Tim Ebner

The Dish: Hangover Chicken Soup

Where to Get It: In person at Glen’s Garden Market (Shaw or Dupont Circle) or order delivery through UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, GrubHub, or emailing directly. 

Price: $18 for the hangover soup kit with tea, vitamin potion, and saltine crackers 

What It Is: Prescription Chicken takes its regular 32 oz. chicken noodle soup with pulled chicken and egg noodles and turns it into a hangover-obliterating beast with aromatics—ginger, horseradish, garlic, fresh turmeric, and jalapenos—designed to force your body to sweat out the booze. Each hangover kit also comes with bonus supplies: a vitamin potion, saltine crackers, and tea.

How it Tastes: This soup tastes better than the stuff that mom used to make on a sick day. The spiciness and bite of the jalapeno, horseradish, and ginger help to increase blood flow to the body and quickly detox the liver, says co-founder Valerie Zweig. The broth is chuggable and will immediately deliver nutrients. There are also fresh, organic carrots, shredded chicken, and celery to fill your stomach and last you through the day. And it arrives discreetly. “It comes together in a delicious, comforting, totally non-judgemental-about-what-happened-last-night cup of soup,” Zweig says.  

Why It Helps: Prescription Chicken launched in September and is already seeing some early success. “The hangover kit is by far the most popular offering to date,” Zweig says. “It’s a full-court press on a really tough hangover.” It also couldn’t be easier to get your hands on. If you’re moaning and groaning and unable to get out of the bed, just reach for your smartphone and order it. It’ll typically arrive within an hour, and you can also pick up a quart at either Glen’s Garden Market location.