In cold weather, comfort food is key. It makes us feel better and warms our cold little hearts and bellies. Soup is a classic comfort food, no matter its variety – chunky, broth-based, creamy – they’re all warming and somehow just make a cold day better. Therefore, today’s pimpage goes to The Soup Spot, the relatively new little soup and sandwich haven at 912 N. Third Street (across from the One Stop).
The trio of dudes behind the counter are here to please. Try one of six ever-changing soup varieties – they actually let you have a little sample of whichever you please, so you get the soup you want – in small, medium and large. Recent favorites included the Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo and the Chicken Fiesta. They also make salads and some mean sandwiches – fresh for ya. I’m a big fan of their Italian sub; the boyfriend favors the Rajin’ Cajun.
They’re happy to make alterations or substitutes in ingredients (in the sandwiches and salads anyhow) and have recently added a few combo options to their menu. The Soup Spot is not eat-in, but lunch delivery is available.
The Soup Spot is online via Myspace (I know, I know, I’m working on them), where you can view their daily soups in the “blog” section of their page. Right now, if you add them as a friend to your Myspace page, you’ll get a free soup. Or, sign up in-store for their mailing list, and they’ll send the day’s soups daily.
The Soup Spot is also affiliated with Pa Bayou, a catering company, which is not affiliated with Matt Black’s former restaurant, The Bayou (now the Fred Clark-owned Table 15). Everyone got that straight?
Open weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 717-232-SOUP.