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Apr 17, 2008 09:20 AM

Good Soup in Austin?

The message below about the delivered meals/soup peddler made me think about how much I love soup. I'm a big fan of getting it for an on the go lunch for work.

I usually end up at Whole Foods getting their soup, and it's good, but wondered - anyone have any suggestions for really good places for soup? I'm North (Steck/MoPac area) and would love any local places you can recommend where one could pick up some yummy soup.


PS: as a side note - anyone order from Soup Peddler? Once I saw that link, I was considering it - looks like some yummy selections!

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  1. The Pozole at Oaxacan Tamaleo is beyond delicious.

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    1. re: El General

      hasn't the oaxacan tamaleo been gone for a year or two now?

      1. re: DrkBgrk

        they are gone from their former location, but have moved into larger digs out on 71 East, past the airport. I've never been to the new location, but there is some info on this board.

    2. Try the Tom Kha at Titaya's on Lamar. I think it is very good.

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      1. re: sighmesigh

        I don't eat soup very often, but the hot and sour at Ming's on Guadalupe and the Tom Kha at Thai Noodles House (right behind Ming's) are both outstanding.

      2. I am a rabid fan of the Soup Peddler. I've turned everyone in my office on to them and have heard nothing but thanks for doing it. Prices are cheaper than I could make it at home and, as long as you check the "Soup-o-Meter" on their website and only get things 4 and above, you'll never go wrong. They can deliver to either your work or home. Stand outs thus far: Potato/Leek soup, Muffaletta Chicken, Fassolata, Torta Rustica, and some crazy meat stew (had beef, chicken, sausage, salame, rabe and beans) I can't remember the name of.

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        1. re: amysuehere

          I have had excellent soups at both Vespio/Enoteca and East Side Cafe. I usually just go for the soup of the day at both places. BTW -- I have only sampled them at brunch time.

        2. San Francisco Bakery & Cafe on W. Anderson Ln by Alamo Village. FYI, though, no credit cards, only cash or check.

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          1. re: yum72

            I went there a month ago and had soup and a sandwich. The sandwich was bland and dry, but the bread was good.

            And the soup, French onion, tasted like instant ramen was the base.

          2. Mother's Cafe (43rd/Duval) has pretty good soup. I've also had good luck at Foodheads on 34th.