Ah, the winter months are well on their way and that means cozying up at home with some tasty dishes should be at the top of your to-do list. But, with winter weather comes the holidays and with the holidays comes spending. Can you imagine how nice it would be if you got money back when you spent money? Well, with Ampli, an app powered by RBC, you can.

Until November 30th, you can sign up for RBC’s new free app @myampli using the code CURIOCITY. Once you’re signed up, you’re eligible for $10 cash back when you spend $20 at one of our favourite takeout spots for cozy comfort food in the city until December 31st, 2020.

It’s free to download, free to use, and you don’t need an RBC account to get the cash back! In fact, Ampli works with over 130 financial institutions across Canada. Plus, Ampli partners with some of the biggest brands out there, from H&M to Indigo.ca to Sephora, to give you cash back on just about any type of purchases you’ll be making.

Now, let’s talk about 7 of our favourite places to get cozy takeout in Calgary.


jinya ramen ampli takeout

What’s more comforting than a piping hot bowl of ramen? Nothing, other than maybe a second bowl. Jinya is our spot for ramen any time of the day, ‘cause they go above and beyond when it comes to their food. Their flavour and menu options seriously hold them down as one of the best ramen spots around, and anywhere that encourages adding extra noodles to your order to slurp down any leftover broth holds a special place in our hearts.

Check out their menu here


niko's pizza takeout calgary

Specializing in Greek-style pizza and grub, this place is an institution. They use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and consistently prove why they’ve been able to hold up as one of Calgary’s best pizza spots for years. Forget light and airy pizza slices- these guys do not shy away from piling the cheese onto their already heavy slices. Nothing like a big ol’ cheese pull on a cold and crisp winter’s day!

Check out their menu here, and call to order direct


ampli cozy takeout faves

This 17th Avenue hotspot has redefined the deli scene in Calgary by taking sandwiches and classic diner fare to a whole new (very tasty) level. Their sandwiches are the best-reviewed ones in town for a reason. Using fresh, local, and high-quality ingredients, this elevated fare is perfect for any chilly day without breaking the bank. Just make sure you’ve got napkins and both hands ready, because these sandos have some serious heft.

Order online here


ampli takeout faves

Another soup place, who would’ve thought?! Pho Dau Bo is an incredibly tasty and traditional family-run restaurant. They’ve been around since 2008, and in that time have perfected the art of flavourful soups. Their broth is cooked for a whopping 16 hours and they use fresh ingredients. Pho lovers should definitely check this place out!

Order online here


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A Calgary favourite that is most known for being one of the best date night spots in the city, but not many people realize the convenience, value, and deliciousness of their curbside pickup. You can choose from a set menu that changes weekly, or go off their a la carte menu. Regardless of your choice, you really can’t go wrong. Well, unless you don’t order the Garlic Bread. It’s stuffed with cheese curds and ridiculously satisfying on even the coldest of evenings.

Order online here


hayden block takeout

Nothing like some meat sweats to get you through a cold, harsh winter! This popular BBQ joint offers up some of the best Texas-inspired flavours, and using their online ordering system makes building your own platter easy and seriously mouthwatering. Mix and match your favourite meats and sides, and make sure you don’t skimp on their Bacon Mac N’ Cheese!

Order online here


tandoori grill calgary ampli

We obviously couldn’t get away without including a food that smells so rich and comforting that it warms you from the inside-out. For your indian takeout needs, go no further than Tandoori Grill. They’ve got authentic flavour combos that’ll satisfy any craving, so make sure you order directly from them online and to snag your takeout in no time.

Order online here

So, what do you say, folks? With the winter weather on the way you’re going to be needing some seriously cozy dishes, so why not get cash back when you get your favourite food! Ampli is free to download, free to use, and puts some of that hard-earned cash right back into your pocket.