With a bomb cyclone in full effect this afternoon (no, these aren’t sweet hydraulics), what could be more warming than a hot cuppa bone broth? Good news: Marco Canora’s Brodo has expanded its territory once again, adding another window in Soho.
The acclaimed chef has been dishing out the nutrient-rich mix to the masses since fall 2014, when the first Brodo appeared as an order window connected to Canora’s Tuscany-inspired flagship restaurant, Hearth. What struck casual eaters and passersby as a novelty– Brodo treats its goods like a hot beverage, served in a coffee cup– quickly spread beyond foodie circles and eventually grew into a proper “broth shop” in the West Village.
Canora has been testifying for bone broth not only as an alternative to coffee, but as a panacea of sorts, going so far as to partner with NYU Langone’s maternity ward to provide free bone broth to new mothers. Throughout his 20s and 30s, he powered his culinary career with an unhealthy cycle of caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes before discovering that broth was not only “delicious and great to sip on, but it also felt really healing,” as he wrote in a Munchies essay.
The new takeout window, at 236 Lafayette Street, is open 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a look at the menu.