Despite the fact that we’ve had beautiful weather during this Christmas break in Awesometown, it’s still the dead of winter. Meaning it’s cold and flu season (just wait until this warm weather ends for the bugs to really kick in.)
And what does the body good when feeling lousy? Besides ginger ale and acetaminophen, the third weapon in our arsenal is good old chicken noodle soup. Nicknamed “Jewish penicillin,” it’s been around for ages. As early as the 12th century, the Jewish philosopher and physician Moses Maimonides touted the medicinal benefits of chicken soup—and added that it was a tasty food to boot.
While canned soups like Progresso and Campbell’s will do in a pinch, our favorite chicken noodle soup in the SCV is made by Dink’s Deli (we prefer the no-frills original location in Granary Square).
Because a bowl of their soup is enough for a meal—and then some. You can see and taste the carrots and celery. The noodles are broad and are short enough to fit on a soup spoon. And unlike other soups, this version doesn’t taste like it’s swimming in half of the Pacific Ocean’s salt supply. Dink’s also serves up a side of crisp bagel chips which complement the soup perfectly.
If you know of a better soup in the SCV, let us know in the comments section. And you don’t have to wait for your winter cold to try the chicken noodle.
Dink’s Deli & Bagel Bakery
25860 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355