5123 N. Western
Fresh-made soup on the daily is what you’ll find at this quaint shop. Organic cream of tomato, heirloom bean chili and the soup o’ the day are just a few of the options for lunch. On the side, grab a quiche or ready-made sandwiches. Don’t neglect the cheese counter.
Soup selections are posted daily, and you can get said soups in a variety of ways. Fill up with a big bowl. Or have one of the soup specials with a half salad, like the tomato mozzarella or classic Caesar, or with a half sandwich like the spicy steak on flatbread. Take one of the fresh-made desserts to go.
5830 N. Classen Blvd.
It’s not like a reason is needed to eat at Republic. With its expansive beer list and the most addictive shoestring fries in the land, the allure is clear. If it’s soup you’re craving alongside fresh-made donuts or a Republic burger, enjoy a bowl of the Vermont white cheddar and ale.
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
Tortilla soup — the kind with fresh chicken broth, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cheese and tortillas chips — always warms the soul. The soup du jour should also do the trick. Pair it with a roasted-pepper quesadilla and you’ve got a meal.
Native Roots Market
131 N.E. Second
Native Roots has moved from Norman to the heart of downtown. The market features a deli where lunch and dinner are made fresh every day. Sandwiches, quiche and, of course, a daily soup are all at your fingertips now. There’s a spice bar, too.
The Lobby Cafe & Bar
4322 N. Western
Home of the white bean and bacon soup, Lobby Bar does everything on the menu exceptionally well. Pair the soup with the quinoa salad made with fennel, oranges, basil, feta and candied pine nuts. Extra hungry? Add a lobster slider to the meal; it’s made with saffron aioli. For dessert, spring for the flan or hazelnut shortbread.
6001 N. Western
Whole Foods isn’t just for grocery-shopping needs. It also offers up a substantial deli and bakery area. Get a made-to-order sandwich, ready-made hot meal or dive into the extensive salad and soup bar. A cup of soup with a salad is the perfect way to fill up, warm up and keep it healthy.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock