finding it.

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