Quick Lunches in Calgary

What do you do when there’s little time for lunch but you have no desire for fast food? Your quest for a fast and fabulous midday meal isn’t so hard to satisfy. Here are some great ideas for a delicious, but quick, lunch.

CHARCUT Roast House

101-303 Centre St SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2B9

Business-meal appropriate, Charcut serves a speedy and spectacular all-in-one lunch. You’re guaranteed to be in and out within 45 minutes. The meal includes a paper bag of house-made chocolate chip cookies.

Noodle King Vietnamese Restaurant

119-2323 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3

Fresh Vietnamese food is delicious and fast at Noodle King. While it can get quite busy, patrons move through quickly. Try the satay soup.

Safari Grill

Safari Grill serves delicious East African cuisine including fast and delicious lunch platters. Pick from meat and veggie curries, which are served with rice, tandoori chicken and naan.

Clive Burger

736 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7

Clive Burger keeps it simple with a menu that features burgers, smokies, fries and drinks. Grab your burger and go, or sit and watch the crowds on 17th Avenue stroll by. Either way, it’s a quick and delicious lunch.

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0G1

The Sidewalk Citizen bakery counter in Sunnyside Natural Market is stocked daily with an ever-changing selection of sandwiches and pizza by the slice. Complement your mains with a selection from the shop’s excellent baked goods. Also, grab a loaf of the bakery’s signature sourdough for home.

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar Inc

909 10 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L9

Gravity’s lunch menu is not extensive but is certainly satisfying. Choose from hearty soups, chili and panini sandwiches available. Its hot lunch specials are also tops. The porchetta with salsa verde is delish but sells out quickly.

Reds Diner Ramsay

1101 8 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2Z6

Red’s in Ramsay serves diner meals including all-day breakfast. While they can get busy, you are usually in and out in under an hour. Try the Rueben sandwich with house-made fries and a side of gravy.

Nainas Kitchen

121 17 Ave Se, Calgary, AB T2G 1H3

Each Naiana’s burger patty is lovingly stuffed with ingredients that take it to a whole new level of hamburger supremacy. The Nainalicious is stuffed with pulled pork, sautéed onions, cheese and granny smith apple. Its a lunch you won’t forget.

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