Food As Experience

Food As Experience

Article at a Glance

  • Food is necessary, but it should also be an enjoyable experience for you.
  • Our soups are designed to create an experience that will leave you nourished and satisfied.
  • We realize it is a privilege to explore different foods, and we are committed to improving food access, see the details below.


What does food represent to you? Certainly, it is essential to life, health and well-being. But at 18 Chestnuts, we believe food plays a bigger role than just keeping us alive. For us, food is creativity, nourishment, comfort, memory, joy and connection. Food is an experience – and one that we value and honor with every jar of soup.

Food As Experience

The 18 Chestnuts story began when our founder, Ilona, was searching for a way to express her creativity. She recalled the things she valued the most – nutrition, sustainability, and the joyful experience of good food – and decided to channel her creativity through soup. More specifically, soup that delivers on nutrition, flavor, color, texture, fresh spices aroma and sustainably sourced ingredients. Every bowl of soup is designed to create an experience that will leave you nourished, satisfied and joyous.

The Power Of Soup

Soup has united cultures for centuries. It is comforting, warming, nutritious and accessible. Because of its healing and nurturing power, soup is a common gift upon the birth of a new baby or an illness, or for anyone seeking comfort and nourishment. The experience of soup is powerful, and it’s one we’re happy to share with you.

Our soups are crafted with fresh seasonably sourced vegetables, and unique spice combinations, and are vibrant in both color and flavor. 18 Chestnuts soup will help elevate the everyday to new level of consciousness. Try it out and see!

A Note On Privilege

It is a privilege to have the resources to explore, experience, and savor food. We are committed to improving food access and security in our community, and are supporting 12 Baskets Café through donations of food and funds. Please join us by donating to a food bank in your local community.


18 Chestnuts crafts delicious, plant-based soups that deliver on nutrition and flavor. We offer soup delivery subscriptions and one-time orders. Whether you’re too busy to cook, want a nutritious meal option, have dietary restrictions, or want to send soup to someone who needs a comforting meal, 18 Chestnuts is for you!

With a wide range of all-natural soup flavors including Beetroot Apple, Red Pepper Pomodoro, Carrot Ginger Dill, Butternut Squash Pear, and Asparagus Shiitake, our gourmet soup will thrill your tastebuds. All 18 Chestnuts soups are dairy-free, low-glycemic, locally sourced, and nutrient-dense. Check out our soups and schedule your gourmet soup delivery today!