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Souper Jenny

by Meghann on May 20, 2013

Hi Friends!

Whoops, I sort of disappeared there for a minute. I was in Atlanta for work (it was a crazy weekend to say the least) and was go-go-go the entire time I was there. I’m now on my way back to good ole Florida, where I plan to immediately crash on my big, comfy, beautiful bed and sleep for hours and hours and hours. Aww… sleep. I love you.

Before I sleep, I wanted to drop in and share this amazing restaurant we ate at our first day in Atlanta: Souper Jenny.

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My co-workers had discovered the restaurant during their visit to Atlanta last year and loved it so much that they couldn’t wait to return. The way they were going on about the amazing soups and sandwiches, I couldn’t wait to eat there either!

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Souper Jenny is an adorable lunch cafe that offers fresh soup, sandwich, and salad selections. The menu changes daily and is based on seasonally available items. Their famous “Dad’s Turkey Chili” is available year round.

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When you first pull up you are greeted by a line that generally goes out the door, luckily it moves fast. The line takes you to the counter where the spread of soup, salads, and sandwiches await. For $13 you can get a soup and a choice of a side (salads and sandwiches count as a side). I thought I knew what I wanted based off of the menu in the front entrance, then immediately changed my mind as soon as I saw everything laid out.

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Your meal also comes with a cookie, drink, and piece of fruit. All are self serve.

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I was pleasantly surprised to see the soda cooler contained my favorite drink in the whole wide world.

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A Seagram’s White Peach Sparkling Water! I’ve never seen a restaurant with the Seagram sparkling water as an option. I instantly fell in love with Souper Jenny.

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For my meal, I ordered the turkey chili and kale caesar. The turkey chili was chunky, filling, and very delicious. It was a little sweet with just the right amount of spice.

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The kale caesar blew me away. Wow. Probably the best kale-based salad I’ve ever had (probably because it was drenched in caesar dressing??). Whatever. It was epic. I wish I had the recipe, I would love to try and recreate this at home. I think as long as you marinate the kale in the dressing long enough, it’ll be good.

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The side of bread was also nice and chewy and the cookie was a great chocolate chip cookie.

In the end, Souper Jenny was a winner. Next time I return to Atlanta, it will be the first place I hit. Love, love, loved it! πŸ™‚

On another note, my sister competed in her third Ironman 70.3 (Ironman Florida 70.3 in Haines City) yesterday and ROCKED IT!

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Here are her notes:

Awesome race overall! Fantastic organization and volunteers. Very enjoyable swim and bike, tough run! It was hot and hilly! I would definitely do it again. A HUGE thank you to Ben and Amber for spectating! Finish time – 6:33:47

CONGRATS, KELLY!!!!!!

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1 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles May 20, 2013 at 7:51 am

Your meal looks absolutely heavenly, and your kale salad sounds so good! I love when I can sneak kale into my meals; it’s such a nutritious food.
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2 Steph May 20, 2013 at 8:06 am

I’m going to head to pinterest and look up some kale salads. I always thought it had to be cooked to be enjoyable. Never thought about marinating it in a dressing. Yum-o! If you find out the recipe to recreate it, please post/pin it! πŸ™‚
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3 lisa fine May 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

I LOVE marinated kale salads. There’s a pizza place near us called Fat Cats that has an amazing chopped kale salad that’s full of seeds and currants.

Congrats to Kelly! That is awesome.
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4 Caitlin May 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

I live in Atlanta and somehow always forget about Souper Jenny- it’s seriously awesome and I’ve never had a bad meal there!! I discovered when I went last time if you can’t decide between two soups you can get a half-serving of two- which is excellent!! I agree that if you’re in Atlanta you should check Souper Jenny out!

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5 Melissa May 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

This kale caesar recipe is my fav – http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/04/29/massaged-kale-caesar-salad/

I’m sure it’s not the one at Souper Jenny, but it’s delicious anyway!
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6 Amy May 20, 2013 at 9:04 am

Your sister doesn’t blog anymore, does she? Do you think she’d do a guest post recapping the race? Love reading them πŸ™‚

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7 Courtney May 20, 2013 at 9:21 am

I’d read this too!!! Plus can’t wait to see your IM training plan. It starts today!

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8 Karen May 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

I will need to check this place out when we are in Atlanta next! Looks great.
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9 Courtney May 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

This restaurant sounds amazing! I love that you get a cookie with your meal πŸ™‚
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10 Tara May 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

Wow, 3 Ironmans?! Your sister is badass!

PS: I, too, wish more restaurants carried Seagrams.
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11 Natalie @ Free Range Human May 20, 2013 at 10:20 am

Congratulations to your sister! What an amazing accomplishment!

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12 allison May 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

how does it work when you travel on the weekends for work? do they give you some time off during the week? when i used to go to trade shows with my last job we would always have to work weekends but never got time off during the week to make up for it, and i know you have stuff on the weekends way more than i did!

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13 Kelly May 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

Seriously had a great swim and bike! 10 minutes faster than Miami on the bike. The run was extremely difficult. During the run I kept think “I wish Meghann was out here competing to boost my competitive spirit!” Thanks for the congrats! It wasn’t the same without you, Ben, and Amber!

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14 Pam May 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

Big congrats to Kelly!! Great job!

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15 Jamie at Sometimes Healthy Living Blog May 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Whoah an Iron Man! Congrats!

Never been to Atlanta, but if I go, this restaurant looks like my kind of place πŸ™‚
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16 Jessica May 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Are those WW points posted on the menu?!!? Love it!

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17 Lisa May 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I’ve never heard of that drink but it sounds delicious! My mom runs a eatery and I just sent her a picture of your picture so she can check it out. Thanks! πŸ˜‰
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18 Christina @TheTinyRunner May 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

wow all of that food looks amazing! I wish I had places like that where I live!
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19 joelle (on a pink typewriter) May 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with kale to make myself want to eat it, and that salad may be the ticket!

What is the points thing on the menu next to some of the top listed items?
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20 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane May 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Kale caesar? Never had, but it looks great. I’ve also never seen your favorite seltzer H2O, I’ll have to look out for it!
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21 Annette @FitnessPerks May 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Kale caesar sounds pretty good!

Yay to your sister! Congrats!
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22 Lisa May 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

This restaurant sounds amazing! πŸ™‚

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23 Jan @ Sprouts n Squats May 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Yum that place looks amazing! Love the idea of a Kale Caesar πŸ™‚
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24 [email protected] May 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Im usually not sold on kale salads but that looks awesome!
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25 Erica May 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

CONGRATS Kelly! I love soup & salad restaurants. MMM. Nothing more comforting than chili (IMO). Hope you’re getting some rest
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26 Margaret May 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I love Souper Jenny. I think I could live there πŸ™‚

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27 Dana May 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I’m not surprised to see that you guys loved Souper Jenny. She’s a local favorite. I’ve heard great things about the soups there and it’s not too far from my job. I will have to try it one day.
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28 Caitlin May 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

soup is my favorite thing!
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