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NYC's Best Soup Spots

Soup, glorious soup! There’s nothing like a piping hot bowl of it during the crisp, cool fall and the snowy winter in NYC. Rounded up below are the city's most iconic and delicious soup spots, located all across Manhattan. If you need a little warming up during your trip to the city, grab a bowl at any of these cozy establishments.

Best of NYC Soup: Ed’s Chowder House (Upper West Side)

Ed's Chowder House

A warm bowl of chowder hits the spot like nothing else can on a breezy, East Coast day in NYC. Ed’s Chowder House serves four different New England inspired chowders that include the classic Manhattan and New England Clam Chowders, a rich Shellfish Chowder, and a Butternut Squash Chowder that’s filled with diced apple, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin oil. Fortunately, you won’t have to pick just one, as a chowder sampler is available for order. Empire Hotel, 44 W. 63rd St., 212-956-1288,

Best of NYC Soup: Soup Spot (Midtown West)

The Soup Spot is known for making up to 18 different soups from scratch every single day of the week. Impressive, right? On that list you’ll often find their most favorited soups, including Creamy Potato and Bacon; Lobster, Shrimp, and Salmon Bisque; and Beef Barley. The Soup Spot is also the place to find a deal, serving up a side of bread and an apple with their soup for a measly six bucks. It’s hard to find a lunch that cheap (yet delicious!) in the city, trust us. 220 W. 31st St., 212-643-8623,

Best of NYC Soup: La Bonne Soupe (Midtown West)

 La Bonne Soupe

This little Parisian gem is a full-service restaurant that excels in its French soup making. Yes, that means that you’re going to find a killer “Soupe à l'Oignon” here. A Mushroom and Barley soup accompany the French Onion on the menu, as well as a Tomato Cream of Vegetable. And soup isn’t just an appetizer here, it’s a meal. Each soup comes with bread, a house salad, dessert, and a beverage. It’s the real deal, you guys. 48 W. 55th St., 212-586-7650,

Best of NYC Soup: Cozy Soup ‘n’ Burger (Greenwich Village) 

Skip the burger and stick with the soup at Cozy Soup ‘n’ Burger, not that they make a bad burger… but the soup cannot be surpassed. You can order either a cup or bowl portion of their four hearty soups: French Onion, Split Pea, Western-Style Chili, and Matzoh Ball. The chili comes in both turkey and beef options and can served over a bed of brown rice, as if things couldn’t get any better. 739 Broadway, 212-477-5566,

Best of NYC Soup: Hale and Hearty Soups (Midtown West)

Hale and Hearty  

Whoever thinks that soup isn’t a hearty entrée clearly hasn’t been to Hale and Hearty. As its name implies, you’ll definitely get your fill from any of the dozens of soups made fresh here each day. Crab & Tomato, Moroccan Red Lentil, and Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya are some of their more unique flavors. As for all you health nuts, vegetarian, low fat, dairy free, and gluten free options are abound here as well. Additional locations in Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown East. 462 Seventh Ave., 212-971-0605,

Best of NYC Soup: The Original SoupMan (Hell’s Kitchen)

The Original Soupman

Yes, this is The Original SoupMan that you saw on Seinfeld many, many years ago… and this little soup joint is still serving some of the best chowders, broths, and noodles in town. Their Lobster Bisque is a favorite of New Yorkers, rich and filled with chunks of tasty lobster. The Italian Wedding Soup is also a must, and you might as well try out the Crab & Corn Chowder while you’re at it. Soups change daily, and they are all served with a slice of bread, a piece of fruit, and a Lindt chocolate truffle. Additional location in Midtown West. 259A W. 55th St., 212-956-0900,

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