Soup Plus offers heartwarming, homemade food. They have a wide array of homemade soups, pastas and sandwiches all at a reasonable price.
I drove by this place countless times and wonder if they're good. So I decided to look this place up on dinehere. I was surprised to see all the good reviews. After reading them, I decided that I must try them out. I'm a soup lover and I was excited to know that there's a "good" soup place nearby.
The first time I went, the wife and husband were working. I guess they're the owners. They did not greet me. Ok, fine. On their blackboard, they had a long list of today's soups: Cream of Mushroom, Clam Chowder, Veg, etc. I decided to try their cream of mushroom to go. When I opened the lid, I was a lil suspicious. It looked exactly like Campbell's soup. The mushrooms were blended into lil pieces. I thought this place makes home-made soup? Anyways, it was good so I let it go.
The second time I went, I decided to eat in. I wanted to try their soup & sandwich combo, I guess that's what they're famous for. I ordered the BLT w/ veggie tomato soup. The BLT was quite awesome. And they use real cheddar cheese! The bread they used I think it's home-made. It's thick, fluffy and full of grains. The soup was once again, a little disappointing. I think they used a lil too much tomato paste, the soup was too sour for my taste buds.
Overall, it was OK. I do wanna try their other soups.
I am with you, Chadd - I will travel far and wide just for a taste of this guy's food. In fact, I HAVE travelled far from East Van to get to him on a moment's craving...
Best soup and sandwich you will EVER eat, period.. full-stop...do not pass go, do not collect the preverbial $200...just eat soup, especially the lentil bacon or cream of cauliflower. I don't know what he does to it to make it so damn good...do yourself a favour and order one of each soup with a ham and cheese on his homemade bread. Don't bother asking to buy a loaf, he won't sell it to you...but you will ask...oh yes, you will, because you will not be able to resist trying....He's a bit of a ham, and could be likened to the soup nazi if you don't have a sense of humour, but you will love him forever because of this soup....
Me and my husband will likely pilgrimage there in the next few days now that this review has me thinking of him. In fact, we just put an offer on a place in Port Moody and the thing that makes me happiest about that (besides the proximitry to Rocky Point and Thrifty Foods) is the fact I will be closer to Soups Plus...
Great little place haven't gone in a while since moving out of the area, but it's been an enjoyable experience everytime. like the name says, soup is the mainstay of the place. they are all made from scratch, and have a variety to choose from, all very tasty! if you are unsure of what soup you want, the owner/chef will gladly ladle you a little of each kind of soup for you to try. they also have a nice selection of sandwiches, and offer the usuals, bagles, lasagna, etc. they also have a really nice salad(great homemade house dressing and good portions). i guess what really makes this place beyond the food is the friendly mom and pop service that offers a little oasis for the lunchtime crowd.
Wanted to try this place out after reading the rave reviews and always curiously checking it out during my daily drives along Austin. My DH & I had the soup and sandwich combo. DELICIOUS! I tried the coconut beef soup which was creamy, flavourful, with just a tiny bit of kick to it. And my less adventurous hubbie had the vegetable soup, also good. We both had it with the sandwich special which was loaded with veggies and meat on soft seemingly homemade bread. I would definitely come back again, it was so good. One minor little comment was that the meat in the sandwich was on the saltier side, but I usually don't add much salt to my food, so perhaps it was just a personal thing...but all in all truly worth the return visit.
I have to add my two cents in here..Soup Plus is a great little sandwich shop. 4.75 will get you a fully loaded ham and cheese on bread that they make in house..very nice touch in our fast food world. On my first visit the owner had me sample all the soups..he is a bit of a ham like the reviewer below mentioned..they were all fantastic. Looking forward to trying many more items on the menu..but for now a solid choice for soup and a sandwich. I think the soup and sandwich combo was 7 dollars and change, well worth it.
I love this place. The soups are fantastic. I love the fact that they let you try all the soups before you make a decision. I would much rather spend my money on great homemade food for a great price in a mom and pop shop as opposed to Subway across the street. The bread served with the sandwiches are fantastic as well. I always find myself going back to the cream of mushroom. It is just so delicious!
i came here once because i work in the area and i had 30 min to kill for lunch time....and was pleasantly surprised.
i believe i had a soup and sandwich combo.....the soup was quite tasty and i remember having trouble choosing which soup to order....there were a lot of choices and not just cambpell soup "chicken noodle" and "cream of mushroom". another reviewer said they're all made in-store by the owner and i believe it. the sandwich was also thick and tasty. i can't remember what i had but i do remember the bread being fresh (is that made in-store too?) and being satisfied overall w/ the sandwich. it didn't have that generic taste which sometimes happens when you eat out and order a sandwich. oh and they brought out the sandwich to me, which is always a nice touch.
on a side note, it was a bit humid in there....the windows were a bit fogged up. that didn't affect teh review, i just thought it was weird.
It is rare to have a real, seasoned chef prepare simple items at such reasonable prices, yet Soup Plus seems to offer exactly that.
I ventured into this small shop at recommendation of a well known chef / friend who heartily endorses the joint, and my god he was right! The owner is a well seasoned chef who recently opened (or took over Soup Plus) and transformed it into a humble spot that serves food foodies will recognize as truly special and rare.
In a city crawling with food spots, it is still a rare occasion to find such excellent quality of homemade dishes, prepared with care and attention to detail.
The meatloaf is meaty, and sings with all the vegetables - a tower of delight on a homemade sub or nestled between two crisp slices. The Big Louie is lipsmacking good, moist and delicate, allowing the slices of beef to engage the pallet.
The salads are made with simple yet well-balanced balsamic vinegar dressing, and the toasted sandwiches are a respite for a cheese lover.
Any dish you encounter on the menu is prepared by the hospitable owner, and no matter what you order, you will not be disappointed.
I trek from Vancouver whenever I can just to sit in this humble cafe and indulge my appetite. I only wish they could be a little closer. A little eatery that truly packs a punch!
My husband and I just moved into the area and so are trying out new places to find a good meal. Both of us work in the food and service industry and find that even though we like simple food, you cannot find a lot of places out there that offer just an awesome soup and sandwich.
We have driven by Soups Plus a couple times and decided to try it out. I really bealieve in little local hole in the wall restaurants and was hoping this could be a little secret place near our house, however I found the food pretty plain and salty. I have read reviews for this restaurant and was preety surpirsed to hear about the friendly man who chats a lot and offers soup samples. We were not talked to at all, except to be told to order our sandwiches to the man running the shop. A sign would of made their pay later idea less awkward, and though I get the idea behind it, I don't feel it necessary. My husbands sandwich was very overpowering, he had the louisianna po'boy. The meat was microwaved, and covered in sauce so you basically were just eating a sauce sandwich. I had the club stacker, and while the bread was amazing the chicken was marinated or dressed way to salty and really dried out. Our soups while good, left some room for doubt in the homemade department, mostly due to the viscosity and shallow (instead of depth of ) flavour. Home made cream of mushroom soup should be a darker colour and have a heavyness to it from the cream. The atmosphere was weird..there were random people coming in and out, all the light fixures were different and the music was cbc radio playing opera and news. All those things you would believe would make a charming quaint place, but didn't really add to an overall atmosphere at all. We will not be going back, and will be on the lookout for another soup and sandwich shop.
I read a few reviews here and I gotta take issue with some of the posters. Soup Plus is incredible in terms of quality and menu, and has incredibly wallet-friendly prices to boot. No, they don't accept credit cards, but same goes for a lot of restaurants. Yes, they do have classical music on, but that's part of its charm. No, they don't have the ubiquitous Starbucks look that so many eateries sport these days, but it's charming and cozy and I can relax when sitting down for a meal, so as far as I'm concerned, the atmosphere is exactly as it should be.
This mom and pop place (the place is literally run by a couple) has the most incredible sandwiches I've ever eaten, in a restaurant or home setting. The sandwiches are divine. Bread is made on premises, as are the delicious, spoon-licking soups, and pretty much all is made from scratch and is incredibly fresh.
The veggie melt is melt in your mouth tasty, and is often my favorite, even though I am a huge carnivore. The specials featuring mouth-watering meatloaf and soup is one of the best deals in Metro Vancouver foodie landscape and cannot be beaten by any restaurant. The pasta bolognese is too incredible, and if you have a chance to snag a portion (sometimes offered on special) then do so. It beats the $20 plates hands down in terms of flavour.
6 soups are served every day from scratch, and are made right in front of your eyes. The chef is a friendly soup-nazi guy who has cooked for celebrities and notable politicians, and has an amazing ability to create simple, delicate foods. He is an amazing persona and most people I know don't only come for the foods but for a friendly chat and a place to hide away from the daily buzz. The best part is you get to try the soups before you buy the soups.
Nothing beats Soup Plus in my opinion and their exquisite, well-made sandwiches. Nothing.
I liked the food and the owners. The sandwiches and soups are home made and tasty. The owners are friendly and chatty. Ambiance is OK as much as one would expect from a soup-and-sandwich place. The only problem is they do not accept credit cards! Unfortunately, that alone eliminates them from a group of patrons (that includes me) who are on expense accounts and pay with credit cards. Until that is fixed, sadly, I will not be back.
I passed by this place for quite a while before stopping to check it out. All I can say is I am glad I finally did. There is a subway across the street but this place is really uncomparable in terms of quality and value.
The menu is everyday fare such as soup (obviously) sandwiches, and bolognese prepared with topnotch fresh ingredients and homemade bread. Im not generally a big fan of meatloaf but the meatloaf sandwich has converted me as long as its done right as it is here.
Its and independent place and quite cozy. The owner is quite a character so expect to to chew the fat along with your sandwich.
Had this place several times, excellent homemade soup and sandwhiches. The owner is very friendly, and he makes all the soup and bread from scratch! My favourite is the cream of mushroom soup, cant go back to campbell's after trying here. The sandwiches are fresh and tasty, nothing artificial about this place! The price is def reasonable too for the amount ($7 for a whole sandwhich and a big bowl of soup!) Perfect place to warm up to on a rainy day.
great little place. haven't gone in a while since moving out of the area, but it's been an enjoyable experience everytime. like the name says, soup is the mainstay of the place. they are all made from scratch, and have a variety to choose from, all very tasty! if you are unsure of what soup you want, the owner/chef will gladly ladle you a little of each kind of soup for you to try. they also have a nice selection of sandwiches, and offer the usuals, bagles, lasagna, etc. they also have a really nice salad(great homemade house dressing and good portions). i guess what really makes this place beyond the food is the friendly mom and pop service that offers a little oasis for the lunchtime crowd.
Before going to this place I heard positive things but was suprised on how horrible the experience was. Nice looking and cozy looking from the outside but after walking in me and my friend were blasted with very loud music and welcomed by a very loud aggressive talking older man. Asking for a minute to order we were watched upon and waited to order even though nobody was behind us. So me and my friend order, I just ordered a cup of mushroom soup, she ordered a cup of pumpkin soup and a large teriyaki sandwich. I waited to pay but they had insisted we sat down and had our soup while they made her sandwich. So we did and both soups were rather flavorless and off tasting. After what seemed like 10-15 of getting our soup her sandwich came out... but it was cut in half and on two plates. I didnt even order a sandwich but it one showed up in front of me, i was going to try a couple bites of my friends so thats why she got a large, so we didnt think much of it. This had to be the saltiest sandwich either me or my friend have ever tasted. The chicken teriyaki didnt look or taste like chicken or teriyaki and tasted like it was soaked for a week in salt.
Anyway the worst experiece from this place was after we partially ate our food I went to pay and they had charged us for 2 regular sandwiches!! I didnt even order a sandwich, me and my friend were shocked that nothing was said to us and they would just make a sandwich for me because I was with her and they thought we were going to share her large sandwich. So instead of paying for 2 cups of soup and a large sandwich, they charged us for 2 cups and 2 regular sandwiches. When asked how or why this happened all we were explained in a rude manner was that you must order separately?? We went to this place with a positive attitude and left with an aweful taste in our mouth and feeling very cheated and scammed. I know its just a couple of dollars if they wont let 2 people site down and one order something diff then the other they should mention it and not wait to suprise them when the bill comes. We will never refer anyone to experience this place and I'd urge anyone thinking of trying this restaurant to try somewhere else first.
If every dining experience was like this, it would be a perfect world. It is so refreshing to eat at a place where the owners are the people making your food for you. Not only that, they're not hiding in the back somewhere, they make it right in front of you and its all home made. It is easy to see that this friendly and engaging husband and wife team take a great deal of pride in the food they serve. Speaking of which, the food is very tasty and satisfying. A great menu of soups, sandwiches (cold and hot) and daily specials keeps me coming back for more. Down to earth prices that won't break the bank are a breath of fresh air. Try it and you'll never give your $8 to the Subway across the street ever again, guaranteed.
I just happened to pass by Soup Plus back in september...It was around noon and I needed to grab something quick so I could get to metrotown asap.
Even though subway is literally across the street I decided to give this place a try...and was I in for a pleasant surprise!
Well, first things first: they have the best soups hands down, me and my friend both picked different soups and shared (chili & mushroom), now I'm not much of a soup lover but I may have converted after that experience! hehe.
Service was another highlight, the owner was so friendly and humorous. It was sort of rare to see such genuine kindness. One negative though was that there weren't many vegetarian options for the sandwiches(hence us both picking soups - we were going to share a sammy+soup).
The price range was awesome too, affordable and yummy...but the ambience was not very nice; once people started coming in, the place got kinda crowdy and the order line kinda obscured the entrance...maybe a clever strategy? haha.
But all in all, it was a very memorable experience. I always look forward to visiting Soup Plus whenever I'm in Austin ave. DEFINITELY recommend you try & visit if you haven't yet!