Hale & Hearty is a phrase from Shakespeare that means "healthy and well nourished."
Living up to it's name, Hale and Hearty soups are homemade daily with super fresh ingredients, and no preservatives (they even make their own stock!) Offering about 20 different soups, 20 different sandwiches and several salads, the menu is huge! The best part is they even let you sample the soups before you commit!
I absolutely loooove soup so when the temperature drops I usually seek out soup for lunch! During my last trip to Hale and Hearty I tried three different viraties and settled on the Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms. It was super flavorful and inventive! It was nice and light and the sweetness of the marsala really came though in the broth!
Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms
"This is a creative soup version of the classic Italian dish.
Loaded with fresh mushrooms, white meat chicken and a touch of sweet marsala wine."
The other two I tried were the Hungarian Chicken with Dumplings & the Spicy Tomato Chickpea and Chorizo...The Hungarian Chicken with Dumplings is described as "A bold blend of white meat chicken, crimini mushrooms and Hungarian paprika, studded with plump potato dumplings, so delicious, you’ll think Grandma’s in the kitchen" The overwhelming flavor in the soup was ham (the menu mentions it contains bacon). It was a surprising touch to the soup since I expected a chicken flavor but it was actually quite good! It was a little on the heavy side which is why I didn't go with this one!
The Spicy Tomato Chickpea and Chorizo is described as "a hot and spicy tomato soup with chick peas and chorizo sausage." I like everything extra spicy so I really wasn't impressed with this one, the flavors were muddled and it really wasn't spicy at all!
With 17 locations and counting, I'd defiantly recommend that you seek one out and enjoy a delicious homemade soup!