Appleton Downtown is Serving Up the 8th Annual Soup Walk!

A spirited walk on an autumn day could only be better if the route were dotted with places to sample signature soups prepared by local chefs eager to earn bragging rights for their kettles of goodness.

That describes the 8th Annual Soup Walk, sponsored this year by IPS Testing. IPS Testing has increased its support of ADI’s events by becoming the official tasting sponsor of Downtown Appleton, sponsoring Death By Chocolate in February and Soup Walk in October each year.


On Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., each of 16 restaurants – including four along the riverfront – will offer samples of their special soup. Participants may vote for their favorite dish, hoping to earn a year’s bragging rights for the chef and a chance to win Downtown Appleton gift certificates for themselves.


The free downtown trolley will provide fun, easy transportation to all of the participating restaurants. A limited number of tickets, priced at $20 each, go on sale October 1 online at, and beginning October 3 they may be purchased at the ADI office, 116 N. Appleton St. Or call ADI at (920) 954-9112 to reserve tickets.


Participating restaurants, locations, and their featured soups include:

Antojitos Mexicanos

204 E. College Avenue

Chicken Tortilla Soup


125 E. College Avenue

Seasonal Fresh Surprise

Olde Town Tavern

107 W. College Ave


Bazil’s Pub

109 W. College Avenue

Steak with Pasta Soup

Appleton Street Sports Bar & Grill

124 N. Appleton Street

Chicken Gumbo

D2 Sports Pub

403 W. College Avenue

RumChata Soup

Cozzy Corner

111 N. Walnut Street

Southern Comfort Soup

Acoca Coffee

500 W. College Avenue

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Basil Drizzle

McGuinness Irish Pub

201 S. Walnut Street

Irish Channel Potato Soup


733 W. College Avenue

Thai Peanut &Cabbage Soup

Sangria's Mexican Grill

215 S. Memorial Drive

Avocado Veloute with Chipotle Crème Fraiche & Bacon

Green Gecko Grocer & Deli

400 N. Richmond St.

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup with a Parmesan Chip


Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant

501 W. Water Street

White Chicken Chili

Atlas Waterfront Café & Gathering Room

425 W. Water Street

Sensation Appleton Favorite (Gluten FREE & Vegan)

Stone Cellar Brewpub

1004 S. Olde Oneida Street

Vegan Verde Pozole made with local organic ingredients

Pullmans at Trolley Square

619 S. Olde Oneida Street

Chicken Tortellini Soup

For more information, contact Anne Wiegman, Appleton Downtown Inc., by calling (920) 954-9112, or email

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