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Greenfield MA food alert -- the fiddlehead soup is ready

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Saw the sign was out this morning as I drove past Denny's Pantry on 5/10 in Greenfield (just south of Rt. 2) so I pulled a U-turn and parked, ran to the counter, and ordered a cup of this lovely soup. I'd never had it so early in the day before and it was fantastic. The soup is dairy-based, a bit similar to cream of mushroom, but the fiddleheads (basically, baby ferns) have a mushroomy texture and taste, but a vivid green color. The soup this time also had a more noticeable onion bite. Maybe it's cause it was early in the day. Regardless, the soup is never available for more than a couple of weeks, and they even run out sometimes during the day. But it's very worth checking out. Really one of the Valley's secret treats.

Denny's Pantry 469 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301 413-773-3345

cheers
fy

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Denny's Pantry
469 Bernardston Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301

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  1. I saw the fiddlehead soup sign also, got it take-out and had it for supper.
    As always it was very good and will definately get more before the season is over.

    1. What are the operating hours for Denny's Pantry?

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      Denny's Pantry
      469 Bernardston Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301

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      1. re: fooodie

        sun-tues they're open 'til 3 PM, weds-sat 'til 8 PM. they open 6 or 7 AM, not sure.

        fy

        1. re: fatheryod

          Thanks!

      2. Are you going to give us an alert again this year, fatheryod?

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        1. re: corinnerose

          i'll drive up today. but i recently heard that there were some shake-ups in management and that things have not been good lately. last time i drove by (last week) there was no sign out, but don't despair. yet!

          1. re: fatheryod

            please let us know what you find out! can't wait to try it!!

            1. re: fatheryod

              oh man, that is terrible news! I really liked that place. Especially the counter.

              1. re: corinnerose

                well, i checked today and they said maybe it'll start next week. but the fiddleheads haven't popped yet. if it warms up it'll be soon!

                1. re: fatheryod

                  Todays greenfield paper had an ad for Denny's saying " Fiddlehead fern soup is here". They now close at 3:00 so will be difficult for me to get there.

                  1. re: TomHT

                    yes, i visited today and it was as excellent as i remembered. they do have new hours, however, 6-3 every day. maybe you can catch them on the weekend. the soup is FINE!

                    1. re: fatheryod

                      Got my fiddlehead soup today, it was excellant!!!

                      1. re: TomHT

                        Got my fiddlehead soup on Wednesday 5/4 and it was delicious!!

                      2. re: fatheryod

                        Are they open on Sundays?

                        1. re: fooodie

                          yes, 6 AM - 3 PM 7 days.

                          1. re: fatheryod

                            just drove by the place today and the sign is up that soup's on this year. a little earlier than usual.

                            1. re: fatheryod

                              Thanks for the update! I will be in the area tomorrow & will pick up the soup then!

                              1. re: RichK

                                Got my fiddlehead soup yesterday and it is as delicious as ever! Going to get more next week.

            2. the sign is up again today, so i stopped in for a bowl and it is as good as ever.