The Soup Nazi

20 Jan

On 55th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan is The Original Soup Man Stand – known to Seinfeld aficionados as The Soup Nazi Stand.

I got some soup there the other day.

I guess the owner Al Yeganeh wasn’t there; I was served by a nice young woman. She even smiled.

They now give bread, a tangerine, and a Lindor chocolate truffle with the soup.

So sorry to kill the myth!

They do sell tee shirts.

“No soup for you!”

Here’s what I got, right out of the bag:

And here’s lunch, all heated up and ready to eat – Lobster Bisque, etc:


According to Wikipedia:

“Following “The Soup Nazi” episode’s airing on TV, one day, during production of the eighth season of Seinfeld, Seinfeld and several writers went to Yeganeh’s soup stand for lunch. Upon recognizing Seinfeld, Yeganeh launched into a profanity-laced rant about how “The Soup Nazi” episode had “ruined his life,” and he demanded an apology. Seinfeld gave what show writer Spike Feresten described as “the most sarcastic, insincere apology” he’d ever heard. Yeganeh bellowed “No soup for you!” and ejected Seinfeld and his friends from the restaurant.”

This place is still a landmark, whether rude or pleasant. And the soup totally lives up to the hype.

Check out their website:




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