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The Original Soup Man

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by Tanya (subscribe)
Living on the Gold Coast with hubby and my toddler. Follow me for reviews on delicious eats, family activities and local reviews!
Published August 12th 2012


Everyone remembers that episode from Seinfield where Kramer discovers a new soup cafe. He tells Jerry, George and Elaine about the delicious soup made by the 'Soup Nazi', a talented yet unforgiving man. By not following the 'rules', George and Elaine quickly fall out of grace with the 'Soup 'Nazi' and are sentenced away with a angry "No soup for you!".

My husband and I recently visited the wonderful New York and as well as seeing all the other sights, we made a point to visit the famous soup cafe on 259 West 55th Street.

We stopped by The Original Soup Man on a beautiful summers afternoon on our way to Central Park. The cafe wasn't overly busy, giving us time to look over the mouthwatering menu of soups which included the option to buy T-shirts or mugs with the famous saying on them.

The friendly girl at the counter took our order of Lobster Bisque without, disappointingly, yelling at us to stand to the 'extreme' left while we waited.

The delicious, steaming soup came with a bread roll, fruit and a chocolate truffle in a crisp, white paper bag. We ate the soup as we walked along 55th street, people smiling at us knowingly as we devoured it with satisfaction.

It would have been, by far, the best Lobster Bisque I have ever had - even after visiting Pier 39 in San Francisco.

I would highly recommend this as a place to visit for all tourists because you'll regret it if you don't. And if you don't get a chance to stop in then too bad - NO SOUP FOR YOU!
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