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

 

Soups:

Shrimp & Crab Gumbo

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

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

A hearty classic with smoked chicken and andouille sausage.

Loaded Baked Potato

A loaded baked potato in a bowl!

Red & Black Bean Chili

A favorite to warm your soul with ground sirloin and a blend of red kidney and black beans.

French Onion

Beef Stock, veal stock, and sauteed onions. Just add croutons and cheese!

Old Fashioned Vegetable

A hearty blend of fresh vegetables, tomatoes and vegetable stock.

Hearty Beef & Vegetable

Tender steak cooked with onions, garlic, and an array of vegetables added to create a healthy, tasty, and hearty soup!

Lemon Chicken & Orzo

A complex and brightly flavored soup with chicken, lemon zest, and tri-colored orzo in chicken stock.

Brunswick Stew

A down home blend of BBQ and andouille sausage.

 

RESTAURANTS

BEEF O’BRADY’S – Hoover & Helena

LAZY BOY BBQ- Alabaster

STORES

PIGGLY WIGGLY- Crestline, River Run, Clairmont, Bluff Park, Homewood, McCalla, Clay, and Warrior

ORGANIC HARVEST- Hoover

ANDY’S FARM MARKET – Hoover and Rocky Ridge

MURPHREE’S – Cahaba Heights

WESTERN SUPERMARKET- Mountain Brook, Rocky Ridge, and Highland Ave

BURNETTE FARM MARKET- Helena

DJ’S FINE MEATS- Alabaster

WALL STREET DELI- Downtown Birmingham

SMILEYS SPECIALTY FOODS- Pelham

COWBOY’S – Hwy 280

 

FARMERS MARKETS

PEPPER PLACE MARKET – Select Saturdays