“Comfort food is the food that makes us feel good – satisfied, calm, cared for and carefree (Ellie Krieger).
Comfort food is most commonly associated with food that reminds us of good memories or occasions and is something we turn to when we need to boost our spirits. We’ve all been finding ways to connect food memories to happiness and there is a wealth of options in Brantford to help us make those happen. Here are some heartwarming comfort foods and the businesses that are ready to serve you with pick-up, take-out and curbside orders:
Pierogi & Cabbage Rolls: These Eastern European favourites are little parcels of love. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church at 100 Terrace Hill St will be selling potato pierogi, cabbage rolls, meatballs, borscht and shish kebabs from noon to 4 p.m. on June 5 and 19, July 3, 17 and 31 and Aug. 14 and 28.
Cookies: As Miss Stacey from SWEET Bakery says: “…warm from the oven…cookies are a classic. But can be very versatile this time of year. Eat them, dunk them…make s’mores out of them!...and even better…Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches!”
Pasta and Cheesy Garlic Bread: With a focus on local products and "back to basics" cooking, Al Dente Pizza Pasta & Grill make all their own bread, pasta and signature sauces from scratch.
Apple Pie: nothing comes closer to a warm hug than straight from the oven apple pie. Brantwood Farms can satisfy you with one of their baked in house daily pies or frozen pies to make whenever that craving hits.
Pad Thai: When the menu at Nine North Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine describes it as “Thailand’s favourite comfort food”, how can you go wrong? Rice noodles, fresh vegetable tossed with their signature sauce and a dash of peanuts. Who’s hungry?
Chocolate: …enough said. Brantford is blessed with one of the most delicious chocolate retailers with Le Chocolat du Savoie. Indulge in assorted Belgian chocolates, truffles, and the most decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups you will ever taste
Eggs & Bacon: The Sherwood Restaurant & Catering is offering a Brunch Take Out Family Pack that includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, French toast, home fries, Texas toast, Caesar salad and fruit plate. A feast for four people!
Ice Cream: Who can resist this sweet and creamy treat? Dairee Delite has been a Brantford tradition since 1953 and features ice cream cones, milkshakes and banana splits as well as the Peanut Butter Triple Threat, Dole Whip and Delitewich.
Mac & Cheese: the meal many of us remember from our youth. It’s definitely a great comfort food memory. And if you’ve had the baked mac and cheese at Zander's Fire Grill and Brew Lounge, you’ll know why Tripadvisor lists it as #1.