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Hale & Hearty Soups is awful

I don't necessarily agree with you anout the specials. I actually think they often sound ridiculous. Today they had swiss chard potato sausage - did they get a good deal on those 3 ingredients which have no rhyme or reason being together? Also, I find half their soups these days are curry based too which I personally hate. Also today - Winter Russian Beef - what the heck is that?

Jan 17, 2007
jstevens in Manhattan

Hale & Hearty Soups is awful

My original point had nothing to with whether it was fresh or not. You get lousy tasting food at some restaurants that prepare it order right there in front of you. My point was that the soup is not nearly as good as it used to be. In fact, some of it is down right inedible these days and I have had to throw it out on more than one occasion. I simply can't go there any more whereas it used to be my favorite.

Jan 17, 2007
jstevens in Manhattan

Hale & Hearty Soups is awful

I used to eat at the one in Rock Center a couple of times a week and then the one on 56th St. when my office moved. It was always good, even if a little pricey. Now, the soup is generally awful. Its no better than anywhere else in town and much more expensive. There are funky flavors in a few of my favorites like Shrimp Bisque or Tomato Cheddar and other are bland and flavorless. What happened here? I read somewhere that the founders and executive chef left. Perhaps the new people making the soup are just screwing it up. Its nothing like it used to be. I even think the new Soup Man stores have better soup, even though their's is pretty bad too. I miss the old Hale & Hearty.

Jan 17, 2007
jstevens in Manhattan