Comfort Food Favorites in the Hamptons

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There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than with a savory stew or hearty soup. We’ve rounded up the best comfort foods of the Hamptons that include garlicky mac n’ cheese, pot pie, and plenty of pasta.

Wolffer Kitchen Amagansett
Wölffer Kitchen’s Mac n’ Cheese, Credit to Nicolette Diodati


It wouldn’t be a “comfort foods” food list without mac n’ cheese, and the one from Wölffer Kitchen’s Amagansett location does not disappoint. Topped with toasted breadcrumbs and roasted garlic, you’re sure to have cheesy dreams about this dish for weeks.

Sag Harbor

Comfort foods shouldn’t be just for dinner, right? Luckily, Wölffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor has you covered with some of the best Hamptons comfort food for brunch, too. With their Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese, you can kick off your weekend with a belly full of comfort food goodness.

Get out of the cold and into Lulu Kitchen and Bar for a bowl full of Beef Bourguignon. With tender short ribs, carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms and a side of creamy polenta, you’ll be scraping the bottom of the bowl for every last drop of this deliciousness.

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Wölffer Kitchen’s Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese, Credit to Nicolette Diodati

Shelter Island

Come for the pasta at Vine Street Café, come back on Friday’s for the pot pie! With a famous Bolognese sauce (it was even featured on Ina Garten’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”), a bowl of their famous Rigatoni Bolognese will give you all the comfort feels. After you’ve enjoyed a bowl of their Bolognese, making it back to Vine Street Café on Friday nights for their Lobster Pot Pie is a must. With a generous portion of lobster, green garbanzo beans, celery root and finished with a buttery puff pastry, you’ll understand right away why this should be your Friday night priority. Is your mouth watering yet?

East Hampton

Comfort foods are for everyone, and honestly, carnivores and vegetarians alike will love John’s Eggplant Parmigiana from Highway Restaurant & Bar. With paper thin layers stacked up to an impressive height, topped with melted cheese broiled to crisp perfection and swimming in a delicious tomato sauce, this dish lives up to the legendary man it was named after (Chef John Oaks!). In fact, it’s so delicious, we may even be so bold as to say it it may give your grandmother’s recipe a run for its money.

Not only is the vibe at The 1770 House’s Tavern restaurant warm and inviting, but their Meatloaf is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter night. Sitting on top of a potato purée, spinach and topped with a roasted garlic sauce, it’s no wonder Ina Garten referred to is as one of her “all-time favorite” comfort foods—and it will most likely be yours now, too!