The Single Best Thing You’re Overlooking at Wegmans

updated May 24, 2019
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After working in the prepared food section at Wegmans for nine years throughout high school and college, I still remain a loyal customer. And while there are countless stories online singing the praises of certain sections at Wegmans (like the bakery and the cheese department), there’s one thing that’s overlooked in most of these roundups: the soups!

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Especially during these colder months, Wegmans’ soup section is a godsend. Wegmans has soup aplenty, with two options you need to know about: the prepared ladle-and-eat hot stuff, and a selection of cold soups that just need to be heated up. Let’s explore, shall we?

At the hot bar, you can get a small for $3.99, a medium for $4.99, and a (very large large) for $9.49. Look at how many different varieties there are! Most supermarkets have just one hot soup station (if that!), but my Wegmans has two. (Some Wegmans even have three!) With up to six different soups on each! You can’t go wrong with any of these rotating flavors, but I highly recommend the spicy Buffalo chicken chowder paired, oddly enough, with a pretzel roll from the bakery. You can pop the roll in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make it a little softer and then it’s perfect to dunk in the hot soup.

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In the refrigerated section, there are even more (MORE!) options. On a recent trip I found organic Caribbean black bean soup, organic Moroccan lentil and chickpea soup, turkey bean chili, lobster bisque, chicken and dumpling soup, and New England clam chowder. (In the summer, I swoon over their fresh gazpacho.) It was hard to pick, but I eventually I decided on the organic chicken tortilla soup ($5.99) and the creamy baked potato soup ($4.99).

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The chicken tortilla soup was loaded with shredded chicken, corn, black beans, peppers, white corn tortilla chips, cilantro, and a little bit of heat. I added a dash of salt and, while I could have stopped there, I also crumbled up some tortilla chips and plopped on a dollop of sour cream.

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The baked potato soup really tastes like someone blended up a delicious potato with sour cream, cheese, chives, and bacon. And every single ingredient comes through, with hearty chunks of potatoes in every bite. Again, while it’s certainly good on its own, I like to sprinkle a little mild cheddar and bacon bits on top.

I love these soups (the hot and cold, packaged ones) for quick and easy lunches or dinners. I haven’t seen any other grocery store with more soup options and the quality rivals anything that I’d make myself from scratch.

Are you equally as obsessed with the soups at Wegmans? What else do you love at Wegmans? Discuss in the comments below!