Is Panera Tomato Soup Vegan?

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Here’s everything you need to know about the status of the tomato soup at Panera bread…

Is Panera Tomato Soup is Vegan?

The answer is no! Panera’s tomato soup is actually a “Creamy Tomato Soup”

Even though the Panera website touts that the soup is Vegetarian, it still contains dairy-products including cream and milk.

It’s unfortunate! But it’s true at the time of writing this article.

Panera Creamy Tomato Soup Ingredients

Don’t believe us? Here’s the full ingredient statement. Now, of course, this can change at any time, but we doubt they’re going to be removing the animal products anytime soon.

We’ve bolded the non-vegan ingredients in the statement below…

Ingredients: Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup (Tomatoes [Tomatoes, Tomato Puree, Salt, Citric Acid], Water, Cream [Cream, Milk], Onions, Salted Butter [Cream, Salt], Seasoning [Sugar, Salt, Spices {Black Pepper, Celery Seed, Oregano, White Pepper, Red Pepper}, Canola Oil], Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Corn Starch, Garlic Puree [Garlic, Water]), Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Oil Blend (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Canola Oil), Sprouted Grain Blend (Sprouted Wheat, Sprouted Spelt, Sprouted Rye, Sprouted Oats), Salt, Bread Base (Enriched Pregelatinized Wheat Flour [Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Wheat Fiber, Wheat Gluten, Malted Wheat Flour, Acerola Extract, Microbial Enzymes), Yeast (Yeast, Sorbitan Monostearate, Ascorbic Acid), Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper.

 Alternatives to Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

Now you’re probably a bit disappointment, but it’s actually really easy to make a vegan creamy tomato soup. This short video below actually makes it SUPER easy.

Rather than using cream, you can use cashews to impart the fatty flavor and mouthfeel. It actually tastes a lot better.

More Vegan Soup Options

Just because Panera’s soup isn’t vegan, doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of other vegan options out there.

Check out one of these articles below – I think you’ll like what you find…

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