Today I had my first visit to the Original Soup Man in the Eaton Centre. For those of you who may have watched the 'Seinfeld' episode, yes, it is the franchise run by Al Yeganeh, whose original soup joint inspired the 'Soup Nazi' episode.
Having anticipated the opening somewhat, I was expecting lineups similar to the Seinfeld episode, but thankfully there wasn't one, and this, during the middle of lunch hour. There are quite a variety of soups which are rotated on a daily basis. Today, the varities included Chicken Chili, Italian Wedding Soup, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Seafood Gumbo, Al Yeganeh's trademark Lobster Bisque, amongst others. I went for a cup of Lobster Bisque. It comes with a piece of french bread, a piece of fruit and chocolate. All in all, it came to a hefty $9.50 including tax, but it was worth it.
I can say that the soup definitely does match the hype. The bisque was absolutely delicious, and I look forward to trying other varieties. If more people become aware of this place, and try the soup, the lineups may soon resemble those in the Seinfeld episode!