chicken soup to be delivered to my door. I mentioned this to my cousin Taryn and we decided to create a business dedicated to making and bringing delicious chicken soup to the DC area and beyond! We focus on over 8 different chicken and chicken-style soups along with complementary items like homemade mini challahs, freshly-baked salted chocolate chip cookies and challah slider sandwiches. We have a variety of packages that make a perfect gift for someone you love. Guests can walk in and order, or order through our website for pickup or delivery, or through delivery sites like UberEats, Postmates and more. Prescription Chicken soup is also carried at independent grocery stores such as Glen’s Garden Market, Odd Provisions and select Streets Markets, as well as Whole Foods and Balduccis. DRN: Please share how this collaboration with shared space and resources helps
Prescription Chicken and its partners. PC: Rent and utilities are expensive, and for a small business, that can be a lot to shoulder. Collaborating with other businesses helps lessen the burden as we can share some of the monthly expenses. We got our start in a shared kitchen and have always operated in shared spaces, so our plan was always to share and collaborate, which helps support our business as we look to grow. Astro and Saya Salteña are long-time friends and so we knew it was a natural, complementary fit! DRN: Bolivian food is rising in popularity in the Metropolitan Washington area. Tell us about Saya Salteña’s story and its menu. SS: I moved from La Paz, Bolivia in 1999 to attend George Washington University. I started cooking as a break from the demands of my studies and found a passion for cooking and sharing Bolivia’s unique gastronomic heritage. As a starting point, I started dreaming about bringing the salteña, a unique
A Salteña (Bolivian empanada). Photo by Saya Salteña.
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