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Grocery Store Soup - Who Has the Best?

frygirl May 20, 2012 02:34 PM

I will be laid up for a few days after knee surgery and want to stock the fridge with an assortment of soup for quick-to-reheat meals. I have an aversion to canned soup, so I'm seeking recommendations for either fresh soup from the deli counter or frozen brands.

In the past I've enjoyed the cioppino from Ballard Market, a blended squash soup from Whole Foods, and a nice tomato basil from Metropolitan Market. I'd like to make one stop to select an assortment to stock up. Are there any grocery stores (or frozen cases) that offer a nice variety of soups that my fellow hounds recommend?

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    Gizmo56 Dec 22, 2012 10:39 PM

    Worth noting on this zombie thread that the OP had her surgery many months ago....

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    1. re: Gizmo56
      akq Dec 23, 2012 04:01 PM

      But now it's soup weather! :)

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      akq Dec 22, 2012 02:29 PM

      You might also try Eat Local. They have a really wide selection of frozen meals, including soups. It's spendy, but the quality is high. http://stores.eatlocalonline.com/Stor...

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        howard 1st Dec 22, 2012 11:00 AM

        does pike place market count as one stop? there're several excellent chowders at PIKE PLACE CHOWDER, really good cioppino at JACK'S FISH SPOT, the always tasty daily soup at THE CRUMPET SHOPPE, the more iffy choice at SOUNDVIEW CAFE and quite decent hot'n'sour at GENGHIS KHAN across 1st avenue from delaurenti's

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          wwahl Dec 21, 2012 03:39 PM

          The Safeway soup counters occasionally feature chili that I think is very good. It certainly disappears fast.

          1. val ann c Dec 21, 2012 11:52 AM

            Marketime Foods in Fremont has really good soup. Daily soups are posted on their web site.

            1. frygirl May 21, 2012 03:46 PM

              Thanks for the ideas. I'll try them all!

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                sweetpotater May 20, 2012 08:06 PM

                I tend to prefer Met Market's soups—there are always four or so I like—to the Got Soup guy. His are pretty expensive and he and I seem to have incompatible palates; I just never really like his stuff though I can tell he uses quality ingredients.

                1. val ann c May 20, 2012 06:40 PM

                  I like "Got Soup". He sells frozen quarts at many of the farmers markets. They will deliver a certain quantity to your house.
                  He has about 20 different kinds in inventory.
                  I've enjoyed the following:
                  * Caramelized Onion and Apple Braised Cabbage-Vegan $11
                  * Coconut Curry with Chicken and Brown Rice $12
                  * Corn and Shitake-Vegan $11
                  * Moroccan Lentil-Vegan $11
                  * Red Curry Squash and Basil-Vegan $11
                  * Smoked Tomato Bisque-Vegan $11
                  * Wild Mushroom-Vegan $11


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                    mrnelso May 20, 2012 06:32 PM

                    Single stops, unfortunately, but Fresh Fish has a good Cioppino, as does Jack's @ Pike Place. FF has crab-cakes, too: a few minutes in a pan and eat. George's Deli, on Madison has a rotation of soups, including a mushroom soup I like.

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