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Soupboi launches as first virtual kitchen in St. Louis

Soupboi will be available for lunch throughout the winter

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is getting its first ghost kitchen concept!

The team behind Retreat Gastropub, Yellow Belly and The Hideout announced the opening of ‘Soupboi.’

Soupboi will be available for lunch throughout the winter and features a menu of chef-prepared vegan soups. You can only get Soupboi through delivery on DoorDash.

Ben Tulin, executive chef of Yellowbelly, developed the recipes for the five vegan soup options. Each 16 oz. soup is $12 and can be ‘soupersized’ to a 32 oz. sharing portion for $21. 

Soupboi is available for delivery Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through DoorDash.

Ghost kitchens, also known as virtual kitchens, are a popular trend in cities like Chicago, New York and Silicon Valley, California. It allows restaurant operators to use existing restaurant facilities or commissary kitchens to offer unique concepts through delivery only.

“It seems fitting that we are announcing Soupboi right after our first winter storm!” Tim Wiggins said. “It’s the time of year that I crave a comforting bowl of soup, but we know that people don’t want to leave their office or house for lunch. With Soupboi, they don’t have to. The soup-focused menu didn’t really make sense for our existing concepts, but we utilized the idea and created its own Soupboi brand, menu and experience. There is no storefront or dining area so guests simply order online or via the app on their phone, and your DoorDash delivery driver brings your soup right to your door.”

Soups available include: Cauliflower red curry soup with white rice and crispy chickpeas; Tortilla soup with cashew crema with crispy tortillas and cilantro; coconut and ginger soup with crispy garlic, turmeric and barley; and Miso mushroom soup with grilled bread. ‘Rice crizpy treats with fruit specks’ will also be available for purchase.

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