Warming Up with Panera Bread Soup


If you are having a cooler December day, this bowl of warm inviting soup should be calling your name. No time to throw a pot together, no worries,  Panera Bread has a diverse menu of freshly made hot soups daily.  Is your mouth watering yet? Panera Bread Soup is the way to warm up on cold days. 


I am sure there is a Panera Bread near you, maybe even a couple and you will have to decide which one is less crowded. Every time I am near a Panera Bread there is a constant buzz of activity there. What a great concept to get fresh baked breads, sandwiches and soups that taste like you made them yourself, maybe even better.

For a lunch date this past weekend, my husband and I chose to hit our local Panera as we knew it would be quick but very satisfying lunch.

Panera soup

When we walked in, this banner caught our attention. A nice Pick 2 of a sandwich and warm soup. SOLD! Now which combination to try?

I happened to jump on Panera’s New Soup website before we left just to be sure I was not holding up the line forever while trying to make a decision as to which soup to eat. You can check the daily soup offerings, play games and watch some brief soup videos about what makes Panera’s soups so rich and fresh tasting on their soup site.


I went with the vegetarian Black Bean soup, and 1/2 of a sandwich. This soup is filled with fresh veggies and nourishing black beans. It was not salty or overly seasoned, just the way I would have made it at home. Served warm and a great accompaniment to my grilled cheese sandwich.


panera bread soup


My husband went with the creamy tomato with croutons with his sandwich selection. Not sure if he liked it or not:)  LOL. He did not want to waste a bit as he cleaned out his bowl with a piece of the fresh bread served at Panera with each bowl of soup.

I think almost everyone that walked past us while we were seated had a bowl of soup on their tray. What a healthy and comforting lunch while not at home.

Not to mention they are clean establishments and the employees I have had contact with are always very nice. Free Wi-Fi and a fire, why would you want to ever leave!

As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program I received a gift card and stipend to try Panera Bread soup. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. I absolutely love Panera which is close to Best Buy the best of both worlds. Try their cheesy potato soup..yumm

  2. would love this for my breakfast right now 😀

  3. love Panera bread! I always get the chicken salad on a bagel when we go there! Yummy!

  4. love it love it love .. Panera has been my favorite sandwich from my young age. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. We love Panera. My daughter and I like to go to lunch together. We usually get the soup and salad combo.

  6. Love Panera! They always have the best sandwiches 🙂

  7. We love panera! Especially love that they offer vegetarian soups!

  8. I love Panera Bread. Such good, fresh food. You and your husband’s choices look delicious!

  9. There’s none even close to us, but it looks good!!

  10. I love Panera! I wish there was one closer to me. So yummy!!

  11. Panera makes one HECK of a broccoli cheese soup, in a bread bowl! Carb heaven! But soo worth it!

  12. I LOVE PANERA! I was just there today!

  13. OMG I love Panera!! I always choose that place first!

  14. I LOVE Panera. Their Asiago croutons are to die for.

  15. I love Panera bread!! This looks like a fantastic combo!!

  16. I love grown up grilled cheese sandwiches! We’ve got a gourmet food truck around here that does them but they are hard to find…hadn’t thought about checking Panera, thanks!

  17. I love Panera. I wish we had one closer. I love that they have some organic ingredients and organic milk.