SkipTheDishes in Calgary. How is it? It’s awesome! My Review

SkipTheDishes Calgary Brining Your Foods

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I frigging love SkipTheDishes. For realsies. I can’t even count how many people I’ve told about it, even convincing one of my clients to order lunch to the office for a group of us so we didn’t have to stop working. I only wish I had thought to give people my personal referral code sooner. That’s okay though, we’ll get back to the referral thing in a minute. SkipTheDishes Calgary has saved me a lot of time.

I love to eat, and I love to find new places and try things in our city. Anyone who follows our twitter account knows that I’m a super busy mom, I prefer not to cook if I don’t have to, and I like variety.

“Food you don’t have to cook is like a hug from the inside.” – Tobes (a good friend of ours)

Our daughter is super picky and basically dislikes anything delicious, so ordering Chinese food is futile, I dislike pizza, and we’re all tired of the fast food that is on our block. Imagine my delight when I started perusing the SkipTheDishes Calgary restaurant list and I saw I could order my favourite Apple Pizza from Beer Revolution, or an order of jam, brie, and baguette from Laurier Lounge (Closed as of December 31, 2017), and have it delivered to my door. I wouldn’t have to go out in the cold, or even put on pants! (Sorry to every courier we’ve had, in the history of ever. We are not pants people.

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The setup is wicked simple. Hit up their website on your desktop, or download the super handy app on your phone, and create your account. You should do that now.

Create Your Account!

Okay, so if you just created an account using the link above you now have $7 in SkipTheDishes credit waiting for you! Woohoo! You yourself can also get a referral code, refer your friends and family and co-workers and strangers. Each one will toss you $7 in SkipTheDishes Calgary credit. How sweet it is!

Now it’s time to think about what you want to eat. You can search for restaurants by name or cuisine type, or you can sort the ones available to your address by distance, how long it takes to deliver, delivery fee, or their skip score. I’m totally driven by cravings so I usually search by cuisine or I look up specific restaurants that have what I love.

Do you want fries with that?

Once you’ve chosen your restaurant, go look at their menu, make your order and then you can track the driver! It’s like Uber but for food when it comes to the GPS tracking. It’s probably one of my favourite parts of the service. I love knowing exactly where my food is.

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What I love even more is that I get to pay and include my tip when I order so, when the courier arrives all I have to do is open my door and receive my carefully selected goodness. We call it “making a food happen” in our house. It’s like magic but for food.

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This is our last order, which was from Thai Tai. I was dying for an Onion Wrapped Beef Sate sub and some spring and salad rolls. It was hot and delicious and they did an amazing job with all of my extra instructions for my sub!

I was just looking through my order history, and I’ve never ordered from the same restaurant twice. Talk about variety!

There are 61 comments for this article
  1. Daniel Brachman at 11:41 am

    omg mings chinese

  2. Jon at 2:38 pm

    Holy Smoke

  3. Jennifer C at 10:25 am

    I would order form Mint Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant. Their food is so darn tasty!

  4. Andy at 8:48 am


  5. Ciprian at 12:37 pm

    Via Cibo! It is really delicious and really affordable food.

  6. Michelle at 10:03 pm

    I would order from Bookers- love their meat and deep fried pickles!

  7. Jeffrey at 5:30 pm

    I would order from Burgers 2 Beer and have a nice meal with my wife.

  8. Emily O'Sullivan at 2:49 pm

    I always order from An Nam Pho they have the most amazing Pho *drools* but if I had to pick another it would be fiasco gelato! Ummm ice cream delivered right to your door Hells yeah!!!

  9. Krista M at 1:41 pm

    I would bring the glorious taste of summer delivered right to my door & beat those winter blues with Holy Smoke BBQ!

  10. Jolene at 4:44 pm

    I would order from Big T’s

  11. Linda at 9:32 am

    I would order from Afghan Turkish cuisine. It looks great.

  12. Melissa Bertrand at 12:53 pm

    Full circle pizza! You can’t get the oysters, but the arancini, triple cooked fries and beer salad are tondie for.

  13. Wendy L at 10:24 am

    We always get food delivered to my work at the hospital. Pita basket ??

  14. Michanta cholo at 10:20 am

    Taco time

  15. Ash at 9:58 am

    5S17! If you’ve not tried their sushi burrito yet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s enormous, and amazing!

  16. Meghan S. at 8:49 am


  17. Dustin at 7:44 am

    Definitely Maharaja Indian. So good.

  18. Kristy at 2:46 am

    Definitely Kinjo! We need a date night but ordering in would be second best right now.

  19. Chelsea Hunter at 11:48 pm

    Famous Neopolitan Pizza! Obviously ?

  20. Amy Pratt at 11:28 pm

    Oh maaan! I always love me some Kinjo. But Delicious Thai and Nirvana are so good too!!

  21. Rosie Luangamath at 11:21 pm

    Your picture just made my decision easy – Thai Tai!! Ummm Assorted Sub with extra chili peppers, won ton soup and why not a vermicelli bowl 🙂

  22. Reina at 10:35 pm

    Bolsa Vietnamese! Though I really really wish The Coup was partnered with them. 🙂

  23. Lea-Anne Wilke at 10:31 pm

    sooooooo many.. CB Drive in, Bangkok Thai, Cedars, I could go on!!

  24. lynn clayton at 10:17 pm

    preston pizza omg its amazing

  25. Calin W at 9:25 pm

    Jimmy’s A&A!

  26. Justin at 9:01 pm

    Canadian pizza unlimited

  27. Tamara at 8:38 pm

    Man Tai Tai sounds yummy.

  28. Chelsey leidl at 8:23 pm

    Omg. Much burrito!!!

  29. Kyle Johnson at 8:07 pm

    I love BBQ, so Big T’s would be my choice!

  30. Nichole Barwise at 7:44 pm

    KINJOOOO! I love skip the dishes. I live in the far far NW and the last thing I want to do after a 10 hour shift and an hour and a half transit ride home from work is go out and find dinner.
    I try and treat myself once a month to stay in my “happy place”
    Hahahaha…. ha ha

  31. Phoenix at 7:19 pm

    From the only place near my house that delivers…. kinjo!

  32. caryn s at 6:53 pm

    I would love to try Big T’s BBQ & Smokehouse. I have heard great things about their food!

  33. Gillian Rouleau at 6:10 pm

    Fusion sushi

  34. Corey harpell at 5:52 pm

    Jane Bond BBQ.

  35. Lindsey at 5:51 pm

    Kimbo… Even tho we just ordered from there, I hadn’t had sushi in a year!

  36. Brittney at 5:47 pm

    Definitely Kinjo!

  37. Rebecca Roberts at 5:44 pm

    Big Ts BBQ and Smokehouse sounds delish!!

  38. Laura at 5:40 pm

    We would order from Fiasco Gelato! We do that at work sometimes.

  39. Karen at 5:32 pm

    OMG, Shikiji. They don’t have it listed! So Jimmy’s A&A. Or FAMOSO (I am a bad Calgarian and have never tried it).

  40. Marika Toth at 4:37 pm

    I love lots of cheese on pizza. I heard Olive Grove Pizzeria puts lots on theirs. I would love to try them. Thanks.

  41. Heather at 3:18 pm

    I love Van Son and Sushi Bistro Anzu!

  42. Christine at 2:56 pm

    Noodlebox is always good after a night of drinking!

  43. Tricia Lo at 2:25 pm

    Takeout Chinese is the best. I’d order from Golden Moon — that place has amazing reviews.

  44. Frank Wong at 2:03 pm

    Swiss Donair! Best donairs in Alberta.

  45. Kris at 12:19 pm

    Definitely Kinjo!

  46. Matt McQueen at 10:53 am

    I’d order from Holy Smoke BBQ!!

  47. Maritess S at 10:14 am

    There are so many to choose from that we can now satisfy our cravings for any food preference or cravings that we may have. We would definitely use it at Van Son Vietnamese Place.

  48. Karina at 9:44 am

    Definitely Shibuya Izakaya!

  49. Gail at 9:36 am

    Definitely Kinjo! Long overdue for some Sushi!

  50. Stephanie at 8:31 am

    I would order from Kim Lan, our go-to Vietnamese restaurant!

  51. Carrie at 8:24 am

    Beer revolution! Love their pizza.

  52. Laura Moser at 8:05 am


  53. Jo Calliou at 8:05 am

    Oh my–soooo many choices! But I’d be ordering from Taj Mahal….mmmm DEEELISH!

  54. Tamara at 8:03 am

    Kinjo- their sushi is the BEST!

  55. Jeff at 7:56 am

    Tamarind NW

  56. BlairCalgary at 7:37 am

    Surahi – Indian food!

  57. Deja L at 7:30 am

    Thai Bistro – no questions asked! 😀

  58. Paul at 7:30 am

    My daughter is eating me out of house and home with Avocado Rolls from Kinjo. I’d have to keep spending money there!

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