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Matzo Ball Soup

haleyjen Oct 24, 2006 02:29 AM

I am mourning the demise of the second avenue deli...especially now that I am sick! Does anyone know where I can get good matzo ball soup? It has to be chicken stock based, so B & H is out.

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    haleyjen Oct 25, 2006 02:29 AM

    I ended up getting my soup from Artie's because it's on the Upper West Side where I live. It was actually really good!

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      eve Oct 24, 2006 07:49 PM

      concur re Sarge's but try the Souper Soup (or is it Super Soup?). It's noodles, matzo ball and kreplach combined in a large container of broth. It cures whatever ails me.

      1. twiggles Oct 24, 2006 02:47 PM

        Try the Matzo ball soup at Edison Cafe. 47th between 8th and broadway. It is good, and authentic. and the place is a real NY experience.

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          RGR Oct 24, 2006 02:59 AM

          Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I've not had the matzo ball soup at Sarge's, but I recall posts by Hounds indicating that it's good.


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          1. re: RGR
            Michele4466 Oct 24, 2006 01:01 PM

            Yes it is... I have had it many times.

            1. re: Michele4466
              jon Oct 24, 2006 01:42 PM

              the chicken soup at sarge's is great, personally i think better than katz's but not as good as 2nd ave deli was. and they will deliver anywhere in the city. for a different take, i love the mexican chicken soup from rice.

              1. re: jon
                haleyjen Oct 24, 2006 02:48 PM

                Anywhere in the city? Really?

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                  Michele4466 Oct 24, 2006 02:56 PM

                  Yes, but they charge by area (if I remember correctly). I had a friend who paid for a cab once... LOL

                  1. re: haleyjen
                    jon Oct 24, 2006 03:09 PM

                    yes, they'll deliver anywhere and anything and for 24 hours a day. i've ordered a hot dog and fries and soup at 4 am (which came out to about $5) and it was at my door in 10 minutes.

                    1. re: jon
                      Michele4466 Oct 24, 2006 03:13 PM

                      I agree with you about anywhere and anything 24/7 but all that for $5 at Sarge's? No way :-)

                      In my experience, that would come to easily above $10 plus tax and tip... Still a deal in my book!

                      1. re: Michele4466
                        jon Oct 24, 2006 03:25 PM

                        you're right. hot dog and fries for $5 or just soup for about $4. great deal either way. id also suggest the super soup which is a giant pot of matzoh ball soup with chicken, veggies and a kreplach.

                        by the way, of all the fries i've ever had delivered, sarge's, for some reason, tastes the best. always hot and still crispy and packed in a paper bag when they arrive.

                        1. re: jon
                          Michele4466 Oct 24, 2006 03:54 PM

                          You are sooo right...not only are they great in their own right, like old fashioned nathan's fries, but they are the ONLY ones we ever found that got delivered hot and crispy like that... and their hotdogs, yum! I do agree on their super soup!

                          I moved out of the city recently (we are pregnant) but I so miss Sarge's... we drove around last night after I picked up my hubby at the train and all I wanted was a pastrami on rye and matzo ball soup. LOL

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