We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pure enjoyment”

Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop
Ranked #1 of 622 Restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $11
Cuisines: Delicatessen
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Comfort food at comfortable prices! Soup and Sandwich Shop
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Pure enjoyment”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have heard about little hobo from relatives that live in Kelowna. The food and service was excellent. The soups and sandwiches were great, you could tell everything was home made and fresh. I look forward to returning there when we visit Kelowna again in the summer.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Heatherlynnh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LittleHoboKelowna_BC, Owner at Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for coming into the Hobo and submitting a review on Trip Advisor :) We appreciate all feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Everything at the Hobo is made from scratch every morning....this means early mornings for us but Steve and I feel comfort food like you would get from your gran's house is worth all the effort :) Looking forward to seeing you in Kelowna this summer.. its really beautiful in the Okanagan when the sun is shining and the fruit is ripening on the vine. Gazpacho is an uncooked soup made with the freshest of our Okanagan fruits and veggies, see you for a bowl soon. Crystal
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

436 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    361
    60
    10
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Lunch, Best Staff”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Little Hobo continues to offer the best lunch in the downtown area. Equally important as the homemade soups and great menu is the staff. Crystal, Steve and Kirk always have a smile for their cusotmers and are a favourite with the people who work downtown and frequent their shop. Keep up the great work!

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Linda1585
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LittleHoboKelowna_BC, Owner at Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thanks so very much for taking the time to write a review! We are a hard working crew at the Hobo! Recently we hired an employee to help with the dishes... he has made our life around the shop 100% better... as you can imagine .. we wash the dishes the old fashioned way! Steve and I are cooking up a storm in the Hobo every morning.. come on in and say hello :) We love company. Crystal
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Glad I finally made it here for lunch!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

I've heard no end of praise lavished upon the Hobo Eatery's menu and proprietors, so I finally decided to check it out for myself. I am a student at the college, so had to hop a bus to the downtown core and back to grab some eats for myself and a friend. Total travel time was about 40 mins, but soup this good is worth a bit of back and forth!

Upon arrival, I was addressed as "m'dear" and given samples of the soup to help with my chowder choosing process. I felt very welcome. I ended up getting the Buffalo Chicken Chowder for myself, and the Doukhabour Borscht for my friend. Mine was creamy and hearty and possessed the PERFECT spice level; where spice-lovers like myself get the telltale tingle on our tongues but the folks with milder preferences aren't overwhelmed. The borscht was sweet, creamy, tangy and slightly smoky, real Doukhabour Borscht. I lived 6 years in the Kootenays, Doukhabour country, and I know good borscht! We got some biscuit to go with our soup, and each was bigger than my balled fist and perfect for ripping off chunks and dunking!
The total for both orders was $14, and due to the Hobo's generous portion sizes this was more than enough to fill us up and leave us happy.

Only downside is the Hobo's hours of operation: 11-2 on weekdays. A must if you are downtown Kelowna come lunchtime, I know I'll be back!

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Chelseasrumblytummy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LittleHoboKelowna_BC, Owner at Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
40 minutes? Wow, thank you soooo much for coming to the Hobo for lunch on Friday! It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your soup and biscuit combo's! We make a whole big list of soups now... if I counted all of them I would be pretty close to one hundred
:) So check our face book update to see what soups are on that day.A little correction on the hours tho... we are open from 9-2 Monday to Friday... soups are ready by ten, hot lunch is ready to go by eleven thirty... and we serve breaky from 9-11am. Hope this helps with the commute planning!! Can't wait to see you again, Crystal & Steve
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlo, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A fabulous adventure”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

While on my voyage across Canada, Feeling adventurous like my hero, Rick Steves, I stopped in this little hobo soup and sandwich restaurant because the name reminded me of a fantastic tv show I used to watch when I was young. The beef stroganoff soup brought tears to my eyes, just like Momma used to make, mmmmmm! I shall return!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank MrAdventurez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LittleHoboKelowna_BC, Owner at Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thanks for wandering our way and grabbing a bite to eat! Just have to say that was also one of my favorite shows to watch growing up in Manitoba as a little girl :) Glad you liked your beef strog soup that day and we hope your travels lead you to our doorstep again. Crystal & Steve
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Peachland, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Rueben Sandwich”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

I just had the best Rueben Sandwich ever for $9.00 including a piece of fresh fruit and very friendly service. I’m going to try the meatloaf another time; it must be good because lots of people were ordering it too.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank KymandDoug
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LittleHoboKelowna_BC, Owner at Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thanks for highlighting our Rueben Sandwich, we serve up this sammie every Monday on a light Rye Bread... worth a go if you are a Rueben fan! Yum! Can't wait to see you again at the Hobo...thanks for giving us a try :) Crystal & Steve
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop also viewed

Kelowna, Okanagan Valley
Kelowna, Okanagan Valley
 

Been to Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing