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Greenfield MA food alert -- the fiddlehead soup is ready

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fatheryod Apr 14, 2010 01:11 PM

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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    corinnerose Apr 12, 2011 01:12 PM

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

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      fatheryod Apr 12, 2011 08:44 PM

      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!

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        josied Apr 13, 2011 06:14 AM

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

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          corinnerose Apr 13, 2011 07:08 AM

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

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            fatheryod Apr 13, 2011 12:27 PM

            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!

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              TomHT Apr 26, 2011 06:05 PM

              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.

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                fatheryod Apr 28, 2011 02:28 PM

                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!

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                  TomHT Apr 30, 2011 08:32 PM

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

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                    RichK May 5, 2011 09:25 AM

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

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                    fooodie May 5, 2011 09:41 AM

                    Are they open on Sundays?

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                      fatheryod May 5, 2011 05:35 PM

                      yes, 6 AM - 3 PM 7 days.

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                        fatheryod Apr 27, 2012 07:55 AM

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

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                          RichK Apr 30, 2012 08:11 AM

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

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                            RichK May 2, 2012 05:47 AM

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

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          fooodie Apr 21, 2010 12:10 PM

          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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            fatheryod Apr 21, 2010 12:30 PM

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

            fy

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              fooodie Apr 21, 2010 01:38 PM

              Thanks!

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            TomHT Apr 15, 2010 04:19 AM

            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.

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