Austin's best cold-day soups
I recently headed to FoodHeads, a sandwich and soup joint on West 34th Street by Guadalupe.
- In operation for more than two decades, FoodHeads occupies a Craftsman bungalow with warm wood floors and a wide, sunny porch.
The big picture: For all the allure of Austin's many trendy new restaurants, sometimes you want to hit an oldie-but-goodie, the kind of place where the food is reliably very good, the service is easy and the atmosphere is pleasant.
Details: Joined by Axios Austin reader Tommy M., we ordered the tomato-and-coconut soup, sweet, bright and toasty, and a hearty Tuscan white bean soup — both right for a windy, brisk afternoon — and the Lami — grilled salami and fresh mozzarella on toasted multigrain bread with fresh spinach, tomato, and a dark and gooey balsamic reduction.
- In general, the sandwiches here — a tuna nicoise, an apple pork, a portabella, to name a few — are thoughtfully conceived and constructed.
- They're filling without leaving you overfull.
🏆 Pro tip: Don't sleep on FoodHeads' pickles — it's what you'd get if your cukes died and were royally embalmed. I mean that in a good way.
The bottom line: For a bite that's comfortable and comforting, sometimes an old standby is just what you want.
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