Stay cozy and warm at home with a full stomach by grabbing some of these great takeout and order-in items

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Comfort Foods: Takeout or Order-In

Staying in your cozy home wearing your pyjamas and eating warm, comfort food is simply the best way to spend the dark, winter hours. To help you make this a reality, we found six delicious items to either takeout or order-in and enjoy from the comfort of your couch.

3 Dishes For Takeout

Chicken to Go at Boxwood

This cozy restaurant in Central Memorial Park isn’t just for dining in. Call to order up a tender, free-range rotisserie chicken, complete with an array of sides like the popular red lentil hummus, toasted quinoa salad or lemon-and-herb-roasted cauliflower. Chicken dinners from the supermarket will never taste the same again. ($32 per bird, $5 to $9 per side dish, 340 13 Ave. S.W., 403-265-4006,

Ham and Cheese, Please! from Janice Beaton Fine Cheese

If it’s a wine-and-cheese kind of November evening, there’s a good chance you’ll be planning a trip to this cheesy boutique off 17th Avenue S.W. While you’re there, grab a comforting dinner to go like a grilled-to-gooey-perfection sandwich made with Gruyère, maple pepper ham and Brassica mustard. There’s no such thing as too much cheese, right? ($9.95 each, 1017 16 Ave. S.W., 403-299-0900,

Maple Croissants from Ohh La La Patisserie

There is a lot to choose from here when it comes to fresh baking and pastries, but, when you’re looking for a sugar fix, day or night, the maple croissants are the perfect pick. Made with maple butter and cinnamon, the flaky pastry is a sweet breakfast or indulgent late-night snack when lightly toasted and slathered with jam. ($2.95 each, 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 587-353-0111,

3 Dishes To Order In

Pho Bo Sate from Balô Vietnamese

Photography by Jared Sych

The only thing better than enjoying a hot bowl of pho on a chilly fall day is having it brought right to your door. If you’re not too hungry, one order of this spicy, aromatic sate beef soup is enough for two, as long as you get a duo of fresh shrimp salad rolls on the side. ($9.95, 1238 8 St. S.W., 587-353-3300)

The Guru from Avatara Pizza

There is pizza, and then there is the “Guru.” Loaded with a rich butter chicken sauce, peppers, red onion and mozzarella topped with sweet mango chutney and cilantro, this is comfort in a slice. Toss in gluten-free crust and lactose-free options and everyone in your home can enjoy some of this tasty pie. ($15 for an 11-inch pizza, 3406 3 Ave. N.W., 403-457-4992,

Private Chef from Taste First

Who says ordering in can’t include dinner prepared by a chef? Top Chef Canada alumnus Chris Shaften and Taste First can provide dinners for a couple ($400 for three courses or $500 for seven courses) or a group of friends over for the evening. Check out for more pricing details, booking information and sample menus. (587-433-7097,

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