On a cold day, sometimes you just need soup. There’s probably not a more popular place for soup in Wichita than Tanya’s Soup Kitchen. I met up with an old friend for lunch and once again enjoyed one of the best meals in town.
1725 E Douglas, STE 105
Wichita, KS 67211
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 3pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 8pm
Closed on Sunday
At Tanya’s many of their soup options change on a daily basis. You can also see what soups they have by following them on their Facebook page. This was the menu they had on the day I dropped by.
One gentleman at our table ordered a salad while another friend went with the Maine shrimp chowder with the Grandpa Rubie sandwich which was a reuben divine, corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing on a toasted marble rye.
I couldn’t decide between the four soup options so I went with the flight of soups. Not everybody is aware that this is an option. For $6, you get a mini flight of all the soups similar to what breweries do with their beer. It’s great for those people who can’t make a decision like myself. To supplement the soups, I also ordered a side of pasta salad.
My meal was fabulous. Of the four soups, I loved the chowder and the North African pumpkin stew. I may be biased because of my love of pumpkins but it was absolutely wonderful. It had a nice thick texture with an amazing pumpkin flavor that wasn’t too sweet. The tomato curry with jasmine rice was also a bit hit with my taste buds. I could have easily ordered four big bowls of each of the soups and spent all afternoon there.
My friend also loved his meal noting that you could really notice the nice fresh ingredients in the chowder and it wasn’t too heavy of a soup which some chowders can be. He also enjoyed his Rubie but said it could have used a little more meat to balance the bread as it was a little light on the protein.
One thing to note is throughout all of my visits to Tanya’s, the one constant has been the service. Everybody there has been incredibly kind and sweet from my first visit there to my most recent. I don’t even know a single person that works there and that doesn’t matter because they really do treat everybody the same.
Also the place gets VERY busy during the colder weather. The line was out the door when I stopped by for lunch so that’s something to keep in mind. But the service is pretty quick so it moves at a good pace.
Overall, I just love me some Tanya’s Soup Kitchen.
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