Chile is the defining ingredient of this regional cuisine. Red and green chile is native to New Mexico, and is harvested each fall at different times of ripeness. Green chile, which is picked earlier than red, is considered a super food by some, containing more vitamin c than citrus fruit, and creating a "high" similar to the endorphins produced when exercising. We use Bueno chile in all our dishes, which has been owned and operated by the Baca family since 1951.

Green Chile Kitchen opened in 2006. After the restaurant moved to its current location, owner Trevor Logan opened Chile Pies (& Ice Cream) in the original space. In 2011 he added Chile Pies (Sweet & Savory) to the family. The food in all locations is inspired by Logan's many years spent in Santa Fe, New Mexico.