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New Canaan's Baldanza Cafe Makes DVlicious Finalist List For 'Best Soup'

Angela and Sandy Baldenza's New Canaan cafe uses only fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its soups, salads, and entrees. Photo Credit: Facebook
Baldenza sells its soups to go in convenient containers so you can sip (or slurp) to your heart's content at home. Photo Credit: Facebook
Baldenza Chefs Kendy Urena and Dave Hart whip up natural goodies using farm-fresh ingredients. Photo Credit: Facebook

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- From soothing chicken noodle to rich tomato, soup is one dish that never disappoints.

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

Baldenza Natural Market and Cafe, 17 Elm St., New Canaan (203) 966-4000

Number of Soups Offered: Four daily. According to Angela Baldenza, who owns the cafe with her husband, Sandy, the butternut squash and lentil tend to be the most popular. Also big sellers: Escarole and bean and potato-leek.

Worth Dishing About: Opened in 2013, the cozy cafe (which seats 35 inside, and 20 on the terrace during warmer weather) gets its locally sourced ingredients from about eight different farms. Everything is made of the premises and its bar serves organic wines and craft beers. The soup is also for sale to take home, and is sold at the nearby Walter Stewart's Market. Oh, and the table that stands near the entranceway once belonged to actress Faye Dunaway.

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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