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Soup’R Heros

January 3, 2010

  • 7886 Oakland Drive
  • Portage, MI 49021
  • (269) 323-4376
  • Website
  • Menu

We seriously do not get moving to fast on Sunday mornings.  I was hoping we could hit up someplace for breakfast but it was after one before we decided we better go get something to eat.  I was craving a greasy burger.  It’s been a while since I’ve had one.  J, on the other hand, was looking for something much lighter.  I presented her with a list of options that would have had both, but she chose the one that didn’t. 

Soup’R Heros on Oakland Drive at Centre Avenue was her choice.  She checked out the soup choices and decided she go get a healthier sandwich and a bowl of soup on this bitterly cold January afternoon. 

We actually noticed Soup’R Heros after our visit to Full City Cafe a few weeks ago.  They’re in the same strip mall right next to each other.   I have been a follower on Twitter for a while and been wanting to give them a shot.  They list their soup of their day on their Twitter page, so we’ve looked a couple times to see what they were offering.  Today was the day they had a couple soups that we both thought looked good

We were heading out pretty late on a Sunday and the whole drive there I just kept thinking, “please be open.”  On most nights, they’re open until 9:00,but on Sunday, it’s only 3:00.  We pulled in about quarter to two, so we were fine. 

The shop is set up like a typical deli.  There are maybe a dozen tables and an order counter that has a case of fresh meats and cheese as well as the typical sub shop toppings. 

The guy working the counter noticed us looking at the menu and asked if we had been there before.  We said we hadn’t so he went over the menu for us. 

There are two categories of sandwiches.  The Deli Heros are one or two meats.  The Super Heros are three or more meats.  There’s also one sandwich called “The Chubby” which includes *all* of the deli meats piled high on one sandwich. 

J decided to go with a 1/2 sandwich and soup combo.  She got the #1 which is the ham sandwich.  She chose wheat bread and then picked lettuce, green peppers, banana peppers, cheddar cheese, and chipotle mayo to top it off.  The soup she got was a tomato tortellini.  After the sandwich was made, it was cut in two.  J ate one of those halves in the store and took the other home for lunch tomorrow.  She ate  most of the soup, but fortunately, she picked a soup that I would also eat.  The tomato tortellini was delicious.  The way I would describe it is sort of like canned pasta, but with a much, much better flavor.  The broth was really thick and there was pasta in every bite.  We were both fans of the soup which was served in a real bowl. 

I got the #20 which  I was told was there most popular sandwich.  The meats are ham, salami, capicola, and pepperoni.  The thing I should mention is the meat and cheese is sliced fresh when you order.  It hasn’t been sitting around in a deli case for a few weeks.  I also chose wheat bread and cheddar cheese.  For toppings, I went with lettuce, banana peppers, and jalapeno peppers topped off with a little oil and vinegar.  I had considered getting the Cactus Chili, but ultimately passed.  The sandwich was really good and really filling.  I wasn’t expecting that, but when I got down to the end and J offered me her soup, I didn’t think I was going to be able to eat it all.  There was a lot of meat on the sandwich.  It wasn’t stacked high light a Jewish deli, but there was quite a bit of meat on it for a sub shop.

Our bill was a little over $18 with two drinks (which are Pepsi).  Soup’R Heros was delicious and a great alternative to national chains.  If you’re going to go with a deli sandwich, why not keep it local?  The soup is really the star of the show here and they have a number of different choices everyday.  You really can’t go wrong at Soup’R Heros.

Tomato Tortellini

#1 Ham w/Green & Banana Peppers, Lettuce, & Chipotle Mayo

#20 Ham, Salami, Capicola, & Pepperoni w/lettuce, banana, and jalapeno peppers

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