Though the fork may be sharper, the spoon is more adept at conveying soup, hanging from noses, and convincing the dish to hop onto a moving boxcar. Let the spoon's singularity shine with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of soup, sandwiches, and more at Soupbox. This deal is valid at both the North Broadway Street and East Chicago Avenue locations.
Soupbox’s seasoned ladlers concoct a daily roster of at least 12 made-from-scratch soups, their eclectic amalgams earning them a feature on WBEZ's Something You Should Eat. Conjured from ingredients as fresh as a preteen cucumber, soups are prepped, then corralled into the Soupbox kitchen, where they are molded into people-pleasing meals. Vegetarians and gluten-sensitive diners can find satisfaction in recent offerings such as fresh broccoli and white cheddar, gluten-free chicken chili, and hearty fresh vegetable. Crush carnivorous cravings with hearty beef stew or the signature creamy chicken and wild rice. Soups can be cascaded into a 12-ounce bowl, a 16-ounce bowl, or a fresh-baked bread bowl, with price ($4.50–$9.95) depending on ingredients and their cumulative high score on Diner Dash.
The Broadway location scoops up 20 flavors of Icyfruit ($2.95–$4.95), summer-assuaging italian ice infused with chunks of real fruit. Salads ($2.50–$6.95) serve as soup's sidecar at Soupbox's Chicago Avenue station.
The chefs at Soupbox's two locations concoct more than 64 varieties of bisques, chowders, stews, and broths, preparing each cauldron daily. Flanked by a side of Italian bread, each soup is available in three sizes and 12 flavors that rotate each day, but the most popular flavors are kept around all the time. With each bite, it's clear that the meat, veggies, and spices adorning each dish are as fresh as possible, an experience made more inviting by transparent nutritional information that makes it easy to measure one's recommended broccoli intake. Several soups, such as the masala tomato lentil and the heart-healthy vegetarian chili, are made with vegetarian- and vegan-friendly ingredients, denoted on the menu. When summertime comes, Soupbox Broadway location brings out more than 20 flavors of italian ice in addition to its soup spread, cooling down heated tongue hangars with its icy treats. The Chicago location offers crisp, cool salads such as the Apple Berry salad, the Caesar salad, and even a "Make Your Own" salad.