Spoon & Ladle is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and today offers soup selections to individuals, 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 are made in small batches with meticulous care and without compromise.
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.
A classic Cajun favorite with lump crab, shrimp and andouille in our rich homemade roux.
A hearty classic with smoked chicken and andouille sausage.
Tomatoes and basil in our from scratch tomato stock.
A loaded baked potato in a bowl!
A velvety blend of poached ocean clams, potatoes and cream.
A savory blend of broccoli, cauliflower and cheese in vegetable stock.
A vegetarian twist on our Red & Black Bean chili.
A flavorful blend of vine ripe heirloom tomatoes and crab.
A decadent blend of crab, cream and crab stock with a touch of sherry.
Cajun White Bean & Tasso
Southwest Chicken & Cilantro
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Chicken, BBQ & Sausage Brunswick Stew
Lemon & Chicken Orzo
Oyster & Artichoke Stew
Red Bean & Andouille
Shrimp & Corn Chowder
Tomato & Basil
Tomato & Vegetable Minestrone
Turkey & Noodle
Chicken Quinoa & Poblano
Chilled Carrot & Cauliflower
Fresh Fruit & Mint Gazpacho
Potato, Summer Vegetable & Fennel
Roasted Corn & Sweet Red Pepper
Shrimp & Crabmeat Gumbo
Tomato & Roasted Green Chile Gazpacho
Asparagus & Mushroom
Chicken, Rice & Roasted Poblano
Corn, Potato & Roasted Poblano
Green Chile & Cilantro Bisque
Lemon, Basil & Chicken
Red Potato & Roasted Spring Onion
Tomato & Vegetable
Pozole & Chiles
Butternut Squash & Cumin
Carrot, Cauliflower & Quinoa
Crawfish Etouffee & Rice
Potato & Leek
Beef & Vegetable
Chicken & Wild Rice
Clam & Potato Chowder
Guinness Beef & Barley Stew
Lamb, Potato & Roasted Green Chile
Loaded Baked Potato & Chives
White Bean & Ham
BEEF O’BRADY’S – Hoover & Helena
BOB SYKES BARBEQUE – Bessemer
PIGGLY WIGGLY- Crestline, River Run, Clairmont, Bluff Park, Homewood, and McCalla
ORGANIC HARVEST- Hoover
ANDY’S FARM MARKET – Hoover
MURPHREE’S – Cahaba Heights
WESTERN SUPERMARKET- Mountain Brook, Rocky Ridge, and Highland Ave
BURNETTE FARM MARKET- Helena
SMOKEHOUSE MARKET- Boaz
SMILEYS SPECIALTY FOODS- Pelham
PEPPER PLACE MARKET – Select Saturdays