The Best Comfort Food to Feed Your Soul This Winter

Winter can be tricky at the best of times. You have grueling cold temperatures, hazardous road conditions and the desire to stay warm and cozy inside. One thing to bring you out of your winter hibernation is some glorious food. We’re talking hearty comfort meals that speak to your soul. Rich broths and decadent puddings galore. Read on to discover our top picks, and see how long you can resist the urge before venturing out to try them for yourself.

Stews, Broths and Soups

Sometimes you just need something hearty and hot to dig into. Meaty stews and broths such as beef or chicken, filled with chunky vegetables and finished with a thick sauce or gravy will really hit the spot in extremely cold temperatures.

With soups and stews, you can customize them to be exactly the way you want. You can also eat for the season too, or try an array of different coloured veggies. Our homemade soup with a slice of thick bread can do wonders on a dark and dreary day.

Treat Yourself to a Meal Out

There’s nothing like your favourite meal, whether it be pizza, pasta, or steak from your favourite restaurant. No matter the dish, sometimes we need a little something extra prepared by someone else to pep us up come winter time. Delving into one of your most beloved foods is most certainly bound to do just that. Introduce friends or loved ones to your favourites, too. It’s a great way to try new things and make special memories with those you care about.

Cakes, Puddings and Pies

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Especially during winter time. The warmth of fresh pumpkin or apple pie will satisfy your winter cravings and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.


Speaking of a rich choice, there’s just something about chocolate in winter that we love. Although it may be considered to be a dessert, chocolate deserves its own winter category. Anything from digging into a chocolate bar to puddings filled with gooey chocolate centers is a decadent delight in the cold winter months. Chocolate has to be the epitome of comfort food. Drink frothy mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows, or choose a meal that has combined chocolate to its sweet or savoury flavours for an added richness.

Whether milk, white or dark, there’s a chocolate concoction out there for everyone.

Although we’ve provided a base for some delicious dishes here at Gabriel’s Restaurant, comfort lies within the heart of the individual. Comfort food to you might be a big bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese, or freshly baked cookies. Whatever you desire, treat yourself and enjoy some fabulous food this winter.

If you do fancy a change of scenery and want to brave the cold temperatures, come and see us here at Gabriel’s Restaurant. Choose from our delicious array of menus including comfort food and wine. Try our specialty dishes and feed your soul this winter. We look forward to welcoming you soon!