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Warm Up with Chicago’s Best Soups

Five soups to warm up to this winter

Photo via Cafe Spiaggia

We have been spoiled by a very easy winter thus far in Chicago, but sadly a cold front is approaching on the horizon. Break out the hats and scarfs because winter is coming (again)! To keep you warm, we have rounded up our top five soups to keep you cozy while the wind blows.

River Roast

Situated right on the Chicago River, River Roast {315 North LaSalle Drive, Chicago; 312.822.0100} is a fun social house with American fare that is both satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish, and veggies are roasted and carved table-side, so you can watch the pork shoulder found in Hangover Soup  be prepared right before your eyes. Pair it with one of their inventive drinks on draft or cold-brewed cocktails from the slow drip infusion towers for a perfect partnership.

Tortoise Supper Club

You can’t ever go wrong with Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese, and Tortoise Supper Club {350 North State Street, Chicago; 312.755.1700} does it just right. The Chicago staple was created to be “stylish, sophisticated, but mostly warm and welcoming,” and it fills all of those goals and more. It’s the perfect place to spend a winter evening with family.

Café Spiaggia

Cafe Spiaggia {980 North Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago; 312.280.2750}, the sister restaurant of  Spiaggia, offers refined Italian food and an extensive wine list that make it easy to spend a long afternoon inside its welcoming walls. James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano leads the culinary team, offering an elevated take on Tomato Soup crafted with mascarpone, fennel brown butter, and lentils.

The Dearborn

Fans of favorite soups like Italian Wedding and Chicken Noodle, look no further than The Dearborn {145 North Dearborn Street, Chicago; 312.384.1242}. You can have everything you want with the Chicken & Kale soup, which comes in a hearty bowl, overflowing with Tuscan Kale, Fregola, and local carrots, all huddled in a made-from-scratch chicken bone broth. It’s topped with shavings of fresh Parmesan, and the result is a flavor-packed soup that’s filling, but not too heavy.

Le Colonial

If you want to sit on a patio no matter the weather, Le Colonial’s {937 North Rush Street, Chicago; 312.255.0088} is enclosed and cozy as can be! Indulge in their Sup Ga (above), a Chicken soup made with sliced raw corn and cilantro. Or opt for the signature Pho or Bouillabaisse options.

By Kaleigh Glaza, Online Editor