Uptown Comfort Food Crawl

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2023 Comfort Food Crawl! This year we sold out prior to the event and were able to raise over 12 000 meals for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. AMAZING!

500 of you judged your favourite 12 comfort food dishes for People’s Choice, and our celebrity judges chose their winners for Judge’s Choice. The results are in:


Judge’s Choice
Mac and Cheese Challenge – Kentucky Bourbon BBQ
Soup Showdown – Bodega Rose
Chili Cook-off- The Duke of Wellington
People’s Choice
Mac and Cheese Challenge – Ethel’s Lounge
Soup Showdown – The Nomad Chef
Chili Cook-off – The Duke of Wellington

January 28, 12-4PM 2023

Come on up to support the Food Bank of Waterloo Region AND indulge in our yummiest comfort foods!

Kicking off along with the City of Waterloo’s annual Winterloo festival, this year’s Uptown Comfort Food Crawl includes delicious food items from Uptown restaurants that are sure to provide a little comfort (and who couldn’t use a bit more of that?)! With a Chili Cook-off at Revive Game Bar, Mac and Cheese Challenge at Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ & Soup Showdown at Prohibition Warehouse we’ll have three comfort foods for you to sample, all in one delicious day!

Tickets are $10 to sample at all three locations and all proceeds go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

People’s Choice & Judge’s Choice:

Vote for your favourite dish! Once you’ve voted in People’s Choice, you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of three Uptown Dollars prizes – $25, $50, or $100! We’ll also have celebrity judges casting their ballots.

How does sampling work?

You must purchase a ticket ($10) in order to sample. Your ticket allows you to sample all participating vendor dishes at each location. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door (while tickets are available). You may start at any location and continue in any order.

How does voting work?

At each location you can vote for your favourite dish. You may only select one per location/competition. You select your favourite by completing a ballot which will enter you to win one of three Uptown Dollars prizes of $25, $50, or $100.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No, we simply require you to show proof of purchase (ie. showing a copy of your ticket on your phone).

Is the event pet-friendly?

This is an indoor event. Please leave your pets at home.

Is this a 19+ event?

No, this event is welcome to people of all ages; however, each venue will ID attendees ordering alcohol.

For more information about the Winterloo Festival, visit winterloofestival.ca.

Chili Cook-Off @ Revive Game Bar


Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ

Prohibition Warehouse

Revive Game Bar

The Duke of Wellington

Mac and Cheese Challenge @ Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ


Abe Erb

Ethel’s Lounge

Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ


Soup Showdown @ Prohibition Warehouse


Bodega Rose Café

Little Mushroom

The Charcuterie Board

The Nomad Chef




2023 Comfort Food Crawl