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Good Soup in Austin?

ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 09:20 AM

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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    El General RE: ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 10:24 AM

    The Pozole at Oaxacan Tamaleo is beyond delicious.

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      DrkBgrk RE: El General Apr 17, 2008 10:22 PM

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

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        TroyTempest RE: DrkBgrk Apr 18, 2008 08:00 AM

        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.

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      sighmesigh RE: ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 10:51 AM

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

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        Torckus RE: sighmesigh Apr 17, 2008 12:10 PM

        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. amysuehere RE: ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 12:41 PM

        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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          kirelerya RE: amysuehere Apr 17, 2008 02:28 PM

          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.

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          yum72 RE: ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 02:54 PM

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

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            KPeff RE: yum72 Apr 17, 2008 04:18 PM

            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.

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            mkwng RE: ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 04:33 PM

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

            1. AustinJohn RE: ktwdw129 Apr 17, 2008 06:14 PM

              We enthusiastically endorse the concept and the product at the Soup Peddler. David and all his folks are wonderful, week after week, season after season.

              John and Therese

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                travisleroy RE: AustinJohn Apr 17, 2008 06:30 PM

                The vegetarian hot and sour soup at Sunflower. Totally unlike, and superior to, Chinese hot and sour soup.

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                  familyof3 RE: travisleroy Apr 18, 2008 05:48 AM

                  Had the best Korean soup at Oma's Kitchen in Dobie Mall last night. Just like my fav. rest. in Monterey CA. it was spot on, but in plastic bowl.
                  I love soup, thanks for all the reccomendations. I second Oaxacan tamaleo's posole, wish they weren't so far away now.

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                achtungpv RE: ktwdw129 Apr 18, 2008 04:33 PM

                The Hot and Sour Chicken Soup at Hao Hao and the Tortilla Soup and Azul Tequila are my favorites.

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