WHERE TO FIND GOOD SOUP IN ALLOA
SNAX, BANK STREET
A basic no-frills snack bar with a few tables and some homemade soup.
What more can you possibly want? It's usually 'Lentil' that's on, which
seems to be the town's ubiquitous soup (this might explain the green
cloud I spotted hovering over the town). It's only 80p for a bowl, and
while not just as hot as it could have been, and not served with bread
or butter, at that sort of price who's complaining? Certainly not me.
BAXTERS, 59-63 MILL STREET
A large cafe/restaurant thingummyjig with two soups each day,
like 'Chicken Broth' or 'Lentil' (go on - give your bowels a work-out).
THE JUNCTION, 1 JUNCTION PLACE
Make sure and go into the lounge and not the bar, as the latter
is a rough tough place where men chew chairs and balance trees on their
head. There's usually just the one soup and it's... wait for it...
'Lentil'. It's bright and airy inside with good seats by a large window
looking out onto the town.
THE TEAROOM, off DRYSDALE STREET
A small and snug sort of place with a few shelves of honey and
other stuff in jars. Some might say they serve the best soup in Alloa in
here. Go and judge for yourself. Usually two on, like 'Vegetable' or '
D'NISI, HIGH STREET
Just don't ask me to pronounce it. This is a modern well-run place
with soft comfortable seating. Usually two soups on, like 'Country
Vegetable' or 'Mushroom and Tarragon'.