(Photo by John L. Russell/Cherry Marketing Institute via Getty Images)

Who doesn’t love a good dose of comfort food? Seriously, sometimes, like after a breakup or during a winter snowstorm, comfort food is the perfect remedy. Michigan folk have a lot of great comfort food to enjoy, and as it turns out, one comforting food item is the most popular in the state.

The folks at Comfortablefood.com have put together a study to determine the most popular comfort food in the Michigan, as well as every state in America. “Depending on where you stay in America, the comfort food peculiar to each state can turn your frown into a smile at first bite,” they state in the article. “Whether settling for a pizza in a restaurant or making your deep dish pizzas at home from scratch, comfort foods are the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the rest of your day. America is a nation of comfort foods with a myriad of restaurants making our delicious dreams come true. It’s where you can indulge in any food you want without judgment.”

So, what’s the most popular comfort food in Michigan? It is seriously no surprise, but tart cherry pie comforts the people of the Michigan. “Michigan is the biggest producer of the Montmorency tart cherries, and it’s reflected in their famous tart cherry pies. The tart Michigan cherry pie is the food of comfort for its residents,” the article states. “Depending on the flavors you want, its ingredients will include brown sugar, vanilla ice cream, oats, lemon juice, and a host of others. Bake for over an hour, and you’re ready for deliciousness.” As for some nearby states, in Ohio, it’s the Pierogi. “Pierogi is the polish word for dumplings, and you’d see dumplings a lot in the state of Ohio,” they state. “Many people think buckeye is the food of comfort for Ohio residents, but they’re only specially made during the holidays, putting Pierogi ahead of them.” Find the full list here.

Michigan Has the 'Coolest City in America with the Lowest Cost of Living'

  • 10. GREENVILLE, SC

    When it comes to art and food, PureWow.com says Greenville is “somewhat of a haven for creatives with its nice weather and friendly prices.”

    Greenville, SC - Official Website | Official Website

    The GVL2040 comprehensive plan has received state accolades! The South Carolina American Planning Association (SCAPA) awarded the City of Greenville the Outstanding Planning Project Award. This award is the top planning award bestowed in the state, and the awards committee noted the Greenville plan received the highest marks of any submission.

  • 9. INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    They’re home to the Indy 500 but have so much more to offer!

    Official Tourism Site of Indianapolis | Visit Indy

    Your guide for things to do in Indianapolis! Browse Indy events, attractions, restaurants, shopping and hotels. Discover the best Indianapolis experience and book your trip!

  • 8. HUNTSVILLE, AL

    Fun fact: Huntsville is nicknamed Rocket City.

    Front Page

    City services, jobs, sanitation schedule, programs, elected officials and more.

  • 7. GREEN BAY, WI

    Don’t hold the Packers against them! ; )

    Green Bay, WI | Official Website

    Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.

  • 6. DES MOINES, IA

    One highlight is the historic Des Moines Art Center.

    City of Des Moines, IA

    The official website for the City of Des Moines, serving more than 214,000 residents and 52 neighborhoods in Iowa's capital city.

  • 5. SAVANNAH, GA

    If you want a mix of city life and still be in a coastal city.

    Visit Savannah

    Your complete guide to what to do, where to stay and where to eat in Savannah, GA. Plan a charming, Southern escape, where quirkiness materializes through art and period architecture houses trendy boutiques, where ghost stories are set under a veil of Spanish moss and where local cuisine comes straight from the coast.

  • 4. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

    “Oklahoma City has plenty of hustle without all the hassle,” says the city’s Visitor’s Bureau.

    Oklahoma City Hotels, Things to Do, Restaurants & Events

    OKC is perfect for family fun and romantic getaways. Start planning your Oklahoma City trip!

  • 3. FAYETTEVILLE, AR

    This is an off-the-radar pick, offering a cool city at a great living rate.

    City of Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Official webpage for the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Learn about all departments, city services and events. Pay utility bills, report concerns, apply for permits, sign up for notifications, view calendars of events and meetings, and much more.

  • 2. KNOXVILLE, TN

    Nashville what? Knoxville offers nightlife, shopping, restaurants and more.

    Visit Knoxville, TN | Events, Things to Do & Hotels

    Welcome to Knoxville, Tennessee. Enjoy the nightlife, shopping, and restaurants downtown, or head outdoors for some hiking, mountain biking, and paddling.

  • 1. KALAMAZOO, MI

    PureWow.com states, “With the lowest cost of living composite index on this list, from groceries to housing (and a relatively low state income sales tax), you’ll find your dollar can probably go further here than other Mitten-state enclaves, like Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids. But what gives Kalamazoo the “cool” factor? The ‘Zoo is unique. It’s a mid-sized city that packs both a small-town and big-city punch—so you get your chili cook offs, farmers markets and your visual and performing arts too. Yes, you can have it all.”

  • The 10 Coolest Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in the U.S.

    This list is via <a href=”https://www.purewow.com/travel/coolest-most-affordable-cities-us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>PureWow.com</a>.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!