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Aug 2, 2007 10:42 AM

Chicken Pot Pie for Lunch


I'm hungry for chicken pot pie, aside from Marie, where do you suggest?

I live in Glendale and can easily get to Pasadena, downtown, etc.

Help! Its almost noon!


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  1. WoodSpoon!

    They have a great chicken pot pie, a little non-traditional but excellent, with hearts of palm, olives, and roasted corn, completely homemade and fantastic, loaded with chicken. It's amazing.

    Wood Spoon
    107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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    1. re: Woolsey

      Yeah, ditto this rec for Wood Spoon.

      For a place in Pasadena, try Smitty's Grill on Lake.

      Smitty's Grill
      110 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I 2nd Smitty's for their pot pie. nice and HOT......(temp hot) soooo good......

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I found the chicken pot pie at Smitty's to be the worst god awful thing I've eaten in years. I really did hate it. Tasted like tinned chicken, tinned peas, tinned carrots, tinned gravy, and pounds of added salt.

          1. re: slacker

            Woolsey, I went with Smitty's and loved it!

            Agreed it was a bit salty, though.


            1. re: SecretAsianMan

              I wish I could take credit, but that was ipsedixit's recommendation. Glad you liked it, though. I'll have to try to make it out there one day.

          2. re: ipsedixit

            I concur with Wood spoon. It was smaller then I thought it would be but half of it will fill you up. Its different from any pot pie I had (in a good way).

        2. Moffett's Family Restaurant and Chicken Pie Shop
          1409 S. Baldwin Ave.
          Arcadia, CA 91006
          (626) 447-4670

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          1. re: Burger Boy

            Yes for Moffett's pie, especially if you like the kind that is nothing but chicken, gravy and two crusts. You can get all-breast meat for extra $; I wish they had an all-dark option, personally. The side veges are bland and boring, but what the heck, have salad for supper. I thought their other offerings were pretty pedestrian, too, definitely not up to the similar but unaffiliated Henry Moffett's in Bellflower.

            Oh, and the pie is pretty cheap, too. You can also get them to go, cooked or uncooked - the line for pies-to-go was out the door last time I was at lunch there.

            1. re: Will Owen

              Yep! I have always eaten those pot pies there (beef or chicken) as a dinner plate or take them home hot. They also sell them uncooked and you can bake them yourself. I also like the BLT sandwich there -- very good. That Henry Moffett's in Bellflower has some really good fried chicken which makes a great meal along with a chicken pot pie.


          2. Oddly enough, Daily Grill has a pretty darn good version.

            I'll also throw a nod to Kate Mantilini.

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            1. re: Emme

              second on DG and KM. also, M&F below.

            2. Also, on Thursdays, Musso & Frank's has a terrific chicken pot pie.

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              1. re: Tom P

                That's what I was gonna say ... but is it close enough to Glendale?

                1. re: PaulF

                  Where else but Henry Moffett's in Arcadia on Baldwin near Duarte Road?!

                  1. re: Fru

                    Pay attention here, please: HENRY Moffett's only location is on Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower. MOFFETT'S (without the Henry) is in Arcadia. The original Moffett's were related, I'm sure, but the restaurants were not. I think the pies in both places came from the same family recipe, but there are subtle differences. Both are cheap and quite good.

              2. Moffett's is good if you like no veggies, nothing special with your crust and some sort of thickener with the gravy, really good for all that.

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                1. re: ACKtually

                  I've never had it (being a veg), but my mom likes the one at Du-Pars (for what that's worth). I'm sure it's the usual chicken/peas/carrots version.