Louisville's 5 best spots for affordable soups

Louisville's 5 best spots for affordable soupsSarang | Photo: Allen Q./Yelp
Published on December 09, 2019

Craving soups?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable soup outlets in Louisville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Sarang

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Topping the list is Sarang. Located at 1908 Eastern Parkway in Deer Park, the Korean spot, which offers soups and more, is the highest-rated low-priced soup spot in Louisville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 165 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Natasha P., who reviewed Sarang on Oct. 6, wrote, "Sarang means 'love' in Korean, and that is something that you definitely taste when you decide to eat here. The quality and taste are consistent, and the portions are large. Even better is that the price is more than reasonable for what you get."

Yelper Haiqiao J. wrote, "Great little shop. Super friendly service and fast. Got the kimbap and rice cake dish. Both were fantastic, but I think I liked the kimbap more."

2. Zoup!

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Next up is Central Business District's Zoup!, situated at 318 S. Fourth St. It's a location of the national chain. With 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score soups, salads and sandwiches has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

Yelp can tell you more about Zoup!.

"As former spice merchants, we learned how to use seasonings from around the world to create unique and crave-worthy flavors," according to the history section of the business' Yelp profile. "With kitchen-door access to hundreds of restaurants, we soon realized that really good soup was hard to find. So, we set out to transform the world of soup."

Furthermore, we found this information on Yelp about the business' signature items: "At Zoup!, we offer a wide variety of daily soups, including recipes that are low-fat, made with gluten-free ingredients, vegetarian, dairy-free and spicy - each served with a big hunk of freshly baked bread." 

3. Stevens & Stevens Delicatessen

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Tyler Park's Stevens & Stevens Delicatessen, located at 1114 Bardstown Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive deli, which offers soups, sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 99 reviews. 

Yelper Chris H. wrote, "This place is soup and sandwich heaven. The names of the sandwiches are enough to pique your interest. First time I went, I got the West Side Challah. Chicken, bacon, challah bread and a sweet dressing. It won me over."

Yelper Luke C. added, "So many options on the menu for all types of people. Always mixing it up with the soup of the day and always fresh delicious food. I work right down the street from them, and I'm easily in there 3 or more times a week."

4. Crave Cafe and Catering

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Crave Cafe and Catering, a food truck that offers sandwiches and soups in Clifton, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 56 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2250 Frankfort Ave. to see for yourself. 

Yelper Julie F., who reviewed Crave Cafe and Catering on Aug. 30, wrote, "What a wonderful place to meet my sisters for lunch during my workday. Great decor and fabulous food, you need to get here quick because it fills up fast. Everything is made fresh and oh so yummy!"

Yelper James B. shared, "We've been to Crave many times, and I can't believe I am just now writing this review. Short version: Go. The service is relaxed and friendly; the location is convenient, and the food is truly outstanding."

5. Soupy's

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Finally, over in Hikes Point, check out Soupy's, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the spot to score soups, burgers and sandwiches by heading over to 3027 Hunsinger Lane. 

Yelper Dana L., who reviewed Soupy's on Sept. 6 wrote, "What a great little mom and pop soup and sandwich place. I've driven by here so many times and finally got the opportunity recently to try them out. It's a very small place with a drive-thru and a few tables outside."

Amber G. noted, "This place is always on point. The soups are great, and the sandwiches are tasty and fresh. We ordered ham sandwiches, broccoli cheddar soup, chicken noodle soup and ham and bean soup."

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