5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This December

Shipnog, hot chocolate bombs, Bengali beef curry and more are all available for takeout or delivery this month.

Festive Dinner Feast Package from Ahinke’s Kitchen

Ahinke’s Kitchen has put together an impressive Festive Dinner Feast Package available for dine-in, takeout and delivery (for an extra surcharge) from December 1 to 23. The feast includes grilled pepper tilapia, princess salad with cabbage, carrots, fruits and eggs, a whole roasted chicken, rice, moi moi (Nigerian steamed bean pudding cake) and more. Pre-orders can be made over the phone or by Instagram DM. Plus, with each package sold, the restaurant will donate a non-perishable food hamper to Calgary food banks.

6, 2650 36 St. S.E., 403-690-3305, ahinkeskitchen.com

 

Vegan Mexican Lasagna from Atco Blue Flame Kitchen

Atco Blue Flame Kitchen has pivoted this year by offering virtual cooking classes, as well as grocery staples and takeaway meals for contactless pickup. There are dozens of items listed on the menu of chef-prepared meals, but a standout is the vegan Mexican lasagna that is also gluten-free.

5302 Forand St. S.W., 403-245-7630, atcoblueflamekitchen.com

 

Bengali Beef Curry from Calcutta Cricket Club

Every Monday, you can get 25 per cent off curry dishes all day at Calcutta Cricket Club. The dishes are available for dine-in, takeout (through the restaurant website) or delivery through DoorDash. The restaurant’s newest curry on the menu is the Bengali beef, made with all-natural Alberta beef that is slow-cooked in aromatic spices and yogurt and topped with potatoes.

340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-1555, calcuttacricketclub.com

 

Hot Chocolate Bombs from For Sweet Sakes

 

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When Stephanie Henry, owner of home-based bakery For Sweet Sakes in Chestermere, posted an Instagram video announcing her hot chocolate bombs, the internet got excited. The video has more than 200,000 views and the demand has been high. The sweet morsels are chocolate spheres that open up and explode with marshmallows when warm milk is poured over them. There are multiple flavours available (some of which are gluten-free) including milk chocolate, white chocolate, mocha, caramel and more. Order online for delivery anywhere in Canada or you can pick up in Chestermere.

403-681-9913, forsweetsakes.com

 

Shipnog from Ship & Anchor

 

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2020 won’t stop Calgarians from enjoying a beloved Christmas tradition — Shipnog. Ship & Anchor is serving up its homemade boozy eggnog again, but this year it started early and it is also available for curbside pickup in a 750-mL bottle. You’ll need to pre-order online for pickup, which is offered on Wednesdays each week until December 31. The bottles keep for about a week in your fridge, but good luck making it stick around that long. $5 from each glass sold in the pub and $10 from each bottle sold for takeout goes to the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society, Calgary Drop-In Centre and Centre for Newcomers.

534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com

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