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Jan 27, 2009 10:58 PM

gourmet glatt appetizing

way before gg started renting off all their space to vendors, gourmet glatt used to have a really amazing soup that was sold as part of their shabbos special

it was called chicken gumbo, and was like a combo of a rich onion soup, chicken soup, and potato soup,

this stuff was ridiculously good

im one of those people who is not a fan of soups made by anyone other than my mom and myself, when purchasing shabbos specials i ALWAYS ALWAYS substitute for the soup, bc theyre always too salty, or tasteless, or funny tasting, but 2 years ago, my mom and i were taking a trip in february, and she wanted me to get soup in addition to what i ould otherwise be getting for us to have for shabos, and we got this soup and it was ridiculously happy and deliciou, to the extent that i remember sitting in a hotel room and wiping out the inside of the jar with challah

anyway, does anyone else have this? anyone have any idea of theyre still carrying it despite the fact that their appetizing is contracted now? do we know if gourmet glatt even has a shabbos special

im going away with my mom again in a couple of weeks and would love to suprise my mom with this outrageous soup again

iv called chap-a-nosh at gourmet but havent gotten anything ressmbling a straight answer

if anyone else remembers it besides me, can u share what u thought it tasted like? maybe ill try to duplicate it if i cant track it down?

thansk in advance for your help

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  1. Traditions, a few blocks down, has an amazing chicken gumbo soup. One of the key reasons why I go to them when I eat out. They have a very good shabbos special for ~$30. This comprises of:

    6 slices of gefilta fish
    2 quarts of soup
    two bbq or fried (or one of each) chickens
    3 side dishes.

    9 Replies
    1. re: MartyB

      Marty, can you post an address and/or phone number for Traditions? Thanks!

      1. re: mcfish

        Traditions is on Central Ave. in Lawrence NY, right off Rockaway tpke

      2. re: MartyB

        its on the supersol block?
        do they have it earlier in the week, or is it only sold erev shabbat?

        1. re: shoelace

          Yes, it is on the Supersol block. I just called them, the special that I enumerated is only for Thurs night and Friday. Here is a link to their flyer from "". Please note that the prices are wrong, it has gone up since. Their other one and two chicken specials are all week.

          1. re: MartyB

            very interesting, i wonder if i can convince them to let me shabbos special on wednesday

            thanks for your help

            1. re: shoelace

              Tell them you make a VERY early shabbos :)

              1. re: MartyB

                actually, i called, they said sure no problem, i didnt even have to argue or convince the guy, it was refreshing :-)
                how do you like the chicken, is one better than another? which sides are you more into?

                1. re: shoelace

                  I am not into fried chicken so I can't comment. What I like about Tradition special is that you can have kugels as one of the sides, as opposed to Brachs that has a limited selection of sides. One item that I really like is their home made potato knish. They also have excellent cole slaw. I really don't buy their specials since Brachs special is cheaper ($18 for 2 chicken and 2 sides) and I make my own chicken soup (so easy to make and since I make it by the HUGE pot full, real economical as well, lasts me a few weeks). However If I have a guest over and I am really lazy, I will get the Traditions special.

                  1. re: MartyB

                    if i didnt feel the same as you in terms of economics and ease, id know more about this stuff

                    fortunatelyi make a damn good chicken and sides and the other people around me make both a great salad and a great soup,

                    but to go away, im not packaging up my own chicken soup, thatd be cheap even for me

                    i cant tell you how much i appreciate all your help so far

      3. Kosher Marketplace on the UWS has something similar.