5. Chicken Pot Pie

Served At: The Waverly Inn
Neighborhood: West Village
Address16 Bank St.
Website: n/a

As a rule of thumb, anything enveloped in puff pastry is delicious. In fact, we've never met a puff pastry we didn't like. But love? That's an emotion we reserve solely for the Waverly Inn's chicken pot pie. This comfort food staple is elevated to stand-out status with a gorgeously golden, perfectly flaky crust that conceals an abundance of awesome underneath: moist, free range chicken swimming in sea of crimini mushrooms, tender carrots, delicate pearl onions, and a savory wave of thick cream sauce. A slow-building feeling of security, like being covered in a warm blanket, will follow after consumption. Don't fight it; embrace it.