As the cold, chilly weather rears its annual head, and the early darkness has our blankets and fuzzy throws calling us louder than before, there’s no better time to indulge in our favourite comfort foods, so we’re celebrating Comfort Food Days at Canada Takeout.
Whether you enjoy a high carb, high calorie plate of guilty pleasure goodness that screams “food coma” or prefer a simple course filled with flavour and nostalgia, these days are for you.
Like our friends at Campbell’s say, “soup is like a warm hug,” so order that beloved bowl of homestyle nostalgia again, add that slice of cake or pie to your order, eat that pound of Frank’s RedHot buffalo wings. After all, Frank’s practically invented buffalo wings with their cayenne pepper blend.
You’ve earned it!
Here are 10 other comfort food recommendations available across Canada for your cozy takeout inspo.
Newfoundland Comfort (Corner Brook, NL)
With menu options so comforting, they had to put it in the name so you always know where to find it (and we love it).
Try their Double Comfort Burger, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, fried onions, mushrooms, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and ketchup, mustard and mayo.
Don’t forget the Snack Attack pub grub pack of mozza sticks, fried pickle spears and onion rings.
55 Broadway, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H-4C8.
Seoul Food (Charlottetown, PE)
Canadian and Seoul-inspired food for the soul, this Korean Charlottetown staple provides a wide variety of heartwarming dishes for your takeout pleasure.
Warm up with their Chicken or Shrimp Dumpling Noodle dish or slurp up some Seoul Special Ramen. Their Jaeyuk (Pan-fried Spicy Pork & Rice) and Korean Seasoned Sweet Fried Chicken also hot contenders.
330 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 2M4
R&B Kitchen (Dartmouth, NS)
Nova Scotia’s top soul food destination, R&B Kitchen offers food in comfort, Caribbean and other flavourful forms.
Check their socials for their daily specials, which have included Deep Fried Coconut Shrimp with Cheesy Crinkly Fries, Oxtail Mac & Cheese and Bacon Wrapped Stuff Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Green Beans.
760A Highway 7, Dartmouth, NS, B2W 3T8.
Buffalo Wild Wings (Multiple Locations)
First opened in 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings was started as an alternative plan to a long-distance road trip in search of craving-fulfilling, authentic, New York-style Buffalo chicken wings for Ohio-based founders Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. Now, they’re across the continent and ready to satisfy your cravings too!
Grab a Boneless Chicken (10, 20, 30) Bundle with Fries or bite into one of their burgers from Avocado Bacon to Southwestern Black Bean to Buffalo Bleu.
Snack Bar Saint-Jean (Saint-Jean, QC)
At Snack Bar Saint-Jean, comforting poutines, sandwiches, burgers, casse-croute and grilled cheese are their specialties!
Treat your belly and taste buds to their Club Poutine with sauce, cheese curds, lettuce, white chicken, bacon and tomatoes.
Feeling adventurous for dessert? There’s a Chocolate & Bacon CAKE.
780 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P9. @snackbarsaintjean
Robin’s Donuts (Multiple Locations)
“Fast, fresh and friendly,” Robin’s Donut’s is one of Canada’s top donut chains with over 140 locations ready to serve your comfort cravings.
Current specials include their Oatmeal Rounds with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Icing to enjoy alongside their Pumpkin Spice cappuccinos.
Not feeling the pumpkin love? They’ve got beverages, bagels, donuts, soups and sandwich classics galore for any meal, any time.
Kevin’s Bistro (Winnipeg, MB)
Serving up “divine comfort food,” Kevin’s Bistro describes their cuisine as a “decadent experience that will your elevate your palate and warm your soul.”
Try one of their signature mac & cheese dishes like the Raffald, made with aged cheddar, provolone, gruyere, and garlic breadcrumbs.
Crank up the winter country pride with a bowl of the Canadiana, a mac & cheese with maple syrup, bacon, cheddar and topped with Old Dutch S&V Chips.
141 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0R3. @kevinsbistro
Humpty’s Family Restaurants (Multiple Locations)
One of Canada’s leading full-service family restaurant chains, the teams at Humpty’s Family Restaurants have comfort foods for all ages.
All-time favourites include their Southern Fried Chicken, Upside-Down Shepherd’s Pie, Extreme Grilled Cheese, Gourmet Burgers and their famous Panscrambler selections.
Cleaver (Calgary, AB)
Offering “50 seats and a cow,” Cleaver offers share plates, hangover-curing sliders and delicious bar snacks.
Their mouthwatering slider menu includes tastes like Chipotle Cheeseburger, Buttermilk Chicken (w/ celeriac slaw, cucumber, garlic aioli), Buffalo Chicken (w/ slaw, pickles) and Matcha mushroom (w/ fontina, garlic aioli).
How will we ever choose?
524 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 0A9. @cleavercalgary
Burgoo Bistro (Multiple Vancouver Locations, BC)
“Serving traditional comfort-food favourites in a countryside atmosphere,” the crew at Burgoo believes that a tiny bit of comfort can go a long way to making someone’s day more satisfying.
Enjoy their comfort favourites like Butter Chicken, Hungarian Goulash, Beef Bourguignon, Mussels Cocotte and their ooey, gooey oh-so-good Macaroni & Cheese.