With Jack Frost on the way, frigid weather and runny noses are knocking on our door. Nothing sounds better than a warm cup of soup to soothe our sore throats, but where can Grand Valley students find some quality tasting soup?
The Fresh Food Company at GVSU has had its share of critics over the years, but with a revamped menu and new decor, Fresh is making a comeback. With soups and chilies that rotate daily, here are the top 3 soups at the Fresh Food Co.
1. Black Bean Soup
Black beans, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, celery, garlic and a hint of cumin simmered in a vegetable broth; this concoction is a vegetarian and vegan delight. With a consistency closer to chili than an actual soup, this revamped recipe has made quite a few changes since its 2015 predecessor. Adding cumin to the original recipe, Fresh's black bean soup gives students a new twist on a season favorite.
#SpoonTip: If you are looking to dress up your soup with some shredded cheese or maybe some bacon bits (for those who aren't vegetarian) check out the salad bar. There you can find numerous toppings to make your soup even more exquisite.
2. Roasted Corn Chowder
Looking for a hearty soup with a bit of a kick? The roasted corn chowder soup may be the one for you. Roasted corn, diced potatoes, and onions in a creamy base spiced with herbs and hot pepper sauce; this filling soup is a perfect meal. Add a little salt and pepper to really unlock this soups potential and dig in.
#SpoonTip: If you're anything like me, you can't have a bowl of soup without a fresh baked bread roll (or a dozen bread rolls) to dip it into. Luckily, Fresh offers exactly that. Right around the corner from the soups, you'll find an entire tray filled with delicious dinner rolls.
3. Vegetable Soup with Brown Rice
Thick chili or creamy potatoes not your thing? That's okay! If you're seeking something a little lighter, Fresh's vegetable soup may be the way to go. Simplistic and seasoned beautifully, this broth-based soup is sure to please. By using fresh vegetables and brown rice in a herb vegetable broth, this soup comes in at only 90 calories per serving.
#SpoonTip: Be sure to check out some of these chef's choice soups as well; Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken Noodle, and Italian Wedding!
Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or an all out carnivore, Fresh can provide the perfect soups for this imperfect weather.