Family Takeout Spots Perfect For March Break

Across Canada, kids of all ages are looking forward to March Break starting Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18. The two-week period is a respite from school and homework where families can spend time together.

The joy of freedom experienced by students means extra supervision required by parents and, potentially, less time to cook. There is no better time for takeout and we have put together a list of top spots across the country, perfect for the whole family.  

Native Tongues Taqueria (Multiple Locations, Calgary, AL)

Family taco night done right. This taqueria has it all from tacos, burritos, chips & guac and even a flame-grilled hamburger for any more traditional palates in the family. To add vegetable options to the dinner rotation, order the Hongos tacos with locally cultivated mushrooms, kale, rema, queso fresco, onion, and cilantro or the Squash tacos with grilled zucchini, braised kale, crispy kale, and salsa macha For meat lovers, you can choose from an array of proteins including beef brisket, confit pork, chicken or slow roasted lamb. Native Tongues has a take-out specific menu and is accommodating in case your little ones just want some queso in a flour tortilla.  

NuBurger (Multiple Locations, Winnipeg)

This burger joint prides itself on offering healthy gourmet burgers, chocked full of as many local, natural and fresh ingredients available. There are unique burger choices that will surprise and delight more adventurous eaters or you can also build your own classic combinations. There are bison and beef patties as well as chickpea-based veggies patties, grilled chicken and mushroom options. There is also Lil’ Burger deal that comes with a mini cheddar burger with fresh cut veggies, fries and mini snickerdoodles. Dig in!  

Golden Turtle (125 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON)

This traditional Vietnamese restaurant located on the Ossington strip just north of Queen Street West offers some delicious Phở alongside rice and noodle dishes. The Phở stock (offered as an add on) is great for people of all ages, however, kids can really enjoy chicken fried rice, chicken satay skewers, steamed rice with hoisin or plum sauce and mango, strawberry or avocado milkshakes. Pad Thai, vermicelli or chef’s special dishes are always available for older members of the family.  

The Green Door (198 Main St, Ottawa, ON)

This casual vegetarian buffet has been an Ottawa staple since 1988. The menu offerings are made from scratch and change seasonally. You can choose from mains like the mushroom & spinach lasagna or basmati rice pilaf and side salads that can be mixed and matched like an avocado, edamame or pesto noodle salad. Available for dine-in or takeout with online ordering for delivery or pickup, you can make sure the whole family gets a delicious meal loaded with vegetables.  

852 Hong Kong Café (3040 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AL)

This Chinese restaurant offers a wide array of dishes that travel well when ordering takeaway for a large family. The adults in the family will be spoiled for choice with the Chef’s Specials, the large seafood section, Warm Heart selection, fried rice options or noodle dishes while children can choose dishes like Teriyaki chicken cutlets with steamed rice, French fries, spring rolls, ham & egg sandwich or toast with condensed milk & peanut butter. Explore global flavours with the whole family at this delicious café.  


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Tabule (Multiple Locations, Toronto, ON)

Tabule Restaurants are Middle Eastern eateries with multiple locations across the city. Mezza like hummus are perfect for the whole family to pair with entrees like chicken skewers, rice, fires and falafel. Stuffed grape leaves, ma’anek, grilled seafood and more are available for adults to dig into. Bring home something different this March break.  

Boulangerie de Froment et de Sève (2355 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC)

Baked goods are at the top of everyone’s comfort food list. This boulangerie uses premium ingredients to offer a range of classic viennoiserie like croissant, chocolatine, chausson aux pommes or kouign amann. This full-service bakery & deli also makes quiches, meat pies, fresh bread and sandwiches for a more complete meal. The best part, they also have frozen dough and croissant to fresh bake at home for later.   

Pizza Farina (915 Main Street, Vancouver, BC)

Who doesn’t love family pizza night? Pizza Farina offers Neapolitan Pizza from their wood-fired pizza oven. The thin crust, which crisps perfectly, is light and flavourful. The pizza dough itself goes through a three-day ferment, and once cooked is blistered in all the right places. Their marinara or margherita are perfect for the younger members of the family while parents have ample choice of white or red based pizzas and can enjoy their ever-changing specials. Of course, you can always build your own!  


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Aburi Tora (Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin St #612B, Toronto, ON)

If your family likes sushi the Aburi Restaurant Group in Toronto offers fresh seafood and contemporary dishes using traditional Japanese flavours and techniques. At Aburi Tora, the menu is meant to be shared and features a selection of Aburi flamed sushi as well as rolls, hot dishes, cold dishes and a kid-friendly section. Yam fries, avocado maki or Teriyaki chicken wings are a hit with kids while adults can enjoy nigiri, sashimi, chirashi or even udon noodle bowls. There is something for the whole family. 


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Gusto Italian Grill & Bar (130 Westmorland St, Moncton, NB)

This Italian eatery specializes in regional dishes and comfort classics. All items are handmade and their pasta section is not to be missed. Fettucine All’ Alfredo, classic lasagna or spaghettini & meatballs are a go-to for youngsters while the linguini frutti di mare or goat cheese ravioli incorporate bolder flavours. Main dishes include a variety of steak options as well as chicken and seafood dishes. Any leftovers will taste great the next day too!