Zoup Restaurants Warm the Soul with Dozens of Dairy-Free Soups


Zoup is a fast-casual franchise that serves a wide variety of daily soups, and made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and bowls. According to their website, they “something for everyone,” and that definitely includes dairy-free diners!

Zoup Restaurants Warm the Soul with Dozens of Dairy-Free Soups

They have nutritional information online with easy listings for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, and spicy. It’s actually a rather cool set up. You simply check your dietary preference and the food categories of choice, and it returns a list with details and nutrition facts. But they do not include full ingredient lists. You might be able to request these in store.

And the dairy-free options at Zoup are abundant. I counted almost forty dairy-free soups that could appear on their rotating menu. Just some of the possibilities include Jamaican Bay Gumbo, Chicken & Dumplings, North Indian Lentil, and Overstuffed Bell Pepper. Each soup is served with a big hunk of freshly baked bread, and all of their options appear to be dairy-free.

Zoup Restaurants Warm the Soul with Dozens of Dairy-Free Soups

Most of their sandwiches come with cheese. But since they are made-to-order, and the breads are dairy-free, you should be able to customize most of them. The salads are the same situation – you might need to omit the cheese and request a dairy-free dressing. Fortunately, they have a good number of dressings and sauces that are dairy-free. These include Balsamic Raspberry Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Fresco Salsa, Fat Free Italian (Canada only), Citrus Vinaigrette, Lemon Vinaigrette, and Maple Aioli.

Zoup also has a huge “No Good List,” which is a round-up of the ingredients they will never use. Basically they shun artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, and other “questionable” ingredients.

If you want to make some Zoup at home, they also have their own line of hormone-free bone broths and vegan veggie broth available via retail.

Zoup Restaurants Warm the Soul with Dozens of Dairy-Free Soups

Where to Find Zoup

At last check, they had locations in 17 U.S. states (scattered across the country), and have even ventured into Ontario, Canada. See the website below for locations and to order online.

Website: www.zoup.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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