Discover the Best Local Eats for Any Craving with SkipTheDishes

Order your favourite local eats or discover some new ones, no matter what you’re craving.

April 15 marks National Takeout Day, the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a fuss-free restaurant meal in the comfort of your own home. As Canada’s largest and most trusted food delivery network, SkipTheDishes makes it easy and affordable to get food from YYC favourites to your doorstep, whether you’re looking for an intimate gourmet meal or an easy snack to enjoy on the couch. Special moments require great food and Skip has you covered with selections from some of Calgary’s favourite restaurants. 

Hometown Heroes

Supporting local businesses is a priority for many these days and Skip has partnered with many iconic Calgary restaurants. Operated by Domenic Tudda whose family ran the legendary Stromboli Inn, Pulcinella specializes in authentic Napoletana pizza. It is the only local restaurant to be certified by the Associazione Pizzaioli Napolitani, making it a beloved local favourite. If you’re hankering for Mediterranean flavours instead, Beirut Street Food is a local go-to for soul-warming Lebanese cuisine. Cozy up with a slow-roasted shawarma wrap or a selection of savoury dips for the perfect evening in. 

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Best Date Night Eats

Staying in on date night shouldn’t mean skimping on quality. Order succulent steaks or lamb shank a la carte from  Charcut Roast House, or indulge in the restaurant’s special roast chicken or prime rib dinners for two, alongside signature salumeria and cheese plates for a romantic start to the evening. Traditionalists may want to go for Buon Giorno Ristorante, a deliciously old school Italian eatery. Share a plate of veal scallopini with your sweetie or go full-on Lady and the Tramp with linguine vongole or spaghetti bolognese. 

Best Family Eats/Potluck

Looking to feed a small crowd? Check out Jane Bond BBQ for massive smoked meat platters that serve up to eight hungry people. Platters also make for a wise strategy at Jerusalem Shawarma with the restaurant’s giant spreads of chicken and beef shawarma, fattoush salad, garlic potatoes, rice, hummus and pita bread. They’re both a tasty and affordable way to feed as many as six people. And of course, Chinese cuisine is always a good bet for big gatherings: try Golden Moon Chinese Food for a family style feast with dinner specials ideal for up to six people. 

Best Game-Day Eats

Stay out of the kitchen and in front of the game by ordering in your favourite snacks. Pizza is a perfect in-front-of-the-TV meal and Skip features a range of options. Fans of fun thinner-crust pizza topped with everything from bone broth-infused caramelized onions to crunchy dill pickles should try the pies from Pizzaface while more traditional pizza lovers can choose the thick-crust wheels at Sammy’s World’s Greatest Pizza. If your game day isn’t complete without wings, nachos and dry ribs, look no further than the tasty pub grub at Tavern 52

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Best Sweet Treats

Skip offers a quick and easy way to satisfy those sudden cravings for something sweet or to secure a treat for a last-minute celebration. Get scoop shop-quality pints and family waffle bowl bundles of ice cream from Parlour Ice Cream, a shop that specializes in rich and indulgent flavours. If bubble tea is your treat of choice, Bubble Town Inc is more than happy to send over milk teas, smoothies and its signature Oreo cream cheese drinks. 

Best Snacks/Convenience

When snack attacks sneak up on you, Skip Express Lane, a one-stop-shop full of must-have goodies including groceries and household essentials, can deliver what you need in 25 minutes or less. Choose from a variety of national brands alongside Alberta-made products like craft sodas from the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, artisan sausages from Spolumbo’s Fine Foods, fresh-made Coco Brooks Pizza and small-batch roasted High Horse whole bean coffee. 

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