spinachgarnersAs you know, we are very committed to sourcing from local farmers. We take it pretty seriously (which is why we still don’t have gazpacho… no early tomatoes yet!!). This week, however, we’re really quite proud of our local sourcing for the Passover holiday menu. If you ordered from our Passover menu, or maybe just dine at Soupergirl over the next few weeks, you’ll be enjoying:

– Beets and potatoes from Tuscarora Organic Coop (organic!)
– All kinds of greens (spinach, collards) from Garner’s Produce
– Sweet potatoes and carrots from Twin Spring Fruit Farm
– Apples and butternut squash from Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
– Turnips from the Farm at Sunnyside (organic!)

Thank you for helping us support our fantastic local farms. We hope you’ll taste the difference!

And yes indeed, our Passover pre-order menu is now closed. However, we will try to keep our refrigerators stocked with Passover soups, salads, and seder items throughout the week. Call ahead to check availability! And we will be open next week from Monday through Thursday. Come dine with us!

matzoloveApril is here! As we mentioned last week, we are now accepting orders for our Passover menu! Place your order by using our online form and choose home delivery or pick up at either one of our stores. All orders MUST be received by noon on April 15th – so you have only two weeks left!! We have all that you need for a delicious, healthy, and souper Passover! Plus, our stores will be open during the holiday, so if you need a break from macaroons and matzo kugel, come by and visit! Please email with us any questions or to request the full menu and details.

Passover is coming! Passover is coming! Time to panic!! No wait… have no fear… the Soupergirl Passover Pre-Order Menu is here!! We have plenty of food to carry you through the seders and beyond. Soup? Check. Charoset? You betcha. Mocked chopped liver? Yes please, I’ll take two. Sides, salads, and dessert? We’ve got you covered.

Please read the fine print below for all the details. It is a lot to read, but most of your questions will be answered. When you’re ready to order, fill out the information on our online order form.

Both Soupergirl locations (Takoma and Dupont Circle) will be open during the holiday and will be serving kosher for Passover food beginning on Sunday, April 17th through Thursday afternoon, April 28th at 4:00 PM. All items on this menu and at the Soupergirl locations will be certified kosher for Passover by the Star K and the Capital K (Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington). Each store will have an even wider selection of items than those which are listed on the pre-order form. However, we cannot guarantee any specific item’s in-store availability, which is why we highly recommend pre-ordering.

Delivery is available for pre-orders of $50 or more (see details below). There is no minimum for orders that will be picked up at our stores.

To place an order in advance, please fill out this online form by Friday morning, April 15th at noon.

Delivery is available for orders of $50 or more to addresses within our delivery area (Washington, DC, Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Potomac, Arlington).  Deliveries will be made on Thursday, April 21st and Friday, April 22nd. There is a $10 fee for all deliveries.

There is no order minimum for pick up at either Soupergirl location (314 Carroll Street, NW Washington, DC 20012 or 1829 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20036). Pick up orders will be available at our stores during the following hours:

– Takoma: Thursday, April 21st (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM) / Friday, April 22nd (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
– M Street: Thursday, April 21st (11:00 AM – 7:00 PM) / Friday, April 22nd (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Orders must be received by Friday, April 15th at noon. Once the order is received and processed, we’ll email you a confirmation and invoice within 48 hours.

We will notify you of your delivery window no later than Wednesday, April 20. You do not need to be home to receive your order! Simply leave out a cooler or let us know of any special delivery instructions.

Note! Soupergirl is a vegan company so all items are parve!

The menu is below. To place your order, please visit our online order form.

Thanks for including us in your holiday!!

SOUPERGIRL 2016 PASSOVER PRE-ORDER MENU

SEDER ITEMS:

Traditional Charoset

$13.00 per quart

Ingredients: local apples, walnuts*, cinnamon, sweet red wine, organic raw vegan cane sugar, kosher salt
*contains walnuts.

Root Vegetable Tsimmes

$13.00 per quart

Ingredients: local sweet potato, butternut squash, local potato, local turnip, local carrot, local apple, prunes, raisins, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, maple syrup, potato starch, sweet red wine, kosher salt, pepper

Chopped “Liver”

$14.00 per quart

Ingredients: local mushrooms, caramelized onion, walnuts*, carrot, garlic, onion, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper

*contains walnuts.

SOUPS:

Cream of Spinach

$11.00 per quart, $40.00 per gallon

Ingredients: local spinach, homemade cashew cream*, local potato, fennel bulb, local apple, apple juice, coriander, garlic, carrot, celery, onion, homemade vegetable stock (water, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper.
*Contains cashews.

Potato Leek

$11.00 per quart, $40.00 per gallon

Ingredients: local potato, fennel, leek, onion, homemade vegetable stock (water, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, white pepper

Spring Vegetable

$11.00 per quart, $40.00 per gallon

Ingredients: local sweet potato, local potato, local kale and/or spinach, carrot, celery, onion, fennel, local rosemary, thyme, tomato paste, homemade vegetable stock (water, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper

Gingered Quinoa Vegetable

$11.00 per quart, $40.00 per gallon

Ingredients: organic quinoa, local kale & spinach, fennel, ginger root, ground ginger, Hungarian sweet paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic, carrot, celery, onion, homemade vegetable stock (water, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper

Roasted Carrot Fennel

$11.00 per quart, $40.00 per gallon

Ingredients: local carrot, fennel, orange juice, garlic, celery, onion, vegan raw cane sugar, homemade vegetable stock (water, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper

Garlicky Borscht

$11.00 per quart, $40.00 per gallon

Ingredients: local beets, local potato, tomato paste, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, dill, garlic, carrot, homemade vegetable stock (water, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper

Matzo Ball Soup

$11.50 per quart (four matzo balls per container)

Ingredients: matzo meal*, club soda, organic ground flaxseed, baking soda, carrot, cinnamon, homemade vegetable stock (water, celery, onion, carrot, bay leaf, parsley, thyme), extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt

*contains gluten. Remember! This is vegan matzo ball soup! Please be sure to read the heating instructions for maximum enjoyment!

SALADS & DESSERT:

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

$13.00 per quart

Ingredients: organic quinoa, roasted local sweet potato, maple syrup, cumin, cinnamon, scallion, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper

Kale Quinoa Apple Salad

$13.00 per quart

Ingredients: local kale, local apple, walnut*, organic quinoa, celery, extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon, kosher salt, pepper

*Contains walnut

Quinoa Pudding

$14.00 per quart

Ingredients: organic quinoa, dates, almonds*, homemade cashew cream*, organic raw vegan cane sugar, kosher salt. *Contains almonds and cashews.

Ready to order? Visit our online order form and get started!

IMG_1044Attention awesome people! Soupergirl is hiring! We’re looking for a few good souper-people to join our team. We’re hiring brand representatives, retail staff, and all around Souper-people. If you are looking for a new opportunity – full or part time – give us a holler! Visit our Careers page to apply.

Juice cleanses are the latest fad in the health world, hailed by nutritionists and celebrities alike. Don’t get me wrong — it’s great to supplement your diet with that cold-pressed kale or beet juice (as long as it’s local!). But if you’re looking to lose weight or “detoxify” your body, there’s many reasons why a diet exclusively made of soup (a Soupergirl cleanse!) is healthier than one that consists solely of vegetable juice. Here are some reasons why a “soup cleanse” is healthier than a “juice cleanse:”

  • Fiber, fiber, fiber. “Fibre” if you’re British. While juices are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, the process of extracting the liquid from the vegetables also extracts the fiber, which is crucial for healthy digestion and overall functioning of the body. Soup, however, lets those vegetables shine in their full form — fiber and all!
  • Diversity of nutrients. There’s many extremely nutritious ingredients, such as garlic and olive oil, that just don’t work in juice form. While it’s physically possible to run garlic through the juicer, the taste will be enough to kill several vampires.
  • Expense. Let’s face it. Juice is expensive. And if you’re making your own, it takes time. As a sustainable diet over multiple weeks, Soupergirl soup is a much more affordable alternative to juice.
  • Lasting energy. Vegetable juices can be high in sugar, and while it’s not the evil processed kind, it’s still enough to cause a brief spike followed by a crash — especially when it’s all the body is taking in. Soup that is rich in healthy grains, vegetables, and legumes, however, provides the body with a natural, protein-packed boost of energy that lasts through the day, and leaves the body leaving refreshed and cleansed!

Let us know on our Facebook page if you would like to participate in a “Soupergirl cleanse” and monitor the results — we’d love to help!!

Cravings. Restaurant complications. Relapses. If you’re a former meat and dairy eater who decided to quit “cold tofurkey,” you know that in those first few months, the struggle is real. Today, there are support groups for everything — World of Warcraft addiction, Game of Thrones binge-watching, and obsessive smartphone use to name a few — and now vegans are joining the club.

The Washington Post published an article profiling VegUp, formerly known as Meat and Dairy Eaters Anonymous, which helps eaters from all walks of life transition into a plant-based diet. They gather to share information, support, and eat vegan nachos. Awesome. Click here to read the full article!

Are you a plant-based eater who still gets cravings for that cheese pizza or BBQ chicken wing? Comment your strategies for maintaining a healthy diet on our Facebook page!

Hello Loyal Soup People! There’s been a bit of “buzz” lately about the real benefits of eating breakfast. Some research seems to point to the fact that skipping this meal might not be as bad for you as we once thought. However, I strongly believe that eating the right breakfast is essential to any healthy eating regiment.

The key to reaping the benefits of breakfast is eating the write foods. Grabbing a sugar laden muffin or breakfast bar is only going to make your insulin shoot up and cause a sugar crash soon after you finish. Not what we want in the morning! On the other hand, eating a fiber and protein rich breakfast will jump start your metabolism and help you maintain a steady blood sugar level. The will help stave off mid-morning cravings for the sugar and salt filled snacks at the vending machine.

If you find yourself full in the morning, try looking at what you are doing at night. If you are eating a big meal or a lot of snacks right before going to sleep, you won’t be hungry in the morning. Try to eat a light dinner and avoid late night snacking.

If you can’t fit in a full breakfast, try something light and simple. A piece of fruit combined with some nut butter is better than nothing!

052914_soupergirl_0048It’s August. It’s hot. Everyone is out of town. So for the twelve of us who are here in DC schvitzing away this week, we have another special for you! Come on in to either store, purchase two pints or a quart of gazpacho, and receive a third pint of soup or salad on us. Seriously, come visit! Come drink gazpacho! Forget the spoon – use a straw!

Too hot to head outside? Use any of our delivery services and have the gazpacho brought right to your door! Order directly from our M Street location during lunch, or have us bring it right to your home! So many options available!

COK2Today is the first Tuesday of August, so it is time for  Compassion Over Killing Benefit Day! Come into either Soupergirl location, slurp down some delicious, seasonal soup, and we’ll donate a portion of the sale to this incredible animal rights organization. Headquartered right down the street from us in Takoma, COK works tirelessly to protect and better the lives of factory farm animals. Through ad campaigns, undercover investigations, promotions, and more, they are helping to make the world a bit more compassionate. Stop by today and help support COK!