Best of Philly

Best Soup

2014 BEST Soup

Cafe Lutecia

Soup isn’t a last-minute dump-in-the-scraps-type deal at this charming little cafe, which is owned by a French couple. The choices are constantly rotating but always superlative, whether you get the just-a-little-spicy tomato bisque, hearty lentil or African peanut.

2301 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-790-9557


2010 BEST Soup

10 Arts

Broad and Chesnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Never has one bowl of soup so perplexed and delighted the palate as chef Jennifer Carroll’s corn chowder. It’s bursting with the sweetness of Lancaster corn but has a slightly spicy finish. (That’s from the addition of jalapeos.) It’s vegetarian but has the depth of chowder made with bacon. (That’s from the smoked sea salt.)… Read more »