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Bloodroot In Bridgeport Ranks Among DVlicious Soup Finalists

Selma Miriam and Noel Furie in the Bloodroot kitchen with a bowl of Hungarian cabbage soup.
Selma Miriam and Noel Furie in the Bloodroot kitchen with a bowl of Hungarian cabbage soup. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — From soothing chicken noodle to rich tomato, soup is one dish that never disappoints.

Poll
Who Has The Best Soup In Fairfield County?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has The Best Soup In Fairfield County?

  • Baldanza Cafe, New Canaan
    9%
  • Bloodroot, Bridgeport
    23%
  • Liquid Lunch, Shelton
    45%
  • Méli-Mélo, Greenwich
    17%
  • Soup Thyme, Trumbull
    5%

We asked for your top picks for our DVlicious “Best Soup in Fairfield County” contest and whittled it down to five finalists. Each has been profiled this week with the winner selected Monday, Feb. 22. Here’s a “bowl-ful” rundown on one of them.

Bloodroot, 85 Ferris St., Bridgeport, (203) 576-9168

Number of Soups Offered: Four to five with about 60 available in rotation throughout the year.

Worth Dishing About: Open since 1977, Bloodroot is a feminist vegetarian restaurant/bookstore serving a seasonal menu in the city’s Black Rock neighborhood. Selma Miriam and Noel Furie, the two current members of the Bloodroot Collective that founded the establishment, and their all-female part-time staff, use all-natural ingredients in their cooking.

Some of their most popular soups include escarole with garlic and cannelini beans, shiitake mushroom, black bean topped with avocado and “schee,” a Russian tomato and cabbage soup with sauerkraut.

Once called “a salon for activists” by The New York Times, the restaurant runs a little differently than most. There’s no cash register and no waitressing. Guests place their orders with a woman seated behind a desk after making their choice from the blackboard menu. They then enjoy their food either in the comfortable dining room or out on the patio overlooking Black Rock Harbor, and bus their own tables when they are through.

Click HERE to vote for your slurp-worthy favorite. Remember, you can vote multiple times, though only once per day.

Voting ends Monday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.

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