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Best Chili in New York

Lexie Aug 31, 2006 06:24 PM

Looking for great chili, from anywhere: take-out shop; restaurant; corner joint; even mail-order would be fine. Thanks!

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    KTinNYC Aug 31, 2006 07:36 PM

    Daisy Mae's, hands down. Not even another contender if you are talking about Texas red.

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    1. re: KTinNYC
      Peter Cherches Aug 31, 2006 07:46 PM

      The last time I had it from a cart it seemed sweeter than I had remembered. Too much so.

      1. re: Peter Cherches
        KTinNYC Aug 31, 2006 07:56 PM

        This is not good news...Any other recent reports? I no longer work in mid-town so I no longer eat Daisy Mae's on a weekly basis.

        1. re: KTinNYC
          E Eto Sep 1, 2006 05:16 PM

          Had the chili this week. Seems like the same good'ol stuff. Actually, I think it was spicier than usual. I didn't need to add any of the hot sauce.

        2. re: Peter Cherches
          mimolette Sep 2, 2006 12:31 AM

          I always find it too sweet myself.

        3. re: KTinNYC
          dkstar1 Aug 31, 2006 09:06 PM

          agreed. The best I've ever had.

          1. re: KTinNYC
            Lexie Sep 1, 2006 04:39 PM

            Do they only have the chili on the carts, or also at the shop?

          2. tamasha Aug 31, 2006 09:27 PM

            I actually really like the chili at Island Burgers and Shakes on 9th Avenue.

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              Daniel76 Dec 18, 2006 07:13 PM

              I find Daisy Mae's chili to taste like a pretty good Indian Dish.. I dont know if I would call it chili.. I would call it almost like a curry..

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                mrnyc Dec 18, 2006 07:17 PM

                fyi the chili's at KITCHEN MARKET on 8th ave in chelsea have fallen off lately.

                i have been getting mine at HALE & HEARTY SOUPS in the chelsea market instead. good stuff there.

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