Bedford area places serving this warming comfort food
Whether for a complete meal, a snack, or served with a sandwich or salad, something about soup brings a feeling of contentment as the temperature drops. We asked some of our favorite soup purveyors to tell us about their customers’ favorites. They all noted the seasonal and locally-sourced natures of their soups. Jennifer Vellano, of Bedford’s G.E. Brown, says “Soup and cocoa are two comforting items from our childhoods.”
Two customer favorites are curried cauliflower and the chipotle black bean soup. At The Reading Room in Katonah, Gretchen Menzies says Senegalese Peanut Soup is popular, as is Tomato Basil often paired with a grilled cheese sandwich. Katonah Pasta’s split pea and the Italian specialty soup, stracciatella, warm up customers, says Giovanni Abbate.
Leslie Lampert of Mt. Kisco’s Ladle of Love, says winter months “bring a whole different rhythm to customer’s eating habits.” Favorites there include Harvest Celebration, which Ms. Lampert describes as containing a mélange of root vegetables, vegan wild mushroom and truffle parsnip.
Vegan seems to be in vogue with soups at Pound Ridge’s The Kitchen Table, where Daphne Everett says customers ask for the curried asparagus or butternut squash and apple soup without realizing they’re vegan. Vegetables are also the order of the day at Bedford’s Bedford Gourmet, as Alex Walsh notes the apple butternut squash and fall vegetable soup are perennial pleasers. And hearty venison stew, chicken, or turkey soup, and “healing” chicken and beef bone broth are what go out the door in the winter months at Bedford’s The Outpost, says John Ubaldo.