Save the salads for the springtime! Right now, we’re craving hearty meals with a side of old-school nostalgia. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these are the Calgary eateries on our carbs, cheese and bacon radar.
There are plenty of drool-worthy options at Diner Deluxe (804 Edmonton Tr. NE) but the meatloaf hash is what will get us out of bed on a freezing Sunday morning. It’s meatloaf. It’s wrapped in bacon. And breakfast poutine is a side option. Resistance, as they say, is futile.
The only thing that can make a great meal even greater is the company it’s shared it with. Agree? Then you’ll love Pip’s Board Game Café (2015-33 Ave. SW), Calgary’s first board game restaurant. Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Monopoly FTW!
Get cozy at Posto Pizzeria and Bar (1014 8 St. SW), where a freshly tossed, wood oven baked number, quattro pizza (sausage, salami, smoked pancetta, calabrese) will cure whatever ails you. Craving umami? Snag a seat at Menyatai (24 12 St. NW;) and pick your poison: ramen, udon or donburi.
For a sweet treat
Food fads will come and go but cupcakes will always have a special place in our hearts. When the mood for a perfectly moist cake swirled with rich buttercream strikes, we head straight to one of Crave’s four Calgary locations. #sorrynotsorry