Comfort Food

The new issue of Down East includes an article on where to find some of the best comfort food in the state. The Merry Table, The Porthole, Hot Suppa, Gritty’s, Nosh, Boda and Standard Baking were all mentioned.

How do you define comfort food? Is it a bowl of your mother’s fish chowder Or a warm doughnut dusted with powdered sugar? Comfort food is as individual as every Mainer — and as specific as our state itself. Herewith, a comforting collection of Down East meals for all times of the day.