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Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Shorty » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am

The lengthy Best burger thread shows there is no shortage of burgers here. For those of us looking for lighter, healthier food, what are the Best soup and salad places in Madison?
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby greeneyedlady » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:52 am

I really like Madison Sourdough for soups, salads, and sandwiches. True Food has good salads, too.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Crockett » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:36 am

NOT Panera. I can't believe that place stays in business.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Shorty » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:23 pm

I like Panera's soup but their salad is weak. Is Madison Sourdough a cafe on Willy St? Sounds good but not a good location for me on the West side.

https://www.facebook.com/MadisonSourdou ... gh?sk=info

Is True Food the La Brioche restaurant? I will have to try that.

http://labriochetruefood.com/contact.html
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby anaranjado » Mon May 02, 2011 10:30 am

I have always liked the soups at Monty's Blue Plate, I don't recall eating a salad there for quite awhile, but they always look okay. I also enjoy the sandwiches and salads at Manna Cafe as well as Cool Beans coffee shop (near East Towne Mall). Both of these places usually have quality, fresh ingredients.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby LargeMarge » Tue May 03, 2011 5:36 pm

My favorite Madison soup is Himal Chuli's dal. I also like the soups at the Good Food cart: https://twitter.com/thegoodfoodcart. I am not much of a salad person so I can't speak to the quality of their salads.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby sadiekat » Tue May 03, 2011 6:39 pm

Cosi is becoming my casual go-to for soup and salad light meals. However, you need to be careful- many of their soups are really not "light" at all- I think their tomato basil/whatever is among the worst- full of creamy, fatty goodness. yummmmmm..
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby lolagirl » Wed May 04, 2011 7:01 am

Sunprint - in the glass bank downtown - has wonderful soups and salads.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby rrnate » Wed May 04, 2011 10:20 am

My vote would be the Marigold Kitchen. (Vegetarian, so take that with a grain of salt.) They make the best tomato soup I've had anywhere and their sandwiches are consistently wonderful.

Lots of other good options here too. Himal Chili also has an awesome "Goat Herder's Soup" which is my preferred hangover meal.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed May 04, 2011 1:14 pm

Radical Rye, 2 kool 2 be 4-gotten.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby barney » Wed May 04, 2011 1:50 pm

Radical Rye, 2 kool 2 be 4-gotten.


*sigh* Damn, I miss this place, even after it was bought by Karl.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Ashley » Thu May 05, 2011 10:01 pm

Totally agree with Himal daal
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby keelio » Fri May 06, 2011 6:47 am

Cranberry Creek (formerly Kitchen Hearth) has a very decent carryout soup selection on the square. Typically 5 different soups daily - I've had some exceptional ones (e.g.: red pepper shrimp bisque), and others that were delicious if not transcendent.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Petro » Fri May 06, 2011 8:41 pm

LargeMarge wrote:My favorite Madison soup is Himal Chuli's dal. I also like the soups at the Good Food cart: https://twitter.com/thegoodfoodcart. I am not much of a salad person so I can't speak to the quality of their salads.


The Himal dal + their chile chicken salad (if they actually have it on hand) is an amazing meal.
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Re: Best soup and salad in Madison

Postby Huckleby » Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 pm

Don't sniff at the soup and salad at Old Country Buffet. The salad bar has great variety (several kinds of greens, including fresh spinach). And their soup is better than expected from such a high volume joint. They have three kinds of soup every day. The clam chowder on fridays brings on the clams. Soup & salad for weekday lunch is just $5.
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