Monday, December 15, 2014
Recently, a friend told me about a little Westside business called Uncommon Stock, which sells specialty homemade soups.
Since December happens to be perfect soup weather, and since I'll also be having house guests for the holidays who will complain if I don't feed them, I decided to check them out.
In researching Uncommon Stock, I learned that they are located off of 25th and Southwest Blvd. in a small industrial-looking building, and they are only open on Fridays and Saturdays.
When I visited them last weekend, I also found that the soup menu changes every week, soups are sold by the quart, and the soups are all made to freeze.
Additionally, most quarts run between $12-$13, and if there happens to be leftover soup one week, it is immediately frozen and available the next week for $8.
I decided to purchase three soups - Creamy Piquillo Pepper and Chickpea with Chicken and Chorizo, Potato and Onion, and Vegetarian Mixed Bean Chili.
All three were very good, but my favorite was the one I thought would be my least favorite - the chili. It was sweet, spicy, filling and flavorful all at the same time - YUM! I also really liked the roasted corn and zucchini added in to it.
In fact, with a loaf of fresh bread or a grilled-cheese sandwich, these convenient, homemade soups from Uncommon Stock make a great lunch or light dinner for family or company.
Uncommon Stock is the tasty vision of Todd Schulte, who began by making and selling his yummy soups in a garage next to the Happy Gillis Cafe, which he owned at the time.
Today, Uncommon Stock has been in its Westside location for approximately a year, and their soups can even be found in a few local stores.
Uncommon Stock is located at 1000 W 25th Street and is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Their phone number is 816-510-7790, and their website is uncommon-stock.com. They also have a Facebook page which lists daily soups.