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A "Comfort Food" is a familiar food that a person eats because doing so relieves stress and anxiety and increases contentment and comfort (hence the name). It sparks happy memories, brings back feelings of security and safety, and thus can easily lift a person's mood.

Comfort food for most people tends to also be their favorite food, or the food they enjoyed the most while growing up. In his book ''A Cook's Tour'', Celebrity Chef and Television Host [[NoReservations Anthony Bourdain]] noted that, among big name chefs who specialize in fine cuisine at their restaurants, the most common type of answer to "If you were about to die and had time for one last meal, what would it be?" were meals like "my Grandmother's meat loaf" or "a nice hot ham-and-cheese sandwich" or "oreos and a tall glass of ice cold milk". Other common answers were things like "a Big Mac", "mint chocolate chip ice cream", "an entire bag of Lay's Barbecue chips", and "a chili dog".

In other words, Comfort Food.

Because corporations know a cash cow when they see it, there are entire restaurant chains devoted to serving you comfort food, like Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel, and Boston Market.

May overlap with YourFavorite. HeartbreakAndIceCream is a common SubTrope. See also INeedAFreakingDrink and DrowningMySorrows.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Cereal ''Special K'' had a commercial where an actor chose the box as comfort food. The other person in the room said it wasn't, since it was low fat and nutritious (IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou as an InvertedTrope).
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Kaoru from Manga/RurouniKenshin [[http://david-8.tumblr.com/post/28220048683 indulges into this]] at the end of the {{Tanabata}} {{filler}} episode, after mistakenly believing [[AccidentalMarriage that Kenshin wanted to marry her.]]
* ''OnePoundGospel'': [[BigEater Kosaku]] starts [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/one_pound_gospel/v02/c007/20.html pigging out]] after Sister Angela tells him that she can't spend any more time with him until he stops liking her as more than a friend.
* Sorta used in Anime/{{Persona 4}} when Aika offers the Rainy Day Special to Yu [[spoiler: after Nanako's death]]. Yu is in such a depressed state that he actually ''eats it whole in few minutes''. (Notice that this is a beef bowl that Yu and his friends have eaten before, and it's so... special that it's almost impossible to eat ''in less than 40 minutes''.)
* Angel in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' goes for some Mapo Tofu (extremely spicy tofu dish) after being ousted from her position as StudentCouncilPresident. But even that small pleasure [[TheWoobie ends up being inadvertently stolen from her by the SSS]].
* In {{Inukami}} Youko's TrademarkFavoriteFood is Chocolate cake. [[spoiler: It turns out her crush gave her some when he was much younger; he doesn't remember it, but this act of kindness that happened when he when stuck on a mountain and surrounded by dogs, turned her into a {{yandere}} for him.]]
* Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'s Ramen fixation, anyone?
* In a Manga/{{Naruto}} filler mini arc, a princess indulges into eating because she's too nervous in the wake of her ArrangedMarriage. So much that she becomes a FatGirl, and her {{Ninja}} IdenticalStranger Ino Yamanaka is commisioned into becoming her BodyDouble.
* In ''Anime/{{Afro Samurai}}'', Afro's {{Trademark Favorite Food}} is lemonade, his first drink of it being the high point of his [[HarmfulToMinors generally crappy childhood.]]
* In {{Pokemon Special}} Diamond offers a slice of cream pie to Platinum when she gets depressed in the wake of her super contest.
* Ponyo in Anime/{{Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea}} is ''obsessed'' with ham! Because it's the first human food she ever tastes and it was fed to her by the first human she ever met.
* Urd and Skuld in Manga/{{Ah My Goddess}} can recharge their powers via the {{Comfort Food}} of their choice [[SweetTooth ice cream]] for Skuld and [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Sake]] for Urd. Belldandy loves sodas but avoids them because one sip can get her [[GargleBlaster roaring drunk]].
* In the eighth Pokemon movie, Max earns {{Fish out of Temporal Water}} Lucario's trust with chocolate. [[spoiler:Lucario is later seen sharing some in the afterlife with his master, Sir Aaron.]]
* In Mitsuki Oosawa's version of [[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]], [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fire_emblem_seisen_no_keifu/v06/c036/6.html Tiltyu tells Azel]] about this trope:
-->'''Tiltyu''': Well, I'm going to make soup for everyone in the base ([[MundaneUtility And I also need your fire magic to ment the snow into water]]). In troubled times like these, I at least want them to eat something super delicious. (My [[SupremeChef cooking skills]] are nothing to scoff at, I'll let you know. [[TheAce In fact, I'm skilled at everything!]])"
* In ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'', Anpanman himself lives in a bakery. So, whenever his friends come running to him in need of help, they're normally in a panic, and Uncle Jam, Anpanman's father figure, always has fresh bread, tea, and cookies ready to help calm their nerves.
* In the dub of ''AxisPowersHetalia'', America's explanation for why he eats so much junk food is because it numbs him to the many problems he has to deal with. When he tells China this, China's immediate reaction is to start eating a large amount of chocolate.
* ''FruitsBasket'': Tohru Honda tends to put her cooking skills to use cheering up her various friends (and given how many of them are TheWoobie, she's often busy with that). One notable example is when she brings Rin, who is recovering in the hospital, some gelatine. Rin eats it at night, noting that it tastes good. One chapter also has Kyo cook a meal for Tohru, after she gets sick. Between the food and him listening to what upset her to the point of the cold, she quickly gets better.
* Sorta weaponized with [[spoiler: Kirio Hikifune]]'s food in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Not only she's a SupremeChef who's VERY good at both Western and Eastern food, but she charges her meals with reiatsu to help her guests replenish their energies beyond any levels. Once Ichigo and [[spoiler: Renji]] eat a massive meal prepared by her right after being healed by [[spoiler: Tenjirou]], their spirits are lifted off the ceiling and they're brimming with energy.
** The concept itself is also lampshaded and then discussed, as Ichigo wonders if it's okay to eat such delicious food [[spoiler: after Soul Society is almos destroyed]], and [[spoiler: Renji]] replies that this is '''exactly''' the reason why they should do it: they gotta replenish their physical ''and'' emotional energy before starting to fight again for everyone's sake. [[spoiler: Hikifune]] agrees with him.
* Discussed in Manga/{{X 1999}}. When Sorata manages to feed Kamui some of his [[SupremeChef excellent food]] after a particularly harsh BreakTheCutie deal, Arashi congratulates him and says that if Kamui is eating after all the shit he went through, it means he hasn't completely lost the will to live.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* In a few recent {{Superman}} comics Superman mentions a fondness for his Mom's rhubarb pie.
* In her solo series, {{X-23}} is shown to enjoy spicy foods after having no choice but her nutritionist's bland offerings at the Facility.
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[[folder: Comic Strips]]
* In one ''{{Zits}}'' strip Jeremy isn't feeling well, so his mother makes a heaping pile of food to carry up to his room.
-->'''Walt/Dad:''' Calorie therapy?
-->'''Connie/Mom:''' When in doubt, apply food to the wound.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction ''Fanfic/ADelicateBalance'', Twilight's comfort food is choclate granola bars. When the rest of the characters hear that she bought out Sugarcube Corner's entire stock, they immediately realize something is wrong.
* In another WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction, "Fanfic/PastSins",Celestia is unable to sleep , fearing that an attack by Nightmare Moon is Imminent. She Orders Maroon Carrot Soup and an extra large helping of Cloud Cake from the Royal Kitchens in an attempt to calm her nerves and set her Mind at ease. For her part, Nightmare Moon is terribly fond of Celery Soup. Why is the dark goddess of Equestria fond of such a pedestrian dish? [[spoiler: It was the first meal Twilight Sparkle fed her, after rescuing her from the Everfree Forest back when Nightmare Moon was merely, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter a scared little filly known simply as Nyx]]]]
* In the {{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles}} fanfiction [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10113683/1/30-Years 30 Years]] some particularly bad nightmares drive [[TheWoobie Donatello]] to raid to fridge for some Devil's Food cake and a glass of milk.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/{{Constantine}}'', after a jaunt into Hell for information, Constantine declares he needs to eat. It's unclear if this is to cope with the trauma or because he had used up a lot of calories in his psychic journey, but in the film it seems to be a little of both.
* In ''Film/IronMan'', the first thing Tony Stark asks for when he gets back to the safety of American soil after being held hostage by the Ten Rings is an American cheeseburger, which he proceeds to sit down and eat during the press conference he immediately holds.
* In ''Gotcha'', after Anthony Edwards manages to return to West Berlin after a rather traumatic trip to the East, the first thing he does is go to West Berlin's [=McDonald's=] and order "an American cheeseburger, some American fries, and a nice, thick, ''American'' milkshake."
* In ''Film/DefendingYourLife'', one of the benefits of the way station between Earth and Heaven is the ability to eat as much comfort food as you want without gaining weight (we see one person order and eat 20 pies).
* Fat Bastard from ''AustinPowers'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] one negative aspect of overrelying on Comfort Food:
-->"Of course I'm not happy! Look at me, I'm [[FatBastard a big fat slob]]. I've got bigger titties than you do. I've got more chins than a Chinese phonebook. I've not seen my willie in two years, which is long enough to declare it legally dead. (on the verge of tears) ''I can't stop eating.'' I eat because I'm unhappy, and I'm unhappy because I eat. It's a vicious cycle."
** Keep in mind that his idea of Comfort Food includes [[BlackComedy human babies]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', the title dish proves to be a Comfort Food for [[CausticCritic Anton Ego]], as evidenced by the tears of joy and happy memories of his mother when he ate Remy's slightly fancied-up version. The experience was enough to cause a complete change of heart.
* In WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Po often eats to comfort himself, after the climactic dumpling fight, Po has moved beyond that kind of emotional crutch.
* WordOfGod says that this is the reason why Hector Barbossa kept talking about apples in the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films.
* In Film/TheATeam Baracus can often be calmed down by coconut curry with toast points.
** In the original series B.A.'s {{Trademark Favorite Food}} was milk.
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': We have the scene where Tiana prepares some gumbo for herself and Naveen.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In one of the books in Literature/ThePendragonAdventure, Bobby appears in modern-day Stony Brook where his {{Muggle}} friends live, and they go to their local fast-food hangout for fries.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** The standard treatment to recover from a Dementor attack is chocolate. Some TruthInTelevision here; chocolate is known to have mood-elevating effects. By the end of the book, Harry is tired of it.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[OldRetainer Kreacher]] offers to make Harry a [[YourFavorite treacle tart]] and after Harry saves the world, he really wants a [[SatiatingSandwich sandwich]] made by Kreacher.
* In the Creator/CordwainerSmith short story "The Ballad of Lost C'mell" Lord Jestocost is extremely fond of eggs, he considers them a special treat.
* In ''A Planet Named Shayol'' On the BodyHorror PenalColony planet Shayol the [[UpliftedAnimal Bull-Man]] B'dikkat offers to make Mercer some fried eggs before he sends him outside because his first day will be easier if he has food in his stomach.
* Deconstructed in ''Literature/JellyBelly''. BigEater Ned struggles with his weight throughout the book, not helped by the conflicting food messages he receives from his family. His parents tell him he needs to lose weight, but Grandma Rose continues to make him fattening meals and sweets as she truly believes food equals love.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Katniss's favorite food from the Capitol is lamb stew with dried plums. Soups and stews are common foods in Seam and it probably reminded her of the home and family she desperately missed
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has Rincewind, whose love of potatoes stems from when he was marooned on a desert island, he was safe and had food but the two things he lacked were female companionship and potatoes. Some wires got badly crossed in his head.
* The Kate Jacobs novel ''Comfort Food'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is pretty much all about this]] with liberal amount of {{Food Porn}} Just reading the first paragraph and you'll be craving some kind of cake.
--> ''"Gus Simpson adored birthday cake. Chocolate, coconut, lemon, strawberry, vanilla-she had a particular fondness for the classics. Even though she experimented with new flavors and frostings, drizzling with syrups and artfully arranging hibiscus petals, Gus more often took the retro route with piped-on flowers or a flash of candy sprinkles across the iced top. Because birthday cake was really about nostalgia, she knew about reaching in and using the senses to remember one perfect childhood moment."''
* In ''Literature/TheWitchOfBlackbirdPond'', half of Hannah's cure for sad children is blueberry cake. (The other half is a [[CuteKitten kitten.]])
* In one of the Literature/{{Animorphs}} books, after Rachael involuntarily morphs into an elephant and falls through the second floor of her house, after a big hullabaloo she is resting in a hotel room, where she calls room service and orders a burger and fries with a slice of cherry pie a la mode and chocolate milkshake.
* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/{{Emma}}'', Mr Woodhouse orders a bowl of gruel whenever he's distressed, which is nearly all the time. His older daughter Isabella loves gruel as well and the comforting effect is the same for her.
* In ''Literature/{{Papelucho}} en la Clķnica'', Papelucho chomps on some watermelon after [[spoiler: being operated on by mistake]] and lampshades the trope as he thinks "oh wow, an ill dude who eats won't die" while eating. [[spoiler: Bad thing, eating so soon ''after an appendix removal operation'' [[HeroicRROD backfires *terribly* on him]]; he passes out few minutes afterwards and, when he wakes up, he's told that he almost died.]]
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' after the Doctor explains to Rose that he's the last of the Time Lords, and what that actually means, they go out for chips. The chips help.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when Castiel abandons his host body, we get to see said host body, Jimmy, chow down on cheeseburgers to the point of grossing Dean out.
** Doubly funny because cheeseburgers are Dean's comfort food.
* In ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', cheesburgers are one of two known cures for Andy's 'shoe shine head' ailment.
* In ''TheDrewCareyShow'' episode "The High Road to China", [[ItMakesSenseInContext Drew is stranded in China with no money and without his passport.]] He gets some money by working locally and upon arriving in Beijing, almost immediately goes to the [=McDonald's=] there. Unfortunately, he still hasn't got enough even for a Big Mac, prompting him to say "I never thought I'd use this in real life, but 'I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.'".
* It is mentioned in an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' that Michael Garibaldi eats like a starved man after experiencing serious personal tragedy, though only one early episode draws any particular attention to it. Worth noting that he is consistently depicted as being an excellent cook, particularly when it comes to Italian cuisine. He is also an alcoholic, so the food could also be a sort of AddictionDisplacement.
* Tater tots for Mercedes in Series/{{Glee}}. Naturally, she is [[BerserkButton not happy]] when they are banned.
** Kurt resorts to cheesecake when stressed - ''whole'' cheesecakes - and knows that the only cure for loneliness is cake.
* In ''Series/FraggleRock'', radish bars are Comfort Food to Red and Mokey Fraggle. They even sing a song about it!
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** After Buffy and Angel break up near the end of season three, Giles' immediate suggestion is ice cream of some kind. Buffy decides to wait until ''after'' she's killed anything that could stop her friends from going to the prom. "Kicking ass is comfort food."
** Buffy: "When this is over I'm thinking pineapple pizza and teen video movie fest. Possibly something from the Ringwald oeuvre."
** There's also the Buffy sized tub of chicken she brings back from her intense visit to Angel when she was brought BackFromTheDead.
* When ''Series/{{Angel}}'' hears that Buffy is BackFromTheDead (again), they realize they have to meet...and it's a NoodleIncident on both shows that neither wants to discuss. Buffy brings back a giant tub of fried chicken, while Angel admits he could really use some ice cream.
* In the first season of ''Series/LieToMe'' Foster is always seen eating or drinking something that's admittedly unhealthy - Slurpees, chocolate, huge soft drinks. Lightman never misses an opportunity to make comments about it, though Foster is firm on her refusal to quit because it's what makes her happy.
* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'' FBI Agent Booth - a former sniper - has a huge weakness for macaroni and cheese. At one point, Brennan surprises him by acquiring the recipe of a chef in an impossible-to-get-into restaurant and serving him a special dinner. It was yet another tiny moment that spoke volumes about their relationship without words.
* In ''Series/{{Justified}}'' Errol has loved marinated pork tongue since childhood. Limehouse reminisces about how Errol's father would bring him pork tongue when Errol was a little boy.
* In ''Series/GoodEats'', Alton Brown mentions comfort food in quite a few episodes but in the forth episode, "Use Your Noodle", he proclaims the most comforting comfort food of all is lasagna (He may have a point there)
* In the eighth season of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' the top seven are asked what there favorite comfort foods are Lil likes chocolate chip cookies with pecans, Anoop is fond of barbecue,Matt really likes hot tea, Danny loves Puerto Rican and Mexican, food Alison loves anything with chocolate on it, Kris favors cornbread as his comfort food and Adam REALLY LOVES ice cream.
* In the episode ''Good of the Soul'' on ''The Chew'' four of the hosts talk about their favorite comfort foods Mario wants spaghetti, Carla wants collard greens and cornbread, Daphne is always craving banana pudding and Clinton craves macaroni and cheese.
* In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "Adam's Ribs", Hawkeye goes out of his way to order and have delivered to the 4077th (which is in Korea, remember, in the middle of a war zone) 40 pounds of ribs (plus sauce) from a restaurant called Adam's Ribs in Chicago, Illinois. And why did he go to such trouble? Because he was sick of army food and Adam's Ribs was the best food he could think of. Unfortunately, he never got to eat any of it as he was suddenly called away to the O.R.
** Pity he forgot the cole slaw.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Maris [[spoiler:ballooning to 200 pounds after Niles divorces her]].
** Frasier when he's between jobs.
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/MyFairLady'', Eliza has her chocolates. It ''could'' be interpreted that Professor Higgins denying Eliza her chocolates is what causes her to snap and sing "Just You Wait" plotting his ''death'' in a gleeful {{Imagine Spot}}.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/BadDudes'': After you rescue him from the captivity of ninjas, [[RonaldReagan President Ronnie]] wants to go for a burger. [[DudeWheresMyReward You, however, do not get one.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'''s Free Time Expansion a Sim with the Family Aspiration can learn to prepare Grandma's Comfort Soup which gives a strong boost to both food and comfort meters and instantly cures sickness.
** In ''The Sims 3'' you can choose a Sim's favorite food (Along with favorite color and music) Sims will get a mood boost when eating their favorite food.
* In VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker}}, Link absolutely LOVES his Grandma's soup! (Which also recovers his HP magic and doubles his attack power!)
** Also appears in VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess}}: Yeto brews a soup for his sick wife using pumpkin, goat cheese, and fish... and as you add each ingredient, the soup becomes tastier (?!) and is a better healing potion. You can drink as much of it as you want, and considering how many bottomless pits and spiky ice monsters haunt the premises, you'll probably want a lot of it...
* This is probably the reason for for the ''Favorite Food'' in ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' you can either type in your own actual favorite food, or use one of the default options. In ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' there is no default options it is entirely up to the Player to name the favorite food. Of course [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity can ensue in]] ''Mother 3'' where it is used more often
--> '''Claus''' Ooh, lunch, lunch! [[BrainFood Brains!]]
* In the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games feeding your Pokemon vitamins and EV berries will raise their happiness and make them like you more.
* In one of the {{Nancy Drew}} Games ''The Haunted Carousel'' the hot fudge Fundae is connected to Joy's lost past, Nancy has to order the sundae and grab the special spoon in order to rekindle Joy's suppressed memories
* Right before the FinalBoss fight in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Xion offers a despondent Roxas a bar of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Sea-salt ice-cream]]. They quietly eat ice-cream together one last time.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' the Monster in the Darkness claims to have eaten all the mint thins from some girl scout cookies because.
-->'''Monster in the Darkness:''' "Sometimes I eat to fill the loneliness..."
* According to ''WapsiSquare'', pizza [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/outgrowingyourbras/ is the universal comfort food,]] even to the point where your demons won't bug you when you are eating it.
* In Webcomic/{{Housepets}} The depressed dog Tiger frequently eats to comfort himself, to the point of eating disorder, His most frequent comfort food seems to be pizza, but he's also been seen noshing on other things like cookies as well.
** In a recent comic Tiger's owner tells him he needs to go on a diet.
--> '''Marvin:''' Within the past week, Tiger consumed 57,000 calories worth of pizza, soda, chips and other bagged fried food, ice cream, pasta, snack cakes and regular dog food.
* In {{Faux Pas}} After Cindy gets needled by the vet
--> '''Cindy:''' So you get ice cream for seeing the vet?
--> '''Randy:''' Sometimes. For special occasions. Eating too much ice cream would make you sick...And then it's back to the vet.
--> '''Cindy:''' Then more ice cream?
--> '''Randy:''' It's a vicious circle.
* On ''{{Sinfest}}'' the coffee house lady provides [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4375 this]] to Orphantron.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Never get between an Agent of the ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum and his/her/other/its chocolate or alcohol.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick stuffs herself with Subway and Dairy Queen when she's feeling depressed.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic likes all sorts of junk food, but enjoys the cookies and cream brand of Ben & Jerry when he's feeling low.
* Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse and Chou's Moon Pies. The rest of the team has their own comfort foods (Lancer's is pork rinds), but Phase is appalled by all of them since he has the refined palate of a food critic.
* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', after his Lappy got swiped, Strong Bad gorged himself on various chips, which he claimed to be his anti-depressant.
** In both the book and the cartoon ''Where My Hat is At'' Homestar really needs a few Cold Ones when he fails to find his hat and thus can't play in the big game. [[spoiler: Turns out his hat was between the milk and the Cold Ones]]
*** In the Sbemail ''Bedtime Story'' The Cheat can't go to sleep without his security...item, and a big glass of Suddsu (Which is a glass of skim milk and gummy bears)
* In Franchise/{{Neopets}} the chips and gravy item is described 'The perfect comfort food for a cold windy day'.
** Although it is technically listed under 'medicine' not 'food' when your pet is suffering from Neoblues feeding them a Tasty Pie will instantly cheer them up, or you could use Steaming Green Tea from Shenkuu, either will work
*** There also is a bit of a [[RunningGag inside joke]] with the Asparagus Anonymous and other asparagus references. A little bit of {{Author Appeal}} here as asparagus is one [[WordOfGod Adam Powell's]] favorite vegetables.
* ''[[GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]]'' tough guy [[FlyingBrick Stone]] fights off feelings of hopelessness when tragedy strikes by indulging in his love of Sabrett's hot dogs. Grilled, with onions, relish, and Memphis style barbecue sauce on a whole wheat bun, accompanied by a handful of Lay's barbecue potato chips, and an ice cold beer. If things are really bad, he's been known to down an entire pack of the things, one at a time.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers constantly consumes massive amounts of sandwich and pizza, seemingly to sooth his jittery nerves, even going so far as to consciously seek out food when in immediate physical danger. He shares this trait with his dog.
** ''"Like, being in a constant state of terror makes us constantly hungry!"''
* In {{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles}} The turtles were ALWAYS craving pizza, Michelangelo in particular to the point that {{Fanon}} sometimes depicts him as having an eating disorder.
* In WesternAnimation/{{The Simpsons}} episode ''Scenes From a Class Struggle in Springfield'' After Marge realizes doesn't want to become a member of the Springfield Country Club, the family shares a meal at Krusty Burger. (In the DVD Commentary the writers point out a {{Continuity Nod}} to ''Lisa Becomes a Vegetarian'' Lisa is only eating the French Fries in this scene)
* {{Care Bears}}: The Care Bear Cousin Treat Heart Pig seems to be the embodiment of this trope
** At the end of the episode ''The Great Race'' The Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins all treat themselves to ice cream after Lotsa Heart Elephant beats Beastly in the titular race.
** Another instance in the episode ''Home Sweet Homeless'' After the Forest of Feelings is flooded leaving the Care Bear Cousins homeless, the Care Bears console their cousins with hot cocoa.
* In the {{Wild Kratts}} episode ''A Bat in the Brownies'' everyone gushes over Jimmy Z's brownies which he boasts is his Grandma's recipe.
** Also in the same episode Koki (Who has been freaking out due to her [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fear of bats]]) really wanted some chocolate zucchini bread.
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[[folder:Troper Works]]
* In ''SpaceBeasts'' Ichabod Crane (not [[TheLegendOfSleepyHollow that one]]) really likes a good cup of chamomile tea after a humiliating experience
** Also his girlfriend Marzipan the CatGirl wanted a hamburger with extra onions after being held captive for three weeks by aliens.
** Most of the characters have their own personal comfort foods, there have been quite a few episodes dedicated to discussing when their comfort foods became comfort foods.
** [[ALoadOfBull Bill Brandy]]: Ice Cream, particularly strawberry flavor
** [[NuttySquirrel Jim Buckwheat]]: Apple Pie
** [[ProudToBeAGeek Ichabod Crane]]: We already mentioned chamomile tea but his favorite childhood meal is New England clam chowder.
** [[TheMccoy Matoaka Redfeather]]: Loves her strawberry sweets she is especially fond of the strawberry cordial [[TeamChef Minsk]] makes.
** [[GentlemanThief Edward Green]]: Mentions chicken soup as his comfort food
** [[IntelligentGerbil Zander]]: Loves apples
** [[EthicalSlut Kate Punda Milla]] Has a weakness for apple cake
** [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Cornelius Oolou]]: Mentions his love of meat loaf
** [[CoolUncle Thomas Lanky]] Has his tuna fish sandwiches
** [[SilkHidingSteel Rose]] Loves chocolate truffles
** [[SoapboxSadie Belladonna Starchild]] Favorite childhood comfort food is angel food cake.
** [[PandaingToTheAudience Andy Kan]]: Likes French fries smothered in curry sauce
** [[TeenGenius Tipp Barrington]] has an extreme weakness for cherry pie
** Special mention goes to one of the villains, [[AlphaBitch Duchess Bimbolurlina]] Has a weakness for chocolate covered pretzels.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Nancy Reagan used to eat bananas in the middle of the night when she couldn't sleep.
* It is said that the poet W.H. Auden kept a bowl of cold potatoes by his bedside at night.
* Great chef and food writer James Beard found comfort in marshmallows. He didn't like to toast them, he just liked to eat them right out of the bag.
* M.F.K. Fisher wrote about the comfort foods of her friends,one enjoyed a baked potato with lots of butter, another preferred milk toast, undoubtedly surprising, Mrs. Fisher's comfort food was canned tomato soup. She had a even special pitcher from which to drink it from.
* Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers finds comfort in floating islands. (Floating Islands are a dessert, meringues sailing on a sea of custard)
* The Italian dessert tiramisł was often given to recovering patients. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Tirami sł" means "Pull me up" (or, less literally, "Cheer me up") in Italian.]]
** It also helps that tiramisu often contains large amounts of two of many people's favorite food/drink: chocolate and [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee]].
* What people on death row tend to pick as their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_meal#cite_ref-28 last meal]].
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