Editor’s Note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!

Welcome to the first season of our highly anticipated Lebanon Valley Soup Wars. Seven entrants from across the Valley will compete to be declared the winner of Best Soup in The Valley.

Soup Wars is being run in conjunction with the Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness’s Soup Stroll. For $12, you get a passport and a special soup mug. A drawing will be made at the conclusion for a prize winner. You can purchase tickets online by visiting the group’s Facebook page.

Our judgement will be based upon several factors including style, quality, taste, and presentation.

We continue our stroll in downtown Lebanon at The Timeless Cafe. Here they have one soup on the menu.

The Timeless Cafe

18 South 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Phone: (717) 273-1818


Mon: Closed
Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sun: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our selection for this lunchtime meal was a bowl of roasted pumpkin and apple soup ($6).

We have been here before and we know the freshness of the ingredients typically stands out at Timeless Café. This bowl of soup is no exception. This creamy potage is not overpowering in pumpkin flavor, so one critic being a fan of pumpkin and the other an ardent hater, were both able to enjoy. The apple chunks added a good flavor balance and textural contrast.

Did we just have the best soup on the stroll? How will this soup compare to our other entrants?

If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email lvfoodcritics@outlook.com and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.


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