No. 20: Chicken Pot Pie at the Cleaver Company's Green Table
Watch out! The chicken pot pie is very hot, and you'll wait for many minutes before you dare flip the lid and eat.
Located in the Chelsea Market, the Cleaver Company is a catering concern of long standing. When they moved into the market, the company added a café called the Green Table, with a narrow dining room, plus a long wooden table outside in the common thoroughfare, which proved a very nice place to eat as the world passed by.
Recently, the dining room was expanded at the café, which emphasizes the use of local produce and encouragement of sustainable farming practices, hence the name.
One of the signature dishes of the establishment has always been the chicken pot pie, which sports a fluffy puff-pastry top, and rich, creamy chicken stew underneath. If you loved Swanson chicken pot pies when you were a kid (and I did), you'll adore the luxuriance of the Cleaver rendition. It comes with a lightly dressed side salad of baby lettuces.
The Green Table Chelsea Market 75 Ninth Avenue 212-741-6623
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