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:

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.

Red & Black Bean Chili

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

French Onion

Sauteed onions and homemade veal stock. Just add the croutons and cheese!

Tomato, Vegetable, & Cabbage

Tomatoes, vegetables, and cabbage in our homemade tomato stock.

White Chicken Chili

Smoked chicken, chicken stock, & Great Northern beans give this soup its southwestern taste.

Chicken Noodle

A home-style classic!

Vegetable Chili

A vegetarian twist on our Red & Black Bean Chili

Crawfish Etouffee

Fresh boiled crawfish, homemade stocks of crawfish, chicken, and beef, and the holy trinity blend to create a slightly spicy, complex flavor.

Brunswick Stew

A down home blend of BBQ and Andouille Sausage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTAURANTS

BEEF O’BRADY’S – Hoover & Helena

GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.-Trussville

LAZY BOY BBQ- Alabaster

STORES

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

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

ROSS BRIDGE FARMERS MARKET – Every Friday May 18-August 24

SPOON AND LADLE RETAIL STORE

OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 8-3 AT 2969 PELHAM PKWY, SUITE V PELHAM, AL 35124