Homemade vegetable soup

It’s still soup weather in New England. And let’s face it, soup is the perfect food. It’s warm, nutrious, and can be made from any variety of your favorite veggies, protein, herbs and spices. It’s a complete meal in a bowl. And the options are endless. Making soup can sometimes be a little laborious, however, or at least time consuming.

So let’s head out the door in search of some of the best places to get soup in the Bay State. Spoons up! Here are 11 of the Hottest spots for soup in Boston and the Boston area. These suggestions are based on research from FourSquare, Yelp, Eater Boston, and some personal experience.

  • 1. Cafe Sauvage

    25 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

    Eater Boston claims this fairly new kid in town is getting rave reviews for it’s French onion soup. Cafe Sauvage serves “a hearty Gruyere-topped soup.” French onion soup  is my absolute favorite, and I’m very picky, so I will be venturing to this spot soon. I mean, look at that cheese!


  • 2. Neptune Oyster

    63 Salem Street, Boston

    Yelp and Foursquare agree on Neptune Oyster’s soups selections. Famous for their Italian style clam chowder, you will also find other delicous options served hot in a bowl, like their Maine Lobster Bisque.

  • 3. Branch Line

    321 Arsenal Street, Watertown

    Eater Boston advises that we not to miss out on Branch Line’s chicken rotisserie soup. They also mention the recipe changes occasionally, but any version is delicious. And chicken soup truly is good for the soul, and all that ails you. Oh, and you can buy their famous soup by the quart, to bring home.


  • 4. Pho Basil

    177 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

    Foursquare readers like the Veggie pho with chicken broth and an “egg to taste — delicious!” (according to one reviewer). Their Tom Yum and Duck Noodle soup are other popular options, according to Yelp reviewers. I have had their spicy noodle soup and it’s really good.


  • 5. Soup Shack JP

    779 Centre Street, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    This popular JP spot, according to a Yelp reviewer, serves up “some of the best ramen and pho in the area.”

  • 6. Union Oyster House

    41 Union Street, Boston

    Boston’s oldest restaurant is still filling bellies and warming hearts with their famous clam chowder. One Foursquare reviewer delcared that when you get more clams than potatoes, you know you’re in Boston. And when you’ve been doing it as long as UOH, it’s got to be good.

  • 7. Muqueca

    1008 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    This Inman Square spots serves up Brazilian food. They are well-known for their a flavorful seafood stew, moqueca, which is cooked in a clay pot. An Eater Boston review notes the stew is made from a coconut milk-based broth and flavor -heightened with is cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and more, and you can choose your seafood combo for the soup.

  • 8. Warren Tavern

    2 Pleasant Street, Charlestown

    This famous eatery was established in 1780 and claims to have been a favorite spot by many patriots of the Revolutionary War, including George Washington and Paul Revere. Yelpers love the New England clam chowder here, and the Tavern onion soup. Sounds like a win win to me.

  • 9. Sportello

    348 Congress Street, Boston

    World famous chef Barbara Lynch’s restaurant has been warming bellies with it’s classic spicy tomato soup for years. Eater Boston notes it’s topped with a taleggio and a caraway crostini. Yum!

  • 10. Seoul Soulongtang

    1245 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

    Another Eater Boston favorite here. This Allston Korean restaurant’s website simply states: Beef soup for the soul. They go on to say, “We pride ourselves in serving the best Korean traditional Beef Soup (Seollongtang) in Boston Area. Stop by for Seollongtag to heat up Boston’s brutal  winter and breeze out Boston’s stuffy summer.”


  • 11. All Star Sandwich Bar

    1245 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    Yelp reviewers love the Texas Style chili with brisket, no beans and some real heat.

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