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201 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3004
+1 626-577-4797
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (15 reviews)
“focaccias” (2 reviews)
“salad soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
201 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3004
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Soup Plantation is no longer on Lake in Pasadena they've closed their doors after all these years!

Thank Dolores0ut
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you have a Veggie Friend(s) then this is the place. But be papred to pay the price of friendship. The Hot meals that are offered are way over cooked and not very tasty. They could do a whole lot better sadly to say.

Thank David L
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is not just a salad bar. And a salad bar is not any old salad bar. The salad bar is extensive and makes for a very exciting feast. More than that, there is a soup bar, a pizza Bar, a muffin bar, a fruit...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Come here often. So many serve-yourself vegetable choices to make an outstanding salad. Great soups too. Delicious chili. Unique pizzas. And in the end, soft-serve ice cream to make this a wonderful treat.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice assortment of good quality food. Would return and recommend. Nice feature is providing information on where the various ingredients originated. Also senior discount. Too full for dessert but it looked good.

Thank Warurmonk
Reviewed 22 September 2016

You can't screw up a salad that you build yourself, but the sides are questionable and when the staff are shabby, and the tables are dirty, and the toilets are unuseable, it's time to go somewhere else - or if you waited a long time...More

Thank David_DeMulle
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I try to get a lunch here whenever I'm in Pasadena and it never dissapoints me. A huge selection of fresh food. Great salads, amazing focaccias and soups, large number of baked patries, great number of drinks and desserts. If you're hungry, this is the...More

Thank kochamkinie
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place serves fresh salad and good soup. Selection is big but not giant. Recommend the clam chowder and Irish potato leek soup! The best part of the meal is the muffins and cakes. Recommend the blueberry muffins and mini chocolate muffins (lava cake muffins...More

Thank Rachelle W
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

When eating the sun kept hitting us hard and the ac was not working well. Plus they had one ceiling fan which was really low. Complaint about the condition and it took forever for them to fix it. They only put the ac indoors but...More

Thank Gissel C
Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you really want to fill up, you can do it here. If you just opt for salad, there are lots of choices and you can eat relatively inexpensively. The prices might be better at lunch time.

Thank Judy K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-4797
  • E-mail
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