A couple of years back, we were very pleased to have chicken pot pie voted one of the best in the city by the excellent food blog SeriousEats.com. We will post the recipe soon, but in the meantime, here’s what they had to say about it:
Posted by Nikki Goldstein, November 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM
Editor’s note: Consider the chicken pot pie your gateway to Thanksgiving. There’s poultry, there’s pie, there’s all-American comfort food—in a manageable one-pot portion. (And best of all, someone else is doing the cooking!) We sent Nikki Goldstein out on a mad pie hunt to track down New York’s best.
There are few things as comforting as chicken pot pie on a cold day. Between the veggies and chicken, the hearty stock, and the biscuit crust, though, it’s a lot of components to get right. With a list of spots to check out and a couple of discerning friends, I set off to find the best pot pie in Manhattan. Below, the favorites, not-so-favorites, and our crowned champion.
There are a good number of mean pot pies in the city, but aside from our winner, three really stood out. Though it’s hardly surprising, Tea and Sympathy, the West Village ode to England, came in as our runner-up (pictured above). The crust was crunchy and golden, and the filling featured veggies like leeks and yellow squash that were welcome additions to the mix. We wanted a little more chicken, but the overall texture was creamy and balanced—in a word, perfect.
Tea and Sympathy: 108 Greenwich Avenue (map), 212-989-9735,teaandsympathynewyork.com
If you’d like to give the pie a try yourself, then come down to the restaurant or order for delivery on the above number or at Seamless Web. It is as close to heaven as you can get in an aluminium tray, if we do say so ourselves…