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Jan 17, 2007 12:01 AM

Hands down: The BEST Chicken Soup in L.A.

I have to tell you Chowhounds...I just put my soup spoon down and have been compelled to post immediately. I just had the Chicken & Vegetable Soup from Greenblatt's Deli and it was amazing. Please take it from this NY Jew, with a yiddish-speaking Bubbe from Brooklyn, that this is the real deal. I'm still in a state of shock. I ordered some for delivery (first time trying Greenblatt's) because I have Strep throat, and now I'm miraculously cured! Well...maybe I shouldn't go that far, but the soup was excellent. Fresh, huge white chunks of chicken breast, big sweet carrot rounds, and slices of celery and onion. The seasoning was just right as well. I'm so happy that I ordered 2 quarts (I put the second one in the freezer) since this is going to be my go-to soup now when I want a taste of home. Just had to get my feelings out there on this! :)

Greenblatt's Deli
8017 Sunset Blvd. (@ Crescent Heights Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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  1. Yum! How much per quart, if I may ask?

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    1. re: Pei

      It was $9 per quart. For comparison's sake, a "bowl" of chicken noodle soup at Jerry's Deli is $6.95, and this was about 2 bowls worth. Far superior soup, so quite a bargain in my opinion.

    2. Greenblatt's rare roast beef is the best in LA, hands down. I bought 7 pounds of it for my Christmas party. We drive their from Santa Monica whenever we need a lean rare meat fix. I adore their stuff.

      1. I've liked Greenblatt's every time I've been there except that I've had a terrible time parking. Is it any better these days?

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          1. re: lowmusic

            Could you give some details? I assume that you aren't referring to their overly salty canned stuff!

            1. re: sel

              Costco has soup in the deli section. They make it. It's in plastic containers. Quite good.

          2. Non-traditional: Din Tai Fung*

            Traditional: Art's

            (*This is probably the ONLY time I will ever pimp anything at DTF)