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Sunday, September 18, 2011
Our new favourite place for a quick cheap bite before a show in the Entertainment District is RaviSoups on Adelaide St. The soups and wraps are both delicious and cost around $8-10 or you can get a combo of half-sized soup and wrap for $11. The hot hearty soups are perfect for a cold day, or in the summer, they sometimes have chilled soup options.
Given my partiality for mushrooms, my "go-to" soup is the porcini mushroom with wild rice bisque topped with crispy shallots and truffle oil. My favourite wrap is the grilled flank steak with mushrooms, spinach, yams, caramelized onion, brie and light sauce.
The soups change regularly but some regulars include the butternut squash with Asian pear and lemon grass, curried apricot and red lentil w cilantro and lime fraiche, and Ravi stew with chicken, wild rice, edamame beans, spinach. Most of the soups have a bit of a spicy zip to it because of the spices and herbs used. Instead of crackers, you can order a cheddar cheese biscuit with red pepper jelly for $1.50. Other wrap choices include grilled chicken, lamb, pork shoulder or grilled veggies.
The food is ordered at the front counter, cafeteria style and then brought to you when ready. There are only a few individual tables along with a large communal table made of a beautiful single slab of wood. In the summer, there is a pretty sheltered patio in the back for outdoor dining.