A couple of weeks ago we crowd-sourced where to get the best soup around Center City Philadelphia and beyond. We received suggestions in the comments, on Facecbook, via Twitter and email as well.
Here is our list of the places and soups that came up the most. For what restaurants serve a can’t miss soup as part of their meal, check out our best soups in Philadelphia restaurants list.
Best Asian Soups
It’s long been known that Philadelphia is a Pho town. Here are the best dishes of pho as mentioned by you the Foobooz reader.
1122 Washington Avenue
823 Adams Avenue
Pho 75 comes with the seal of approval of just about every chef in town who makes the Washington Avenue location’s hearty soup their breakfast/hangover cure
610 Washington Avenue
Almost as popular as Pho 75 is Pho Ha. The broth is what gets people clamoring for this chill fixer-upper.
1100-1120 Washington Avenue
Although Nam Phuong might be known more for their other Vietnamese specials, there’s no denying the pho here is a winner as well.
Nom Nom Ramen
20 S 18th Street
Philadelphia’s ramen itch was first scratched at Nom Nom. It’s still getting satiated there with the spicy Karai Miso. It’ll warm you up, inside and out.
204 N 9th Street
The rich signature Terakawa ramen is the obvious choice, but the Tan Tan Ramen with chicken broth as a change-up.
Best Other Soups
2301 Lombard Street
At this cozy French cafe it is the tomato bisque that gets heaped with praise.
Famous 4th Street
700 S 4th Street
38 S 19th Street
The only debate about the soup at Famous 4th is matzoh ball or chicken noodle. But that’s why there’s more than one day in a week.
Good Karma Cafe
331 S 22nd Street
928 Pine Street
The soups rotate but there’s no doubting that the African Peanut Chicken gets the most praise.
You can find these hot soups at farmers’ markets and retail spots around Philadelphia. The soups are seasonal and right now there is a roster of warming fall soups.
101 S 13th Street
The soups change daily but you can follow the menu on Twitter at @groceryphilly.
High Street on Market
308 Market Street
Butternut Squash, and Sweet Potato and Candied Walnut soups were the ones our readers singled out. But the options change frequently, so check them out.
Jose’s Mexican Foods
469 N 10th Street
The pollo con jengibre or chicken and ginger soup at Jose’s runs out fast and Foobooz readers didn’t really want to spill where Jose’s is, lest there be less for them. But we couldn’t help but share.
Le Bus Bakery
135 S 18th Street
Pumpkin soup has been a favorite recently. Beef Barley is another solid choice.
130 S 17th Street
The New England clam chowder is the number one seller but we’re big fans of getting the lobster bisque and a grilled cheese. It’s a perfect combo.
119 S 21st Street
Get your soup and calorie count. The vegan pumpkin coconut soup is only 141 calories.
1521 Locust Street
It’s the cabbage soup that has people buzzing. Schlesingers themselves describes it as “famous.”
2146 E. Susquehanna Avenue
As the name suggests, soup is king at Soup Kitchen. And of the soups, we highly recommend the Shakshuka.