Best Soups in New York City

Winter has arrived and snow and wind swooping in your face is never a nice welcoming hello in the morning. Chances are you’re shivering and stepping in snow puddles and cursing why you even moved to this city- if only you remembered that circle scarf. See below for the top 10 under the radar soups/stews in Manhattan where most all are easy to take into your own home.  These are all pretty simple and belly warmers fo sho. Note: Ramen not included.

  1. Taste of Persia (Flatiron) –  Ash Reshteh, a Persian Vegetable noodle, because what’s not to love about a Persian soup stand in a Pizza Parlor?
  2. Fig & Olive (Meatpacking) – Provencal Carrot & Thyme Soup, a chunky puree you’ll down in seconds.
  3. Katz’s Delicatessen (LES)- Chicken Noodle Soup, this brothy broth and legit chicken pairs great with a Pastrami Sandy.
  4. Legend Bar & Restaurant (Chelsea)- Chicken & Corn Soup, like egg drop soup but with some corn and chicken.
  5. Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop (Flatiron) – Matzo Ball Soup, their matzo ball is more wheaty than everyone else’s.
  6. Ngam (East Village) – Roasted Chicken Soup, the scallions and mint really cling to you here.
  7. Scalinatella (Upper East Side) – Bouillabaisse, a seafood stew you won’t be able to take out but the best one I’ve ever had.
  8. Tres Carnes (Chelsea)- Tortilla Soup, only available during the winter and somehow really hard to find in NYC .
  9. Happy Taco Burrito (Greenwich Village) – Chicken + Rice Soup; what’s not to love about a $2 soup with broccoli?
  10. ABC Kitchen (Gramercy) – Butternut Squash with ginger, cozy at it’s finest.