Scrumptious takeout food for last-minute meals in Edmonton

If the thought of cooking and washing dishes after a long day at work makes you shudder, treat yourself to a delicious takeout meal at one of these Edmonton originals. Some require calling ahead to place your order, while others make your piping hot and fresh meal before your eyes. Bon appétit!


10548A 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4

The best sweet potato fries in town – crispy, lightly battered and served with herb mayo with a sprinkle of green onions. While they have tasty jambalaya, their Po’ Boy sandwiches are to die for, especially the fried oyster. Call to place your order and enjoy the retro atmosphere while you wait.

Al Salam Bakery Deli & Restaurant

3-10141 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6J8

For a healthy dose of Middle Eastern cuisine, this deli serves up hot chicken and beef shawarma at reasonable prices. Don’t forget to top off your meal with a side of fatoush. While I’m not normally a salad-lover, fatoush gets me to eat my greens and enjoy it.

Korean Grill

2912 Ellwood Dr Sw, Edmonton, AB T6X 0A9

The Wing Chicx Korean fried chicken is worth the drive to the far south. It’s battered and crispy on the outside, and mouth-watering chicken-y goodness on the inside. Specify whether you want the sauce on or not (both options are good). Call ahead for pickup at this brightly painted restaurant with friendly service.

Tres Carnales Taqueria Ltd

10119 100A St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0R5

Get authentic, fresh Mexican tacos, torta and quesadillas at this bustling downtown eatery. So many good options to choose from – anything with marinated pork and chorizo is good, in my books. Top off with a healthy serving of their homemade salsa and guacamole. Good to grab for meals on-the-go.

Ban Thai Restaurant

15726 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 0L1

If you’re in the mood for authentic Thai cuisine at a husband-and-wife-operated business, Ban Thai is a good, reliable (and tasty) bet. The spicy tom yum soup and gaeng kiew wann (green curry with veggies and your choice of beef, pork or chicken) are popular choices. Reserve your food by calling ahead.

Van Loc

10648 98 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2N7

Where else can you get a fresh foot-long sub for less than $4? Van Loc has been a staple in Chinatown for years with their reasonable prices and delicious fare-on-the-go. These freshly-made Vietnamese subs are served on crusty French baguettes, with your choice of cold cuts and tons of cilantro, cucumbers and thinly sliced pickled carrots to top it off.

Rice Bowl Deluxe

226-6655 178 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J5

If you have a hankering for Asian cuisine, but can’t quite decide, this family-owned business serves up piping-hot rice (and noodle) bowls in a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Korean. Customize your bowl with white, brown or coconut rice. Try the black pepper crispy noodle, or the green curry bowl and end your night on a sweet note with a bubble tea or frozen yogurt.

PiccoLino Bistro

9112 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5R 0M7

On nights when you crave comfort food, the heaping portions and fresh ingredients at Piccolino don’t disappoint. When you enter the Crestwood restaurant, chances are owner Lino himself will greet you. The lightly fried calamari and eggplant parmigiana hit the spot. Call to place your order for pickup.

Maria Northern Mexican Cuisine

10220 103 St Nw, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

I first tried Haweli during their busy lunch buffet. Memories of many butter chicken and mango pudding-induced hazy, lazy afternoons post-feast place this East Indian restaurant firmly in my heart. Luckily, they have a small sampling of favourite dishes available for takeout, including veggie pakora (deep-fried vegetable fritters), paneer, tandoori beef ribs and their ever-popular samosas.

Japanese Bistro Kobe

516-6655 178 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J5

Don’t judge the quality of food by this family-owned restaurant’s unassuming storefront. Tucked away in the Callingwood Marketplace, the owner boasts serious sushi credentials having been traditionally trained in Japan. Popular choices include the spicy tuna roll, seared salmon and katsu donburi. Call to place your order.

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