Souper Jenny is another place that has been on my list for a decade. But the location that put them there, in Buckhead, on West Andrews and only being open for lunch Monday – Saturday made them really hard to get to. Souper Jenny’s four Atlanta locations are part of Planet Jenny – a collection of locally owned cafes, with a couple of sibling entities. They opened their fourth Atlanta spot a while back, in the corner Urban Pl8 space, on Huff Road, which fit our plans perfectly today.
The interior is eclectic, with mixed tables, chairs and silverware, a book sharing program and communal tables. You order at the counter, from the daily collection of soups (5 today), sandwiches (4) and salads (3). They offer a combo, which is two of the above items, plus a cookie and a drink for $14.00.
My beloved chose the chicken salad pita with dried cranberries, celery, carrot, almonds, tomato and mixed greens. One thing to note here – all of the sandwiches are pre-made, so getting things “your way” is not an option. Unless you like it “their way”. They’re very nice about this. It’s just the way it is. This was a huge sandwich, packed with chicken salad. And with a full bowl of soup, more than enough for a meal. For her soup, she chose tomato artichoke. We both discussed what a great way that would be to get your child, or your fifty-something husband, to eat a vegetable that they didn’t like.
I chose the fancy grilled cheese on sesame seed bagel with turkey, pimento cheese and poblano pepper. Would I have chosen a sesame bagel? Likely not. Was it good on this sandwich? Absolutely.
For my soup, I chose “My Dad’s Turkey Chili”, which was full of beans, very meaty and extremely tasty. A nice complement to the grilled cheese.
The only downside to this meal was that the only cookie choices were chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chunk, so my beloved was forced to eat them both. As we were driving on to our next destination, after one of the cookies, she said, “sometimes your lunch picks are really good. And this was one of the days.”