Although you may have to miss out on the lavish soirees and big company work parties that you’re used to attending throughout December, you can still recreate your favourite elements of the Holidays at home with your family or cohort while keeping it COVID friendly. Here’s a list of 17th Ave restaurants you can help by supporting local and who can help you by putting delicious food on your table with their curbside pickup, delivery and other take home options this Holiday Season!
Everyone appreciates a good sandwich, especially when it’s a quality Italian sub like the ones served at Peppino Gourmet Food. Choose from their selection of sandwiches and salads packed with ingredients like capicola, turkey, genoa salami and more. And don’t forget to browse their selection of party trays featuring antipasto, assorted cheese and meats, and desserts. Check them out online for their takeout and delivery options.
1512 7 St SW, peppinogourmet.com
Pizza is always a crowd favourite, and Chicago Deep Dish Pizza offers their extensive menu for catering and city wide delivery. In addition to their signature square pizzas, you can also get pastas, salads, wings and more.
327 17 Ave SW, chicagodeepdish.com
Chilitos Taberna Mexicana offers dine-in, delivery, take out and catering for whenever you get the hankering for Mexican food this Holiday season. Find all your favourite Chilitos dishes on their takeout menu, along with several family style options, such as their Fiesta Platter, which comes with three different fillings, rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa and corn tortillas – perfect for sharing with up to 4 people.
1309 17 Ave SW, chilitos.ca
Treat yourself to curbside pickup from Cluck N Cleaver this month and indulge in comfort food favorites like Fried Chicken, Roast Chicken, biscuits and their variety of sides. You can’t go wrong with a homestyle dish like Fried Chicken – it’s always a crowd pleaser.
1511 14th Street SW, cluckncleaver.com
Your new favourite sandwich shop offers their highly-regarded menu for curbside pickup, so you can get popular menu items such as the Hot Chicken, the Rosemary Beef Dip and more, while enjoying them from the comfort of your couch. If you’re feeling really hungry, you can add one of their various sides, soups and salads to your meal as well. I mean, let’s face it, a sandwich isn’t complete without a side of parm fries!
725 17 Avenue SW, alumnisandwiches.com
Urban fare is more than just a grocery store, they also offer a variety of gourmet entertaining ideas and their signature gift boxes, both a great gifting option or addition to any festive meal. In their Urban entertaining guide, find a selection of appetizers and trays containing items like Antipasti, Charcuterie and Skewers. They also offer a variety of catering platters containing essentials like fresh fruit, grilled veggies, fruit, meat and more. Their signature gift boxes are an easy way to get your hands on an assortment of treats, with options like their Ultimate Organic Gift Box, which is filled with organic snacks, dressings, chocolate and chips. Talk about great last minute gift idea for your foodie friends.
101-906 16 Ave SW, urbanfare.com
Who says you can’t order takeout for a family barbecue? Especially when you’re ordering from this 17th Ave barbecue joint. Sure, Comery Block’s communal style dining and West-Tennessee inspired vibes are part of what makes this 17th Ave spot so alluring, but so does their selection of brisket, pulled pork, and hot chicken. Check out their selections of meat by the half pound, sandwiches, sides, trays and desserts which you can order for takeout today. And did we mention they also have a selection of draught beer and wine available for pickup as well?
638 17th Avenue SW, comeryblock.com
As a direct response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Trolley 5 launched a Brewpub to Doorstep program, which began with them delivering their famous craft beers and kegs, but quickly evolved to a partnership with local businesses to deliver other various goods as well. Some of the businesses include 17th Ave favourites such as Steeling Home, Blackbyrd Myoozik, and UNA Pizza + Wine, and in addition to Trolley’s brews, are delivering goods like hand sanitizer, cocktails, food, apparel, games and music. Find out more about their program and what you can order here!
728 17th Avenue SW, trolley5.com
This beloved French tea and macaron shop offers both in-store pick-up and delivery. So treat yourself this Holiday season and head to their website where you can browse their signature flavours or go for something seasonal like gingerbread or eggnog.
810C 16th Ave SW, byollia.com
It hasn’t taken long for this chef-driven bar located in the heart of 17th Ave to become one of the hottest spots in Calgary – for reference, it only opened in April of 2019, but has quickly become a household name amongst Calgarians. Even though COVID is restricting our lifestyles these days, you can still order much of their menu online for curbside pickup and treat yourself to amazing South Asian cuisine in the comfort of your home with their amazing dishes like their Mochiko fried chicken, BBQ crispy half duck and more.
510 17 Ave SW, lulubar.ca
Blanco Cantina’s menu of classic Mexican favourites like tacos, burritos, and fajitas are available for pickup from their 17th Ave location. Not only can you indulge in their excellent selection of munchies, meals and desserts, but you can enjoy your tacos the way they should be enjoyed – with a classic margarita. In addition to offering a selection of tequila and beer, you can also get Blanco’s Margarita kits in classic margarita, chili coconut margarita, and the Cadillac margarita. Talk about a stay-at-home fiesta.
723 17th Ave SW, blancocantina.ca
It’s never a difficult choice deciding to have Una for dinner, especially now that they’re offering curbside pickup with a very extensive menu. Not only will you be able to choose from popular pies such as the Quartto Carne or the Beltline, as well as their other menu highlights including their starters, pastas and desserts, but you can order from their selection of wines and beers, as well as from their Una Store, where you can find an assortment of local goods.
618 17th Ave SW, unapizzeria.com
Get the classics with Model Milk’s curbside pickup from Tuesday to Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Go for their beloved Big Milk Burger, made with house-ground Alberta brisket, American cheese, special sauce and Martin’s potato roll. Or spice it up with their Nashville Hot Chicken, which comes with two pieces of New Dayton Alberta free-range chicken, spicy Nashville glaze, dill pickles, and Martin’s potato roll. Both sound pretty epic to us!
308 17th Avenue SW, modelmilk.ca
Tropical’s street food menu and alcohol drink kits, which include options like Margaritas, Sangria and Pina Coladas, are the perfect way to bring the party home during the Holidays. Warm up during the cold Calgary winter with their Queso Fundido dip, or go for one of their many classic street eats like their empanadas or loaded yucca fries. And any Mexican meal isn’t complete without a serving of churros – Tropical’s churros come with either Cajeta or Nutella for dipping.
1424 17 Ave SW, tropicalon17.com
Calcutta Cricket Club has garnered a lot of buzz during the few years it has been opened – from its swanky décor to its impressive selection of Indian dishes, it’s one of those restaurants you need to visit in your lifetime. And now, despite the challenging times faced by the world right now, you can still bring a touch of Calcutta home with you. Not only do you have access to their popular menu of South Asian plates and popular cocktails such as their Crushable G&T’s to go, you’ll also be privy to pick-up only promos. Check out the promos on their site today!
340 17 Ave SW, calcuttacricketclub.com
Ship & Anchor is one of the most popular hangout spots along 17th Ave. It has all the essentials needed for any great pub experience –great local beer and crowd pleasing pub food. Although cold winter months and the current Covid-19 restrictions prevent us from enjoying the full experience of Ship and Anchor’s bustling atmosphere, you can still enjoy their menu items, growlers and their selection of wine from home.
534 17 Ave SW, shipandanchor.com
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