There's something about a Brooklyn-based mom-and-pop business that always warms our hearts. But now that warmth is more than just metaphorical, thanks to Nicole Centeno and Brian Chaszar's soup delivery service.
The couple launched their company, Sea Bean Goods, last summer at the Brooklyn Smorgasburg, where they won over foodies with their hearty soups made from locally sourced ingredients--think curried carrot with apples and coconut milk and chilled sweet corn with basil and cilantro.
But as winter soldiered in and the Flea shuttered its stalls, Sea Bean fans had nowhere to get the ladle-ready goods...until now.
The duo's new subscription service (which extends as far as 90th Street in Manhattan and much of Brooklyn) offers weekly deliveries of seasonal, freezable, re-heatable soups in one- or two-quart quantities ($60 and $115, respectively for four weeks). You decide if you want to go vegetarian or omnivore, and they select different flavors to bring to your door each Monday.
The current batch includes a rosemary-rich white bean kale (sausage optional) and a Long Island-clam-and-leek chowder. Up soon is the famed curried carrot and a Middle Eastern-inspired lamb stew.
It's enough to make you never want to simmer down.