Pies Plus Cafe – Calgary, Alberta

Pies Plus Cafe is a neat little place I stumbled upon. Not wanting to make my own pies, and craving for a home made pie, I knew the frozen isle in my local grocery stores wasn’t going to do.. and, I didn’t want to go to the Farmers Market during this long weekend rush.

I then looked up great pie places, and to my excitement, there was one not far from my house. So, I went there for lunch and ordered myself a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of apple pie. Sure, the pie was cold — which would have been awesome if they popped it in the oven to make it hot again, but it was still really good.

We also ordered a beef pie and that was really delicious. The beef in the beef stew was really savory and tender, and seasoned quite nicely. There was a pie topper which was really light and flaky.

I really enjoyed my experience here, although it was a little costly. The neat thing however, there were lots of people who came in and out of the store with empty pie dishes, which was neat! It sure keeps their customers coming back for more pies!

Pies Plus Cafe

611-12445 Lake Fraser Dr SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 271-6616

Ricky’s All Day Grill – Calgary, Alberta

Ricky’s All Day Grill has the best turkey gravy in my opinion. It’s a small location, with really great food, so be sure you have lots of time before even thinking about going to Rickys.

I always order something with fries and turkey gravy on the side, and I really enjoy the Hawaiian burger from Rickys as it offers a sweet and savory taste from both the teriyaki sauce and the grilled slice of pineapple. It’s the perfect balance to a burger. This delicious burger does tend to make a big mess as well, so roll up your sleeves and enjoy this treat!

Ricky’s All Day Grill (130th Ave)

4307 130 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 257-6658

Douglas Peking Express

In search for a great take out place with Chinese Food for lazy cold winter days, I found myself trying Douglas Peking Express in Douglas Glen in Southeast Calgary. The food was better than the Chinese take out place in McKenzie Towne, so I would go the extra distance for Chinese food here.

We didn’t do take out this time, as we wanted to try out the Chinese experience. They were decent! The neat thing was, there was people who continually came in to either place take out orders or pick up their orders! It gave me great confidence that the food was good!

We ordered fried rice and Shanghai noodles, which are 2 of our favourites! And, needless to say, we did like the quality of food here. The lunch menu that we saw seemed very attractive as well – even though we haven’t had a chance to try it out yet.

Douglas Peking Express

11566 24 St SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 203-1008