Panera Bread


Soups & Pasta

Broccoli Cheddar Soup in Bread Bowl

Broccoli Cheddar Soup in Bread Bowl

The Famous Broccoli Cheddar Soup is made with Chopped Broccoli, Shredded carrots and select seasonings.

This is a great soup and full of flavor with large chunks of broccoli through out that has been stemmed then added to the soup and pureed into the cheese base. The added carrot and broccoli fresh adds a great bit of fresh nots to this overly rich soup.

The spices in this are so subtle that you can not tase them in any way and this maybe a good thing to some but to me I would have like to have another flavor then Broccoli, and Cheddar.

Don’t get me wrong I will always order this and is a goto soup when I am wanting something hot on a cold night

To me this has one big problem and that is with this version to me you get very little soup and is high in price for the amount you get.


Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken

This seasonal salad is available in the summer only . This salad has Chicken, romaine, mandarin oranges and fresh strawberries, blueberries and pineapple tossed in poppyseed dressing and topped with toasted pecan pieces.

So first off this is my Favorite item on there menu!

Now this salad is very idealistic for the summer as it is light and has the seasonal fruits.

The chicken for this is ether dry and over cooked or has gristle and fat but you may get a few pieces that are not.

The berries are fresh except the mandarin is canned but they could use fresh instead just as easily.

The poppyseed dressing is light on this and does not drown this in anyway.

The big down side to this is there is so much romaine that they could use a mix instead for some variety.