After selling her soups packed with local ingredients through a weekly delivery service, Soupergirl founder Sara Polon opened her first store in September in Takoma.
The shop at 314 Carroll St. sells Polon's vegan and Kosher soups and salads, made with seasonal ingredients from local farms, plus locally sourced breads and baked goods.
“A store in Takoma is a natural evolution for Soupergirl because we’re surrounded by like-minded socially aware businesses and residents," Polon said in a release. "Our large new kitchen will enable us to increase the delivery and pick up service we’ve been offering for the past three years, allowing us to reach more people looking for convenient, nutritious and seasonally inspired meals with locally sourced ingredients. People want to eat healthfully and support local food producers and growers, but don’t have the time to shop and cook. That’s where we come in.”
The new shop offers a sit-down dining room, featuring tables and chairs made from recycled Coke bottles. You can also pick up pre-packaged soups to take home by the pint and quart. Prices range from $4.99 for a small bowl of soup to $12.75 for a quart.
A sampling of Soupergirl soups: Souperpapa’s Papa Al Pomodoro Soup with tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil; Sing a Song About Watermelon Gazpacho with watermelon, tomato, cucumber and jalapeno; “Cream” of Asparagus made with vegan-friendly cashew cream; Harper Lee’s Quinoa Vegetable Soup with chunks of zucchini, red bell peppers, carrots, green beans, quinoa and basil; Jamaican Me Crazy Sweet Potato Soup with sweet potatoes, coconut milk, and dark rum.
314 Carroll St.