Locally-Sourced Soups On Demand, Courtesy Of FiftyTwoSoups.com
When you think delivery, you think Chinese, pizza, maybe even Thai. Well, here’s another one to add to the list: gourmet soup.
Photos by Dawid Wiącek
Delivery soup is an option now, people.
You can thank Westchester resident and French Culinary Institute-trained chef Daniel Testa. He began selling delivery soups to homes and offices in 2014. It resonated with Westchesterites, apparently. Now in his second year, he has a full-fledged operation humming along, serving much of Central and Southern Westchester. And, though delivery soup might sound like an antiquated concept, it’s actually very 21st Century, because there’s an easy-to-use online ordering tool (and an Instagram page, too).
FiftyTwoSoups.com, the name of Testa’s business, is aimed at busy families who don’t have time to shop local, cook, etc., but aren’t willing to sacrifice quality meals. He sources all his ingredients from local farmers’ markets, and then cooks them up in a Mamaroneck commercial kitchen.
Testa honed his craft in high-end kitchens like Ai Fiori and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, meaning the concept is new, but the chef is no rookie. When asked to spill the beans about his tasty recipes, Testa says simply, “I let the ingredients speak for themselves. In fact, I process them as minimally as possible. It’s how I cook for myself and my family.”
Westchester-based pro chef Daniel Testa says his new business offers top-tier soup on demand.
Here’s how it works: Orders are placed on FiftyTwoSoups.com. The soups are delivered on Mondays, but orders need to be placed by the preceding Friday to receive it on the following Monday.
The best part of all this might just be the soups’ whimsical names—Monumental French Lentil, You Had Me At Hi Chicken Pot Pie, Dreamy & Creamy Mac & Cheese, and Winter Bisque Bliss. The menu changes every week, and there is typically at least one vegetarian or vegan and one meat option. This spring, Testa is looking to expand his offerings with salads and prepared meals like lasagna, all made from scratch, so keep an eye on the site.