Covid Safety Guide
1. Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
If you want to avoid the crowds, shop during the week and not on weekends. Rainy days are also quieter days for shopping.
The staff has all been trained on how to keep the store clean and safe, and we are following all NY State and CDC guidelines. Many toys have been put in bags as well (stuffed animals especially). Our play tables have been put away for now. We are sanitizing surfaces twice daily and washing our hands as often as needed. We hope you can shop with confidence, knowing our store is safe, clean and sanitary. If you have any questions, or need any special accomodations to help you shop, please contact us.
See you soon,
Alphabet Soup has been a specialty toy store on the Ithaca Commons since 1984 and one of the biggest compliments we get from our beloved customers is that stepping into Alphabet Soup is like stepping into a time gone by. Children joyfully interact with high-quality, educational toys -including the best classic toys and the newest releases- while adults marvel at our vast sticker wall and muse affectionately about remembering similar walls in their local childhood toystores. One trip into our store and you'll feel yourself transported into a world of magic and simple, joyful times. We want to get kids unplugged and having hands-on fun. Alphabet Soup is locally-owned, independent and truly one of a kind. The locals have treasured Alphabet Soup for generations, most recently by honoring owner Greta Perl with the 2020 Retailer of the Year Award!
Here are some reviews of our store from our Souper customers:
Please contact us and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you.
We also give back to the community and support our local schools and kid-related organizations. Here are a few people and events we've donated to in the past year: GIAC, IPEI, Ithaca Community Childcare Center, Fall Creek PTA,T-Burg Takes on Pediatric Cancer, East Ithaca Preschool, Cops Kids & Toys, Family & Children's Service of Ithaca, and the 4- H annual duck race.
4-H Annual Duck Race Cops, Kids & Toys
If you would like to request a donation or talk about others ways we can partner with your organization, contact us. We love finding all the ways we can connect with our community and help kids learn and grow.