Valerie Zweig and Taryn Pellicone got a new nickname: The Soup Ladies. The gals behind Prescription Chicken started delivering soup to hungry bellies through the Washington, DC area in September of 2016.) Valerie and Taryn, in addition to being soup aficionados, are cousins who have strong hospitality backgrounds. They channeled their love of all things chicken soup to create a business dedicated solely to churning out bowls of liquid gold. In December 2017, they opened their first physical location in Cross Street Market, along with sister brand Gertie’s Yummy Yogurt Bowls.