Not So Soup-er

Posted: December 31st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Casual/Pub Food, New England Soup Factory, Salem | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

So not impressed, despite having heard good buzz about this place. Soup sounded good on a recent blustery day, so I agreed to meet a friend at the New England Soup Factory in Salem for lunch. For $8.87, I received a medium-sized cup of chicken soup and half a wrap sandwich (no drink). Pricey and really not worth it. The soup had good chicken flavor and was hot, but there was almost no chicken in it, and the carrots were huge slices that didn’t fit in my mouth (I need a knife to eat my soup?). The chicken avocado wrap had only one small piece of avocado and was bland.

There are a number of other lunch places right on Washington Street, so we’ll make it point to check some of them out and make a recommendation. In the meantime, if you find yourself in that area, skip the Soup Factory in favor of Fresh Taste of Asia (one of our favorites), or take a stroll down the pedestrian walkway to The Old Spot or The Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel, both reliable choices. (Note: The Old Spot is not open for lunch Monday or Tuesday.)

New England Soup Factory
140 Washington St, Salem
(978) 744-0444


2 Comments on “Not So Soup-er”

  1. #1 Elsa said at 11:53 am on February 10th, 2009:

    I’ve only been to the NE Soup Factory once, in Dec., but I have to say their Lobster Newberg soup was amazing. Pricey, but worth it. Lots of lobster in a rich, creamy sauce with a side of hearty bread. I plan to take my husband there next time we’re in town just to try it.

  2. #2 JR said at 9:19 am on February 11th, 2009:

    Well, I clearly ordered the wrong thing! Thanks for the recommendation. I may have to venture back.

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