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One might go there for its view of the former Strand building across the street or for its free Wi-Fi. Me? I went to “Zoup!” for its soup and salad combo. From their 12 rotating selections, I chose the “Rustic Vegetable Soup.”
It was served hot and seemed like a tomato soup gone wild. Its thick, red broth was infused with zucchini, green peppers, celery, onions, corn, soy, kidney beans and sliced baby carrots. It was chunky enough to keep a plastic spoon upright and tasty enough to get me to sit upright in my chair.
None of the veggies were mushy, and each offered individual flavors. I noticed the zucchini first — firm and sweet-tasting. The ample corn and beans helped it satisfy, and the broth blend was peppery yet not overly spicy. Brown sugar and garlic gave the vegan, gluten and dairy-free soup a character that was more gourmet than rustic.
Adding a side of a loaded Greek half salad reduced the cost of my bowl of soup. With a delectable multi-grain roll that was fresh, soft and chewy, my meal total was $9.68. A Zoup! meal bargain that was “zo” good.
Zoup! Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 214 S. Washington Sq. Lansing (517) 367-7400 www.zoup.com