I am pleased to report that an excellent new take-out place has recently opened in Scarsdale Village on Popham Road adjacent to the train station (on the Popham Road Bridge). Here is a link to their website: http://www.churchavenuepoultry.com. The name does not really do them justice-- it is much more than just a rotisserie chicken place.
I have now taken home food from them several times and it is delicious. In addition to rotisserie chicken, duck and turkey, they have several terrific and unusual chicken salads-- one is a curried chicken salad with cranberries and almonds another is a "fiesta chicken salad" with corn and peppers. They also make a terrific turkey meatloaf which reminded me of the turkey meatloaf they used to make at the old Hay Day when it first opened in Scarsdale 10 or so years ago (now a Balduccis).
The baked goods they sell are delicious-- their banana muffins are among the best I've ever had-- much lighter and more natural tasting than the ususal heavy sort. They also make pananis and I understand that they get bread delivered daily from a baker on Arthur Avenue.
Everything is carefully prepared. The fruit salad contains fruit that appears to be hand-diced to an incredibly small size. The fruit salad almost always includes some finely chopped mint which gives it a nice extra bit of flavor. The menu posted on-line is not huge but they always have some interesting specials.
I am told that they are staffed primarily by students from the Culinary Institute and the French Culinary Institute.
It is exactly what the Scarsdale area needs and I am shocked that it is not packed whenever I go there. I'm reallly hoping they succeed and are able to maintain the high standards I have experienced so far. Please give them a try. I think they are hurt a bit by the fact that, because they are on the bridge, the closest parking is around the corner. Don't let this daunt you.
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