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Warming Winter Soups

The freezer at Bistro-to-Go is always stocked with the most delicious soups, made daily. Here's a sampling of what we have on hand most days - when demand hasn't wiped us out. You can also find Lasagna Bolognese and Vegetarian Lasagna and other specialty products in our freezer throughout the year.

Mary Anne Erickson

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October 15, 2018

The compressor on our “soup freezer” went belly up yesterday, but it's all better now thanks to refrigeration genius Charlie Groeter who swooped in to the rescue! Thank you Charlie. In the process of pulling all the soups out we took stock of what we had and now we know why our savviest customers walk in and head straight for the freezer. We've got a pretty impressive collection to suit most everyone's taste.

All our soups are made in-house with fresh stocks, herbs, vegetables and lots of love. It may sound trite but as any true cook will tell you, there's nothing more satisfying than making a delicious soup. (Pictured above is the ever-popular Curried Mussel Soup.) We make two fresh soups every day for our customers to enjoy and freeze what's left at the end of the day. Many are vegetarian, some are vegan, all are fresh, clean and delicious.

The mix is constantly changing, of course, but to give you an idea of what's most popular, here's a partial list:

  • Chicken Soup, always the best seller, they don 't call it Jewish penicillin for nothin '
  • Butternut Squash and Apple, made with local cider and Granny Smith apples
  • Carrot Ginger, smooth with lots of fresh ginger and yogurt
  • Italian Minestrone, rich with beans, tomato and packed with vegetables
  • Minestrone Verde, a green vegetarian version of the classic
  • Potato Leek, sometimes vegetarian, sometimes classic with chicken stock
  • Harira, spicy with lamb, barley, lentils with lemon, traditional to break the fast of Ramadan
  • New England Clam Chowder, we steam fresh chowder clams ourselves!
  • Vegetable Beef, packed with vegetables and beef in a rich beefy broth
  • Curried Mussel, one of the most requested, check our specials menu for dates
  • Chili con Carne, stew meat and ground meat with multiple layers of flavor
  • Turkey Black Bean Chili, a popular lighter version of chili con carne
  • Split Pea and Ham, simmered with smoked pork shanks

We take requests and are always happy to be reminded of something we haven't made in a while. You will also find these fabulous sauces in our freezer on a daily basis: marinara, putanesca, bolognese and vodka sauces along with Lasagna Bolognese and Vegetarian Lasagna. Occasionally, you will find chicken pot pies or our chicken burgers with feta and olives in the freezer as well. Stop in, check it out, a couple of quarts of soup or sauce can be a real lifesaver if you get snowed in!