Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Nov 30, 2010 12:27 PM

grocery store soups

I ran in the store today to grab a good soup to take home (perfect for a rainy day). I automatically assume the canned ones aren't worth the time so tend to grab a refreigerated one. There doesn't seem to be too many out there but have tried a couple with limited success.
Can anyone recommend one that they've liked?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. i know, i know, not a grocery store, but i like the prague deli soups and you can purchase them frozen from the cases along the sides of the resto/shop. i do simmer the tripe one for at least a half hour longer so that it has the thickness that i like.

    1. Non-grocery favorite: Leslieville Cheese (have only been to Queen W store) has a curried lentil soup to die for. SO and I picked up our first jar of it to have as a starter last NYE. It was so filling we barely touched our main and so delicious we didn't care.

      At grocery stores, I'm a big fan of the Pacific Organics tetrapack soups. Their ginger/carrot one is good, though a bit carrot-y and not as rich as a gourd soup. (Their butternut squash doesn't quite tick the "richness" box for me either, but it's tasty and nicely seasoned.) By far my fave - their black bean soup. It's spicy and smoky and filling and delicious. Try with garlic toast or olive tapenade on crackers. Yum!!

      1 Reply
      1. re: c.cow

        thanks...I'll have to check out the Prague Deli shop and Pacific Organics.
        I've tried a couple of the Longo's soups which were decent and just bought 'Soups On' Split Pea...not bad but needs salt (they don't add any so I guess it's to be expected).
        I'm open to any other suggestions for whoever has them.

      2. Sunflower Kitchen's Egyptian Lentil is pretty good. I usually doctor it up with a bit of cumin, a squeeze of lemon juice and serve with a dollop of yoghurt. Like pinstripeprincess, I'm a big fan of Prague Deli for fresh and frozen soups.

        2 Replies
        1. re: peppermint pate

          I like Sunflower Kitchen's Borscht and Vegetarian Harira, too ;-)

          1. re: phoenikia

            Sunflower Kitchen's soups were on sale at Whole Foods for $5.99/jar today, in case anyone wants to stock up.

        2. The Longo's mushroom soup in the plastic carton is really good..also Longo's carrys a line of food in the frozen section I think is called Village Kitchen, and they have really good soups.
          I especially love the Apple Curried Squash

          Village Kitchen
          13574 Tecumseh Rd E, Tecumseh, ON N8N3N7, CA

          5 Replies
          1. re: burlgurl

            I would definitely agree with the mushroom soup from Longo's -- it's amazing! I had it on the salad bar of the Longo's in First Canadian Place and was shocked at how delicious it was and the price was for sure right!!!

            1. re: farmgirl1836

              I threw it out, didn't like it at all.

              1. re: Helen

                although I didn't throw mine out, it didn't rock my world.

                I thought for sure I was going to be blown away after I read the caolorie count. 50% of your dailly saturated fat in one cup should mean a ton of flavour. not so. It did taste mushroomy but it needed something - maybe salt?!?

            2. re: burlgurl

              is this a cream based soup? Thanks for the tip!

              1. re: Yum2MyTum

                it is creamy, but I find it pretty thick and add a little stock to thin it out a bit. Restaurant quality though!

            3. I always enjoy the prepared soups from Summer Hill Market. Right now I've got a jar of the African Yam soup which is really nice on a cold afternoon.