Our Blog

Try These Inventive Take-Home Kits on 17th Ave

We may all miss the pre-COVID days of dine-in services at our favourite restaurants and bar hopping with friends on 17th Ave, but we are definitely able to hold the nostalgia by enjoying all the creative take-home kits and delivery services our favourite Red Mile Businesses have created & offered during this pandemic. Not only have many of them upped their food delivery and takeout game, but there are tons of inventive take-home kits, bake-it-yourself supplies and more.

Blanco – Marg Kits

Nothing tastes quite like a chili coconut margarita on Blanco’s bustling 17th Ave patio but a close second is their take-home margarita kits. They’re available in their classic lemon-lime flavour, the cult-favourite chili coconut and their cadillac margarita. These kits are about as simple as you can get – ingredients are pre-mixed, so find a cocktail glass, salt that rim, and pour over ice to serve!

723 17th Ave SW, blancocantina.ca

Photo Credit: The Living Room

Living Room – Shaft Kits

We may not be able to enjoy the Living Room’s ambient 17th Ave patio, but you can still order Calgary’s favourite shaft for curb-side pickup in a make-it-yourself cocktail kit. The cocktail kit comes complete with the Shaft essentials including Grey Goose, Kahlua, cold pressed coffee and skim milk, which pairs excellently with their selection of small and large plates as well.

514 17th Ave SW, livingroomrestaurant.ca

Photo Credit: Made By Marcus

Made By Marcus – Ice Cream Delivery

This local favourite ice cream shop is offering next-day delivery for their delivery boxes, which include four pints of your favourite Made By Marcus flavours, straight to your door. You can thank us later!

1013 17th Ave SW, madebymarcus.ca

Photo Credit: @py_lens

Una – Take and Bake Pizza

Una’s pizza has garnered quite a reputation as one of Calgarian’s favourite pizzas, and now you can get them frozen to take home and bake when you please. Popular pizzas like their four-maggi, their Beltline or the tiki, are all prepped and ready to take with you wherever you’re headed. Pro-tip -pair them with a cocktail or pick up one of their pre-bottled negroni or old-fashioned.

618 17 Ave SW, unapizzeria.com

Photo Credit: Butterblock YYC

Butterblock YYC – Bake-it-Yourself (BIY) Kits

Fill your kitchen with the scent of fresh baked goods with Butterblock’s “Bake-It-Yourself” (BIY) take-home kits. These frozen goodies are prepared in advance by the talented team of pastry chefs at this popular 17th Ave bakery.  All you have to do is follow their simple set of instructions, pop them in the oven, and you’re set. You can pick up BIY croissants, scones, cheese knots, cinnamon buns and more.

908 17 Ave SW suite 111, butterblockyyc.com

Photo Credit: Lulu Bar

Lulu Bar – Rotating Take-out Feature Menu

Each week, the team at Lulu Bar creates a rotating feature feast consisting of a flavourful three course menu with dishes like Taiwanese fried chicken or crispy duck leg. Follow them on Instagram or check out their website to see what their weekly take-home kit entails. Don’t forget to add one of their epic cocktail kits to your order where they offer Mai Tais, Pineapple Negronis and more.

510 17 Ave SW, lulubar.ca

Stalk the latest and greatest on 17th Ave:

Instagram: @17thavesw

Facebook: @17thavesw

Twitter: @17thavesw


Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter


Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter

Blogs you might also like

17th Ave Patio Happy Hour Round-Up 

It’s patio season in Calgary, so we’ve rounded up some of the best happy hour deals and specials you can get on 17th Ave this …

Read More →

Dog-friendly Patios On 17th Ave 

We love a dog-friendly patio here on the Red Mile, and so do our amazing 17th Ave businesses. From coffee shops and cafes with a …

Read More →

Pride Month on 17th Ave

It’s Pride Month in Canada, and our 17th Ave businesses are celebrating our diverse and LGBTQIA2S+ communities with a number of different initiatives, promotions and …

Read More →

New Businesses to Check Out This Summer on 17th Ave

If you’re headed down to the Red Mile this summer, you may notice a few new residents as you stroll down Calgary’s most iconic street. …

Read More →

Summer Styles, Spring Sales and More on 17th Ave

Summer has arrived in Calgary in full force – the sun is shining, the patios are open, and the cold drinks are flowing. Whether you’re …

Read More →

Get Your Sunglasses on 17th Ave

If this gorgeous sunshine we received this week is any indication of the type of weather we are getting this Summer, then we will be …

Read More →