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Soup flights set to take off at this New West eatery on Saturday

Greens and Beans will be serving up soup flights – after encouragement from New Westminster residents.
Soups flights are set to launch at Greens and Beans Deli on Saturday.

A new dining option is set to take flight at Greens and Beans Deli on Saturday.

Amanda Koble posted a photo of a soup flight on the Eat New West Facebook page on Saturday, with a caption: Leona Green: Can we make this happen?!

“She suggested that I should do it. I went: Hmmm, and then I thought about it,” said Leona Green, co-owner of Greens and Beans in Sapperton. “I thought I make soup – why wouldn’t I?”

After purchasing some little boards and bowls, Green started making test flights available to a customer a day in this week’s lead-up to the launch of soup flights on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Theresa Lomas tested out Greens and Beans’ soup flight on Monday – and she was not disappointed.

“I was super excited to be today’s winner and I was not disappointed when I arrived to collect my soup flight of three nice-sized bowls (maybe one cup each to fill with soups of my choice, plus a bun with butter, a pack of crackers and two bread sticks in a separate bowl on a cute little board,” she wrote on Eat New West. “Soups have always been yummy, but this cute soup flight made them event better.”

Starting Saturday, soup flights will be available daily for $12 at Greens and Beans. Green prepares various soups each day, with  Wicked Thai chicken, chicken noodle, minestrone, taco, chicken corn chowder, tomato vegetable, smoked salmon chowder and kolbassa vegetable among the potential offerings.

“We have eight kinds of soups a day. If people want to have three little soups for lunch, I am not going to stop them. A lot of times people go ‘I can’t decide, I can’t decide.’ Now they can pick three,” Green told the Record. “And the combination of the three with a bun is a nice-sized lunch. You don’t need anything else.”

Green expects she’ll continue serving the soup flights as long as customers have an appetite for the new menu offering.

Koble said she saw a photo of a soup flight online and thought it was a wonderful idea. She immediately thought of Green, and tagged her in a post on Eat New West.

“I was happy and surprised when she made magic happen overnight to make it happen,” she said. “Leona is a wonderful human; New West is lucky to have her and the delicious food at Greens and Beans!”

As she prepares to launch the soup flights, Green is on the hunt for a toy airplane.

“That would be cute hanging from the ceiling,” she said. “Below it I could have the setup.”

Greens and Beans, located at 143 East Columbia St., is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.