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. Photo By: Big Jud's

    Big Juds Meridian


    Big Jud's - come here for some good burgers and fries or attempt the Big Jud's Challenge to get your photo on the wall.

  2. Photo By: Meridian Mainstreet Market

    Meridian Mainstreet Market


    Meridian Mainstreet Market - held every Saturday between April 17th and October 16th, this market has local products made by both adult and youth vendors.

  3. The Village at Meridian


    Sur La Table - take a class to learn how to make chocolate macarons or chicken and dumplings, or purchase cookware to cook at home.

  4. Big Daddies BBQ


    Big Daddy’s BBQ - a family-owned staple of Meridian.  A fantastic brisket that you can enjoy as a sandwich, platter or in chili.

  5. Ramen Sho


    Ramen Sho - serving up a variety of Japanese comfort food. Try an upscale version of your favorite ramen flavor or something new like takoyaki.

  6. Nampa Farmer's Market


    Nampa Farmer's Market - a large farmers market featuring a wide variety of products from local vendors. Open every Saturday until October 30th.

  7. Louie's Pizza and Italian Restaurant


    Louie’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant - a beloved 52-year-old establishment with a menu full of great food, including their perfectly family-sized Louie’s Delux pizza.

  8. World's Best Corndogs


    World's Best Corndogs - this food truck serves up fresh corn dogs and features a footlong dog that tastes even better when dipped in honey.

  9. Photo By: Meridian Community Garden

    Meridian Community Garden


    Meridian Co-op Gardeners - a community driven effort between the City of Meridian and the Meridian Co-op, this garden is for people of all ages.

  10. Photo By: The Original Sunrise Cafe

    The Original Sunrise Cafe


    The Original Sunrise Café - family owned and operated, their menu features everything from country breakfast platters to burgers, as well as delicious cinnamon rolls.

  11. Vagabond Bakery


    Vagabond Bakery – taste the earthy tones of fall with a salted caramel cake pop iced in the form of a plump pumpkin.

  12. Janjou Patisserie


    Janjou Patisserie – enjoy the soft and crunchy textures of a warm apple tart with sparks of spices prepared at this French bakery.

  13. Boise Pie Company


    Boise Pie Company – cut a slice of pecan pie, layered with a cinnamon filling and candied nuts, as you watch the changing leaves.

  14. Certified Kitchen + Bakery


    Certified Kitchen + Bakery – order and savor a juicy pulled pork sandwich topped with their house BBQ and a side of cilantro-lime slaw.

  15. Coffee Studio


    Coffee Studio – warm up with your favorite book in one hand and a signature special in the other: a hot pumpkin spice latte.

  16. Zeppole Downtown


    Zeppole Baking Company – trot on in and order a slice of banana bread to spice up the season’s flavors alongside apples and pumpkins.

  17. The Chocolat Bar


    The Chocolat Bar – snap a bar of chocolate bark and savor in the dark chocolate flavor sprinkled with roasted hazelnuts, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds.

  18. The Original Boise Co-op


    Boise Co-op – not only a grocery store, but offers featured recipes, including nutmeg-glazed pumpkin cookies, which you can find on their website.

  19. Love Cakes


    Love Cakes – rebranded in 2018, this business was renovated by a Ukrainian baker who creates new recipes and features her seasonal caramel apple cupcake.

  20. The Pie Addict


    Pie Addict – creating fresh, homemade delicacies every day, and one of their front runners is their apple cinnamon hand pies, a true autumn treat.