Green Bay Winter Comfort Food Round-Up
Temps are dipping and snow is in the forecast! That means it’s time to hunker down and warm up with the comfort food that keeps us cozy during these long winter months. Whether you're craving a steaming bowl of classic chili to thaw yourself out after some outdoor adventures or you’re dreaming of a breakfast spread that feels like a hug on a plate, our curated list has something for every craving.
Bundle up, bring your appetite, and keep reading to explore the coziest cuisines of Green Bay!
Soup: Hey, Soup Sister
115 N Wisconsin St STE30, De Pere, WI 54115
We’re starting off with a classic because really, who doesn’t like a hot bowl of soup on a brisk day? When it comes to soup, you can’t get better than Hey, Soup Sister. Locally owned and operated, you’ll find a wide variety of delicious, hearty soups on their ever-rotating menu, like Cheddar Potato Asparagus, Southwestern Corn Chowder, Sweet Potato Black Bean, and Smoky Pumpkin Chipotle.
Chili: Drift Inn
1535 S Ashland Ave, De Pere, WI 54115
A customer favorite all year round, The Drift Inn takes their chili seriously. The secret recipe dates all the way back to 1978 and only a few staff members know how to make it! Add cheese and onions for an extra kick of flavor and if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding spaghetti noodles!
County Clare Meatloaf: St. Brendan’s Inn
234 S Washington St, Green Bay, WI 54301
St. Brendans Inn has the coziest European ambiance and traditional Irish dishes, perfect for a snowy day in the Bay. There’s so much to choose from on the menu, but we recommend the savory County Clare Meatloaf. It’s a special blend of beef, pork, and veal, perfectly seasoned and topped with a creamy Worcestershire-onion gravy. After you’re done eating, go ahead and enjoy a cozy sit next to the fireplace in the bog snug (that’s Irish for sitting area).
Grilled Cheese: 888 Cheese & Co.
1582 Lineville Rd, Suamico, WI 54313
What’s tastier than a perfect, golden brown grilled cheese on a snowy day? If you’ve got a hankering for grilled cheese, stop by 888 Cheese & Co in Suamico. They have a dozen different grilled cheeses to choose from, which honestly, is a dream come true. You could go classic with ooey gooey four-cheese Classic 888, or go big with the Grilled Cheese Burger Stack, a half-pound burger topped with caramelized onions and 888’s signature cheese sauce stacked between two grilled cheeses!
Booyah: The Booyah Shed
1800 S Ashland Ave #3702, Green Bay, WI 54304
It’s not a Green Bay comfort food round-up without booyah! Here’s the thing: there’s really no exact recipe for Booyah. Everybody does it a little bit differently, which is what’s so fun about it. Generally, though, this hearty stew includes beef or chicken broth, chicken or beef, and mixed vegetables, slow-cooked in a large vat over an open fire. Stop by the Booyah Shed for a truly traditional and epically delicious bowl of Booyah the next time you need to warm up!
Chicken Tikka Masala: India Bhavan
2611 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304
Picture this: succulent boneless chicken breast marinated to perfection in a medley of warming spices and then expertly grilled in a traditional clay oven and smothered in a rich, velvety tomato butter sauce. Drooling yet? Then head on over to India Bhavan in Ashwaubenon and order the Chicken Tikka Masala! This traditional Indian dish with fill your belly and keep you warm on a chilly day.
Chicken Pot Pie: 1919 Kitchen & Tap
Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304
This delectable dish is not just a meal – it's an invitation to savor the excitement of game day! 1919 Kitchen & Tap’s chicken pot pie is the perfect mix of braised chicken mingled with root vegetables and chives, all wrapped up in a golden-brown, flaky pastry crust. This hearty meal will keep you so warm and toasty you might even call it a culinary touchdown. (Sorry, we had to.)
Country Style Stuffed Hashbrowns: The Pancake Place
Kickstart your day in the coziest way at The Pancake Place with a plate of Country Style Stuffed Hashbrowns. This dish includes two eggs (any style) paired with melted cheddar cheese and savory sausage chunks, all tucked snugly between layers of golden hashbrowns. As if that weren't enough, this breakfast masterpiece is generously smothered with a country sausage gravy that adds an extra layer of warmth and flavor. It's the perfect fuel to fortify you before braving the frozen tundra!
Hot Cocoa: Kavarna Coffeehouse
143 N Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303
After you’ve spent an afternoon browsing the Christkindlmarket or tubing at Titletown, warm up with a hot chocolate at Kavarna! This comforting cocoa features Monin dark chocolate sauce seamlessly blended with velvety steamed milk and topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Yum!