Words By Julie Espinosa, Photos By Armando Gallardo
More flavorful than a freeze pop… fresher than a Bel Air Prince… able to sustain you when your mouth is wired tighter than Kanye’s. On M Street — look! It’s a snack, it’s a meal, it’s Soupergirl!
We recently got to chat with Soupergirl’s founder, Sara Polon, who is passionate about bringing healthy eating to mainstream DC. “It all started with my mom. She was the one that taught me the beauty and deliciousness of making soups from scratch. It’s like nothing you will find on a can, starting with the fresh ingredients that we select for our creations”
Polon opened the first Soupergirl store with great success in Takoma Park, and after getting some feedback from customers about how far they needed to drive to get their soup fix she decided it was time to open a new store in the downtown area. The store, located at 1829 M street NW, will bring healthy, seasonal and vegan options to the health-conscious masses in the district.
At their open house event, we tried the Split Pea with Mint, Broccoli Chickpea Summer Vegetable, Creamy Zucchini, Tuscan White Bean, and our favorite — the Broccoli Quinoa Spinach, as well as three different types of gazpacho with the standard tomato being the one that took the crown. Soupergirl’s menu changes regularly to offer only the freshest seasonal vegetables. Don’t expect to find Italian wedding or chicken noodle on the menu, but if you need your kosher/vegan/kale fix, this is the spot.
The shop offers soups and salads in 3 different sizes 12, 16 and 32 ounces at $4.99, $5.99 and $10.99 respectively, as well as seasonal green salads for $6.99.
Soupergirl will certainly satisfy the pickiest of the soup fans out there and will continue to grow their fan base throughout the District with this new addition to their flagship store, after all, we all miss “mom’s cooking” and this might be your closest to it.