Zoup! is a new franchise restaurant in town. If you follow Woodland Rd. east past the Berkshire Mall you will end up in the parking lot of The Shoppes at Wyomissing, an upscale strip mall where you will find Zoup! situated more or less in the middle of the strip.
My first impression of Zoup! was that is very clean and the staff was very helpful and answered all our questions — even offering free samples of the soup before we ordered. In appearance Zoup! is reminiscent of a scaled down version of Panera Bread; scaled down because they don’t have a bakery (or any desserts) on the premises. Zoup! offers soups, salads, and sandwiches freshly made at reasonable prices. They had four vegetarian soups on the menu the night we were there: vegetarian split pea, tomato basil, wild mushroom barley, and butternut squash (that is a larger selection than Panera, which usually only offers one, sometimes two). Any salad can be made into a wrap. Sandwiches can be ordered deli-style or grilled.
My partner and I both decided on the vegetarian split pea soup (large) and a “cali veg sandwich”, which we split (whole sandwiches are quite large). For an extra $1.99 any soup can be served in a bread bowl. We each had freshly brewed iced tea (free refills). Everything we had was delicious. With the soup you get a good-sized complimentary fresh roll (three choices: white, wheat, or multigrain), so there really is no need to purchase the bread bowl unless you really love bread.
Zoup! occasionally publishes coupons, and we had one that night for “buy one get one free soup.” That was worth about $5.50 — what a deal! With our coupon our entire bill for two, including tax, came to only $15.08. We will definitely go back to Zoup! It’s a nice place to go for a healthy lunch or casual dinner while shopping. They also have free wi-fi. See them on the web @www.zoup.com
I thought Zoup! was a great value for the money. Plus, they have free internet!