The popular Atlanta-area café Souper Jenny will soon give Brookhaven a trial run.
Jenny Levison plans on opening a “pop up” Souper Jenny’s location on Dec. 1 inside Nuts ‘n Berries, 4274 Peachtree Road, in the former Brookhaven Bistro location. Levison said she will give the spot a try for eight weeks, possibly extending that time, if it’s successful.
“I love Brookhaven,” she said. “I always look for spots in the neighborhoods I like to hang out in.”
Levison says she will decide soon whether to extend the time in Brookhaven and will know by Jan. 1 “if the location will work for us.”
The “pop up” menu will include the café’s trademark healthy soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods along with fresh juices from Juicy Jenny, Levison’s East Andrews Drive juice bar located near Souper Jenny in Buckhead.
The original Souper Jenny opened in Buckhead in 1998, followed by Cafe Jonah on Paces Ferry Place in 2010. Levison opened Juicy Jenny in 2012, and in 2013 ventured outside Buckhead to open the second Souper Jenny in Decatur. Levison also recently announced plans for another permanent Souper Jenny in Atlanta’s West Side on Huff Road.
She’s published two cookbooks, “Souper Jenny Cooks!” and “Souper Jenny Does Salad.” Levison has appeared on the “Today Show” and “Dr. Oz.”
Levison says her ventures have been successful for two reasons.
“I have an incredible team,” she said. “I am very picky in my hiring and we are a close knit team. Even at almost 50 employees, I know everyone, and work hard to keep everyone happy. I also love, love, love what I do.”