Looking for the best soup spots in NYC? We’ve got you covered. Northeastern winters can be rough, but there’s nothing better or more comforting during these arctic months than cozying up with a bowl of soup. So get up, get out, brave the cold, and reward yourself.
La Bonne Soupe
Restaurant, French, $$$
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La Bonne Soupe offers American classics with an elegant, French twist. Alongside soups like soupe à l’oignon (French onion soup) and soupe paysanne à l’orge (mushroom and barley soup), they also have delicious crêpes and omelets, perfect for brunch with friends and family.
The Soup Bowl of Park Slope is a cozy restaurant which has put its own spin on traditional dishes like butternut squash soup and potato soup, and has new selections like lobster butternut squash bisque and sweet potato and coconut soup. They also have a second location on Union Street in Park Slope.
You really can find quality soup at a bar, especially one that specializes in beer and cheese. A grilled cheese and a nice cold beer is a perfect partnership, but grilled cheese, tomato soup, and beer is a match made in heaven. Known for its relaxed vibes and cheesy concoctions, Earl’s Beer and Cheese turns a gloomy night into a wonderfully cozy one.
If you’re looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine, look no further than Thanh Da. This Vietnamese eatery draws crowds in with their excellent banh mi and bun bo hue; a savory staple of Thanh Da, bun bo hue is the signature dish of many Vietnamese immigrants living in New York.
Trattoria Pesce Pasta specializes in traditional Northern Italian cuisine, and strives to provide excellent service from start to finish. Their pasta e fagioli soup – a hearty soup of pasta and beans – is a true classic that tastes like Italy.
This restaurant always has long lines of people queuing up outside. All of their soups are made from scratch, and crafted with an excellence you could only expect from a place called The Original Soupman.
Soup Spot offers at least 50 soups throughout the year, and makes a total of 17 different soups everyday from scratch, including cheddar baked potato, Boston clam chowder, spicy beef chili, minestrone, and roasted butternut squash. They also have unique flavors like masala tomato lentil and Northwoods chicken and wild rice.