Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Girl pays $5 for what is essentially bone-soup water with flavors added!
…DELICIOUS bone-soup water with flavors added, that is.
When I was planning my trip to New York, the first thing I told my friends I wanted to do was go get broth at Brodo. Hipster wannabe label be damned, I was going to partake of this most recent trend if I had to go it alone. Luckily, my friends are great, so they succumbed to my touristy whims with hardly any begging.
Brodo (the orange awning) is an offshoot of Hearth (the black awnings), a restaurant in the East Village known for its American-Italian influenced food and its emphasis on comfort and hospitality during the dining experience.
I have to say, I don’t know if Brodo was aiming for the same goals, but regardless, mission accomplished! This little cup of broth was one of the most comforting things I took part in during my trip – especially on a twenty-something-degree day.
You go up to the little window, make your broth choice and select any additions, and then pay the nice lady with your money firmly in hand. I chose the small Hearth broth with ginger added.
Then, if you’re not entirely sure how this broth thing is going to go, and your friends don’t want any, you hold the tiniest cup in the world in your chilly hands and evaluate your purchase.
It also helps to have your friend paparazzi you right in front of the window, so you get weird looks from strangers. What buzzkills! Don’t they know I’ve been waiting months for this moment?
Watch out folks, it’s piping hot. And…gingery? And INCREDIBLE.
I was one satisfied customer, you guys. Even my friends who, admittedly, were skeptical of this trend tried it and said it was delicious! Especially traipsing around on a cold day (we weren’t going to waste any New York time we had together), it was almost a better comfort to our frozen bones than a cup of coffee might be. Sorry coffee.
For those who are giving a perpetual side-eye to the broth trend, I say, just try it once. If you hate it, you never have to go back – but you won’t hate it. You’ll love it, and you’ll get sucked into the movement sweeping the nation and forgo coffee forever.
Hey Brodo, can you come set up shop in San Francisco please? It gets cold here too! I swear.
1st Avenue at 12th Street
New York, NY
Open daily 12-7:30pm