Hot Spots – The Real Spicy Restaurant List

For our beloved The Love of Chilies community, we are launching this guide showing a selection of hand-picked restaurants which have a proper response to serious requests for hot food. Maybe “guide” is a bit ambitious. The list is small, but we intend to expand it as we continue to travel and explore.

The list features places offering amazing, truly hot food or real quality spices, be it great homemade sauces, aromatic dried chili rings or fresh chilies.

Enough said… here is Hot Spots – The Real Spicy Restaurant List… we love our spicy plates and fiery spoons.

New York

Som Tum Der (Isaan Thai)

85 Avenue A (Between E 5th St. and E 6th St.)
New York, NY 10009

Brick Lane Curry House (Curry with Naga Chilies)

99 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(Between 5th and 6th Street)


Hoppers (Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu)

49 Frith Street
London W1D 4SG

St. Christopher’s Place
77 Wigmore Street
London W1U 1QE


Santa Maria, Santa Cantina and Piri’s Chicken Burgers (Authentic Mexican in Berlin plus Burgers)

Santa Maria
Oranienstrasse 170
10999 Berlin

Santa Cantina
Simon-Dach-Strasse 22
10245 Berlin

Piri’s Chicken Burgers
Wiener Strasse 31
10999 Berlin

Maria Bonita (Mexican Bistro)

Danziger Strasse 33
10435 Berlin

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Josefina Petrus and
Anna Yukiko Bickenbach

We love chilies; both of us from childhood. Our backgrounds could not have been more different. Josefina accompanied her parents on trips to India. Anna grew up on three continents, including on the island of Okinawa, where chilies are soaked in sake.

Both of us have had the opportunity to do many fantastic things. Josefina has produced films, coached basketball, worked for the charity platform and served as a Board Member of a British school. Anna plays serious volleyball and co-founded the ecological platform Ecotastic.

We don’t like to compromise… if it is possible to have the best quality, why do for less. And we casually relish chilies like others do candy.

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