We are getting rather used to hearing about new virtual restaurants — places that offer carryout and delivery but don’t have a physical dining room. While the pandemic has caused them to become far more common, they have changed slightly as the year has gone on. At first, places focused on pizza; but with the weather cooling considerably, customers are looking for something warming and comforting. In other words, it’s soup time.

This Thursday, a new soup-focused spot from Lettuce Entertain You called Coastal Soups is opening inside Summer House Santa Monica (1954 N. Halsted St.).

Each day it will offer eight soups created by Summer House Santa Monica’s chef Ben Goodnick, which will be paired with bread from pastry chef Erin Mooney. On the opening menu you’ll find offerings like a roasted pumpkin soup with a buttermilk biscuit ($9.95 for 16 ounces) and a classic minestrone with herb focaccia ($10.95). The soup options will change every two weeks.

Coastal Soups will be open seven days a week and will be available for pickup or delivery (if you live within 5 miles of Summer House Santa Monica). Check out the full opening menu here.