When the months get cooler in Detroit and the sweatsuits breaks out across the city, taste buds can crave a bowl of traditional red chili with ground beef, beans, plenty of chili powder and maybe a hint of spice. You may think of chili as greasy and unhealthy, but that just isn’t true. Most of today’s recipes are packed with nutrients that are good for you, and it can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The next time you need a reason to pick up some chili while cruising in the city; just drive by these following Black-owned restaurants for a hearty bowl.
1D’s Coney Island
A simmering bowl of our chili smothered with the works, lots of white onions, extra ground beef, and drizzled with cheese. Yummy.
Sold for $4.10.
2Louisiana Creole Gumbo
LCG still serves up the Stafford family recipes of gumbo, creole, Cajun, jambalaya, just a whole lot to bowls to feast. LCG follows a 100-year-old recipes to serve truly authentic creole, gumbo, and jambalaya alongside modern southern favorites like cornbread, po’boys, and red beans and rice.
Red beans and rice bowls start at $5.75. Creole and jambalaya start at $7.95
Open Tuedays to Saturdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Mondays; 2051 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; (313) 567-1200, ext. 1
While known for their hearty soups, Zoup also makes a mean chili. The classic El Grande’ Chili is made of ground beef with vegetables and black beans.
The El Grande’ Chili bowl starts t $6.75
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Square Lake and Woodward/Bloomfield Hills; (248) 633-2800