Remember how I said I wanted to buy more locally? Well, one of my family’s FAVORITE–locally owned–places to eat lately is Zoup! Holland JUST opened a Zoup! franchise this spring and we have been completely addicted. Seriously? We go about once a week minimum. I know it’s a franchise, but it’s locally owned by a super cool family.*
*this family just happens to be related to me, but I would eat there if it was a different family too. Just sayin’.
Usually we use their super-convenient online ordering. We can order AND pay online and just skip the long lines at the store and pick it up. And there ARE long lines…because it’s so dang good!
The staff is SUPER friendly! They are starting to remember us and that we are usually online order customers. Which is funny because they get a really confused look when we just stop in to eat.
And even though we usually take our order and eat at home, the restaurant is so clean and open! We ate in yesterday and they had high chairs that were clean (we all know most places have a hard time with this), floors that we let Eddie walk on, a table we felt fine putting his food directly on, and a super friendly staff.
For anyone unfamiliar with the whole concept behind Zoup!, it’s most famous for his (addictingly) yummy soups. They offer up to 12 different soups every day, and the best part? They TOTALLY encourage taste-testing! I mean, you could ask to taste EACH soup and not only do they let you? They WANT you to! My favorites so far are the lobster bisque (which they have every day) and the crab corn chowder.
They also have super yummy sandwiches (Cort’s favorite thing to pair with soup) and WAY yum salads (I like to get the Asian Chicken salad with my soup). You also get fresh bread.
Cortney and I could not love this place anymore than we do. Seriously. You NEED to try it. So, we (Sluiter Nation and Zoup! of Holland) have a Giveaway!!!
The Zoup! Rock is hidden somewhere in the Holland/Zeeland area. Zoup! of Holland leaves clues on their facebook page and if YOU find it and return it to the store? You get a free meal (up to $10)! Crazy great deal! Every time someone finds it, they re-hide it. ALL SUMMER!
So what are you waiting for? Enter this giveaway, support local business, and eat some ZOUP!