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Comfort food is . . .

A Double Whopper with fries.
A grocery store-style birthday cake, cold enough that the icing is hard.
Hot apple pie with ice-cold vanilla ice cream.

What’s your comfort food?

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104 Replies to “Comfort food is . . .”

  1. Hilly

    The ONLY time I eat fast food is for comfort…mine is the Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr.

    Non fast food items are macaroni and cheese, Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food and pretty much anything I can get at Claim Jumper!

  2. NYCWD

    Lately it’s been seefood… all the food I see comforts me… but traditionally it would be…

    A Double Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese
    A Chocolate Shake
    Entenmann’s Chocolate Chip Crumb Loaf
    Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked

  3. Gwen

    Any fast food – I’m a junkie. My favorite comfort food meals:

    fish sticks and macaroni and cheese (you have to eat the mac-n-cheese out of the pan, too)

    my mom’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy

    a slinger – a St. Louis dish made of layered hashbrowns, hamburger patties, and eggs topped with chili, cheese and onions. See also:, but don’t believe the hype – any variation from the ingredients I listed above is NOT a true slinger.

    Damnit, Avitable! Now I’m hungry.

  4. Dee

    Roast chicken/beef/lamb, roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, cauliflower cheese, broccoli with hollandaise sauce and gravy over the whole lot.

    Beef and Guiness Pie with mashed potatoes.

    Tasty Cheese Doritos with gherkin dip.

    Now could you come over here and make them all for me! I have a cold and I need the comfort…

  5. Winter

    Coffee. Good stuff made from dark (not medium) beans. Hot, strong, and sweet.

    Hot wings. My mother’s pineapple chiffon cheesecake. Linguica. (It’s a Portuguese sausage.) Creme brulee. B&J’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. See’s dark chocolate covered caramels. A&W Root Beer Floats.

    But mostly, the coffee.

  6. Sarah is Ok

    Sheesh, how much space do I have. Cereal, McD’s cheeseburgers and fries, chocolate pudding, chocolate cake, chocolate candy, brownies–especially the kind that comes with the frosting, just about any kind of bread, mac and cheese, pizza–esp. those french bread pizzas. Yep, me and diabetes might be set up for a future date.

  7. Zom

    Chicken livers from Lee’s chicken with Louisiana hot sauce.
    a “super-duper” from submarine house … a pound and a half of roast beef, grilled peppers (red, green, and yellow) , grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms. That Motherfucker costs 20 bucks, and is 18 inches long ( 2 inches shy of being your cock).
    And … I’m with Hilly …A double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to grab a cup from my dresser …. and make a “candle”.

  8. Kay

    I suppose you would like for one of the ladies to say semen?
    But I am not that kind of lady, so I will have to go with the standard chocolate, any will do really as long as it is not cheap generic chocolate. Hershey is King!

  9. Kay

    Oh and a greasy cheeseburger from this little joint 4 miles from me and their fries dipped in mayo! People gag on that but come on, if you like potato salad then why not?
    I also like to eat regular Doritos dipped in sour cream and salsa or wheat thins with cream cheese and chives.
    Damn it is almost 2 a.m. and I have none of these things! Damn insomnia!

  10. DebbieS

    omg, it’s 1 in the morning and I am f*cking starving!! Is this like 976-FOOD or what?!

    I *love* hard frosting, except in my case it was the bday layer cakes my mom would make. Way better the next morning, for breakfast.

    Spaghetti with creamy tomato sauce. French bread with Brie and strawberry jam. Dark chocolate-covered pretzels.

    Av’s head on a plate, for making me food-horny at one in the morning!

  11. Turnbaby

    LOL I’m always finding new ones but here are some of the tried and true

    KFC chicken dredged in their mashed potatoes and gravy

    meatloaf and mashed potatoes

    tuna casserole(I make a KILLA TC)

    A Big Mac

    A Big Buford from Rally’s which is the same as Checkers out west

    really good French bread dipped in broth from steaming mussels in wine and olive oil with fresh thyme and basil and lots of garlic and butter

    My creamed garlic smashed potatoes—I’ll give the recipe

    Mac n cheese–mine although I will accept substitutes

    potato chips

    chocolate–it has to be dark and really good

    ice cream—I tend to go for the very darkest chocolate or the best vanilla or B& Js Chunky Monkey or Cherry Garcia. I love it so much I do not have any in my house.

    Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea-brewed loose leaf–nothing else compares.

    Linguine carbonara

    I’ll stop now cause I could go on a looooong time 😉

  12. Em

    I drink very sweet coffee every morning and sometimes I think I couldn’t live without it. But you asked about comfort not dire necessity didn’t you?

    I’d say cheesy enchiladas followed by a big piece of cake with lots of super sugary frosting, and a can of coke.

  13. Penelope

    English sausages, mashed potatoes made with tonnes of butter, peas and thick “Bisto” gravy followed by B&Js ice cream (just about any variety).
    Oh and wine, lots and lots of wine. Hey wine is absolutely a comfort food!

  14. Trishk

    My favorite comfort food would have to be homemade Mac and Cheese.

    Then in the fast food department, Jack In the Box, Sourdough hamburgers.

    They don’t have Jack In The Box here in Florida. That makes me sad.

  15. Maria

    Bojangles biscuits with extra butter and strawberry jam.

    Checker’s french fries.

    Green & Black’s Almond Bars.

    My own beef stew – I guaran- fuckin’ tee that it’s the best you’ll ever taste.

  16. Grant

    Japanese schoolgirls. I love to dip them in soy sauce and wasabi and lick them clean.

    I’ve never bought the grocery store birthday cakes, but I’m tempted every time I pass. Actually, I think the only comfort foods I have are miso soup and Campbell’s chicken soup – the old condensed version.

  17. Tracy

    Holy crap, this is why I’m fat…

    Krispy Kreme doughnuts – the kind with chocolate icing on top – thank got they’re hard to find in Wyoming.

    Breyer’s mint chocolate chip ice cream.

    Homemade mac & cheese.

  18. hello haha narf

    my aunt keeps campbell’s tomato soup in her cupboard at all times for me. she knows that no matter what, all i need is a grilled cheese and tomato soup made with milk and i am a happy, happy girl.

    of course her thanksgiving dinner rocks my socks off, but for pure comfort food there is nothing like that grilled cheese sammich.


  19. Laura

    A bowl of Cheez-Its sprinkled with garlic salt. A baked potato with more butter and sour cream than potato. Ruffles potato chips dipped in French Onion dip. Grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. Pretzels or crackers and cheese. Nachos. Salt and Vinegar potato chips (preferably Humpty Dumpty). OOOOH, an Italian Sandwich from Amatos (it’s a Maine thing). Okay. I’ll stop now.

  20. Sybil Law

    1) Thanksgiving.
    2) Roast with carrots, potatoes, celery, onion and my dad’s gravy.
    3) My dad’s blackberry cobbler.
    4) Filet mignon, baked potato, salad.
    Good thing I haven’t gone to the store, yet!
    (Um, I know that one’s called ‘sex’, but it fits right now, okay?!)

  21. Avitable

    Nobody, I like them without the pickles and mustard.

    Hilly, now I’m drooling. I LOVE the Double Western from Carl’s Jr. I miss them so much!

    Fantastagirl, ooh, that does sound tasty.

    NYCWD, we are on the exact same wavelength, I see.

    Rattling the Kettle, wow. I’m totally not hungry anymore!

    Karen, peppers and hummus? Hm.

    Amanda, I could eat an entire box of Cap’n Crunch.

    Tori, you don’t like warm, soft and creamy stuff from penises?

    Jay, like a Pizza Hut MeatLovers?

    Mary, asparagus and “comfort food” were two concepts I’d never put together before.

    Meg, I love a good grilled cheese sandwich!

    Gwen, I lived in Saint Louis and never heard of slinger. It sounds like I missed out!

    Dee, gherkin dip? Does it taste like pickles?

    Winter, I love creme brulee – the crispy and creamy combination really go well.

    Sarah, so, do you like chocolate or something?

    Yoshi, good ramen, though, right? Not the cheap stuff.

    Zom, there you go, reminding me of Carl’s Jr again. I’m so jealous!

    Dave, I was totally hoping your answer would be a double cheeseburger.

    Kay, I said comfort food, not protein for hair growth and good skin!

    DaDuck, mashed potatoes and gravy are always good.

    Kay, I always dip my fries in mayo.

    Crys, what’s pork tonkatsu?

    DebbieS, cake is always better the next morning from the fridge!

    Zanthera, I’m not a roast fan, but the potatoes, definitely.

    Mr. Fabulous, so they have to be Tyson to be comfort food, eh?

    Turnbaby, well, damn. I’m coming to your house for some garlic smashed potatoes!

    Hallie, I love the Shamrock shakes!

    Em, comfort and dire necessity can go hand in hand sometimes.

    Penelope, I’ve never had English sausages.

    Hoatzin, free-range shepherds are very important.

    TrishK, yeah, I miss Jack in the Box, too. I liked them in Saint Louis.

  22. Avitable

    Nina, I knew there was a reason I liked you.

    Jen, what about fries and mayo?

    Britt, you mean cottage cheese isn’t your comfort food?

    Maria, I’m only a fan of beef stew if it’s less watery and more chunky.

    Christie, we’ve got a lot of votes for cold, hard icing.

    Golfwidow, curry? Curry? Sigh.

    Finn, girl after my own heart, except for the ciggies.

    Robin, I knew bagels for you, definitely.

    Grant, you should buy a grocery store birthday cake, then put it in the fridge and eat it for breakfast the next morning.

    Tab, french onion dip and Fritos for me. Ruffles break too easily.

    Poppy, didn’t you hear? I have a vagina! And I can’t believe there aren’t more foods that make you go NOM NOM.

    Heather, sour cream pancakes? Are those like potato latkes?

    Maman, a lot of people have mac and cheese as comfort food. I’ve just never gotten into it.

    Melanie, ooh, that sounds tasty.

    Tracy, I’ve been thinking of Krispy Kreme every morning. I might have to go get some one of these days.

    Gina, not french fries with mayo? That’s even better.

    Jer, I could go for some hot blackberry pie and ice cream right about now.

    Hello, what do you eat if you want comfort food and your aunt’s not home?

    Angie, well, there you go, then.

    Mindy, “Violet, you’re turning violet, Violet!”

    Whall, the Whopper will always be superior to the Big Mac.

    Tracy, what’s SOS?

    Laura, so you like salty food, eh?

    Sybil, filet mignon . . . mmmmmmm.

    AmyD, you probably forgot to hit submit. Good job!

    Karl, pie lovers unite!

    Robin, poutine?

    Othurme, my stomach’s growling now.

    Crystal, who needs a reason?

  23. Kailey

    -Fried ice cream
    -Ice cream in general
    -Soy chai lattes
    -Caffeine (really it can make me feel sooo much better mentally and physically)
    -Almost any pie – warm with ice cream, unless it is a cold pie, then no ice cream.
    -Cheese enchiladas
    -My guy’s chocolate chip cookies.
    -Cheese, good cheese
    -Pineapple pizza with sourdough crust.

    Now I am hungry dammit!

  24. Avitable

    TMP, I’m always up for overdosing on chocolate.

    Jessica, how about Avitable with whipped cream?

    Kailey, pineapple pizza with sourdough crust sounds very intriguing.

    Poppy, smart ass. And you’re right! “What are you comfort foods?” doesn’t even make sense! 😀

  25. Tracy Lynn

    SOS is creamed chipped beef. You put it on toast. It’s a mess hall staple, and the soldiers called it shit on a shingle, SOS. It is similar to biscuits and gravy, but not the same.

    Scrambled eggs on toast with SOS=HEAVEN. :thumbsup:

  26. Jhianna

    Pizza, New York style unless I’m home (Ohio) and can get Marions (man, I can taste a deluxe now *sigh*)
    Anything with icing on it
    Krispy Kreme glazed cream filled
    BK Bacon Double Cheeseburger
    Jelly Belly sours
    My SIL’s Mac n Cheese
    Anything my Italian aunt makes (seriously, it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas without some of her lasagna)

  27. themuttprincess

    Yeah, I have had a chocolate coma before. You wake up with a hangover like feeling, which is not fun.

    I have learned to keep it to a few pounds a day, just to prevent that from happening again.

    Hopefully I will have my tolerance up again so I can have more…..

  28. Avitable

    Poppy, yo so silly!

    HG, now I want to go buy some Hostess cupcakes!

    Cissa, mozzarella sticks are always tasty.

    Tracy, sounds horrible.

    Gail, my big preference is for the generic birthday cake – don’t know why.

    Jhianna, so, my penis with icing on it would be comfort food?

    TMP, I try to eat no more than 8 pounds of chocolate a day.

    Othurme, okay, that’s fucking weird.

  29. Stephanie

    Nutella on brownies…omg.

    Pizza with double cheese, dipped in garlic butter.

    Lobster in garlic butter.

    Mashed potatoes and gravy with country fried steak.

    A good steak, marinated in soy sauce.

    A hamburger with sauteed mushrooms and swiss.


    Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked

    My quadruple chocolate brownies.


  30. Meg

    I’m with Nobody. Freakin’ McDonalds, those bastards. #10 medium. Or 2 cheeseburger meal, which they don’t officially have on the menu anymore, but if you ask they will give it to you. Or, – OR- the effing bacon egg & cheese biscuit w/coffee in the morning drive-thru. Holy crap.

    OR – huge burrito from Chipotle.

    OR – beer.

    I lost 20 lbs since Jan 2 by avoiding all my favorite comfort foods. My pants are too lose, but OH how I Missed the fries.

  31. Charissa

    OK, time to add my foods, with the express knowledge that I no longer eat for comfort. Just ain’t healthy for me!
    (and have lost 50 pounds to show for it!)
    REAL French bread (from France!) with Brie
    My grandmother’s Thanksgiving stuffing with oysters, sausage and livers
    Chocolate milk
    Brownies with extra walnuts, hot, straight out of the pan
    Dried pineapple
    Chik-fil-a’s waffle fries with mayo…

  32. Avitable

    Steph, I’ve never had nutella on brownies. I’ll have to try that.

    Rachel, Crystal’s around. Just not doing videos anymore.

    Tracy, suuuure it is.

    RedBetty, McDonald’s double cheeseburgers are sooooo greasy.

    Jules, close enough.

    Winter, well, he is damn sexy.

    Meg, comfort food is there to eat, not avoid!

    Summer, homemade biscuits are always good.

    Been there, cold spaghetti???

    Charissa, ok, that stuffing sounds horrible, but I agree with you on the waffle fries with mayo! Congrats on the weight loss!

    BB, I agree completely. I need to go buy some now.

  33. Janna


    my grandmother’s tuna casserole
    my grandfather’s sausage mostaccioli
    my own bacon barbecue cheeseburgers

    Restaurant/Fast Food:

    Pizza, with enough meat to make all animals shudder nervously and back away slowly

    Burger King cheeseburgers

    Fettucine alfredo

    Crab cakes!!!!!!!

    KFC barbecue boneless wings

    Taco Bell 7-layer burrito (without lettuce, which I guess would make it only a 6-layer burrito), drowned in “fire” sauce, with an extra side of rice

    Warm gooey brownies, fresh out of the oven

    I need to stop now…. I think I gained ten pounds just from typing this.
    Thanks a lot.

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