Update: The Soup Peddler is now open at Castle Hill Fitness. The article has been updated to reflect that.
Soup's on, Austin. Local favorite Soup Peddler is opening a fifth location at Castle Hill Fitness. It will take over Food for Fitness Café at 1112 N. Lamar Blvd in early 2017.
"We're keeping the same sweet staff and manager but we are bringing our mojo and successful formula into the mix," says Soup Peddler owner David Ansel in a release.
"This is a great Austin story because 15 years ago, I would hang out here with my yoga teacher Clayton after class, wondering how I'd waste the rest of my day. Now I'm the Soup Peddler and Clayton owns Castle Hill Fitness and he's bringing me in to reboot their cafe space."
Ansel started the Soup Peddler as a delivery service in 2002. Although it no longer delivers, the chain boasts multiple outposts across Austin serving up salads, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, and fresh soup made from locally sourced ingredients. In January, Ansel debuted a location on Airport Boulevard.
The Soup Peddler at Castle Hill Fitness is open 7 am to 9 pm daily.