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: Jillian Fenton

    Simple Sassy Scrumptious

    Jillian Fenton, a Gilbert-based food blogger at Simple Sassy Scrumptious really warms up our kitchens with her Espresso Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  2. Photo By: Courtesy Craft64

    Craft64

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    Stop by Craft 64 for their artisan wood-style pizza. They make everything on-site, and you can taste the difference. 

  3. Photo By: Courtesy Belle's Nashville Kitchen

    Belle's Nashville Kitchen

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    Old Town Scottsdale's honky tonk, Belle's Nashville Kitchen serves a Fall cobbler made with cinnamon custard, bourbon braised peaches, a brioche crust, and bourbon glazed cream cheese icing.

  4. Photo By: Courtesy BKD's Backyard Joint

    BKD's Backyard Joint

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    BKD's Backyard Joint offers some of the best twists on comfort food. Anaya advises going for his prime rib on Sundays.

  5. Photo By: Courtesy Beckett's Table

    Beckett's Table

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    There’s no shortage of comfort dishes at Beckett’s Table, like the Pork Osso Buco confit served over smoked tomato and Black Pepper Späetzle with caponata and lemon gremolata.

  6. Photo By: Courtesy Mingle +Graze

    Mingle + Graze

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    If you love charcuterie, then look no further than Mingle + Graze. They marinate their own olives, do their own pickling, and handpick their cheeses.

     

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    Zinqué

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    Fall is the season for a steak-and-potatoes dinner and Zinqué has a French bistro classic version, steak frites—steak served with chimichurri and peppercorn sauce and paired with petite fries.

     

  8. Photo By: Courtesy Jinya Ramen Bar

    Jinya Ramen Bar

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    Jinya Ramen Bar is the perfect place for ramen—from the handmade noodles to the broths that are simmered for 20 hours.

  9. Photo By: Fixin' To Eat

    Fixin' To Eat

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    Local meal kits for one or the entire family. Comfort food prepared fresh, simply pickup or get delivery from Fixin' to Eat in Glendale!

  10. Photo By: Courtesy The Hidden House

    The Hidden House

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    Located in a cottage that was built in 1939, The Hidden House is now an adorable restaurant serving classics with a twist.

  11. Photo By: Courtesy Marcellino Ristorante

    Marcellino Ristorante

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    Any handmade pasta selection at Marcellino Ristorante is the ultimate comfort food go-to. See firsthand how to create the perfect dish during a monthly Learn and Lunch class.

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    EVO Scottsdale

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    Find comforting Italian bistro food until 2 a.m. at EVO. After 10 p.m. many nights, the locale feels like a Vegas lounge.

  13. Photo By: Photo by Joanie Simon

    Rusconi's American Kitchen

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    Get lost in Rusconi’s American Kitchen’s dreamy White Truffle Scented Mac-n-Cheese made with San Joaquin Valley Gold cheese and kissed with white truffle oil.

  14. Photo By: Courtesy Bongiorno Bagels

    Bongiorno Bagels

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    The owners at Bongiorno Bagels are from Brooklyn, N.Y., and know bagels! When you have a cutlet on the menu, you know it’s straight East Coast.

  15. Photo By: Courtesy Roaring Fork

    Roaring Fork

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    At Roaring Fork, dig into the Green Chili Mac and Cheese or the Green Chili Pork Stew with Warm Buttered Tortillas.

  16. Photo By: Courtesy Virtù Honest Craft

    Virtù Honest Craft

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    Virtù Honest Craft is a cute European restaurant hidden in the Bespoke Inn. The food and cocktails are outstanding.

  17. TC's Pub & Grub

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    TC's Grub & Pub serves some of the best comfort food in Metro Phoenix. The Super Bacon Cheeseburger with Tater Tots is a Lifestyle favorite.

  18. Photo By: Courtesy Mora Italian

    Mora Italian

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    At Mora Italian, enjoy James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Conant's creations. 

  19. Photo By: Courtesy Soda Jerk Milkshake Bar at High Street

    Soda Jerk Milkshake Bar at High Street

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    Soda Jerk Milkshake Bar at High Street in Phoenix , the retro-inspired milkshake bar is serving up outrageous, handcrafted milkshakes & ice cream floats, gourmet hot chocolates, and craft sodas.
     

  20. Photo By: Courtesy Maple & Ash

    Maple & Ash

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    Maple & Ash offers upscale brunch vibes, and an "I Don't Give a F*@k" over-the-top option.

  21. Photo By: Courtesy The Maggiore Group

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    At Hash Kitchen, the Hangover Short Rib Hash’s five-hour braised short ribs and jalapeño cornbread, and S’mores Pancakes, exude fall vibes.

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    Hash Kitchen

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    S'mores are always a fun Fall treat, and Hash Kitchen has S'mores Pancakes with towering chocolate chip pancakes, marshmallow fluff, graham cracker dust, Nutella drizzle, and campfire-style marshmallows.

  23. Photo By: @kathy_eatz via Instagram

    Hot Bagles & Deli

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    Stop by one of the locations of Hot Bagels & Deli to get hand-made bagels prepared the New Jersey way. 

  24. Photo By: Courtesy Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn

    Lon's at The Hermosa Inn

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    Take the journey with Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn’s seasonal tasting menu, or savor the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with spiced cashews and creme fraiche. 

  25. Agritopia Farm Store - Pumpkin Butter

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    Pumpkin is a pantry must-have this time of year, and you'll want to keep plenty on hand to use in Agritopia Farm's monthly CSA recipe for Pumpkin Butter.

  26. Photo By: Courtesy Royal Palms Resort and Spa

    T. Cook's

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    Warm up at T. Cook’s with dishes like Mary's Organic Grilled Chicken served atop artichokes, asparagus, potatoes, candied radishes, and tarragon. 

  27. Photo By: Olive Gourmet

    Olive Gourmet

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    Find great quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars at Olive Gourmet in Park West. For seasonal dishes, check out the Cranberry Pear.

  28. Williams-Sonoma

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    Autumn pantry finds at Williams-Sonoma include spiced pecan pumpkin quick bread mix, pumpkin marshmallows, caramel pumpkin butter, pumpkin spice truffles, and maple bourbon braising sauce. 

  29. Photo By: Amanda Mason

    What's more comforting than a big pot of spaghetti? Local food blogger Amanda Mason, from Recipes worth Repeating, shares this amazing homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe that you'll want to pass on for generations.  

  30. Photo By: Photo by Debby Wolvos

    Gertrude's

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    Enchiladas stuffed with duck thigh confit, poblano, and pear are among the stars of the seasonal menu at the Desert Botanical Garden’s signature restaurant Gertrude’s.

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    The Haymaker Restaurant

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    Comfort food is always on the menu at Haymaker Peoria. Mama's Meatloaf. Country Fried Steak. Joey's Ribs. Breakfast all day and Bread Pudding for dessert.

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    FnB

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    The menu changes often at FnB to reflect local wares peaking now, like McClendon’s produce, Crow’s Dairy goat cheese, and Sonoran and foraged mushrooms from Flagstaff. 

  33. Queen Creek Olive Mill

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    Locally sourced delicate extra-virgin olive oil from Queen Creek Olive Mill makes this healthy Grilled Cheese Sammy a go-to for any fall meal.

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    Francine

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    Hearty plates await at Francine, where you’ll find Bone Marrow Pasta, Crab Ravioli, and the 32-ounce ribeye anchored Cote de Boeuf for 2. 

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    Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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    Nothing says comfort like homemade ice cream or milkshake. Stop by Bruster's Real Ice Cream for a cone, cake, shake. Also, ice cream to go!

  36. Photo By: Courtesy Sur La Table

    Sur La Table

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    Take a date night cooking class at Sur La Table and make fall pies, beef bourguignon, and spaetzle and sweet treats like apple cranberry crumble.

  37. Photo By: Allison Mattina

    www.celebratingsweets.com

    Allison Mattina at Celebrating Sweets offers up her amazing Guinness Mac & Cheese recipe. This delicious twist on the classic dish is can't-put-your-fork-down good

  38. Making the Cheese

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    Want to make your own cheese? Making the Cheese pairs with area restaurants and markets to offer small-group cheese-making classes.

  39. Photo By: Lauren Allen

    Tastesbetterfromscratch.com

    Gilbert-based food blogger, Lauren Allen from tastesbetterfromscratch.com shares a snowbird favorite: PoutineThis Canadian version of cheese fries takes just minutes to make.

  40. Vistancia Community Farmers Market + Craft Show

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    Vistancia Community Farmers Market + Craft Show opens to the public every 3rd Sunday through May 15. Pet-friendly. Open 10 am to 2 pm.

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    Blue 32 Sports Grill

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    Piled high with thinly sliced pastrami, Swiss cheese and just a touch of mustard, Pastrami Sliders from Blue 32 Sports Grill are certain to comfort any mood.  

  42. Photo By: Park West Market

    Park West

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    Park West Market, featuring more than 100 vendors and food trucks, is new at Park West. Stop by every Saturday now through April 30.

  43. Photo By: Melissa Stadler

    ModernHoney.com

    Gilbert-based food blogger and award-winning recipe writer Melissa Stadler of modernhoney.com shares the ultimate comfort food: her easy Skillet chicken pot pie

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    Scorpion Bay Marina

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    If comfort food for you includes massive burgers, onion rings, wings, and giant pretzels—all with a waterfront view—head to Scorpion Bay Grill at Lake Pleasant.

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    Vero Chicago Pizza

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    Formerly Buddyz, Vero Chicago Pizza has been named a Top 15 Must-Try Restaurant in the metro Phoenix area. It's locally owned pizza at its best.

  46. Honey Hive Farm

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    You can sign up for a beekeeping class or order local honey at Honey Hive Farms. Certified Hive-to-table Arizona honey bees.