In 1997, Carte Blanche started as a food cart, specializing in soups. In those early days, it was a hilarious scramble of shopping, cooking, serving, and cleaning, with little sleep involved, as the daily cycle repeated itself, everyday.
Parked on the University of Oregon campus, the Carte Blanche Soup Carte became a staple in the UO neighborhood, serving 4-5 soups each day along with fresh made sandwiches, salads, and baked goods, throughout the school year.
You can still enjoy that same Soup Cart experience, years later. Since then, it has evolved into Soup Nation, a bricks and mortar storefront, serving over 80 varieties of the same freshly made, handcrafted soups from around the globe, with the added luxury of not having to brave the Willamette Valley weather.
At the Soup Nation storefront, we offer a Full-Service Espresso Bar, have expanded our baking program to include our own Whole Wheat Sourdough Café Bread, and have even more soups on tap to choose from daily.
The same great soup offerings on the Carte Blanche Caterers Lunch menu are served at Soup Nation. We look forward to seeing you at one of our soup-centric places soon!
Mark Stern ~ Carte Blanche Caterers & Soup Nation