Boston’s Best Winter Soups

Boston’s Best Winter Soups

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of house-made soup at a local restaurant when the weather outside is cold and crisp. These spots have mastered the art of serving steamy soups. Featuring everything from chowders to classics like chicken soup, head to these five places and be sure to check out not just their soups but the other selections too.

 Boston Chowda Co.)

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Boston Chowda Co.
1 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 742-4441

For award-winning clam chowder, made with local clams, decadent cream and hand-cut potatoes, head to Boston Chowda Co. With its historical location surrounded by all the Boston sites and shopping, it is the place to go for a quick bite. Signature selections include not just “Boston’s Best” New England Clam Chowder but Mother’s Chicken Vegetable Soup, Plymouth Corn Chowder, French Onion Soup, Rockport Lobster Bisque and even hearty options like the Paul Revere Chili.

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Tomato Soup from Cheeseboy (Image: Cheeseboy on Facebook)

280 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 423-0481

The perfect winter combination is grilled cheese with a side of tomato soup, and quickly growing company Cheeseboy makes its own memorable version. Cheeseboy prides itself on using responsibly sourced ingredients that are both healthy and chemical-free. A standout sandwich includes the Mac ‘N Melt featuring all-natural macaroni and cheese with local aged cheddar, Monterey Jack, cream and spices along with bacon and more cheddar cheese on hearty white bread. Save room for the delicious Homestyle Tomato Soup, which is a traditional creamy tomato soup made with fresh milk and signature spices.


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Toscano Restaurant
47 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-4090

What better way to warm up in the winter than with an Italian meal including zuppe? Located in Beacon Hill, Toscano has tasty soups including its minestrone which is a Tuscan-style vegetable-packed soup. A traditional Italian favorite, it also has Pasta E Fagioli featuring white beans and Tubettini for just $9. Another soup option to enjoy is the Acqua Cotto Porcini Mushrooms Soup with Swiss Chard, tomato, poached egg and Pecorino. The cheese plate, pizza, pasta and other entrees including pork, lamb and steaks also make this a favorite in the area.

Related: Best Clam Chowder In Boston

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New England Soup Factory
2-4 Brookline Place
Brookline MA 02445
(617) 739-1899

For a wide variety of soups this season, New England Soup Factory has a menu filled with not just soup, but sandwiches and salads too. Vegetarian options include the Spinach Parsnip and Corn Bisque and Butternut Apple and Sage. There are gluten-free soups as well like the Triple Strength Chicken Vegetable, Clam and Corn Chowder and Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. Plus there are baked goods for dessert including cookies and other treats.


French Onion Soup from Galight (Image: Gaslight)

560 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 422-0224

French Onion Soup warms your soul for just $9.25 at Gaslight. Featuring truffled beef short ribs, it is smothered with bubbly cheese. Head here not just for the soup, but for French dishes like escargot, duck, steak frites, nicoise salad and many more. Look out for its daily specials with everything from roasted lamb to lobster gnocchi as additions to the already delicious menu.

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