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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.