About

Spoon & Ladle is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and today offers soup selections and other specialty foods to restaurants and grocers who seek artisan soup with Southern soul. We slowly layer seasonal, fresh ingredients to craft soups that grace tables with a sense of place. Our from-scratch recipes speak of warmth and balance, and are defined by unexpected blends of fresh, seasonal ingredients and vibrant flavors that are distinctive and memorable. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Monty Todd, Spoon & Ladle soups and specialty foods are made in small batches with meticulous care and without compromise.

Monty Todd

was born in Montgomery, Alabama in June of 1961. Raised by his mother, a single parent of four children, he learned at a very young age that if he wanted food that he enjoyed rather than food for food’s sake, he was going to have to take matters into his own hands. He spent summers with his grandparents in a small West Alabama town, tending their large garden and falling in love with food, cooking and the great outdoors. He learned culinary skills from his grandmother, Snowie Hall, who cooked three fabulous meals a day, utilizing fresh ingredients from the garden. She taught Monty her recipes and her techniques….although some were stolen when she wasn’t looking.

Monty cooks for relaxation. He cooks for meditation. He cooks to see the looks on peoples face when they are pleased. Many soup recipes later, he is still cooking to see people’s reaction, and to see just how far his creativity can go.

We prepare a variety of our high quality soups in small batches several times each week. Check your local store for availability.

IN STORES THIS WEEK

Specialty Foods:

Jalepeno Pimento Cheese

Bleu Pimento Cheese

Justin’s Pimento Cheese

Homemade Salsa

Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad

Green Chile Queso

Fresh Homemade Guacamole

 

Soups:

Brunswick Stew

A down home blend of BBQ and andouille sausage.

Shrimp & Crab Gumbo

A classic Cajun favorite with lump crab-meat, shrimp, and andouille in our rich homemade roux.

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

A hearty classic with smoked chicken and andouille sausage.

Broccoli, Cheese, & Cauliflower

A savory blend of broccoli, cauliflower and cheese in homemade vegetable stock.

Old Fashioned Vegetable

A medley of vegetables in our homemade tomato stock. Just like Grandma used to make it!

Beer, Cheese, & Bacon

A rich and savory blend of bacon, cheddar cheese, and local craft beer.

Chicken & Wild Rice

A home-style favorite with whole grain and black rice.

Thai Chicken & Rice

Homemade chicken stock with coconut milk, cilantro, lime juices, and spices that blend the flavors of Thai seasoning.

She Crab

A decadent blend of crab, cream, and crab stock with a touch of sherry.

Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho

A mild and refreshing summer soup with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, basil, and mint.

 

 

RESTAURANTS

BEEF O’BRADY’S – Hoover & Helena

GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.-Trussville

WALL STREET DELI- Downtown Birmingham

STORES

PIGGLY WIGGLY- Crestline, River Run, Clairmont, Bluff Park, Homewood, McCalla, Clay, Warrior, and Dunnavant Valley(Mt. Laurel)

ANDY’S FARM MARKET – Hoover and Rocky Ridge

CAHAWBA MERCANTILE- Centerville

MURPHREE’S – Cahaba Heights

FARMERS MARKETS

PEPPER PLACE MARKET – look for us in our new location in the big parking lot – most Saturdays this summer except June 8 and 17

ROSS BRIDGE FARMERS MARKET – Select Fridays

SPOON AND LADLE RETAIL STORE

2969 PELHAM PKWY, SUITE V PELHAM, AL 35124

Hours: 8 -3 Monday through Friday