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Grab and Go Lunch - DT Calgary

Larry33 Dec 17, 2008 06:28 AM

When I don't pack my own lunch I like to grab a quick bite and head back to the office to eat. I usually opt for a sandwich from Marcellos or Submission. Good value and choice of toppings and cheeses at Marcellos for $5.25 with a side of pickles, and great bread and friendly service at Submission for $8.

What is your go to 'Grab n Go' lunch spot?

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    wmp.dll Dec 22, 2008 04:30 PM

    Atomic* on 1st Street + 7 ave SW. Is pretty good. Beef Sate Sub is really good.

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      Strider Dec 19, 2008 10:39 AM

      I'll third Thi Thi (not to be confused with Thai Tai) and second Falafel King.
      The sukiyaki place in Bankers Hall does a good noodle soup to go. Get there early (there's always a super long line at lunch time and they're not the most efficient), and order the Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (not on the menu).

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        23skidoo Dec 18, 2008 11:51 AM

        Rise Bakery makes a fine sandwich (downstairs, next to Redwater Grill, bow valley square)

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          Oneiron Dec 19, 2008 10:05 AM

          Anybody know if Rocky's Burger Bus is still in business. It's not downtown, but he had the best burgers.

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            LLcoolC Jan 2, 2009 10:03 PM

            It's still open as of November. I packed up the baby and made a pilgrimage down from the north end of Calgary just to satisfy my Rocky's craving and have a burger and poutine. Still Yummy! Still a huge line of people standing in front of it.

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          miss.foodie Dec 17, 2008 05:46 PM

          I like Smokee Lee in the parking lot of 6Ave and 4St SW (across from Knox United church). My favourite there is their reuben. It's a little pricey though.. I think it's about $10. For Vietnamese subs, my favorite is Thi Thi's. They have two locations (one in Chinatown across from Harry Hayes) and one on 8Ave and around 6St SW. I love their chicken sate sub at Thi Thi's. I also like the chicken shawarma at A&A Mediterranean Deli on 6Ave between MacLeod and 1St SE. It's in front of Rocky Mountain Court apt building. The portions at A&A are HUGE. I strongly suggest you order a "small" the first time just so you can figure out whether that's enough for you. The large are like sumo-size... and most guys I know can't finish it.

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            can_i_try_some Dec 18, 2008 02:05 PM

            OH! I hadn't realized Thi Thi had a 2nd location - I only knew of the tiny hole in the wall in Chinatown. Thanks!!

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              miss.foodie Dec 18, 2008 08:54 PM

              here's the address for the one on 8thAve:

              105-630 8 Avenue SW, Calgary - (403) 265-5451

              they are much more efficient than the chinatown location. while they may be a line up a times, it moves pretty fast... and there are also a few tables that you can sit at to eat there at the 8th Ave location...

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              ByeByeBaby Dec 18, 2008 04:09 PM

              miss.foodie, get out of my head! Those are three I would suggest, although I'd note Smokee Lee's and Thi Thi (Chinatown, at least) tend to get longish lineups. Probably not with weather like we're having now, though.

              A & A has been hit-and-miss for me lately; the chicken went south for a while, but it's now back up to snuff, but the last couple of times I went, the small is now an actual smallish serving of food. The prices haven't changed though, so I'd put Falafel King as a better deal.

              While it may be obvious, Sunterra does a really good selection of sandwiches, and they're ready to go. The Banker's Hall location does the "Combo" sandwich, a three slice of bread monster, with a couple of meats, lots of veg and even a nice chutney on it. Prices were jacked up in the fall, but it's still $6ish.

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