Monday, November 10, 2014

Soup Nation in Eugene, Oregon

Soup Nation in Eugene, Oregon
Soup Nation in Eugene, Oregon
Soup Nation is a soup & salad joint seen on the Soup-Centric episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Soup Nation is downtown across the street from the public market in Eugene, OR.

Today's menu of soups at Soup Nation
Everyday there is a new menu of 10 to a dozen soups, mostly vegetarian but some with chicken and even one with beer. The 3 Cheese Tomato is on the menu every day. I visited last week and these were some of the soups on the menu the day I was there: Chicken Mole, Potato Parmesan, 5 Spice Chicken, Alpine Beer Cheese, Mushroom Barley, New York Borscht, and Smokey Black Eyed Pea.

The friendly staff are glad to give you a sample, so be sure to ask for one. Most of these flavors I had never heard of, so I tried a sample of the Cashew Cauliflower. It was hot, creamy, and delicious. You could taste the cashews and there were bit-sized chunks of cauliflower in it. It was delicious.

Cashew cauliflower soup with bread and salad combo
You can get a bowl of soup by itself, or in a combo with a salad and bread. The wheat bread is fresh out of the oven and served in a big chunk. (In fact, the bread is so delicious, I wish I had the Soup Nation bread recipe!) The spinach greens are typical of Oregon: very fresh and sourced locally.

DDD with Guy Fieri stencil on the wall
Have you been to Eugene yet? Or planning to go? Let me know in the comments below.

Check out the other places I've eaten at in Eugene.

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