Feeling chilly? Try this chili!

By: Katie Goncalves | September 26, 2022

There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of chili on a cold fall day. It’s the ideal comfort food because there are so many varieties and ways it can be enjoyed. Straight up? Yes. Loaded with toppings? Even better. Served over your choice of carb? Now I’m seriously drooling. The Motor City is known for chili on hot dogs, but these restaurants are the best places to grab a hearty bowl of chili…


Bobcat Bonnie’s 

For those with dietary restrictions, check out the Vegan Chili at Bobcat Bonnie’s in Detroit. Slow-cooked with Impossible “beef,” beans, spices, onions, and tomato and then topped with vegan cheddar cheese, this chili is so good it’s a crowd pleaser for vegans and meat-eaters alike. 

Brady’s Tavern 

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If you’re looking for a chili lineup, Brady’s Tavern in Beverly Hills has you covered. They offer two varieties of chili: chicken and traditional. You can choose to have their traditional chili as “The Award Winner” straight up, or order it “All The Way” topped with shredded cheddar cheese, onions, and sour cream and served in a bread bowl. 

Camp Ticonderoga

You’re sure to feel warm and cozy at Camp Ticonderoga in Troy with their log cabin-style interior and a cup of their Venison Chili. Cooked with lean venison, beans, and tomatoes and then topped with sour cream and green onions, this is one of the best, and most unique chilis in the area.

The Elephant Room

The Elephant Room is a popular downtown destination for gluten-free eats. You can get their delicious chili by the cup, or slathered over french fries and topped with cheese. 

Jim Brady’s 

With two locations in Ann Arbor and Royal Oak, you won’t want to pass up the chili at Jim Brady’s. Its chili recipe is inspired by Theresa Watkins and has been a classic since opening its original location in Detroit back in 1954.