On Point Hospitality’s Tim Wiggins and Travis Howard, the team behind Retreat Gastropub (6 N Sarah St), Yellowbelly (4659 Lindell Blvd) and The Hideout event space (210 N Euclid Ave.), announced the first ghost kitchen concept in St. Louis with Soupboi. Available for delivery-only via DoorDash, Soupboi will be available for lunch throughout the winter, featuring a menu of chef-prepared vegan soups.
Ben Tulin, executive chef of Yellowbelly, developed the recipes for the five vegan soup options. Each 16 oz. soup is $12 and can be “soupersized” to a 32 oz. sharing portion for $21. Soupboi is available for delivery Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. through the DoorDash app or online here.
Ghost kitchens, or virtual kitchens, are a popular trend in larger markets like Chicago, New York and Silicon Valley, California that allow restaurant operators to use existing restaurant facilities or commissary kitchens to offer unique concepts via delivery only. For Soupboi, the On Point Hospitality team will be utilizing the Yellowbelly kitchen for cooking the soup.
“It seems fitting that we are announcing Soupboi right after our first winter storm,” says Tim Wiggins, co-owner of On Point Hospitality and brainchild of Soupboi. “It’s the time of year that I crave a comforting bowl of soup, but we know that people don’t want to leave their office or house for lunch. With Soupboi, they don’t have to. The soup-focused menu didn’t really make sense for our existing concepts, but we utilized the idea and created its own Soupboi brand, menu and experience. There is no storefront or dining area so guests simply order online or via the app on their phone, and your DoorDash delivery driver brings your soup right to your door.”
The Soupboi menu of soups with seasonal ingredients and craveable, healthy options. Soups available include: Cauliflower Red Curry Soup with white rice and crispy chickpeas; Tortilla Soup with cashew crema with crispy tortillas and cilantro; Coconut & Ginger Soup with crispy garlic, turmeric and barley; and Miso Mushroom Soup with grilled bread. “Rice Crizpy Treats with Fruit Specks” will also be available for purchase. The full menu is available here.
This is the first virtual restaurant, delivery-only concept in St. Louis with On-Point Hospitality in partnership with DoorDash.