Prescription Chicken and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls Opens at Cross Street Market

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new stall opened this week at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill called Prescription Chicken and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls. The stall is adjacent to Light St. entrance at the former home of Mondawmin Chicken.

Cousins Taryn Pellicone and Valerie Zweig, both veterans of the culinary and hospitality industry, started Prescription Chicken in September 2016 as a soup delivery business in Washington, D.C. Prescription Chicken is not only for soup lovers, but also for those who need it to recover from a hangover or get back on their feet when they are sick. “There’s no other food more directly tied to comfort,” said Zweig.

Prescription Chicken also made appearances at festivals around the area and recently hosted a pop-up stall at R. House in Baltimore. Zweig said they fell in love with Baltimore while at R. House and began looking for a permanent retail location. Pellicone and Zweig are also hoping to open a retail location in Washington, D.C. and will be opening a location in Philadelphia in summer 2018.

Prescription Chicken offers different types of soup where customers can choose their broth and noodles. The three chicken broths are Grandma, which is described as warm, comforting, and delicious; Hangover, which is described as spicy and robust; and Bone Broth which is described as rich and roasty. There is also Chickenless, which is made from vegetables; and the Vegan Bone, which has mushroom and ginger flavors. Customers can choose from egg noodles or matzo balls, or can get it “Bi-partisan” with both. Soups also have chicken and veggies, although the chicken can be held for vegans and vegetarians.

Prescription Chicken also sells a Pho, Thai Coconut, and a Cream of Chicken with Old Bay. Soups come in small and large sizes and range from $6 to $10.

Pellicone and Zweig rave about the healing components of their soups. The hangover broth has spices to “help sweat it out,” ginger and turmeric to help “balance the stomach,” and fennel as an antioxidant.

Prescription Chicken also has the Hangover Package which includes a large soup, a tea or ginger ale, Faust’s Awake Potion, and saltines. “We offer no judgement,” they joked. The tea is made by Muman in Washington, D.C. with specialty ingredients to help with hangovers.

Prescription Chicken also offers packages designed for new mothers and those suffering with allergies.

The other component of the stall, Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls, offers 16-ounce yogurt bowls using homemade yogurt and chocolate milk yogurt. The yogurt is described as light and tart with a whipped cream-type consistency.

Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls offers classic combos like strawberries, vanilla cream, and granola, as well as more dessert-style combos like the Chocolate Raspberry with chocolate milk yogurt, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, flaxseeds, and mint chocolate chips. It has 10 combos and costumers can get protein powder, coconut chia pudding, flax powder, rainbow sprinkles, and granola added to any bowl.

Prescription Chicken and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls also sells bagel holes which are stuffed with cream cheese and made by a baker in Washington, D.C., as well as house-made Challah bread.

Along with Muman tea, Prescription Chicken and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls sells Dr. Brown’s sodas and orange juice.

Prescription Chicken and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls will be open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm. It offers delivery through GrubHub, Postmates, and UberEATS.

Prescription Chicken and Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls has five employees.

Read’s articles detailing the different aspects of the Cross Street Market redevelopment here.

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