Souper Jenny

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Located in the heart of Buckhead is a cozy neighborhood cafe that I happened to discover this week while filming for HGTV’s House Hunters International with my friend Gina. (Now that’s a long story on how I got on the show). It is one of Gina’s favorite lunch places in Atlanta so we decided it was the appropriate location for one of our afternoon girl-lunch -and-chats.

In the beginning I thought this will be some all-you-can-eat soup and salad places that attracts dieters and health freaks, but I was so wrong! The first thing you notice at Souper Jenny is character. From the red truck (aka flying soup mobile) parked outside, bright green and yellow painted walls, to the servers (who also have job as theater performers), everything is cheerful and exciting at Super Jenny. After you have spent a few minutes here, you will also find a common theme “girl power” with inspirational and funny quotes all over the restaurant and bathroom.

The menu changes daily offering soups, salads and sandwiches. Everything available is displayed right in front of you. It is simple, delicious and health – an unusual combination to find at most restaurant. You can chose a light option of a large ceramic soup bowl or get a combo – soup, side, bread and a homemade cookie.

While I was there, the menu included arugula, strawberries and brie sandwiches served in a pita.

I had the chipotle chicken soup with avocado and a wheat roll. The chicken was tenderly cooked and the spices in the soup had just the right kick to it. The bowl was over, before I knew it!

Souper Jenny is open from 9-5, six days a week. Dine in or take out. There are prepacked soups and desserts available to go. Chef Jessica also teaches cooking classes.  To find out more, visit their web site. Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny will be  competing at the Southeastern Finals of New England Country Soup challenge being held at The Atlanta Art Institute on Saturday, March 24th from 11am-2pm. Watch the contest and sample the finalists’ recipes.

Souper Jenny 
56 East Andrews NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
www.souperjennyatl.com

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Sucheta Rawal

Sucheta is an award winning food and travel writer, who has traveled to 70+ countries across 6 continents. She is also the founder and editor of ‘Go Eat Give’ and author of ‘Beato Goes To’ series of children’s books on travel.