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Oct 24, 2006 02:29 AM

Matzo Ball Soup

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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  1. 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.

    8 Replies
    1. re: RGR

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

      1. re: Michele4466

        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

          Anywhere in the city? Really?

          1. re: haleyjen

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

            1. re: haleyjen

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

      2. 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.

        1. 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. 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!