Monday, December 13, 2010

Lonsdale Quay - food court find


The Soup Meister

123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver

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Food: 3.5

Price: Fair +

The current weather present the perfect opportunity to indulge in some hot soup. As I was walking around Lonsdale Quay, I noticed these huge bowls of soup that a lot of people were eating and they certainly looked delicious. Upon further investigation, there seems to be a new food stall (at least new to me) called The Soup Meister.
Meister in the German means master, so I am guessing they must be really good at making soup, and maybe the owners are from Germany. Anyways, it was lunch time, so there was a bit of a line up. Here you will first have to choose the size of you bowl (medium, large, and Xlarge), and pay for it before you get your soup. I can't recall how much the medium was, but my large was $5.95 and the Xlarge was around $7.85.
They had quite a few choices, I had a hard time deciding between the cream of tomato basil or the Boston clam chowder. As you can see, I went with the latter. The soup was just the right consistency with a creamy rich taste. It was also loaded with quality ingredients, such as clam, potato and celery. The served the soup with a side of wholewheat bun, and some real butter, none of that whipped stuff.

Overall, the quality of the soup definitely shined through, and the taste was delicious. Although not exactly cheap, but it was certainly a filling portion. In a nut shell, I do recommend.

George's Souvlaki

123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

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Food: 3
Price: Expensive

Since it's a food court, C had a hard time deciding what she wanted to eat. In the end she settled for Greek food from George's Souvlaki. They had a wide variety of food, anywhere from cold salad to hot soulvaki plates.
C ended up purchasing the cabbage roll ($5.95) and a side of grilled eggplant with roasted vegetables (~$3.50). The cabbage roll was average, the whole thing felt a bit dry. However the grilled eggplant with the roasted vegetables was excellent. The vegetables was soft without being mushy.

Although the food was not bad in general, but the prices here can be quite high. As you can see these two items plus tax is almost $10, and that doesn't even include a drink. So I would say the chance of me coming back is not high, consider you can get a huge roast lamb dinner for the same price at Stephos.


KimHo December 13, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Soup Meister has been there for quite a long time - unless you are referring to them expanding. As for their goods, aside from soup (which is a good soup for the price), whenever I need stock for cooking or for soups, I go there. Oh, they also soup in a fridge if you want to take home and reheat!

Karan December 15, 2010 at 3:16 AM

The Soup Meister has indeed been around at the Quay from quite some time. I bought the manhattan-styled clam chowder (tomatoe based) from their 'soup in fridge'. It tasted so so salty! That was my first time experience there and probably the last-_- You need to try the clam chowder pot pie at Granville Island (forgot that place's exact name tho)! You might have tried it already but I really liked it myself.

Besides, hope all is well with you and that you are having fun times :)

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