With cold gray days and long frigid nights, it is no wonder January is National Soup month. Sometimes our hunger pangs just need a warm, wholesome hug from the inside out.
Hale And Hearty ladled its first bowl in a small storefront in New York City. More than 20 years and hundreds of soups later, the eatery continues to serve up robust and soul-satisfying fare at all of its locations, including on Glen Cove Road in Carle Place. Along with soups, Hale And Hearty expanded its menu to include its heartiest offering yet; Simmers, which are slow-cooked one-pot meals with ingredients ranging from various diverse cultural and culinary backgrounds.
Each bite of these chunky, thick stews coalesces into melt-in-your-mouth comfort. Current Simmer options in Carle Place include Korean BBQ Beef over kimchi rice, Thai Chicken Satay over rice vermicelli noodles, Seafood Fra Diavolo over basil orzo, Wild Mushroom Lemongrass and Ginger with vermicelli noodles and Chicken Curry with apple and mint over coconut basmati rice. And coming soon, Spicy Creole Crab & Shrimp with bayou rice.
Choosing a Simmer can be difficult, but eaters can’t go wrong with the Thai Chicken Satay and Seafood Fra Diavolo options, as both kill the winter chill with some pleasant heat. The satay has grilled chicken in a smooth peanut sauce with scallions, Madras curry and a symphony of spices for a flavor that touches all tangy and sweet notes. The Italian-American Fra Diavolo brims with lobster, crab, clams and scallops in a rich, decadent broth. The basil orzo is the perfect pairing, bringing understated balance to the fra diavolo’s rugged profile.
As for soups, Hale And Hearty still offers comfort food favorites Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken and Corn Bisque, Three Lenti Chili and more. But when the winter is at its harshest, the soups offering that feeling of well-being and consolation from the cold are the Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings and the Clam Chowder. Both soups bring coziness by the spoonful. The chicken and dumplings is well-seasoned with soft, pillowy dumplings, while the clam chowder brings all the tradition home with creamy, seafaring flavor.
Beyond soups and simmers, Hale And Hearty offers chef-created salads and an array of sandwiches, with combos bringing all the elements together for a wholesome meal. The Carle Place location is great for lunch or anytime, and offers curbside pickup for anyone craving fresh warmth on the run.
Hale And Hearty is located at 207 Glen Cove Rd., in the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center. Call 516-535-1000 or visit www.haleandhearty.com for more.