San Diego serves up comfort food

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These San Diego spots are serving up some of the coziest dishes, available through takeout and/or delivery:

Tajima has six locations, with their newest in College Heights, where they’ve been satisfying the city’s growing hunger for authentic Japanese comfort cuisine. Everything they serve honors the purity of the culture’s taste and style, and their irresistible selection of ramens are all made from scratch. Tajima even allows customers to order online, so your food is ready when you arrive for pickup! For a classic option, try the signature Tajima Ramen consisting of tonkotsu soup, fried garlic, green onions, half a ramen egg, pork chashu, baby arugula, bean sprouts, sesame seeds and Japanese seaweed. Your tummy will be happy as soon as you taste the warm broth with the other appetizing ingredients.

The Smoking Gun is your one-stop Gaslamp District spot for Southern-inspired comfort food. From the smoked brisket served with your choice of sides like stuffing and gravy or Brussels sprouts, to the Baked Mac ‘N’ Cheese made with elbow macaroni noodles, poblano-beer cheese and cheddar cheese, there is no better place to order take-out for the rainy week ahead. You can also take advantage of The Smoking Gun’s delivery partners – DoorDash and Postmates – so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home.

There is just something about a piping hot pizza, loaded with your favorite toppings, that is oh-so comforting. Fresh Brothers, located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch has plenty of options for every type of pizza lover. From signatures pies, like their Margherita made with a pizza sauce and basil pesto blend, tomatoes, ciliegine mozzarella, basil and garlic, to their Vegan Pepperoni, topped with Daiya vegan mozzarella and plant-based pepperoni on a vegan crust. Fresh Brothers also has desserts – their sweet knots, rolled in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with icing, are a must-try!

Original 40 Brewing Company, a North Park favorite, not only offers to-go growlers, crowlers and bottles of beer, but they’ve got plenty of comfort food lunch and dinner plates. Call ahead and swing by for their OG40 Homemade Chili, consisting of angus beef, black beans, corn, celery, black peppers, onions and a hint of secret spices topped with cotija cheese and corn crema. Pair with their Know Practice, a dry stout sure to bring out those secret spices!

Through the Moto Deli website, you can find comfort in the global flavors found on the menu at Valentina. Try the Paella, a dish for two, comprised of chorizo, chicken, scallop, shrimp, calamari,  mussels, clams, peas and peppers. Valentina is also featuring a delectable French Onion Soup, with garlic croutons and Swiss/gruyere cheese, ideal for the rainy and chilly week ahead.