Chili dishes for chilly weather

Now is the perfect time to start enjoying chili as a satisfying winter meal. Check out these restaurants the next time you are craving a hearty meal to warm you up as the temperatures drop.

Corner Bistro

After a long night of studying for finals at Bobst Library, Corner Bistro is the perfect place to grab a bowl of comforting chili. Just head to the West Village to grab a delicious meal at an affordable price. Located at 331 W. Fourth St., the quaint Corner Bistro is open until 4 a.m., making it perfect for students looking for a late-night meal. Corner Bistro’s signature chili dish is only $7.50. The Chili Burger also includes the restaurant’s homemade chili ($9.75), and is a good way to fill up before heading back to studying.

The Brooklyn Star

For more of an adventure, head to one of Brooklyn’s most popular chili spots, The Brooklyn Star. Located on 593 Lorimer St. in central Williamsburg, The Brooklyn Star is an American comfort food restaurant that has both regular and communal tables. The casual atmosphere attracts customers of all ages. The Lone Star’s specialty chili bowl is the Tripe Chili ($12). Tripe, which is beef stomach, may sound unappealing, but the Tripe Chili is a customer favorite.

Manhattan Chili Co.

Before your next train journey home, stop by the all-natural chili bar Manhattan Chili Co., located in Grand Central Station’s lower level dining concourse. Though the restaurant is usually extremely busy, it still provides good customer service. The Manhattan Chili Co. offers vegan and gluten-free options, as well as  traditional beef, lamb, pork, chicken and turkey chili. For more than just the standard bowl, try the Chili Mac ($9.50), the Chili Burrito ($9.50) or the Chili Spud ($9.50).

Daisy May’s BBQ

Located on 623 11th Ave. on the corner of 46th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Daisy May’s BBQ offers some seriously spicy chili. They serve a Texas-style 12 ounce “Bowl O’ Red” ($10.50) with cheese, onions and sour cream. The chili is very meaty and includes burnt ends, which are chunks of smoked brisket. The extensive menu includes BBQ styles from across the country.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly has 18 locations in New York City, with 17 in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. The location closest to campus is at 41 W. 14th St. on Sixth Avenue. It is a casual sandwich shop that offers a great bowl of chili ($4 for a cup). Alongside sandwiches, salads, breakfasts, shakes and soups, Potbelly offers chili that is made from ground beef, kidney beans, onions, bell peppers and molasses. Cheese and onions are available as toppings.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Dec. 2 print edition. Email Ilona Tuominen at [email protected].