When the weather outside is frightful, you’re best off heading somewhere warm and snug to order up the kind of food that’ll help you thaw from the inside out. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best Calgary comfort food locations for you to head to this winter.

Let’s start with pho, the ultimate Vietnamese comfort food. Though traditionally pho is a noodle soup made with beef stock, slices of beef, and lots of nutritious vegetables , you’ll find plenty of flavourful variations at Vietnamese restaurants throughout the city. Head to Balo for some authentic pho that will fill your belly and tantalize your tastebuds.

Fondue is always perfect on cold days, and at the Laurier Lounge you can opt for delicious cheese fondue with baguette and steamed vegetables, or go for beef, seafood, or chocolate fondue. These dishes are designed for sharing, so a perfect date night location.

You can never go wrong with mac ‘n’ cheese, and for true rib-sticking decadence try the truffle infused version at Vintage Chophouse and Tavern. Want something less high-brow? Try the deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese burger at Boogie’s Burgers for a tasty twist on this much adored classic.

What’s not to love about a hearty stew? At Limericks Pub they’re ladling out delicious beef and bison stew served with Guinness mustard gravy, mashed potatoes, and flatbread wedges. Yes please. (The Laurier Lounge also does a rather excellent beef bourguignon stew too, should you prefer to dine fancier.)

For that taste of home, meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. At Local 210, their version comes wrapped in bacon, served with mashed potatoes, veggies, and a beer and cheddar sauce.

Love perogies just like Baba used to make? Ukrainian Fine Foods serves up authentic perogies, borscht, cabbage rolls, and all those other fine Ukrainian comfort foods, and sells them frozen to take home too.

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