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The Original SoupMan

2 Astor Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.730029 -73.992757
at Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-4600 Send to Phone
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Official Website

originalsoupman.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Prices

$5.95-$10.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

Al Yeganeh may not have been happy when he inspired a Seinfeld character infamously called the “Soup Nazi,” but he has managed to parlay his reputation into this successful franchise that serves diners on the go. T-shirts and signs bearing his likeness seem to please tourists, who snap away with cell-phone cameras, but hearty soups that don’t skimp on ingredients are what keep regulars coming. The menu changes daily based on seasonal ingredients, but count on seeing Yeganeh’s rich lobster bisque on the lineup more often than not. Other options appeal to meat lovers and vegetarians alike, and every order comes with bread, fruit, and a piece of chocolate. The chain also offers those remaining touchstones of the quick meal: salads, sandwiches, and smoothies. Salads can be made to order or selected from the premade offerings, Cobb and Mediterranean among them. The sandwiches seem like little more than a paltry assembly of ingredients that would best be consumed after a dip in flavorful broth rather than eaten plain. As the chain’s name suggests, it’s best to keep it simple and order a cup—or even a gallon—of what Al is known for.

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