our story

Hale and Hearty Soups was founded in 1996, with the mission of bringing hearty, high quality, made from scratch comfort food to hungry, busy people.

We started out making all our soup in a small kitchen at the back of our first location at 64th and Lexington – still a Hale and Hearty location almost 20 years and 32 locations later. Over the years, we’ve created hundreds of soups, eventually moving our kettles to Chelsea Market, and then to a spacious kitchen in Brooklyn. It is here that our Executive Chef Bruce Rogers minds the soup today, dedicated to creating more tasty, innovative Hale and Hearty Soups, small batch salad dressings made with fresh herbs and spices, and dreaming up delicious new sandwiches built on locally baked bread.

our community

Community – it’s all about being a part of something. That’s why we take part in activities to benefit the neighborhoods that support our stores. Helping local schools with fundraising efforts, donating our unused food to local food rescue organizations, and giving 10% of the proceeds from our annual Chef Series program to charities that support children, families and individuals in need are just some of the things we do to help out.


contact us

Comments? Questions? Don’t hesitate to email us! Send your raves, craves, and requests. We look forward to talking with you!

join the conversation

Get online with us and become part of the conversation! You can stay ahead of the curve with your favorite soups by joining us on Twitter; We tweet our daily specials every day! Facebook and Instagram are filled with plenty of delicious photos for you to daydream about while you’re “checking your work emails”. Go ahead and tag us @haleheartysoups or #haleheartysoups with your lunch photos!