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Best Comfort Food in New England

Best Comfort Food in New England
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Nothing warms us up and reminds us of home like a big plate of hearty New England fare.  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to find the best comfort food, from pot roast to pie, with help from our “Best in New England” list from our May/June 2011 issue.  Dig in!

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Chicken Pot PieBest Just Like Mom’s Comfort Food
Bradford Junction Restaurant & Bakery,
Bradford, NH
Housed in a former train depot, this down-home eatery is a popular landing spot for locals, who feast on just-like-mom-made pot roast, chicken pot pies, and other comfort foods. Even better are the prices. 2370 Route 114. 603-938-2424

Best New Comfort Food
Shepherd’s Pie,
Rockport, ME
Brian Hill takes the usual comfort food and gives it a twist, resulting in menu options such as fried clam tacos, smoked alewife pizza, and rock-crab ceviche–along with a mighty fine shepherd’s pie–all served with a view over Rockport’s harbor. 18 Central St. 207-236-8500; http://www.shepherdspierockport.com/

Best City Comfort Food
Broadway Bistro,
Providence, RI
Feels like eating at home, minus the dirty dishes. A dozen cozy tables and contemporary comfort food from seasonal menus: Try the ribs and grits with orange-soy marinade, house gnocchi with short rib bolognese, or seared trout with brussel sprout hash. Enjoy the surprise of a complimentary dessert. 205 Broadway. 401-331-2450; http://broadwaybistrori.com/

Best Highway Diner Comfort Food
P&H Truck Stop,
Wells River, VT
Trucks and cars practically steer themselves off I-91 toward this eatery, where American and Canadian drivers (the menu is in English and French) plow into homemade chowders, Yankee pot roast, thick slabs of bread baked on site, and big-rig-size pieces of maple cream pie. Jct. Route 302 & I-91 (exit 17). 802-429-2141

Best Church Supper Comfort Food
Mike and Tony’s Pizzeria/The Green Emporium,
Colrain, MA
The village’s former church on the common is filled with flower-decked tables, Tony Palumbo’s distinctive neon art, and often live music. Chef Michael Collins’s chicken soup with pasta and thin-crust pizzas with locally sourced toppings are worth a drive. 4 Main Road. 413-624-5122; greenemporium.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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