If you think that the best summer foods are ones that come straight off the grill, you’re missing out. Gazpachos and chilled soups are every bit as classic as charred-up burgers—and healthier, too. And we’re not just talking about your everyday tomato gazpacho. A bunch of restaurants in the region offer super-creative takes on the chilly favorite. They’re chock-full of yummy summer veggies and fun ingredients, like zucchini blossoms and long hots, that are sure to please even the most devout backyard griller.
If you needed one more reason to love Federal Donuts, here it is: Federal Donuts is collaborating with Broad Street Ministry (BSM), a non-profit, to launch a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign will fund Rooster Soup Company, a gourmet soup restaurant where 100% of the profits will go to the Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative. BSM has been providing social services and meals (over 60,000 a year to be exact) to those in need in Philadelphia. Bill Golderer, founder and convening minister of BSM, spoke on the team up saying, “when unlikely collaborators like Broad Street Ministry and Federal Donuts join forces – new possibilities emerge. Getting in the game together leads us past helplessness, and allows us to envision radical new solutions.”
This icy weather calls for soup. So how about a warming bowl that also supports a good cause? The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance is hosting a Souper Bowl (get it?) fundraiser right now to help generate support for its nutrition programs for critically ill Philadelphians.
When we polled our readers and distilled down their answers about the best soups in Philadelphia, we figured it would be a good post for a cold day. And what do you know, today qualifies.
So here are our suggestions for the best soup for lunch in Philadelphia as well as the best soups served in Philadelphia restaurants.
You would not believe how many layers I’m wearing today—and even still, I’m barely tepid over here. That’s why I’m taking the cold-weather battle to the kitchen and whipping up a honkin’ batch of warm-me-up soup pronto. Won’t you join me? Here are five of our most popular soup and chili recipes to help you fight the cold.
Earlier this week we provided you our crowd-sourced guide to the best soup lunches in Philadelphia. And now we’re back with our list of the best soup in restaurants. You might not go to these restaurants for just the soup (Cheu Noodle Bar and South Philadelphia Taproom might be the exceptions), but you’d be wise to order soup as one of your courses.
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.
The Cambridge is getting set to hold its second annual chili cook off. The event takes place on Sunday, November 10th at 3 p.m. and the South Street bar is still looking for a few more contestants who want to compete for the title, “Best Chili in Philly.”
Guests get to sample as much chili as they like and vote for their favorite. The Cambridge will also have more than ten pumpkin beers on tap.
The competition will be held in the outdoor courtyard, so dress accordingly.
Contestants may sign up by emailing their contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pretty much everybody here at Foobooz World HQ (and everyone among the wider Philly mag team) is walking around with a case of the sniffles right now. As such, talk has turned to where in the city everyone goes for their favorite bowls of soup.
But out of these many conversations has come a depressing realization: In a city as broad, diverse and food-focused as Philadelphia is, we have a serious lack of truly great soup. I mean, yeah. There are places to get ramen. And a couple places to go for decent bowls of chicken soup. But where are the true soup savants in this town? The cooks for whom soup-making is not just an afterthought, but a true calling?
So with the weather turning chilly and the skies going gray, we’ve decided to turn to you, the Foobooz community. Where do you guys go when you’ve got an itch that only a really great bowl of soup can scratch?
Let us know in the comments. And please, for those of us who are stuck at our desks and living vicariously through you, don’t spare any details.