Comfort food is simply the best.
You know, the kind of grub that hugs you from the inside, makes your stress melt away, and makes you happy to put on your stretchy pants. It’s that time of year and it’s time to check out our list of top crave-worthy comfort foods in YYC.
Enter into that delicious coma otherwise known as pure foodie bliss – here are nine of the most satisfying comfort foods you can find in Calgary right now.
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Aussie beef pie from Pie Junkie
Not much chewing is required when you’re eating this buttery crusted meat pie. The tender beef is coated in a rich sauce that’s seasoned perfectly.
Address: Spruce Cliff, 8 Spruce Centre SW; Kensington, 2815 2 Avenue NW
Grilled cheese with Tomato Dip from Cleaver
This dish lives on Cleaver’s bar snack menu and it’s undoubtedly the best grilled cheese in YYC.
Address: 524 17 Avenue SW
Southern Fried Chicken and Biscuits from Cluck N Cleaver
You don’t have to be from the South to want to soothe your soul with crisp fried chicken, buttery biscuits, and thick gravy. Stretchy pants are recommended for this meal.
Address: 1511 14 Street SW
Arepas, Empanadas, and Yucca Fries from Heaven
Get the ultimate comfort food experience by downing Heaven’s arepas, sinfully starchy yucca fries, and crisp corn empanadas made with fillings like cheese, chorizo, black beans, and fish.
Address: 1013 17 Avenue SW
Pork Chorizo Burger from Dairy Lane Café
Taking a stroll down Dairy Lane for comfort food is never a bad idea, especially with this tender pork chorizo burger on the menu.
Address: 319 19 Street NW
Craft Beer Mac and Cheese from Bridges on First
Beer infused, brisket topped cheesy macaroni- need we say more?
Address: 825 1 Avenue NE
Bureka from Sidewalk Citizen
This dreamy bureka is a golden, buttery pastry pocket encrusted with sesame seeds that’s packed with aged cheddar, feta, a free range egg, grated tomato, and your choice of red or green harissa.
Locations: East Village, 618 Confluence Way SE; Sunnyside, 338 10 Street NW
Waffles Benedict from Buttermilk Fine Waffles
Swap out that traditional English muffin for a waffle, and you’re officially in foodie heaven. With prosciutto, melted aged cheddar, cherry tomatoes, and arugula, Buttermilk totally nailed it with this creation.
Address: 33o 17 Avenue SW
Poutine from The Big Cheese Poutinerie
Nothing screams Calgarian comfort food more than a giant box of fries covered in gooey cheese curds from Big Cheese’s. Dripping in gravy and decked out in pretty much any topping your appetite craves, this is one dish that will never disappoint.
Address: Kensington – 207 10 Street NW; 17th Avenue – 738 17 Avenue