Before heading out to my mom’s to have her join me for lunch at Panera, I took a look around the site to see what soups they offer. Of course I had too much fun with the Soup Scrambler game they have on the website. The site is great for looking up what you might like to eat before you arrive. See more here at Panera Bread. I am not a fan of being the one person holding up the line saying “Hmm… is this or that any good?” or “I am not sure what I want, what do you want?” to my guest whom is with me. I just try to avoid that all together; which makes me super happy when a website is well made and informative. Love the idea of walking in and just knowing what I would like to order.
In this case, I decided to try Panera Baked Potato soup which is generally one of my favorite soups. The Roasted Turkey and Cranberry panini also got my attention, so I picked up a Pick 2; which includes a bowl of soup and half of a sandwich. The soup was rich in flavor and all I needed to add was a hint of pepper. The soup had a good creamy texture with small pieces of soft potato. The carrots were tiny and barely noticeable which is a good thing when your talking potato soup. The bread that accompanied the soup was amazing! Here is a picture of my meal.
And my mother had the Broccoli Cheddar soup and a Tuna sandwich. She said the soup was delicious! Here is a picture of her meal.
This was my first trip to Panera and I would definitely visit again! Hopefully, they will consider building one in Flower Mound/Highland Village area a bit closer to me.
FTC Disclosure: I was compensated for my meal and for my time to write this post by the DailyBuzz Food Tastemakers program; however, all opinions expressed above are my own.