Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter May 11, 2012 Lunch Pick: The Hot and Cold Cafe SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLooking for some “slow food, fast”? The Soup Peddler, soon to be renamed The Hot and Cold Cafe, is Cook Street Village’s latest eatery specializing in express lunches: soups and hot/cold sandwiches, salads, coffee and pie. Current owner (and previous consulting chef) Cosmo Meens and wife Leah have taken over the business initially founded by Rob Berg and will be transitioning to a new menu this month. The sneak preview is up on the cafe’s wall, and select items are now available for order.left: Yellow Coconut Curry Soup with Organic Focaccia. Photos by Deanna Ladret The menu features three regular soups and a daily special, including at least one vegan and two gluten-free soup choices. All soups come with a fresh slice of organic house-made focaccia. Open-faced meatball sandwiches (meat from Cook Street’s Island Meat & Seafood) are served hot and made to order, while three varieties of cold sandwiches are located in a self-serve fridge along with containers of cold soup to go. In addition to their eclectic little lineup of globally-influenced offerings like an Italian Meatball Sandwich, Ireland Farm Free Range BBQ Chicken Salad and Arborio Rice Pudding, the Hot and Cold menu strikes a nice balance between animal and vegetable––there’s plenty here for the meat lover and the vegan alike. Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm 7 days a week. Cash only. The Hot and Cold Cafe- Slow Food Fast313 Cook Street(778) 433-1007Phone-in pickup orders are accepted daily when placed before 11am. EdiblesFolksSoup SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Chefs / Victoria November 19, 2015 What Chefs are Cooking this Season: Read On We asked a few of our local chefs to share with us their current go-to fall favourites. We saw roasted squashes, creamy beets, wild mushrooms, spices ... Read More Causes / Elsewhere November 19, 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris: No Mention of the Word “Agriculture” “Slow Food: “Not recognizing the importance of the relationship between food and climate is a serious mistake” In a few days, governments ... Read More Chefs November 10, 2015 James Barber Fundraiser for Providence Farm Fire and Smoke Long Table Dinner One of the top charitable dinners of the year, the James Barber Fundraiser at Providence Farms brings together the best chefs of the area to ... Read More Chefs / Victoria November 4, 2015 Fresh from the Harvest Dinner to take place Nov. 14 Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The second annual Fresh from the Harvest dinner will take place at the Atrium onSaturday, November 14, created by ... Read More Food People / Victoria November 3, 2015 Nourish Me – From Anorexia to Food Blogger: The Story of Leah Moldowan Leah Moldowan was one of my first best friends. We met at Sparks (introductory Girl Guides with pink sweaters and all). She was that friend whose ... Read More Chefs / Recipes / Restaurants September 1, 2015 NEW ISSUE: September/October 2015 EAT Magazine is in Stores and Online The September/October 2015 Fall issue is out and is available in Victoria and Vancouver shops and online. Pick-up a copy or read the digital edition ... Read More Comments are closed.