Nainas Kitchen

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Dishes

  • Grilled Cheese,
  • Poutine,
  • Diner,
  • Lunch,
  • Stuffed Hamburger,

Features

  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Atmosphere

  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Catering,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
121 17 Ave Se, Calgary, AB T2G 1H3
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

You think you’ve seen it all with burgers and then Naina’s Kitchen comes along with stuffed hamburgers. These hearty half-pounds of ground beef feature a surprise inside. “They talk about stuffing burgers with cheese in magazines or TV, but you can stuff it with anything. So why stop with cheese?” rhetorically asks Erin Muller, owner of Naina’s Kitchen. She has the answer at her diner tucked away in a small strip mall on Ogden Road by the Blackfoot Trail turn-off. Customers can have their burgers stuffed with four types of cheese, sundried tomatoes, salsa, onions, ham, jalapenos and much more.

It is, however, the mouthful that is the Nainalicious burger, stuffed with pulled pork, caramelized onions, aged cheddar and granny smith apple that put the little diner on Calgary’s culinary map. “It wasn’t until we entered the first YYC Burger Week in 2013 that we did the Nainalicious. We won Burger Week that year,” Erin proudly recounts.

Apart from the stuffed burgers, Naina’s also makes grilled cheese sandwiches that push the boundaries for comfort food. One traditional version is made with bacon tomato and cheddar. “I also want a few stranger additions like the Tuscan (with spinach, sundried tomato and bacon) or the ABC (apple, bacon and cheddar),” says Erin. Naina’s also has a homemade five-cheese mac-n-cheese and a build-your-own poutine menu. Yes, you can also have your burger stuffed with poutine or mac-n-cheese rather than on the side.

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