The gold standard eventually replaced the clam-chowder standard after divisive currency differences between New England and Manhattan put Canada in a very uncomfortable position. Put your money where your mouth is with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of soup and deli fare at The Original SoupMan. Today's deal is valid at seven locations: 55th Street, Sixth Avenue, Pearl Street, Astoria, Third Avenue, Staten Island, and Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City.
Founded more than 25 years ago, The Original SoupMan has earned a reputation for hearty deli offerings and delicious gourmet soups cooked in small batches with fresh ingredients. Though soups change daily, slurpers are guaranteed a seafood, vegetarian, spicy chili, and clear-broth variety to lubricate squeaky windpipes. Sample a tasty vessel filled with 100% North Atlantic lobster bisque ($5.99 cup, $7.99 bowl), or properly attire tongues for seasonal flavors such as Italian sausage, chicken chili, and Cuban black bean. The Original SoupMan also proffers toasted sandwiches, such as the Penn Station, extra lean corned beef, pastrami and melted Swiss cheese topped with coleslaw and Russian dressing ($6.99). A selection of salads comes in signature ($6.99) or side portions ($2.99), and the create-your-own-salad option provides a three-topping palette to artistic types ($5.99). Larger soup keepsakes are available in quarts for at-home consumption or bathtub goulash fights ($24). For those soupsters who follow his strict rules, The Original SoupMan supplies a reward of bread, a piece of chocolate, and a sudden desire to watch Murphy Brown.
Prices and selection may vary by location.
- The delicious flavors of both soups and the overall refreshing and innovative Gazpacho would be enough to get me to venture back and try other flavors, including the Chicken Chowder and Mulligatawny (Kramer's favorite!). – Samantha Cassetty, Good Housekeeping
- They never stint on ingredients... I'm eating the veal goulash now and I swear my cup is half full of tender, flavorful veal. I've never had the urge to add salt or spices - every cup has been perfect. – Nidhi B., 55th Street location, Yelp, 01/06/11