My Story

Welcome My Deli!

Karen’s Souper Deli, located in the lobby of the historic Parker Pen building, opened in December of 2017.  Started by Janesville native Karen Pearson, says “It’s something I’ve always dreamed of.  I’ve worked for over 30 years in the restaurant industry and I love to cook for people and try new recipes, so why not make a business of it?

“We have lots of great small businesses downtown, and it’s exciting to see Janesville’s main street growing and revitalizing.   But, when I looked at the restaurants that are within walking distance of  the downtown, most offer fried or ‘bar’ food.  I wanted to have healthier choices and something for vegetarians and vegans,” says Pearson.

“It’s also a way for me to give back to the community,” she continues.  At Thanksgiving, Karen sponsored a fundraiser in which all proceeds were donated to the GIFTS men’s shelter.  She also donated part of the proceeds from a day’s business to a family in need.
Only the Best

Fresh, Homemade, with Vegetarain Options

Karen’s Souper Deli offers breakfast and lunch options, which always include homemade soups, sandwiches, and yummy treats, and  caters to small groups.

When you stop in you can always expect a selection of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches.   Plus, you’ll find vegetarian and vegan options.


What People are Saying

Amazing salads and soups! Definitely the best lunch spot in town. Emma T.

Service with a smile! 😁 Nice to have another, affordable option in downtown Janesville. Paula G.

The food is absolutely amazing!! Great service as well!! LaFonda R.

Everything I’ve ordered has been fresh and delicious. The soup is amazing, and there’s always a vegetarian or vegan option. Only problem is I can’t resist the baked goods. Too good! Liz R.

Delicious lunch and friendly service too. The soup was so good we ordered a bowl to-go for dinner.
Wonderful to see new small business in downtown. Rachel T.

Karen was great to work with when planning a lunch for 20 people. Food was delivered and set-up in great time and also looked adorable for our holiday party. Everything was delicious and our guests left full and happy. Would highly recommend!. Jane G.

We were here for lunch and loved it. I also ordered a deli tray for Easter brunch. Karen did a great job and it was reasonably priced. I will be back! Donna S.

Karen is an AMAZING chef! Her food is delicious…Best chicken salad anywhere! And, her bakery items are perfection! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful locally owned Deli in Janesville!!! Amber S.

The spicy sausage soup was wonderful! It was just what I needed on a cold day like today! Eric H.

Roasted turkey wrap was delicious. I shall return and sample more goodies. Tom L.