Before soup, humans warmed up on cold days by taking shots of hot sauce or spooning with a stack of overheated laptops. Spoon a warm bowl of soup with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of soups and sandwiches at Da Kind Soups in Evergreen.
Da Kind Soups owner and kitchen captain Dustin Speck whips up 10 soups every morning to saturate olfactory senses with the ambrosial aromas of simmering vegetables, meats, and seasonings, an effort that helped the eatery garner 5280 magazine's Top Soup award. The menu, like tires on a road paved with taffy, rotates daily and on most days features two to eight gluten-free and vegetarian stews, as well as two vegan varieties. Nibble on the tender orange vegetables swimming in the preservative-free vegan carrot-lentil soup ($4 for a cup, $5 for a bowl), or flood the palate with spoonfuls of the mildly spicy beef chili ($5 for a cup, $6 for a bowl). All prices vary depending on ingredients and complexity of the soup. For more solid, breaded noshing, patrons can consume one of five specialty sandwiches, such as the tuna melt on multigrain ($4.25–$7.25) or the mozzarella-basil-tomato on sourdough ($4.25–$7.25), which, like The Godfather, is renowned for its cheesiness.
While slurping down favorite liquid lunches, guests can admire the profound number of ladles that decorate the cozy brick interior. Or feel free to take a boil-in-the-bag creation home instead of building a soup kitchen within an already-existing kitchen.