By Boris Mann on April 2, 2004 - 5:25pm
Short answer: skip the soup and the etc. as well.
Kate and I went walking along Broadway, looking for a likely lunch spot. We both like soup, so we decided to try out Soup etc..
The etc. consists manually of sandwiches, although there are some sweet treats as well. I decided to go for a small Wild about Shrooms! with a roast beef sandwich. Kate had a small Canadian Split Pea with a piece of bread on the side.
Well, I really like wild mushrooms. So that's what I saw, missing the crucial "about" part of the phrase. What I got was Campbells-esque: a thick, starchey mushroom soup that could have come out of a can anywhere. Ditto for Kate's pea soup.
The sandwich was OK. The whole thing was pre-made, and wasn't very flavourful. The bread was a piece of baguette, and not that big. The price only came to $10 for both of us, but we left feeling hungry.
It's a neat idea, but the food simply isn't very tasty. I still love soup, but not the Soup etc. kind.