Naina’s Kitchen – Stuffed Burger Heaven
On Facebook I have this contest running and all you have to do is comment on my status update what your favourite burger is. We have the usual great answers, like Peter’s Drive-In, Five Guys, Boogies Burgers, and much more, which all I don’t disagree with, but one great comment stuck out, “Gotta be the stuffed burgers at Naina’s Kitchen” by Todd C., I quickly looked up their website, www.nainaskitchen.com and yes I had to go there.
First things first, this is the Ultimate Hidden Gem. Now lets talk about burgers. Could this be one of the best burgers i’ve had in Calgary, YES! This a very casual place with a nice variety on the menu and you can tell love and care is put into the food they make. Their slogan is “Home Cooking with Style” and down home cooking is what is served. The owner and staff know everyone by name so you know loyalty is there which says a lot about this place.
Onto the food. First up we had the Naina’s Five Cheese Mac n Cheese, which is made with Sharp Cheddar, Gruyere, Friulano, Asiago and Swiss, we also added Bacon and Caramelized Onions infused in the dish. When it came out, it was fresh, hot, and topped with crumbled goldfish crackers and ripple chips (Awesome idea). Fuzzy and I both enjoyed this Mac and Cheese a lot.
Next up was our burgers, the owner told us that it does take some time to make these Stuffed Burgers, yes that’s right I said it, Stuffed Burgers! (Meaning toppings inside the hamburger patties). It does take about 20-25 mins to make and if you’re in a hurry or have a short lunch break, you’re welcome to give her a call and order ahead. The burger also comes with fresh cut fries, soup or salad. Great deal at $10.50-$11.50. The 1/2 pound Stuffed Burger I had was stuffed inside with Swiss, Mushrooms, Bacon and Fresh Jalapeños (not pickled) and Fuzzy had the Stuffed Burger with Cheddar, Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Fresh Jalapeños. Both came with delicious fresh cut fries and I had a side of gravy too. Their burgers are served on a large kaiser bun which was perfect to hold this monster. Whoever thought of a stuffed burger is a genius, so moist, delicious, the cheese melted perfect inside, and the Jalapeños were a great touch. Overall burger was outstanding!
If you love burgers you have to go check Naina’s Kitchen out as soon as you can. This is one hidden gem I hope that doesn’t become hidden anymore. It’s that good and everyone needs to know about it. Thanks Todd C. for the amazing recommendation. This will be in my top rotation for all my daily burger cravings.
You can find Naina’s at 2808 Ogden Road SE, it’s in the loopy thing at Ogden Road going onto Blackfoot Trail North.
Phone number if you want to order ahead of time or pick up: 403-263-6355
Open Monday-Friday 7am-3pm
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