If Pumpkin Spice Lattes aren't enough to cure your end of summer blues, this is the perfect article for you. You may have spent the past few months hitting the gym, counting calories, and snapping cute bikini pictures to show off all your hard work, or, if you're anything like me, you've been eating what you want and still having the time of your life ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

A lot of people see Winter as the time to work on your Summer bod for next year, but if you ask me, I'd say it's the ideal time to bulk up. Calgary winters are cold, you've gotta stay warm out there. 

Next time you're in the mood to treat yourself, check out our list of Calgary's best junk food places. You can show off your sweet eats and your new #WinterBod on Insta all year long.

1. Inglewood Drive In // 802 12 St SE

Another classic burger shack that you have to cross off your bucket list. If you're sick of getting burgers and milkshakes from Peter's, Inglewood Drive In is another great option. They have classic burger joint food, perfect for a late night snack, or an afternoon hangover cure.


2. Rocky's Burgers // 1235 26 Ave SE

It can be hard to find quality food truck food sometimes, but Rocky's really is the best of the best. Fresh, handmade burgers and some of the best poutine you'll find in Calgary.


3. The Big Cheese Poutinerie // 2 locations around Calgary

When you think "junk food", chances are you're thinking "poutine". For some reason, Canadians can't get enough of the fries, cheese, and gravy combo. The Big Cheese puts tons of classic spins on your favourite treat, including vegetarian, buffalo chicken, and pulled pork poutine.


4. Boogie's Burgers // 2 locations in Calgary

If you're into vintage decor and great food, this is the place for you. Boogie's features vintage arcade games, so you can play while you sip on one of their delicious milkshakes.


5. Blackfoot Truckstop Diner // 1840 9 Ave SE

Better than Denny's, obviously. Everyone loves classic diner food, and who doesn't love breakfast for dinner? 


6. Smashburger // Various locations around Calgary

Not only are the burgers incredible, the sides are to die for. Smashburger offers fan favourites such as haystack onions, spicy buffalo fries, and fried pickles.


7. Blue Star Diner // 809 1 Ave NE

Ok, but how yummy do these Cheesesteak Tacos look? We're literally drooling. Blue Star is probably the cutest diner you'll come across in NE Calgary, with some top notch diner food.


8. UNA Pizza + Wine // 618 17 Ave SW

Pizza is obviously a junk food staple in everyone's diet, and UNA is the best of the best. If you're into authentic, delicious pizza at super affordable prices, you need to check this place out. Not to mention, the drink menu is also incredible. 


9. Regrub // 625 11 Ave SW

Regrub is known for being over the top, but also super delicious. If you're into massive burgers, and milkshakes with crazy toppings, this is the place for you. You probably won't want to count your calories though😜.


10. Made By Marcus // 1013 17 Ave SW

Looking for some dessert after you treat yourself to dinner? Made by Marcus has some of the most delicious and unique flavours you can find in Calgary. Their sundaes and soft serve are to die for.


11. Burger 320 // 814 1 Ave NE

I know what you're thinking... "Another burger place?" Yes, but this place is worth mentioning. Besides great burgers and other classic diner food, Burger 320 also serves insane dessert creations like their Witches Brew Gelato pictured above. 

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