It is that time of the year again; winter is upon us and that means getting cozy and warm should be a priority. Winter means a lot of things to a lot of different people – cozy slippers, chunky winter sweaters, Christmas movies and of course, hearty comfort food. If you don’t feel like cooking your own recipes, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Check out our top 20 comfort food picks from restaurants all around Cairo – that are guaranteed to make you happy on the inside!
- Southern Mac & Cheese from Chicken & Ribs
Let’s face it! Mac & cheese from Chicken & Ribs is the definition of the coziest mash-up ever which makes it the ultimate comfort food dish for those cold winter nights.
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- Carbonara Pasta from Mo Bistro
This definitely had to make the cut! When you’re craving comfort food, nothing – I repeat, NOTHING – will cure your craving state more than Mo Bistro’s creamy delicious carbonara pasta!
- Mince’s Big Double Burger
There are not enough words to describe the soul-filling goodness that is this Big Double burger from Mince. We’ll start with these: double patties. Melty cheese. Caramelized onions. Crispy bacon. Secret sauce. Any burger-holic knows the best way to beef up a burger is to pile on crispy bacon!
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- Maple Syrup Glazed Waffles & Fried Chicken from Chicken & Ribs
We just have one thing to say: you’re going to have to sit down for this!
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- Wok and Walk Noodles
Those are perfect for couch days on a cold winter night as you binge watch your favorite TV show! If you’re not eating it out of a box with chopsticks, you’re not getting the full comfort food experience!
- Chili’s Cheese Nachos
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Burgers and fried chicken are amazing and all, but those cheese nachos from Chili’s have a special place in our hearts since childhood! Nobody does it better!
- Pasta Casserole from Fogs Egypt
You can’t beat a classic – the mother of all casseroles. You get all of the comfort and none of the work! If you manage to eat it while nobody is watching, the calories don’t count. Just kidding, we wish!
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- Creamy Oven Pasta from Pastaweesy
You cannot go wrong with this creamy, cheesy, carb-y, and super delicious pasta bowl from Pastaweesy. You will definitely satisfy your craving and mood. Just look at that cheese pull!
- Mince’s Loaded Onion Rings
Another item from Mince makes our list and that is the loaded onion rings! This is not your average onion rings you get at a fast food restaurant, rather the crispiest, juiciest rings you’ll ever taste!
- Gringo’s Burritos
Burritos are perfect for midnight cravings which makes Gringo’s burritos the ultimate belly-stuffing cheap eats of our dreams. Talk about food coma! Totally worth it!
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- Butcher’s burger’s Mighty Burger
If you’re looking for some good comfort food, Butcher’s Burger is the place to be. From their delicious appetizers to their burgers, their entire menu is good for the soul! Hence, the Mighty Burger definitely makes the list!
- Chicken Ranch Pizza from Papa John’s
While all the local pizzerias are always a good idea, there are millions of people who are die-hard pizza chain fans out there and we are one of those people! In this case, we’re talking about Papa John’s famous chicken ranch!
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- Vegetable Lentil Soup from Crave
Another comfort food staple is this vegetable lentil soup from Crave. This isn’t your typical boring lentil soup that your mom makes you eat when you’re sick – that’s for sure!
- Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut
When we think of comfort food, we automatically think pizza. This is because pizza solves all our problems especially Pizza Hut which gave us pepperoni stuffed crust pizza – the greatest creation known to mankind in pizza history!
The Original Fil Sandwich from Chicken Fil-A
Fried chicken is slowly taking over the fast food industry and Chicken Fil-A is taking the lead. This messy cheesy gooey is amongst the most popular items on the menu and it can be summed up in two words: food coma.
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- Feteea’s Feteer
Let’s face it: anything that’s served in pastry is pretty darn delicious and Feteera’s mixed cheese feteer is no exception. Sometimes you just need all that grease in your life!
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- Ovio’s Hot Chocolate
When we think of winter, we immediately think of hot chocolate; it is a staple during this time of year and the best thing about it is that Ovio is only a phone call away!
- Ovio’s Christmas Pancakes
Another comfort food staple from Ovio that makes our list is their Christmas pancakes – a stack of perfectly moist and textured pancakes drizzled in Dulce de Leche, Italian mascarpone and topped with cinnamon. Every year, Ovio introduces its signature Christmas pancake dishes that are available on the menu through the end of the year ALL DAY LONG!
- Chocolate Heaven Cups from the Batter Half & Co.
At this point, the Batter Half & Co’s desserts are legendary. Where else are you going to get this super fudgy with oozing molten chocolate creation called the chocolate heaven? We can’t stop staring.
- Cinnabon’s Caramel Pecanbon Roll
It is both a blessing and a curse that Cinnabon delivers all around Egypt, especially during the winter days. We can totally resist this warm cinnamon dough drenched in layers on smooth caramel frosting and sprinkled with a splash of pecans on top – said no one ever.
Article By Injy Refaie