Soup restaurant located in Lonsdale Quay
Went to Lonsdale Quay with my daughter and decided on soup for our lunch. I had noted many people ordering here and they all seemed to enjoy their meal. I also noted that the soup was served in ceramic bowls if one choose to eat it at their counter or one of the nearby tables. Styrofoam is not the nicest tasting stuff in the world (although they do serve in styrofoam containter "to go").
I decided on the seafood chowder. My daughter had the chicken, garlic, mushroom. We each ordered a small and each one came with a large, tasty bun. Each was $5 and change.
OMG - the soup was good!!!! My seafood chowder had a delicious tomato based broth and big chunks of fish, as well as smaller pieces of shrimp and other seafood. It was soooooo tasty. The bun was nice too.
My daughter chicken, mushroom, garlic was divine. Lots of chicken and nice shrooms. Delicious broth.
We helped ourselves to water, there was also extra condiments (such as hot sauce) available to kick the soup up a notch if so desired. I liked the soup just the way it was. Hot and tasty.
I'll make this my go-to place when I visit the Quay.
I've been to the Meister a few times since it is conveniently located in Lonsdale Quay. As for ambiance, the LQ can be a bit chaotic, but they try to make it an "experience" not just a place to buy stuff, so an extra star for that. I've eaten my way through the soup menu, and I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the seafood chowder is not the greatest. It tasted like fish chili. The potato leek soup on the other hand is awesome, with the mulligatawny somewhere in the middle of the range. Check their web site for the soup of the day.
I know it is deluxe soup, but 7 bucks for a big soup is a lot IMHO. I mean I could get a can of Baxter's cream soup with smoked Scottish salmon for 3 dollars at a famous London drugstore we all know. But you pay for the freshness.
Good for rainy days.
Always great selection every day. Especially like their Italian wedding and their chicken noodle. Tried the seafood chowder as well and it's average as they seem to use canned shrimp. Large size is sufficient for lunch and they have frozen soups for take home. A great alternative to your normal food fair choices. Ambiance is only decent as it's in the Lonsdale Quay. fast and efficient service.
This place has been located at Lonsdale Quay for many years. There is always 4-6 people making soup much of which is sold to other restaurants and institutions. You can get a large bowl of soup and a good sized bread roll for under $ 5.00. You can also get frozen or fresh soup to take home for under $ 4.00. Great tasting soup and only natural ingredcients are used
I have been coming here virtually from the day they opened and continue to do so even though I no longer live on the North shore. The proprietor Mr Ralf Dauns is an accomplished chef and this is apparent in the quality of the various items he prepares.
The soups are all excellent and my personal favourites from his other offerings are the demi glace, as good as one would get in a top end restaurant, the roasted garlic hummous, head and shoulders above any other on the lower mainland and his Belgian chocolate sauce will set you free! I now live in Yaletown and keep pestering Ralf to set up down there but of course the prices would then go through the roof. Currently The Soup Meister offers exceptional value. For those who patronize The Stock Market on Granville Island try the Soup Meister instead - you will be duly impressed.