If you’re anything like us, then you’ve already constructed a specialized heating system by which you’re able to turn your living space into a tropical haven as respite from the frigid temperatures. And it’s only mid-November! Yes, we no likey the icy winds, but at least we know how to find comfort from the cold: food. Comfort food, to be exact. Here are 7 of our favourite cold weather dishes and where you get ’em…
Fondue | Cheesewerks
This heavenly haven of all things cheese boasts some of (well, the best, actually) fondue in the city. They switch up their exact recipe regularly, so there’s always reason to pop back and order up a piping hot vessel of melted glory.
Pizza | L’Unita Enoteca
This Yorkville fave makes some wicked and wild ‘zas for the windy weather. The L’Atomica specifically will get your heart rate going again, comprising fior di latte, spicy chorizo, and bomba in a pas de deux of flavourful heat.
Pasta | Tappo Wine Bar
For pastas so fine they’ll blow your mind, look no further than Tappo Wine Bar. This Distillery District mainstay crafts old school pastas like Nonna used to make. When the skies are grey and we’re bundled up in Canada Goose like it ain’t no thang, burying our heads in a bowl of Linguine ai Frutti di Mare (seafood in a zesty white wine broth sauce) is akin to sipping on a cup of hot chocolate after the skating rink.
Nachos | Habits Gastropub
A welcoming spot if ever there was one, Habits Gastropub’s nachos are an exercise in comfortable cuisine. Spicy braised beef, crisp-as-can-be tortilla chips, and diced iceberg lettuce round out their nacho dish, and a pint of OCB simply adds that convivial touch.
Saganaki | Estiatorio Volos
It’s flaming cheese, people! Need we say more…?
Burgers | Holy Chuck Burgers
The badass barons of beef have ample options for both the total carnivore and the lowly vegetarian. (Sorry… but we love us some ground cow.) Holy Chuck’s burgers show no restraint, and that’s just how we like ’em. Add a hand-crafted milkshake to the mix and we’re happy as can be.
Perogies | Czehoski
This Queen West resto-bar makes ’em from scratch on the daily. That’s a massive check in their favour. Add to the stunning classic dish an everyone-is-welcome atmosphere and you’ve a recipe for the perfect comforting night out on the town.