Tried out the new Hale and Hearty on Glen Cove Road in Westbury, in the corner of plaza shops shortly before you get to old country road. Been to the Hale an Hearty in the city many times, especially their main branch at Chelsea Market. They fixed this place up very nice. Spacious and clean. Had Tomato-Orzo-chicken soup, delicous, Wild Mush/CHick soup, delish, Manhattan Clam chowder with pancetta, good a bit salty. 2 Half sandwices, buff chick wrap, very good, and really excellent roast beef/fresh mozz, roaster pepper sandwic on onion foccacio bread.
This place is way better food wise than Panera, too bad they don't have desserts there or a better coffee thing happening, but if in the area shopping, go to Hale and Hearty for food, and Panera for a quick dessert snack.
Combo soup and sand is about $7.50, so, where can you eat these days for 2 under $20, not too many in that area. Soups are way better than Panera, and sandwich portions much larger as well.
Place was nearly empty at dinner time, don't think the word is really out that they are there.
They also are honoring the hale and hearty soup cards that they have in the city, which is a frequent flyer program of sorts...good when you get a free soup after buying a bunch of them. They are also real great for getting quart of soup to go.
Anyway, if you've never been, check them out, lots of gourmet well prepared soups, and a much more quiet mellow atmosphere than nearby Panera. They were also real nice there, too.