Just like the sign says, Welcome to Souplantation!
I know, we drive past it and get coupons in the mail all the time and think, “haven’t been there in a while,” right? Or not even think twice about it at all. Especially if you are like S and always ask, “Where’s the MEAT.” (S thinks Souplantation is only good for the dinner you eat the night before you run a marathon for carb-loading.) I still remember (waaaay back) when it first opened and the concept of the all-you-can eat salad bar was a fairly new phenomenon (or at least to our family it was). All-you-can-eat?! Fresh, hot steamy bread? Soft serve? …All-you-can-eat?! Our whole family would get the clam chowdah, Mommie always made the baked potatoes look so good, and Daddy and I would get Chinese Chicken salad. We all had our usual! Then there were the freshly-baked mini chocolate chip cookies. They would bring them over to your table and deliver them hot out of the oven (for FREE)! Our family loved it, and if we had a restaurant we visited most back then, (besides this Chinese restaurant where they played a live grand piano), it would most likely be the Plantation of the Soups.
I’m trying to introduce some new things they don’t typically eat each time we go, but here’s what the girl’s usually get:
Total cost for a 2 1/2 year-old and her 4 1/2 year-old sistah both with biiiiig appetites? A whoppin’ $3.76! (Plus tip.) That includes one milk (or juice) which we split too. We really get our money’s worth. 😛 That’s less than the cost of ONE smoothie at Jamba Juice or coffee drink at Starbuck’s!! So we’re feeding TWO for less than the cost of ONE UN-healthy kid’s meal anywhere! I rave about what a good deal it is to S after every. time. we. go. Just ask him. He’ll tell you.
Here is a (random) photo of Hp…because we wished he could be there with us, because he’d love it & probably eat more than even a grown-up would, and because I always miss him so when he is in school.
We’re going to get dessert so please don’t clear our table…
This goes without saying, but their favorite part is of course just that!
(I really wish I got a photo of that pink fluff they have at the dessert bar…what is it and who eats that stuff anyway?)
Our little one REALLY LOVES ice cream. Too bad I was (still am :P) big on “too much sugar” so Hudson never really ate it till he was nearly FOUR years old and she had her first not too long after her 1st birthday!…It’s a third-child thing. *Btw, don’t you think she sorta looks like the little girl on her shirt? (Thanks MoMo!) So sad, we hardly ever get Bg new clothes…It’s a third-child thing.
I should mention that the Souplantation we go to is small, and not nearly as crazy and loud as most others can get, which makes it very nice when you are trying to leave your booth as lit-tle as possible. And with all the delivery & feeding of the food, it may be a little challenging for parents with little ones to get to eat themselves, but isn’t it always? 😛 Overall, they’ve made it pretty family-friendly (they even have special wheely seats for you to push your children who are not quite mobile yet through the salad bar line) with tons of healthy options and your typial kid-favorite foods like mac ‘n cheese & pizza too. If you have a little more time to fit in a sit-down meal, it’s a super-great deal! Especially if you have kids who can eat alot. Like ours. 🙂
Now if you will please excuse me, I need to go figure out what to pack BG for an on-the-go lunch…we’ve got errands to run! 😛