Soups On!

18 Feb

The past week I’ve been feeling a little under the weather, just like everyone else in the United States. I don’t know about you, but I like to eat a home-cooked meal when I’m sick simply because it just makes me feel good inside. That’s why schools in Japan are serving home-cooked lunches to their students, because it’s good for you! Sooooooo since I was feeling icky I decided that I wanted to get some home-made soup for lunch and that’s what I did.

bmore12

I went to Soups On! which is an awesome little family-owned restaurant that makes all their soups from scratch. One thing that I love about Soups On! is that their menu changes every day so it’s never exactly the same every time you go. I learned about this place from my friend Alex who has been going there with his mom for eight years. He raves about their French onion soup and eggplant sandwiches. When I told him I was thinking about going there because I felt sick he put that huge smile a 6-year-old on Christmas morning would have, ran into the kitchen and pulled out an eggplant sandwich out of the refrigerator and said, “I WAS JUST THERE!”
He was so excited that I was going he shouted, “Let me know when you go, dude! I love that place, it’s so cheap!”

alex

I decided to drag my boyfriend, Conor, with me again because I get great satisfaction out of him actually liking vegetarian food. When I told him that he had to get something vegetarian he sighed and said, “Do I have to?” I assured him that he could have meat for dinner so then he gladly went along.

Conor decided to get the vegetarian Tomato Mushroom Bisque and I got the vegan Wild Rice Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. Both of them were super yummy (mine was better) and they were only $5 each.

soupson2
soupson

The atmosphere of the restaurant is great. It feels like you’re walking into your best friend’s apartment. There are hardwood floors and lots of stair cases and all the condiments are on the fireplace mantel which gives it a homey feel. Everyone who’s in there is always super nice. Conor and I walked up to the 3rd floor and there was a couple eating lunch and right as we sat down they shouted, “Welcome guys have a seat, join us for lunch!”
The owners at Soups On! are all really friendly too. I spoke to one of the owners, Kevin, who was repping his hometown by wearing a Ravens scarf and welcomed us in with a smile. He let me know that all of the soups are light on sea salt so they only have a little sodium in each meal which is healthier. Kevin also told me that all their produce is found locally and if he can’t find what he wants locally then he gets it shipped in from California.

One last thing that makes Soups On! one of my favorite places to eat is Ok Natural Food Store is located right underneath the restaurant. Ok Natural Food Store is where I get most of my groceries so both of those places are a great one-stop-shop!

soupson3

Advertisements

One Response to “Soups On!”

  1. Thom Lieb March 3, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Good post. I have been by there many times but never ate there — will try it on your recommendation!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: