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Zuppas [Curried Chicken Salad Wrap & Lobster Bisque]

Zuppas in Neenah

A few weeks ago, I paid roughly $8.00 for two coffees and a bagel at Zuppas. This set my mind into “too expensive” mode so every time Zuppas came up as a lunch destination I shot it down. However, we happened to be in the area and I begrudgingly agreed that we could head to Zuppas for lunch. I mean, I had seen the food on more than one occasion and it always looked great, so I figured what the heck.

Something Yellow, Something New, for $8.00

I really didn’t see anything on the menu that jumped out at me as “I need that for lunch” so I opted to go with the combo, which allowed me to pick any two of the following three selections: any half sandwich or half wrap, a cup of soup, or a salad. The combo also came with homemade potato chips and a pickle spear.

Since I was feeling somewhat brave that morning, I went with the curried chicken salad wrap and lobster bisque. The curried chicken salad wrap was filled with a rather unappetizing  looking yellow chicken salad. Fortunately, the shredded and curried chicken tasted way better than it looked. The flavor was unique (kind of sweet) and solid enough to hold up when dipped into the lobster bisque. Speaking of, the lobster bisque may have been the highlight of the meal. It wasn’t the hearty seafood chowder offered up at Little Chicago, but it had a nice lobstery flavor to it and worked great for dipping the chips.

Total price was around $7.95 before tax, title, and license and I left more-or-less satisfied with my choice. Turns out, if you watch what you get, Zuppas is no more pricey than any other good lunchtime destination. I doubt Zuppas will become one of my regular stops, but it is definitely worth a shot if you are in Neenah and looking for something a little different and higher-end for lunch.

- T

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Zuppas in Neenah

Location:

Zuppas
1540 S. Commercial Street 
Neenah, WI 54956


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Zuppas [Thai Chicken Salad]

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So here’s the story about Zuppas. Food In the Fox has been here before. Last time, we ordered two coffees and a bagel and it came to right around $8, which was a bit more than most places would charge for a couple of coffees and a bagel. The bagel and coffee were good, but nothing extraordinary. Since then, we have avoided Zuppas because it seemed a bit over priced. Well, we were in the area and decided to give it another shot. 

Cafeteria Style

Walking up to the cafeteria style counter, I passed refrigerator with soups and other dishes for sale. There was a pan of lasagna for $35, which seemed a bit steep for the pasta dish, but it could have easily served 15 people. Proceeding to the counter, I looked through the menu, which included sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads, soups and other miscellaneous items. The people in front of me each ordered small cups of homemade macaroni and cheese. It made my mouth water.

Thai Chicken Salad W/Awesome Curry Vinaigrette

I went with something a bit lighter, a Thai Chicken Salad. This was grilled chicken with mandarin oranges, crunchy noodles, almonds, coconut and pineapple on greens with a curry vinaigrette. I was a bit skeptical of the curry vinaigrette at first, but it was AWESOME! The whole salad had a great combination of flavors that easily beat out many other salads I have had recently. Even the coconut (which I am not a huge fan of) added great texture and flavor to the dish. The pineapple was sweet and even though the chicken was cold, it was juicy and not overly seasoned or salty. 

Round two at Zuppas was much better than the first round. The salad rang in at $9.75, but it was worth it. This may not be a place to eat at everyday, but to enjoy on occasion. Oh, and for you wino’s out there, Zuppas also serves wine :). 

-M

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Location:

Zuppas
1540 S. Commercial Street 
Neenah, WI 54956


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New York Deli [Santa Fe Wrap]

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When looking for a nice, bright spot to get some work done, New York Deli off of Casaloma on the west side Appleton is always a nice spot. The service is quick, but around lunch time it can be difficult to find a place to sit because it tends to get busy quickly. But for the most part, the place is comfortable and I have never had a bad meal there. Food in the Fox has reviewed the place a few different times, but this time we tried something a bit different. Something with a spicy, jalapeno kick; the Santa Fe Wrap.

Wrap With A Kick

The wrap was filled with chicken, lettuce, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos. I asked them to put the chipotle lime mayo on the side. The spicy wrap was flavorful and did pack a little bit of a punch, but nothing too bad. The wrap did kind of fall apart on me after I took out the pick, but that is somewhat to be expected with a giant wrap. It came with a pickle spear and a small bundle of grapes.

Price wise, New York Deli is about the same as many other local eateries. The wrap was $6.59 and many other items on the menu come in at right around the same price. With chips and a drink, you are looking at around $10.00 for a quick, tasty lunch. Next time, as I know there will be a next time, I am going to try the soup, which is available in a cup, bowl, or a quart to take home.

-M

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New York Deli
1853 N Casaloma Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913


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