Best of Boston

BEST Chili

1993 BEST Chili, Meatless

Basil Tree Gourmet & Natural Foods

Somerville

Meatless chili may be an oxymoron, but it’s delicious anyway. read more »

1981 BEST Chili

The green chili at El Phoenix Room, 1430 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton. read more »

1980 BEST Chili

Charley’s Eating and Drinking Saloon

Boston

Actually just so-so. This continues to be a nonchili town. read more »

1979 BEST Chili

Charley’s Eating and Drinking Saloon

Boston

Frankly, this isn’t a chili town. But if you insist on the stuff, try Charley’s. It won’t kill you. read more »

1978 BEST Chili

El Phoenix Room

Brighton

Cheap, loaded with meat, accompanied by a large basket of tortilla chips, and enlivened with just the right amount of pepper: plenty. read more »