Split pea soup. I just can’t get enough, just can’t get enough.
I try it everywhere I find it: Guess I’m searching for something like the one my father makes, which starts with a thick ham hock, or Pea Soup Andersen’s namesake, which is smooth and dense.
There’s just something special about a bowl of murky, mushy, yellowy-green goodness that even the mediocre versions — Cafe Metro’s “Organic Split Peas” soup falls into this category — can’t mess up.
[Blue Spoon Coffee Co.’s Split Pea with Ham, a Monday special, is my favorite in NYC. Don’t wait until after the lunch rush — they always sell out. ]
COST: $5.41 (large)
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