How to soup in the Hutt
Winter is here and what better way to be comforted than with a bowl of your favourite soup made with local ingredients
Create a creamy soup
Bulk up your broth and give your soup a rich creamy taste by adding mascarpone from Zany Zeus loving crafted in Moera or for an international twist, taste test from a variety of New Zealand made cheese options at The Dutch Shop or Scheckter's Deli before picking something to melt on top.
Feature fresh vegetables
Making soup at home is an easy way to sneak in extra vegetable goodness. Highlight one or two vegetables from the Riverbank Market or the Naenae Village Market. The markets are open each Saturday and is the place for the freshest fruit and vegetables around, plus some other locally made products like honey and bread.
For the side dish
Knowing you have some soup in the fridge or freezer may be just what you need when impromptu visitors arrive. Throw together a side salad and duck out to grab a crusty loaf of bread from Fix Federation, Farrahs, Janus Bakkerij, Little Bread Loaf, sourdough bread made in Naenae available at Commonsense Organics Lower Hutt or for something a bit different try out the original garlic & rosemary crackers at Super Seed Crackers.
Make your soup with quality local ingredients from these stores on the map
Share your favourite Hutt Valley soup on social media with #howtosoup
Beat the winter blues with a hearty soup from participating cafes on the map.
POP UP EVENTS
Sporty Soup - Soup Stories
1 August, 11am
Enjoy a free soup and share your stories about sport.
Mall Memories - Soup Stories
4 & 11 August, 10am
Countdown & Wainuiomata Library
Tamariki Winter Memories - Soup Stories
5 & 12 August, 11am
Free soup made by Wainuiomata High School International Students to share with tamariki, local ECE , including Waiata and activities.
Guess the ingredients - Soup Stories
7 & 14 August, 3pm
Queen St Reserve, Wainuiomata
Guess the ingredients in this soup and go in to win kai prizes. Stay for sports, play activities, and 'Wicked Wheels' which will be set up on ANZAC Way.
Design a soup at Lower Hutt libraries
Head into any Hutt City library from 1-16 August and share your favourite soup recipes or create your own. The winning recipe will have their soup made by a local cafe, plus there are additional prizes to be confirmed.