Whether you're stressed out from work or school or just going through a slump, one of the best sources of comfort in trying times is food, and comfort food is not just limited to the classic mac and cheese. San Luis Obispo has many comfort food options of all types of cuisine to stimulate your taste buds and leave you satiated both physically and spiritually. Here are four of our favorite dishes guaranteed to give you the pick-me-up you need near our SLO apartments.
SLO's Del Monte Cafe has been open for decades and will appeal to your sense of nostalgia with its cozy diner-style atmosphere complete with old photos on the walls. Served with potatoes O'Brien and two eggs, their chicken fried steak and gravy is guaranteed to leave you full and satisfied. Cozy up in a booth and pair your meal with a hot coffee in one of the restaurant's signature Del Monte Cafe mugs.
For a rich paella with an exciting blend of flavors, look no further than Luna Red. With your choice of four different unique paellas including a vegetarian option, you're guaranteed to find something that suits your taste. We recommend the seafood option. Luna Red does not skimp on the good stuff; your paella will be packed with fish, octopus, and clams. Depending on your appetite, one order is enough for two or three people.
Family owned and operated, Las Delicias De Zacatecas is homey and unpretentious, a perfect destination for some authentic Mexican food and ultimate comfort. Their gordita plate comes with three homemade gorditas with your choice of filling. Of the choices, we recommend the chicken mole and rice, but other options include chorizo and potatoes, beans and nopales, or chicharron and rice to name a few.
While casual, Raku Ramen's interior is dimly lit and intimate, a perfect place to relax and warm yourself up with a big bowl of ramen. Try the spicy tonkotsu ramen, which includes both chashu pork and spicy ground pork. The broth is rich, creamy, and satisfying. We recommend also adding a soft-boiled egg, but the restaurant offers a range of add-ons so that you can tailor your bowl of noodles according to your taste. Beyond great comfort food, the SLO area has a lot to offer. If you're interested in joining the community, contact us for more information about how to start your apartment hunt. The Academy Chorro has affordable rates and great amenities such as a fitness center and private study rooms.