The Soup Nazi Returns: Seinfeld's Original Inspiration is Back in Original Location
Seinfeld fans and soup lovers rejoiced this week as Soup Kitchen International, now renamed “The Original SoupMan,” re-opened on 55th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Al Yeganeh, the soup genius who Seinfeld built his “Soup Nazi” character on, originally opened the one-shop Soup Kitchen International in 1984, but it closed six years ago. Yeganeh then began The Original SoupMan franchise with locations in nine states. The soups are pretty much wonderful, although some can be a bit salty. The seafood soup remains a daily favorite, but be sure to check out the daily specials. And, take no chances: you must follow the original rules, now posted in the restaurant: Pick the soup you want! Have your money ready! Move to the extreme left after ordering! Or, "No soup for you."
If you're not as brave as Elaine and Jerry, the soups are also available online .