Revolutionary Soup

Rev Soup

108 2nd St SW . Charlottesville VA . (434) 296-7687

Why Revolutionary Soup?

Revolutionary Soup is deceptively named. Sure, you can find great soups at the popular counter-service joint on The Downtown Mall. But, there is much more. In fact, it might just as appropriately be called Revolutionary Sandwiches.

The building blocks for Revolutionary Soup’s sandwiches, salads, and soups are sourced locally, with delicious results. Wines and beers are well-chosen, too – a plus for those who enjoy an adult beverage with lunch. And while Rev Soup is most popular at lunch, it is a sneaky-good dinner option as well. Healthy, affordable, and delicious. After work, why go home and cook, when you can pick up a thoughtfully conceived and prepared soup, salad, or sandwich? We score big points at home when we walk in the door with a couple of creative salads or a few pints of Lamb Curry. It’s been a longtime fixture of The Charlottesville 29.

What to Order

The rotating selection of soups changes often, but a few staples are always available, including the signature Spicy Senegalese Peanut Tofu, Lamb Curry, Tomato Basil, and Miso. All come with a fresh roll from Albemarle Baking Company. There is also a long list of sandwiches and salads. Below are our favorite items, owner’s picks, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where a chef or personality has named a Rev Soup dish one of the best in town.

Our Picks

  • Lamb Curry
  • 90’s Club (Roasted chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onions & house sauce on a kaiser roll)
  • Gulf Coast Wrap  (House spiced shrimp, avocado, roasted red peppers, hard-boiled egg, spring greens and a zesty dressing)
  • Wild Mushroom Wrap (Wild mushrooms sautéed with Gruyère bechamel and spring greens)
  • Daily Specials, especially the Red Row Sandwich and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Owner’s Picks

  • Lamb Curry
  • 90’s Club
  • Garlic Garden Club  (Sautéed red onions, roasted red peppers, and cheddar, with fresh avocado, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli on griddled sunflower wheat bread)
  • Quesadillas (pro tip: the owner recommends eating these in-house rather than to-go)

Five Finds on Friday Picks

  • Lamb CurryTristan Wraight (Oakhart Social)
  • Cheese Steak HoagieNick Moon (formerly, Brasserie Saison)
  • Spicy Senegalese Peanut Tofu SoupZach Miller (formerly, Timbercreek Farm)
  • Adam’s AppleHannah Deal (Hannah’s Homemade)
  • Thai Tofu WrapPortia Boggs (The Local Food Hub)