• Week one: SoupStarter round up

    • 22nd May 2015 - 5:26 pm
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    Elaine being filmed

    Elaine preparing for filming as only she knows how

    Hey there, Soup Fans.

    It’s been a whirlwind week for us at Soup HQ. We’ve surpassed a third of our target with 44 backers - thank you!

    However, there’s still a way to go in the next 17 days. Please share and retweet our posts where possible and help us to spread the soup love.

    So what else is new?

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  • Kickstarting our Kitchen #2

    • 15th May 2015 - 11:50 am
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    POSTER (1)-1You probably guessed what I was getting at in the last blog - #SoupStarter, filming, raising cash with the help of our friends? Yes, that’s right, we’re running a new Kickstarter campaign! We’re all very excited at Soup HQ.

    Launched today, we’re hoping to raise £10,000. With your help, we can expand into the new kitchen and bring even more soupy joy to Edinburgh. We chose to run a Kickstarter rather than go to the banks because we wanted to involve our supporters. We make our soup for you and we want you to feel part of our soup making. And a bank loan just can’t give you that warm bubbly feeling inside, like a delicious soup coming to the boil.

    We hope that through developing new recipes, exploring retail opportunities and supplying more independent cafes, we can continue to support the food community and the work of charities such as the Bethany Care Trust. Following the amazing support we received from our last Kickstarter we began supplying Bethany and we were also able to build and run our own electric cargo bike to deliver our soup. We hope that we’ll be able to do more after this next round.

    To whet your appetite, here’s a summary of some of the rewards:
    Free soup! £10
    Free soup, every month for a year £170
    Free soup, every week for a year £550
    Free soup FOREVER £800
    Exclusive recipe cards x 5 £15
    Picnic bag including a branded jute bag and reusable soup bowl £30

    So head over to our Kickstarter site and have a look around for more rewards and more info. Please send us any comments or questions you may have and keep following #SoupStarter for all the latest soupy info.

    Because you need soup. And we need you!

    Amy & the team

  • Our favourite places

    • 3rd August 2014 - 3:04 pm
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    Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian.

    Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian.

    We do realise that, astonishing though it might seem, sometimes you may want to eat something other than soup. So, with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe upon us the soupmongers have put out our heads together and come up with a list of our favourite places to eat in the city when you’re not having soup. Read on to find out more. Read more