Soup is great for when temperatures turn frosty and cravings turn to comfort food that warms the insides. Luckily for us, there are a number of shops that put together wonderful soups, from Borscht to Wedding Soup… and everything in between.
The Soup Bowl of Park Slope (Park Slope) doesn’t open until November when Uncle Louie G’s ice cream closes down for the season. Patrons say it’s well worth the wait to try some of the reasonably priced soups, including split pea, spiced acorn and butternut squash, salmon with peppers, and more. Enjoy until March, when the shop converts back to ice cream.
Soup Bowl of Park Slope photo courtesy of Andrew D. via Foursquare.
Mushroom soup | Liz S. via Yelp
This vegetarian/vegan café serves up delicious middle eastern cuisine, sans meat, including a soup of the day that can include such customer favorites as the spicy lentil or mushroom, both of which are the perfect accompaniment for Newtown’s signature Halloumi sandwich and hummus.
Chicken noodle soup and sandwich | Mariel P. via Yelp
Hale & Hearty Soup (Brooklyn Heights)
In addition to the Hale & Hearty location on Court Street in Brooklyn Heights, there are franchises for the famous soup purveyor in Bushwick and at the Metrotech Center. They all sell the same wide array of delicious soups in a range of sizes, as well as sandwiches and salads.
Red Lentil Soup | Eugene V. via Yelp
Kofte Piyaz (Sunset Park)
This Turkish grilled meatball restaurant in the heart of Sunset Park serves a minimalist menu in a tiny, four-table space. But the red lentil soup alone makes it worth the journey. Customers called it, “extraordinary,” and said it was something they couldn’t duplicate at home.
Hand Pull Noodle Mixed Beef Soup | Claudia W. via Yelp
Hand Pull Noodle and Dumpling House (Bensonhurst)
This Bensonhurst favorite is known for the hand-made noodles that are added to its huge array of soups — including oxtail and tripe — moments before they’re eaten. They’re also known for the affordability of those soups. Reviewers called the noodle soups, especially the beef stew, “Amazing!”