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Bone Broth, 2015’s First Official Food Trend, Mapped

Where to find bone broth from coast to coast.

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Back in November, New York chef Marco Canora launched Brodo, a walk-up window serving bone broth in to-go cups to cold (and collagen deficient?) Manhattanites. And now, just a few months later, restaurants across the country are getting in on the bone broth action.

Bone broth, in and of itself, is not new. But with the paleo diet at its peak, plus the recent explosion of expensive juice joints, bone broth is the perfect winter alternative to green juice. Below, where to score a cup.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Belcampo Meat Co.

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2405 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 448-5810
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The purveyor of sustainable, organic and humane meat, with locations in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and downtown LA, is ladling a house bone broth made of pork, beef, lamb and a splash of apple cider vinegar for $5 per 12 oz cup.

2. Blackbelly

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1606 Conestoga Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-247-1000

Drop by chef Hosea Rosenberg’s farm-to-table restaurant Blackbelly for the Barnyard Broth, made from pork, beef and poultry bones (chicken, duck and turkey). They’re all sold separately, too. A cup runs $4 or $12 for a quart, both dine-in and to-go.

3. brodo

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403 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009

Chef Marco Canora's Brodo doles out to-go cups of broth in three sizes: 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz, priced $4 to $9. Choose from chicken, gingered beef and a poultry-beef mashup. Get fancy with add-ins like fermented beet juice, garlic puree and bone marrow.

4. Cured

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1825 Pearl St, Ste B
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 352-2331
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This gourmet grocer that’s been a destination for salty meat, firm cheese and full-bodied wines is offering three types of broth: poultry (turkey or chicken) and beef (with a high concentration of knuckle for added richness), plus a vegetable stock. The meats are, of course, organic and locally sourced, and management recommends you call ahead as demand has skyrocketed. The meat broths are $10 a quart-size bottle and $7.50 for veggie, plus an extra $1.50 glass bottle deposit fee.

5. Indie Fresh at Gotham West Market

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600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

Indie Fresh is running a pop-up while their permanent spot at Gotham West is being built out, but that hasn’t stopped them from honing a strong bone broth game. Their chicken and ginger flavor is an 18-hour process whereby chicken bones are cooked down for eight hours, strained, then a fresh batch of bones is added. In the latter stages of the 18-hour process, aromatic vegetables like carrots, celery and onion are added, plus thyme, peppercorns and basil, then finally freshly pressed ginger juice. There's also pho broth, which is a blend of chicken, turkey and beef bones, cooked overnight, strained and reduced, then steeped with dates (for sweetness) and spices. Brûléed onions and garlic go in, too. When you look at the price tag – $9 for a to-go cup or $10 for a mason jar’s worth (with $1 deposit) – it’s almost a steal.

6. Fresh Thymes Eatery

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2500 30th St Ste 101
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 955-7988
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This spot boasts some of the longest broth cooking time. It takes five days for chef and owner Christine Ruch to prepare her beef with ginger and cilantro broth and two days for the chicken with turmeric (non-carnivores will find a rich wild mushroom option). After snagging a broth-filled mason jar, customizing it with items such as cabbage, onion, hot sauce and herbs.

7. Halsa

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655 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 832-1119
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Cementing its place as DC’s trendiest new neighborhood, Brookland now sports a $5 bone broth stop called Hälsa. They keep it fairly simple: a pork bone broth simmers for two days and is laced with herbaceous aromatics, then is topped with seasonal greens and jalapeño. Add a poached egg for two bucks more.

8. JoLa Cafe

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5915 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 244-1812
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If ever there was a place for bone broth to thrive, it’s in Portland, and not for the obvious reasons. Portland stays colder than 70 degrees for two-thirds of the year and there’s almost always some cloud cover. JoLa Cafe offers a bone broth from Pacific Foods in five flavors. Then you pick your add-ons (such as citrus zest and grated ginger, or lightly cooked root vegetables) and finish it off with spices and hot sauces. And at $3.75 for a 10 oz. cup, it’s not much more than a latte.

9. Medea's Espresso & Juice Bar

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200 Julian Lane Suite 200
Arden, North Carolina 28704

At this healthy eating outpost just south of Asheville, the husband-wife owners offer two broths: chicken and beef. They deglaze the bones with a splash of wine or apple cider vinegar to help draw out minerals and provide a richer flavor. They then simmered the bones for up to three days in filtered water. Locals like to add a dash of Celtic sea salt seaweed seasoning for an extra hit of umami. If you’re not in the area, the café is currently exploring spaces to expand it’s broth capacity and offer shipping.

10. Pistola

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8022 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-9800
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If you’re health-conscious with a naughty side, bartender Aaron Melendrez has got you covered. From The Kitchen With Love, a bone broth cocktail, has a base of lamb consommé (boiled lamb neck that’s been clarified and strained through a coffee filter) blended with Glenlivet 15 and accented with baby carrots, pea tendrils and pearl onions. Yes, it’s $22, but really it’s a boozy drink and appetizer in one.

11. Red Apron Butchery

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709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 524-5244
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From those behind the porkstrami sandwich comes the latest broth iteration. Butcher Nate Anda is experimenting with different aromatics such as ginger, dried orange, grated turmeric, Mexican cinnamon and basil to accentuate the beef, pork and smoked chicken flavors in its Penn Quarter location. Broth runs $4.25 for 8 oz, $5.50 for 12 oz, and 50 cents apiece for add-ons.

12. Uncommon Stock

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1000 W 25th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 510-7790
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KC restaurateur Todd Schulte makes an all-natural chicken stock and a beef bone broth sold direct from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at his garage space on W 25th St. Chicken will set you back $9 per quart while beef bone broth runs $16 a quart.

1. Belcampo Meat Co.

2405 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939

The purveyor of sustainable, organic and humane meat, with locations in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and downtown LA, is ladling a house bone broth made of pork, beef, lamb and a splash of apple cider vinegar for $5 per 12 oz cup.

2405 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939

2. Blackbelly

1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder, CO 80301

Drop by chef Hosea Rosenberg’s farm-to-table restaurant Blackbelly for the Barnyard Broth, made from pork, beef and poultry bones (chicken, duck and turkey). They’re all sold separately, too. A cup runs $4 or $12 for a quart, both dine-in and to-go.

1606 Conestoga Street
Boulder, CO 80301

3. brodo

403 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

Chef Marco Canora's Brodo doles out to-go cups of broth in three sizes: 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz, priced $4 to $9. Choose from chicken, gingered beef and a poultry-beef mashup. Get fancy with add-ins like fermented beet juice, garlic puree and bone marrow.

403 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009

4. Cured

1825 Pearl St, Ste B, Boulder, CO 80302

This gourmet grocer that’s been a destination for salty meat, firm cheese and full-bodied wines is offering three types of broth: poultry (turkey or chicken) and beef (with a high concentration of knuckle for added richness), plus a vegetable stock. The meats are, of course, organic and locally sourced, and management recommends you call ahead as demand has skyrocketed. The meat broths are $10 a quart-size bottle and $7.50 for veggie, plus an extra $1.50 glass bottle deposit fee.

1825 Pearl St, Ste B
Boulder, CO 80302

5. Indie Fresh at Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Indie Fresh is running a pop-up while their permanent spot at Gotham West is being built out, but that hasn’t stopped them from honing a strong bone broth game. Their chicken and ginger flavor is an 18-hour process whereby chicken bones are cooked down for eight hours, strained, then a fresh batch of bones is added. In the latter stages of the 18-hour process, aromatic vegetables like carrots, celery and onion are added, plus thyme, peppercorns and basil, then finally freshly pressed ginger juice. There's also pho broth, which is a blend of chicken, turkey and beef bones, cooked overnight, strained and reduced, then steeped with dates (for sweetness) and spices. Brûléed onions and garlic go in, too. When you look at the price tag – $9 for a to-go cup or $10 for a mason jar’s worth (with $1 deposit) – it’s almost a steal.

600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

6. Fresh Thymes Eatery

2500 30th St Ste 101, Boulder, CO 80301

This spot boasts some of the longest broth cooking time. It takes five days for chef and owner Christine Ruch to prepare her beef with ginger and cilantro broth and two days for the chicken with turmeric (non-carnivores will find a rich wild mushroom option). After snagging a broth-filled mason jar, customizing it with items such as cabbage, onion, hot sauce and herbs.

2500 30th St Ste 101
Boulder, CO 80301

7. Halsa

655 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20017

Cementing its place as DC’s trendiest new neighborhood, Brookland now sports a $5 bone broth stop called Hälsa. They keep it fairly simple: a pork bone broth simmers for two days and is laced with herbaceous aromatics, then is topped with seasonal greens and jalapeño. Add a poached egg for two bucks more.

655 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

8. JoLa Cafe

5915 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239

If ever there was a place for bone broth to thrive, it’s in Portland, and not for the obvious reasons. Portland stays colder than 70 degrees for two-thirds of the year and there’s almost always some cloud cover. JoLa Cafe offers a bone broth from Pacific Foods in five flavors. Then you pick your add-ons (such as citrus zest and grated ginger, or lightly cooked root vegetables) and finish it off with spices and hot sauces. And at $3.75 for a 10 oz. cup, it’s not much more than a latte.

5915 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR 97239

9. Medea's Espresso & Juice Bar

200 Julian Lane Suite 200, Arden, North Carolina 28704

At this healthy eating outpost just south of Asheville, the husband-wife owners offer two broths: chicken and beef. They deglaze the bones with a splash of wine or apple cider vinegar to help draw out minerals and provide a richer flavor. They then simmered the bones for up to three days in filtered water. Locals like to add a dash of Celtic sea salt seaweed seasoning for an extra hit of umami. If you’re not in the area, the café is currently exploring spaces to expand it’s broth capacity and offer shipping.

200 Julian Lane Suite 200
Arden, North Carolina 28704

10. Pistola

8022 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If you’re health-conscious with a naughty side, bartender Aaron Melendrez has got you covered. From The Kitchen With Love, a bone broth cocktail, has a base of lamb consommé (boiled lamb neck that’s been clarified and strained through a coffee filter) blended with Glenlivet 15 and accented with baby carrots, pea tendrils and pearl onions. Yes, it’s $22, but really it’s a boozy drink and appetizer in one.

8022 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

11. Red Apron Butchery

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

From those behind the porkstrami sandwich comes the latest broth iteration. Butcher Nate Anda is experimenting with different aromatics such as ginger, dried orange, grated turmeric, Mexican cinnamon and basil to accentuate the beef, pork and smoked chicken flavors in its Penn Quarter location. Broth runs $4.25 for 8 oz, $5.50 for 12 oz, and 50 cents apiece for add-ons.

709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

12. Uncommon Stock

1000 W 25th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

KC restaurateur Todd Schulte makes an all-natural chicken stock and a beef bone broth sold direct from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at his garage space on W 25th St. Chicken will set you back $9 per quart while beef bone broth runs $16 a quart.

1000 W 25th St
Kansas City, MO 64108

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