I hate eating lunch at my desk. I think everyone deserves a break from the workday when they can go outside, stretch their legs, and get something interesting to eat with friends or family members.
Sometimes, however, work pressures just make eating out impossible. When that happens, it’s nice to have dependable options within walking distance where you can get a good lunch and bring it back to your desk. I’m lucky, because I’ve got a lot of really good choices.
When I’m in the mood for something on the lighter side — which in my case means soup — I head down Gay Street to Cafe Brioso. Every day this nifty little coffee shop and eatery offers your choice of five or six different soups, as well as a full spread of sandwiches and other fare.
Today I decided to try something a bit different and got a bowl of the coconut curry lentil soup, which set me back only $4. It was excellent, combining lentil heartiness, coconut smoothness, and a little curry kick to get me primed for the afternoon at the office. With some crushed saltines and a crumbled crust of bread, it filled me right up.
It’s just another reason why I’m a committed soupaphile.