Seasonal Comfort Foods

Fall is the perfect season to revisit your favorite comfort food recipes. Soups, stews, casseroles and chili are great options to feed a crowd and warm you up. Whether you prefer to cook at home or enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, we’ve rounded up a few comfort food recipes plus some places to enjoy a perfect fall meal.

  1. Brother Jon's Public House


    Since 2009, locals go to Brother Jon's Public House to get their mac and cheese fix, whether classic or spicy bison mac with jalapeno. 

  2. Craft Kitchen & Brewery


    The beer is fresh brewed, oyster and shrimp Po’ Boys and Cubano are spiced, but at Craft Kitchen & Brewery Southern Greens provide comfort to the core.

  3. Mckay Cottage


    Bendites love breakfast served in the 1916 cottage of pioneers Clyde and Olive McKay at McKay Cottage. Try French Toast stuffed with marscapone. 

  4. The Drake


    Tradition with a twist is found in a classic dish from Drake: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, served with hot honey, whiskey pickles and a biscuit. 

  5. Wildrose Thai


    Khao Soi is coconut curry noodle soup hailing from Northern Thailand. Find noodles in a thick, rich coconut broth locally, and luckily, at Wildrose Thai.

  6. The Village Baker


    A seasonal favorite, Tomato Basil Soup made fresh at The Village Baker is complemented by their fresh rolls—grab Rosemary Rolls before they run out! 

  7. Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails


    Barbequed Shrimp and Southern Grit Cake may be a starter on the Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails menu, but often it becomes a main course.

  8. Joolz Restaurant


    Locally-sourced Middle Eastern food meets comfort with Joolz’s Forbidden Black Rice and Chicken Bowl, served with chilled tzatziki. 

  9. Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato


    With flavors like Vanilla Bourbon Pecan, and Tumalo Lavendar and Honey, Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato gives your tastebuds a hug.

  10. Richard's Donuts & Pastries


    Richard's Donuts is a Bend tradition on 3rd Street. Bring cash, wait your turn in line, then pick an apple fritter, pershing, or custard-filled donut.