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                THE MUSHROOM SOUP TRAIL
 Stop #7
Besides its beautiful grounds, fountains and conservatory near Kennett Square, Longwood Gardens offers a notable cream-based mushroom soup in its 1906 restaurant. It’s the same version in the Café, minus the shallots and chives. 1001 Longwood Road, (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org.
Stop #8
East of Kennett Square in Chadds Ford, Pa., the Mushroom Café is a tiny space that offers a soup with some big flavors. Its base is light and creamy, without being over-the-top rich, and it has a well-defined mushroom essence. 880 Baltimore Pike, (484) 885-4556.
Stop #9
Housed in an old dairy barn, the Gables at Chadds Ford offers a cream-free French onion spin on mushroom soup. It’s chock
Twelves grill quietly concocts one of my favorite mushroom soups in the area, topped with lump crab meat and truffle oil.
full of shitake, maitake, crimini and oyster mushrooms, and topped with a crouton and cheese. Hearty and delicious. 423 Baltimore Pike, (610) 388-7700, thegablesatchaddsford.com.
Stop #10
Tucked away in an old bank building in West Grove, Pa., Twelves Grill & Cafe
Happy
quietly concocts one of my favorite mushroom soups in the area, its chunks of shitake and crimini swimming in a not-too-thick, not-too creamy broth. This one is topped with succulent lump crab meat and fragrant truffle oil—an extravagant touch, to say the least.
10 Exchange Place, (610) 869-4020, www.twelvesgrill.com.
Stop #11
The Woodlands at Phillips Mushroom Farms may have more mushroom products than any retail shop in the world. The inventory at this circa-1828 home includes spicy wild mushroom pasta, Maitake tea, and exotic fresh mushrooms direct from the farm. You’ll find frozen mushroom soup and dried soup mixes, too—and don’t miss the exhibit out back.o
Kurt Jacobson is a long-time travel and food
writer. A trained chef, he travels the world to explore different cuisines.
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