Downtown Washington's liquid assets improve in mid-May, when Soupergirl opens a tidy takeout on M Street NW.
The 750-square-foot downtown spot, a former Yo-Cake, will not have seating. But it will sport a counter window and offer a wider variety of soups (five that change daily) than the Takoma store, Polon says, as well as green salads, grain salads, catering and delivery. The timing's on point to share Soupergirl's four popular gazpachos: watermelon, beet, tomato and peach.
The business began as a Web-based ordering system in 2008; their Takoma neighborhood store opened in 2011. Soupergirl products are sold in Whole Foods Markets, in eight Sweetgreen locations in the area and at the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market on Sundays. Polon says this is the first of what she hopes will be several retail Soupergirl shops around Washington.
Soupergirl, 1829 M St. NW. 202-609-7177. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open date, as of this posting: May 12.