• New England Soup Factory of Salem

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Specializes in ethnic soups. While it offers primarily animal-based soups and food, there is usually one vegetarian and one vegan soup available each day. Vegetarians can also have the green salad, chickpea salad, or beet salad. Indoor seating with wooden chairs and tables. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri 11:00am-7:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-7:00pm. Open daily.

8 Reviews

First Review by jamber79


Points +4004

29 Jul 2023

Great choice

This spot is right in the downtown area. It’s a great choice for a quick but healthy meal.



Points +232

29 Nov 2021

Is always a solid choice

Updating my review from several years ago to state that NESF has yet to do me wrong. Always 10/10 fool-proof soup.

There is always at least one vegan option and several vegetarian options, and after going here often for a few years I have never had a single bad vegan soup. The menu rotates a lot and it might be a while before they get that soup you loved back in, but that’s okay because I like variety. Their website is updated daily for what soups they have.

Updated from previous review on 2019-04-16

Pros: Good portion sizes

Cons: Menu constantly rotates, if that bothers you


Points +58

24 Oct 2019

Cute lunch spot with tasty vegan options!

Menu on the board is clearly labeled with VV designating vegan options. I had the lemony lentil soup with wild rice which was SOOO delicious (trust me, I've had lentil soup hundreds of times in my life). A 12 oz soup with a roll was $7.80. Also had half a vegan hummus wrap on lavash which was simple yet well executed (lavash wrap was a nice touch that added structural integrity). That altogether was very filling! Would definitely come again!


Points +26

12 Mar 2019

Delicious soup and lovely service!

Although there was only one vegan option (more vegetarian ones) the vegan soup was really tasty. It was around $7.50 for a small portion and a crusty roll. Would recommend a visit - the staff were friendly and helpful and the cafe itself is very cute

Pros: Nice vibe , Good food

Cons: Only one vegan soup


Points +61

20 Apr 2018

Flavorful Soup

Had the butternut squash vegan soup and it was really good!

Pros: Lots of vegetarian options, Delicious soups, Fresh salads


Points +93

31 Dec 2014

Delicious soup

Their soup was very tasty, but they have only one vegan soup per day. It's still good enough place for a vegan visiting Salem since it's conveniently located in the center. The staff upre also very helpful and nice!

Pros: tasty soup, friendly staff, cozy place

Cons: only one vegan option, serves meat


Points +68

24 Nov 2011

Awesome soup

What can you say? " Soup is good food" DK. Their vegan soup, the ones I've tried, have been good and soupy.


Points +376

08 Nov 2011


This place wasn't the most comfortable to eat in. It was cold inside and not very comfortable/cozy. Also, when we went for dinner there were three vegetarian soup options left but two of them were made with chicken stock, so that really only left one option. The man that helped us was thoughtful enough to tell us they had chicken broth, but it would have been much better if they made all the vegetarian options truly vegetarian. There were about ten meat options so they could have easily skipped the chicken broth on those two. Having said the negatives, the food was amazing! The one soup option i had luckily was delicious, the sandwich was also fantastic, the wheat rolls that came with the soup were great. The service was also friendly.

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