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spex Mar 8, 2006 04:09 PM

Went to Nichol's for their Chicken Pot Pie that i've heard so much of only to find out that they were sold out!!!! So dissapointed, and it was after i ordered it too, they had barely run out, well that's just like my luck. Anyone know of any places where they make a decent chicken pot pie?

  1. aching May 10, 2007 09:12 PM

    I'm obsessed with the chicken pot pie at Wood Spoon in Downtown LA (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/391658). In fact, I think I should stop posting about it because I don't want it to get overrun - but if you're really craving chicken pot pie, you should go. It's incredible!

    1. rednyellow Jan 5, 2007 12:03 AM

      I like the CPP at the Grill at Hollywood and Highland.

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        AquaW Jan 4, 2007 07:00 PM

        Campanile is doing a Chicken & Lobster Pot Pie for their Monday prix fixe ($35) on Jan. 15 ~ I'm curious and will probably be going.

        ~AquaW
        http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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          condiment Jan 4, 2007 06:03 PM

          Moffett's love aside, the best chicken pot pie in town is still the one served Thursdays at Musso & Frank.

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            tdo ca Jan 4, 2007 08:42 PM

            kudos to Mussos - my favorite Thursday comfort lunch

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            icharry Jan 4, 2007 05:58 PM

            There is a family connection. the Bellflower one is the original, Arcadia was blood fmaily, but now is owned & run by a brother-in-law since 1975 i think.

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              Like-Go-Eat? Mar 8, 2006 04:23 PM

              Because an earlier post just last Sunday I have had these on my mind and just finished my forth this week.

              Moffett’s Family Restaurant, Chicken Pie Shoppe (Two great Soups everyday, Chicken Pot Pie either mixed white/dark meat or White Meat only, Beef Pot Pie, & fruit Pies, Must try the pumpkin, Eat inside or take out (hot or cold). Order custom Chicken pot pie casserole to go in your own casserole dish)
              1409 S. Baldwin Ave.
              Arcadia, CA
              (626) 447-4670
              Monday-Saturday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
              Two blocks South of Huntington Drive next to Sav-On Drugs

              Link: http://www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com/...

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              1. re: Like-Go-Eat?
                k
                koji Mar 8, 2006 06:37 PM

                I agree with the Moffett's recommendation.

                There's also one in Bellflower right off the 91 fwy.

                Henry Moffett's Chicken Pies
                16506 Lakewood Blvd
                Bellflower, CA 90706-5193

                I think they may not be formally connected any longer, but I remember them both being very very good.

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                  l
                  Like-Go-Eat? Mar 8, 2006 11:13 PM

                  I never ate at "Herny Moffett's" but two people I trust told me they were driving by, saw the sign and stopped in thinking it was the same as "Moffett's" in Arcadia. They told me is was not as good and not to go. They also said it was totally unrelated to Moffett's Pie Shoppe in Arcadia. So I never bothered trying that Bellflower place. Now you have me wondering.

                  1. re: Like-Go-Eat?
                    k
                    koji Mar 9, 2006 01:36 PM

                    The Bellflower one is about a block from my grandmother's house, so that's the one I was introduced to first.

                    If there is a difference in the quality, I don't recall it being that big.

                    And I don't know if there is a formal connection, but I just think that would be slightly too big of a coincidence that the only two places in LA that specialize in chicken pot pies are named Moffett's and are unrelated...

                    But who knows?

                    1. re: koji
                      l
                      Like-Go-Eat? Mar 10, 2006 02:57 PM

                      Thanks for the Rec koji. I went today to try “Henry Moffett's” down in Lakewood. This business is not related to the “Moffett’s Family Restaurant” in Arcadia. But you might be right that the separate owners have a “Family relationship.” I had one Chicken Pot Pie smothered in chicken gravy. You are correct that the pies are alike at both places. The pie crust is flaky on top and the inside crust taste so good with the gravy in the pie. The chunks of chicken are just the same – big, tender and moist. Also, only chicken and a little gravy inside the pie – no filler. When you eat it there they pour more gravy over the top that makes for a very appetizing meal. The gravy at “Henry’s in Lakewood is a little darker (like a golden brown) than the lighter colored gravy in Arcadia. Both are thick and taste good. The menu selections are different also.

                      At Henry Moffett's” in Lakewood today I asked the table server about the Fried Chicken on the menu and she proudly said, “it is the best in town.” I trusted her and ordered some to go along with my pot pie. Wow! What a combo. The batter was crispy (almost crunchy) yet it was thin. This was how my Mon made fried chicken – just a little flower but take time cooking it to a golden crust. The outside did not have any excess oil and the inside was tender and juicy. koji -- the Fried Chicken is just as good as the pot pie. This place should be on the Fried Chicken list as well.

                      As I was leaving I noticed the cold food case that also resembles the Moffett's in Arcadia. The same selection of ready-to-bake pies to-go. Then I noticed something different. They have bags full of cold fried chicken. Those would be perfect to take on a picnic. I will also return for breakfast as the menu looked really good - Fried Chicken & Waffles, Fried Chicken & eggs, Chicken Pot Pie & Eggs. This place has some “Down-Home” cooking.

                      Henry Moffett's Chicken Pies (Fried Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie & fruit Pies, Eat inside or take out (Baked or ready to bake at home) Breakfast – Fried Chicken & Waffles, Fried Chicken & eggs, Chicken Pot Pie & Eggs)
                      16506 Lakewood Blvd
                      Bellflower, CA 90706-5193
                      (562) 925-5061

                      Moffett’s Family Restaurant, Chicken Pie Shoppe (Chicken Pot Pie either mixed white/dark meat or White Meat only, Beef Pot Pie, & fruit Pies, Must try the pumpkin, Eat inside or take out (Baked or ready to bake). Order custom Chicken pot pie casserole to go in your own casserole dish)
                      1409 S. Baldwin Ave.
                      Arcadia, CA
                      (626) 447-4670
                      Monday-Saturday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
                      Two blocks South of Huntington Drive next to Sav-On Drugs

                      1. re: Like-Go-Eat?
                        k
                        koji Mar 10, 2006 06:41 PM

                        Haha - I am impressed, L-G-E!

                        Great review - I ate lunch not too long ago, but it made me really hungry. I feel a dinner with the grandma in the near future.

                        It's been years since I've eaten at the Bellflower/Lakewood Moffett's, but I think I might have to do the fried chicken as well next time.

                        Thanks for your "hard work".

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                          l
                          Like-Go-Eat? Mar 10, 2006 08:15 PM

                          Yes. It is "Hard Work" but someone must do it and you are welcome. Anytime. You should vist grandma much more often and take her out to have some of that fried chicken that I have had on my mind all day. The more I think of it "less is better." I mean I like Roscoe's and the North Woods Fried Cicken very much but they have a thicker batter. Henry Moffett's Fried Chicken has a thin crispy batter (less batter) and now (7 hrs. later) I can say it is very easy on you. No overeating / greasy feeling. That really is good Fried Chicken

                          Henry Moffett's Chicken Pies (Fried Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie & fruit Pies, Eat inside or take out (Baked or ready to bake at home) Breakfast – Fried Chicken & Waffles, Fried Chicken & eggs, Chicken Pot Pie & Eggs)
                          16506 Lakewood Blvd
                          Bellflower, CA 90706-5193
                          (562) 925-5061

                    2. re: Like-Go-Eat?
                      Will Owen May 11, 2007 10:17 AM

                      LGE, those people done told you wrong. Having made a point of trying both the Moffett'ses, I found both pies to be equally good - only very slight and subtle differences - but for the rest of the menu Bellflower blows Arcadia into the weeds. The fried chicken is some of the best I've ever had, including Grandma's, and the fries with the cup of Green Goddess on the side are just sinful. Go try'em.

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