We’ve lived in Lemont for over five years and every week we’ve noticed the sign ups in our post office for the weekly soups from the Lemont Soup Guy Tom Everly. (Yes, we have to pick up our mail at the post office because we don’t have mail delivery to our house.) Tom is a local chef and he and his wife Judy own Keystone Yankee Catering. They were the caterers of Granary Gourmet Candlelight Dinner we went to in September.
Anyway, every week Tom offers two soups that you order before noon on Wednesday and can pick up between noon and six in the evening on Thursday. He uses fresh, local ingredients and makes most of the stocks himself so that many of his soups are low sodium. And his prices are very reasonable: $5.30 – pint; $10.60 – quart; and $42.40 – gallon.
I don’t know why it took us so long but this week, we finally ordered. We were planning to be out of town for the weekend (although we canceled because Mike doesn’t feel well) and thought we’d love to have soup on Sunday. Instead, we ate it tonight.
We chose the sweet potato and Andouille sausage with cream. According to Tom’s description it is gluten free. The Andouille sausage is locally raised, butchered and sold from Hog’s Galore in Philipsburg.
It was so good and the perfect end to this gloomy, damp day.
You don’t have to live in Lemont to get his soups but you do have to be willing to go there to pick them up on Thursday. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list and order your soup.