Nothing says comfort food more than a big plate of chicken and waffles/ (Gray Olive Cafeteria / Instagram)

8 spots for comfort food in Burnaby

We’re entering rainy season and there’s no better time to hunt down a cozy meal.

By Vikki Hui | October 14, 2021 |5:00 am

We’re entering rainy season and there’s no better time to hunt down a cozy meal. We’ve got you covered with this list of your favourite places in Burnaby to grab some of the most popular comfort foods with Beacon readers. Comfort food means something different to everyone, however, so let us know if we missed out on your go-to place for a warm, satisfying meal.

Parkcrest Diner

Recommended by Beacon reader Rachel Thexton (@rthexton), this cute little diner near Holdom Station is your typical greasy spoon, with a Chinese twist. Apart from great value for money breakfast options and delicious burgers, you can also find Chinese comfort food options such as Chicken Egg Foo Yung.

Address: 5901 Broadway

Fraser Park Restaurant

Fraser Park Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant dedicated to serving generous portions of Eurasian-style cooking using seasonal ingredients. Beacon reader Sandra Thomas (@sthomas10) says, “…the beef dip will feed you for lunch and dinner and the German breakfast is over the top.”

Address: #103-4663 Byrne Road

Pho Century

 

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We couldn’t compile a list of comfort foods without mentioning pho. Recommended by Beacon reader Dr. Birinder Narang (@DrBirinderSingh), Pho Century is a neighbourhood staple and it serves up hearty portions of pho in light and flavourful broth. It also offers a wide variety of Vietnamese food for those who are craving dry noodles or rice dishes. For more pho options, check out our list of the 9 Vietnamese restaurants in Burnaby you need to try.

Address: 6701 Kingsway

Kamamarui Ramen & Don

 

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Speaking of noodles, nothing is cozier than slurping a tasty bowl of ramen on a chilly day. Recommended by Beacon reader Michael Kwan (@michaelkwan), this ramen joint in Royal Oak offers a wide variety of ramen along with delicious appetizers such as bomb onigiri and sous-vide chashu salad. They also serve a limited quantity of donburi, so keep an eye out for those! For more ramen options, check out our list of the 5 best ramen spots in Burnaby you need to try.

Address: 6514 Royal Oak Avenue/4219 Hastings Street

Shanghai Dimsum House

 

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In a hurry and looking for a quick bite of comfort food? Head over to Crystal Mall to grab some xiao long bao from Shanghai Dimsum House. This unassuming restaurant in the food court is a neighbourhood staple, and the burst of hot, meaty broth when you bite into the xiao long bao is guaranteed to bring you comfort. For more dim sum options, check out our list of the 7 dim sum restaurants in Burnaby you need to try.

Address: 4500 Kingsway

Agra Tandoori


Agra Tandoori has 2 locations and is highly recommended by Beacon readers. It is known for consistently serving delicious Indian food in generous portions, and it offers many awesome specials like the lunch special thali which includes a curry served with rice, naan, dessert, and salad. For more Indian food options, check out our list of the Best Indian restaurants in Burnaby, according to Beacon readers.

Address: 7366 Market Crossing / 110-3790 Canada Way

Socrates in the Heights

Featuring authentic Greek food and delicious pizzas made with homemade dough, this family-owned joint in the Heights is a local favourite. Beacon reader Michael Kwan (@michaelkwan) recommends the slow roasted lamb shoulder, which comes with a side of rice, roasted potatoes, greek salad, tzatziki, and pita. For more pizza options, check out our list of the 11 pizza spots in Burnaby you need to try.

Address: 4651 Hastings Street

Gray Olive Cafeteria

 

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This cozy eatery serves up plenty of classic comfort foods such as chicken and waffles, hearty sandwiches, and a daily soup special. This is the perfect place to go on a chilly day when you’re craving something to warm you up.

Address: 4190 Hastings Street

Vikki Hui

Burnaby Beacon contributor

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