The Best Chicken Pot Pies in Town: Personal Challenge, Day 74 (11.29.12)
With the cool rainy weather, I decided I wanted to find some comfort food to warm me up. I was actually planning on looking for something new to try in the Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena but nothing appealed to me. So I kept heading east on Foothill until I reached Baldwin. I am in that area often, at the Santa Anita Mall or the Arboretum, so I thought I would explore the area south of Huntington Drive.
As I was heading south on Baldwin, I passed my favorite dumplings restaurant, Din Tai Fung. I thought maybe I could try another dumpling place but I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to try, there were so many in the area. So I pulled over to the side of the road, pulled out my phone and clicked on my handy dandy yelp app. I did a search for nearby restaurants and that is when something else caught my eye, Moffett’s Family Restaurant and Chicken Pie Shoppe. A nice hot Chicken Pot Pie sounded perfect on this chilly winter day in Los Angeles.
Moffett’s is located in the same shopping complex as the CVS Pharmacy and just south of the LA Fitness and JoAnn Fabrics shopping center. When you first walk in, it has a warm, down home country diner feel. The wait staff is incredibly nice and helpful. I was trying to decide between just a Chicken Pot Pie or the Chicken Pot Pie dinner. I asked the waitress for her opinion but when I mentioned I thought the dinner was too much food, she mentioned I could order the Chicken Pot Pie lunch for $6.30. It wasn’t on the menu but she mentioned it can with a bread choice, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. I was sold. I placed my Chicken Pot Pie lunch order and waited for my comfort food to arrive.
And can I just say, WOW! This was by far the best chicken pot pie I have ever had in my life. I was starving and it was so good, I completely forgot to take a picture of my meal. The mashed potatoes and biscuits were extremely tasty. The steamed vegetables were good but I think if the veggie choice had been corn, this would have made the meal perfect in my humble little world.