10 Fall Soups and Salads at Philly Eateries That Will Knock Your Socks Off


Smoked Sweet Potato Soup at Supper | Photo via Facebook

My list of reasons for loving fall is pretty much endless: It’s finally okay to bust out my Uggs (I’m using the term “okay” loosely); my drives back home to D.C. are made much less boring thanks to the beautiful changing leaves lining 95; I no longer have to worry about sweating my mascara off en route to the subway; and so on. But my number one favorite thing about fall is the food—squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, pumpkin, apples, kale. It’s all so drool-worthy.

And if you, like us here at Be Well Philly, like to eat your way through the fall season, squeezing in all the autumn fruits and veggies you can, then we’ve got some suggestions for you: Here, 10 scrumptious fall soups and salads at restaurants around Philly. Jot these dishes down on your must-eat bucket list and get to grubbin’, people!

Smoked Sweet Potato Soup at Supper 
926 South Street, Bella Vista.

It has a cinnamon marshmallow on top, you guys. A cinnamon marshmallow. See above for photographic evidence.

Vegetable Tapas Board at Jamonera
105 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.

Just about everything on the menu at Jamonera will knock your socks off, but this board—which is basically a tasting platter of mini salads—is a serious winner. You’ve got roasted beets in a tahini vinaigrette, caramelized fennel and goat cheese, sherry glazed turnips with shaved kale and marcona almond pesto (YUM), and more.

Lentil Chili at Vegan Commissary
1703 South 11th Street, Passyunk Square.

This vegan lentil and black bean chili comes complete with a corn bread muffin. Because, what’s chili without cornbread?

Tunisian Carrot and Quinoa Salad at Barbuzzo
110 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.

This salad is essentially an edible rainbow. It’s loaded with carrots, kohlrabi, beets, dates, mint, cilantro, quinoa and almonds, all topped off with a carrot vinaigrette. Oh, and it’s not just a pretty plate—it’s darn delicious, too.

Sopa de Castaña at Tinto
114 South 20th Street, Rittenhouse.

The sound of a chestnut being cracked open just screams, “Fall has arrived!” doesn’t it? And this decadent truffled chestnut soup—dubbed one of the best soups in Philadelphia restaurants by our friends over on Foobooz—does not disappoint.

Baby Kale Salad at Pizzeria Stella
420 South Second Street, Society Hill.

It’s prime kale time, people. And what better way to enjoy the superfood than with crispy artichoke hearts and celery? (And maybe with a slice of Brussels sprouts pizza, too.)

Thai Vegetable Soup at Metropolitan Cafe
264 South 19th Street, Rittenhouse.

The cafe serves this sweet and spicy vegan coconut-broth soup year-round, but the ingredients change based on the season. So right now, you’ll find it loaded with all your favorite fall veggies like kale and sweet potato. Mmmm.

Roasted Turkey and Fall Vegetables Salad at Sweetgreen 
Locations in Ardmore, West Philly and Washington Square West.

This salad—loaded with turkey, roasted Brussels, sweet potatoes and a cranberry vinaigrette—is basically Thanksgiving in a bowl. You’re welcome.

Heirloom Pumpkin Soup at Pumpkin
1713 South Street, Graduate Hospital.

Pumpkin, apple and gingerbread: Nothing says fall quite like that combo, am I right?

Couscous and Roasted Veggie Salad at Le Bus 
129 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse.

If you find yourself rushing around town, keep this option in mind: This couscous salad topped off with roasted seasonal veggies is grab-and-go lunch perfection.

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