Address: 335 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA
Consistently voted “Best of the County”, Comforts offers fine city and homestyle food, featuring seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year, Comforts continues to be family- run (second generation!). While the take-out department has focused on family meals and easy grab and go salads the past couple of years, there is a plan to expand their offerings in the near future! Stay tuned!
The sit-down restaurant is a fantastic one- stop shop, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even fantastic gift items from their marketplace. And with the holidays fast approaching, you can enjoy easy, delicious and comforting holiday dinners at home! Visit our website for our special holiday offerings.
Erin Miwa Shares Her Favorite Foods in November 2022 Restaurant Profiles
What’s your go-to comfort food?
My go-to comfort food will always be my dad’s roast chicken with gravy and rice (Japanese rice!).
What food reminds you of childhood — do you have a specific memory that comes to mind?
I grew up in a Japanese-American household where there was always rice on the kitchen counter. Probably the most nostalgic dish for me is what my dad would call “sato shoyu egg” over rice. Eggs are scrambled with about a half a teaspoon of sugar and splash of soy sauce, and served over rice. I still make it when I need a quick dinner! Sometimes I’ll add ground beef, or roast chicken and scallions to make it heartier. It always reminds me of my childhood.
Could you share a favorite recipe or some kitchen tricks for our readers?
It’s important to cook and eat seasonally. Not only does it lessen the impact of our carbon footprint, it’s better for your budget and health, because you’re eating foods that are picked at their prime, and are naturally delicious and nutritious.
What about working in this industry is special or important to you?
My parents opened Comforts when I was seven, so I grew up in the restaurant. One of the things I’ve observed over the years is how the act of serving food has a great impact on our community. To think that our humble family salad — the Chinese chicken salad — has made its way to the tables of thousands of graduations, baptisms and birthdays, is just incredible to me. Food brings people together. It can bring happiness. That’s what I love the most.
It’s Chopped time — what would you do with these three ingredients: apples, cauliflower, jalapeño.
Let’s see, I think I’d do a riff on a fried cauliflower cake that we make sometimes. I’d make a curried cauliflower and potato cake and top it with an apple-jalapeño salsa and lime crema.
Erin Shares More Favorite Comfort Foods in 2020
In a year that has completely transformed the restaurant industry, Comforts holds on to its core values of family, community and adaptability. Celebrating its 34th year of business, Comforts is focusing its efforts on take-home family meals, easy grab and go salads and weekend brunches. And with the holidays fast approaching, you can enjoy delicious, comforting holiday dinners, even from six feet apart!
When I don’t want to be in the kitchen and need a little indulgence, I will order the S’mores Pie from The Buckeye. It takes me back to my childhood, roasting marshmallows around a fire pit, and every bite oozes with comfort.
We Hear From the Comforts Team
As our name Comforts implies, our goal is to evoke a sense of comfort through elevated homestyle meals. Being able to provide comfort food has been particularly rewarding and meaningful to us during these uncertain and challenging times.
As we navigate through these torrential waters, we have focused our efforts on family-style meals, easy grab-and-go salads, homemade desserts and breakfast pastries. We also are thrilled to reopen for our fabulous full-service weekend brunch (outdoor dining), featuring our famous stuffed, pecan-crusted French toast, bacon fried rice, flavorful scrambles, salads, burgers and more! And, we are making it easier for you to get your Chinese chicken salad fix by opening a “Chinese chicken salad only express lane!”
As the bitter winter subsides, we can see signs of spring’s bounty popping up in the markets. Artichokes, asparagus, English peas, radishes and much more will grace our Easter and Passover menu. Check our website for more information as the holidays approach!
So, come visit us to get your daily dose of comforts, with satisfying breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as homemade pastries and holiday favorites! We are so grateful to have such loyal and supportive customers who have allowed us to keep our doors open and continue to serve our community. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Here in California, we are fortunate to have access to a number of wonderful farms and amazing produce. Below is a list of some of our local vendors whom we’ve worked with over the years.
- Allstar Organics, Nicasio
- Draper Farms, San Anselmo
- Little Organic Farms, Petaluma
- Vine Ray Farms, Santa Rosa
- Marin Roots Farm
- San Anselmo Farm Stand, San Anselmo
- Prather Ranch, near Mt. Shasta
- Three Twins Ice Cream, Petaluma
- Equator Coffees, San Rafael
- Peerless Coffee & Tea, Oakland
Recipes From Comforts
Learn to make a few of your favorite dishes.