These dishes are just the thing to warm up on a chilly day

When the temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than getting food that warms the soul. Chicago’s filled with great options for mac and cheese, ramen and pies, to name a few quintessential comforts. Here are 13 places to find a variety of favorite comfort foods, ordered from north to south.

8 Turkey, sweet potato and greens ‘neatloaf’ at Beatrix

Meatloaf may be one of the ultimate comfort foods, although tough to find a reliable source. Thankfully, Beatrix’s ‘neatloaf’ is filled with hunks of chicken, sweet potatoes and greens to create a balanced meal that is also the peak of comfort. Beatrix also has locations in Streeterville and Fulton Market.

Beatrix's Neatloaf


9 Gnocchi bolognese at il Porcellino

Fluffy pillows of gnocchi topped with bolognese sauce is the ultimate in pasta comforts. The sauce is made with rosemary, parmesan and prime beef, but the gnocchi is the star — tender and delicious.

Gnocchi Bolognese


11 Chicago Double at M Burger

While it’s great to eat a burger all year long, there’s a little bit more leeway when the temperature drops. So dig into M Burger’s Chicago Double, an indulgence with two patties, American cheese, pickles, and mustard.

Double Burger