A friend and I decided after passing Nincomsoup multiple times that we'd go in one day and try it out. From the outside I have to admit it doesn't look like much. However, when you walk in your expectations are exceeded. The ambiance is very nice; it's very soothing and chilled out. We went at around 5pm and there were only a few people seated, both reading a book after their late lunch :)
Now for the soups :) I've only been once although I'm likely going again in the next couple days. The first time my friend and I both had a Spicy Lentil soup. The small was £3 and was definitely enough, although I wish I had added a roll (I believe its 50p for that). The soup was incredibly good, and very filling. It had just enough spiciness to satisfy my love for hot foods.
The soups change daily (you can look up beforehand what they're doing today on their website!), and they always let you try a bit if you're unsure. I think that's a great touch :)
The top price for a small soup it seems is £3.50, which I think is quite reasonable seeing as if you just add a roll you have yourself a really really good lunch :)
OK, so I've never actually had the soup. I've looked, admired the list of varieties (changing daily, some with great names such as 'Back to Your Roots'), maybe enjoyed the smell wafting out, then decided I want something more solid at that price. I guess now I have a little more money it may happen soon
Actually considering the prices you can pay for a coffee these days most people won't think this too steep in comparison. And according to the website they contain up to four times the solids of most soups. I did have a peek inside, and they also do other stuff, like breakfast porridge and noodles. I think I may be tempted soon
Meanwhile, it does look quality. And I had to review it just for that name didn't I?
NINCOMSOUP - You know you love the name and let me tell you, you'll love the product!
This independent store sells fresh, healthy and very generous sized portions of soup. You can add a roll or slice of bread etc. to this but if you order the larger size it's not necessary (and I am a little guzzle-guts).
The variety of soup in each category (Beef, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, Vegetarian) changes daily and they're given funky names.
Choose your fruit and veg and have it turned into a smoothie/drink in front of your eyes.
Certain healthy already made up sandwiches etc. also available.
Pleasant surroundings and you'll not feel rushed .... so next time you pass through or by Old Street tube - treat yourself!!!
i came across this place by chance on route to an intrerview in winter and i was impressed. There was a vast array of soups and they were more than happy to let you sample them. There were some strange soups eg sausage and mash but it tasted nice i just didnt expect to have it in soup form. I bought the clam chowder and it was hot and delicious,
very good prices
Hungry? Worth a trip to Old St. tube. Located in a large room directly underneath the huge multifaceted billboard in the middle of the roundabout. Never mind that there' s not much natural light - the food is excellent. Soya porridge with drief fruits topping excellent on a cold morning - open from 7:30 to 15:00. Large selection of homemade soups for lunch and freshly squeezed veggie/fruit drinks. I had the ABC with beetroot, celery and carrots - all freshly pressed while waiting. A good selection of tables or bar stools at the window to watch the Silicon Roundabout world go by.
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