Best Nostalgic Brooklyn Bowl of New York Red (2008)

Lundy Bros. Restaurant

Gotham's entrant in the chowder sweepstakes is one of the standbys at Lundy Bros. Restaurant, where you're treated to a hot, soothing, and tasty combination of chewy clams and chunks of carrot, potato, celery, and onion in a minestrone-like broth that is zesty and piquant, unlike New England's butter-and-cream-rich finest, which is also available. Don't miss the egg creams with their pretzel swizzle sticks; they're a blast from Brooklyn past.