Soups, Stews & Sandwiches

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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When I was growing up, soups were the foundation of most of my family’s lunches and suppers, and my brothers and I loved them. Naturally, when my husband, Frank, and I opened Claire’s Corner Copia, soup became the foundation of the restaurant, and that practice continues to this day. The soup of the day is our most sought-after item.

Soup is a wonderful way to eat well at Claire’s, particularly because most of our soups include beans and/or vegetables and have little or no cholesterol. That is not to say that we don’t indulge in a rich, creamy bisque or chowder now and then, but we restrain ourselves because we want our beloved customers to eat well.