Taste of the Month: Comfort Food

Simmering soups, delicious drinks and sipping cider by the fire; this November is all about comfort foods!

November has a habit of being the start of cool weather in Nova Scotia – lucky for us, the cool temperatures are the perfect excuse to cozy up by a fire and enjoy locally inspired comfort foods!

Comfort foods can be a variety of fare. Whether it’s your grandmother’s homemade soup or your mom’s freshly baked bread, we all need comfort foods every now and then. They warm us up, slow us down, and to remind us to simply enjoy.

It’s time to embrace the comforts of Nova Scotia. Follow along for the ULTIMATE guide to enjoying comfort foods right in your own neighborhood.

Taste: Indulge your taste buds this month with fresh baked goods, hot drinks, locally made soups, and more. Be sure to wear your favourite cozy sweater for an extra dose of comfort!

Sip: Nothing warms your belly and fills your soul quite like a hot beverage. Stop by The Barn Coffee House in Mahone Bay for a hot drink and fresh pastry. Enjoy a cup of tea at the Tea Brewery, a treat at Kate’s Sweet Indulgence, a coffee at Just Us Coffee Roasters or brew your own cup of Laughing Whale coffee at home and enjoy it from your favourite chair. There are many special spots in Nova Scotia to snuggle in with a good book and sip your day away.

Recipes: Try our new recipes for Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese or Hearty Pork and Vegetable Chili – both recipes call for an abundance of great local ingredients.

Where to dine: Looking for a cozy place to dine out this month? Eat by the fireplace at White Point Beach Resort or enjoy a glass of wine while staring into the fire at Lightfoot & Wolfville. Take in warm surroundings and local wine at Little Oak. Try a hot homemade soup at Scanway’s Grafton Street Cafe, The Canteen on Portland, The Biscuit Eater Cafe or a fresh steaming bowl of chowder at any stop on the Nova Scotia Chowder Trail.

Take it home: The Old Apothecary Bakery & Cafe, Boulangerie La Vendéenne and Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet have got you covered for fresh bread and baked goods all year long. Whether its for a warm grilled cheese, for toast (with a spread from Tangled Garden, Galloping Cows or Haskapa!) or to enjoy with hot chili, they won’t disappoint.

Wherever you may be this month, remember to take a moment to cozy up and relax ☕ Embrace the season and delve into the local comforts of Nova Scotia!

Curious what we’ve got planned next? Next month, we’ll be featuring the following Nova Scotia theme:

December – Decadent December

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