The Soup Nazi, Back Then

22 Jan

A day or two ago I posted about The Soup Nazi store here in New York City. Nowadays, it doesn’t quite live up to it’s reputation as being a formidable experience. The employees are just too nice. The soup is still great, but there are no terse orders to follow.

But, back in 1993, I had gone to get soup there, and I documented that experience.

Here is the line of hungry people waiting for their soup:

Here is the awning of the store front back then. As you can see, it was called “Al’s Soup Kitchen”, where now it’s called “The Original Soup Man”.

Here’s the list of instructions that was exhibited back then. Follow explicitly, or “NO SOUP FOR YOU!”

(As always, you can click on the image to see it larger, then click your “back” arrow to return to the blog.)

And, here’s Al Yeganeh himself, dishing up my crab bisque:

Interesting the difference that 8 years makes, eh? My 1st pictures (shown in this blog) were taken 8 years after the “Soup Nazi” episode of Seinfeld aired in 1995, and my current pictures (shown in the previous blog entry about this topic) were taken 8 years after these. Hm, there must be meaning in that, somewhere…




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