Informal any food eaten not only for its pleasing taste but also for a sense of contentment, nostalgia, etc. that it provides
Food that is simply prepared and associated with a sense of home or contentment.
(countable and uncountable, plural comfort foods)
- Certain foods that people associate with their formative years, or with “home”; frequently simple home-cooked style food, and often the staple of diners and other informal restaurants.
- Food that one eats to feel comfort or alleviate stress rather than to receive nutrition.
- After the relationship ended she would make herself sick eating comfort food every night.