Why on earth do I choose to have hot soup on a warm summer day? It reminds of the time I had Yogen Fruz while lining up with Costanza on Boxing Day. Better yet, we once had hot pot at Costanza's house in August. It really shows what lengths we go through to enjoy our favourite foods! Much like last time at the Soup Meister, I did it again today at the Stock Market on Granville Island. When we used to live in downtown, we'd visit Granville Island more often. Now that we are in the burbs and especially with kids, it's quite the effort to make it down there. Of course visiting Granville Island on a weekend in the summer is like crossing the Port Mann during rush hour. I made it to the parking lot near Bridges and someone was just leaving, I assumed that the space was mine; but some dude gets out of a car (that had just parked in an illegal spot) and essentially acted like a human shield while that car backed into the spot. WTH? I wasn't even in Richmond! Anyways, Karma was the great equalizer since another spot opened up and I got it (which was wider and had a longer time limit).
We were able to snag a table in the eating area outside of the market; however it was out in the open without cover. The significance of that? Well, let's just say that most of Granville Island also acts as a bird's washroom. You never know when you'll get a nasty surprise on your food and/or your clothing. I ended up getting a large Smoked Salmon Chowder and a small Chicken Noodle Soup. We didn't want to go overboard with the soup because our plan was to hit Lee's Donuts afterwards. The chowder was actually quite filling. The broth was overwhelmed with ingredients; it could give Chunky Soup a run for it's money. The same could be said about the chicken noodle, it was a mini-meal. Despite this, we much prefer the chicken noodle at the Soup Meister. The one here was a bit bland and had a strange aftertaste. Despite that, we've had the soup at the Stock Market many times and it's good eating. Not sure if it's such a good idea on a warm and sunny day; but we neither broke a sweat or got dive bombed...
- Lotsa ingredients in the soup
- It's fresh
- Soups are consistently good
- Some people might balk at paying almost $7.00 for a bowl of soup