Courtesy of Famous 4th Street Delicatessen

Chicken Soup

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The
Restaurant:
Famous 4th Street
Delicatessen
, Philadelphia

The Skinny: The best thing
about “Jewish penicillin” (otherwise known as chicken soup) is its versatility,
variously standing in as magically curative sick food, a late-night snack, or
even breakfast. Fourth-generation deli owner Russ Cowan uses his family recipe
for this much-loved Philly spot, which has been dispensing Jewish soul food
since 1923. The $15 “Famous Chicken Soup” is loaded with noodles, matzoh balls,
kreplach (stuffed beef dumplings), and kasha (buckwheat) and serves two to three people…provided
you’re willing to share. —Emma Sloley

America's Best Comfort Foods

Chicken Soup

The
Restaurant:
Famous 4th Street
Delicatessen
, Philadelphia

The Skinny: The best thing
about “Jewish penicillin” (otherwise known as chicken soup) is its versatility,
variously standing in as magically curative sick food, a late-night snack, or
even breakfast. Fourth-generation deli owner Russ Cowan uses his family recipe
for this much-loved Philly spot, which has been dispensing Jewish soul food
since 1923. The $15 “Famous Chicken Soup” is loaded with noodles, matzoh balls,
kreplach (stuffed beef dumplings), and kasha (buckwheat) and serves two to three people…provided
you’re willing to share. —Emma Sloley

Courtesy of Famous 4th Street Delicatessen

America's Best Comfort Foods

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