Soup is like the grandmother of meals: warm, comforting, and enjoyable with or without teeth. Snuggle your gums with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of soups, salads, and more at Soup's On in Hampden. A homey façade bedecked with floral arrangements draws visitors inside Soup's On, where patrons swan dive spoon-first into bowls of home-style liquid nourishment. Dexterous cooks delicately prepare soups and salads using only fresh, seasonal ingredients, crafting an artful menu that, like the Mona Lisa's facial expression, changes daily. An order of the warming soup of the day with Bonaparte bread ($6.50) shakes the cobwebs out of dark, hollow stomachs, and menu mainstays such as the ultimate tuna sandwich ($8.95) served with avocado, jalapeño, arugula, and a mustard vinaigrette satisfy solid-state cravings. Sweet-toothed diners can round out meals with a selection of freshly baked brownies, apple turnovers, and cookies ($1–$2.50) from the local Stone Mill Bakery.
- This petite soup du jour and salad rest stop warms the wintry months with hearty soups, refreshes summer's humidity with chilled versions, and offers complex salads with greens, cheeses, nuts, and fruit year round. – Baltimore City Paper