From take-home drink kits to curated gift boxes filled with festive treats and trinkets, check out all the creative ideas some of these 17th Ave businesses have been putting together so you can bring a little piece of them home with you.
Bring Tropical’s Mexican street food home with you with their Taco Kits to-go this month. Available in three different size options and the ability to feed up to 6 people, this take home fiesta comes with protein options like Carne Asada or Baja Shrimp, and toppings such as queso fresco and pico de gallo. They also offer cocktail kits for margaritas and pina coladas, so you can enjoy your tacos with a refreshing Tropical beverage.
1424 17th Ave SW, tropicalon17.com
This beloved neighborhood bakery is offering a BIY (Bake it Yourself) frozen croissant pack, so you can enjoy the buttery smell of fresh French pastries baking in your kitchen this winter. Butterblock also provides a simple set of instructions so you can bake them to perfection and enjoy them as you would fresh from Butterblock’s oven.
Suite 111, 908 17th Ave SW, butterblockyyc.com
Vine Arts has put together a Holiday “survival kit,” complete with Rumchata Cream Liqueur, BarChef Toasted Old Fashioned, Brancaia “Christmas Tree” Red, Gentle Folk Vin de Sofa, Canella Blood Orange Mimosa, and Domaine Carneros Brut Sparkling. From your morning coffee to your New Years Champagne, this kit has got you covered for all your holiday festivity needs.
932 17 Ave SW #101, vinearts.ca
Urban Fare is offering up signature gift boxes this holiday as an easy way to get your hands on an assortment of treats, or as a gift option for your foodie friends. The Holiday Sweet Tooth Basket comes complete with imported and local holiday treats, and the Christmas Around the World basket features Holiday cookies, cakes and other culinary delights from places like Israel, Italy and Germany. Check out the variety of other options at their website.
101-906 16 Ave SW, urbanfare.com
Calcutta Cricket Club has been offering their delicious menu for curbside pickup and delivery over the last few months as a response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, and now, you can also get a selection of their fizzy cocktails for takeout and delivery as well. Find kits for their Crushable Mango G&T, Bourbon Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned, and their Classic G&T and Mali Kai, which are now all available for you to order and recreate at home.
340 17 Ave SW, calcuttacricketclub.com
Ten Degrees Chocolate serves up their bean-to-bar chocolate and bonbons as well as an assortment of other delicious treats at their 17th Café and Dessert Lounge, and this holiday, you can take some of them home with you! They are offering their “Christmas in a Box,” which includes a collection of festive treats to indulge in this month.
818 16 Ave SW, tendegreeschocolate.ca
There’s nothing better than a little holiday baking, and this year, Yum Bakery is making it easier than ever with their Christmas sugar cookie decorating kit, and their Gingerbread giant cookie decorating kit. Kits come with cookies, icing, and sprinkles, so all you have to do is pick one up and get decorating!
1006 17th Ave SW, yum-bakery.com
Cookie Mama is offering holiday gift boxes loaded with holiday treats like gingerbread, peppermint bark, sugar cookies, hot chocolate bombs and more. They also have gluten free, dairy free and vegan options available as well. Check out their website now to get yours!
1508 14 Street SW, cookiemamacalgary.com
Tacos just seem to taste better when followed by a margarita, which is why in addition to their takeout and delivery options available for their menu, Blanco is also offering three different Margarita kits. Go for the classic margarita, or chili coconut margarita both of which come with a 200 ml flask of Casa Maestri Blanco tequila, 2 x 50 ml of Grand Marnier and 200 ml of agave infused citrus or coconut citrus blend. Or you can go big with their Cadillac margarita kit, which comes with 375 ml of El Tequileno Reposado, 200 ml of Grand Marnier, and 375 ml agave infused citrus blend.
723 17th Ave SW, blancocantina.ca
Gift boxes don’t always have to contain holiday cookies and treats! Bamboo Ballroom is offering up their Christmas Gift Boxes – one with a Z Supply Lounge set, assorted accessories like masks and scrunchies, and a $25 gift card to Bamboo Ballroom, and one with a Smash & Tess romper, and the $25 Bamboo Ballroom gift card and accessory selection as well. Check them out here!
814 16 Ave SW, bambooballroom.com
Your favourite local ice cream shop is now offering delivery boxes in Calgary! Head to Made By Marcus’s online site to check out the different flavours, choose your four favourite kinds, and wait for your package to be dropped off the next day between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Check out their website for more details here.
1013 17th Ave SW #121, madebymarcus.ca
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