South Florida typically only does a couple of weeks of winter, so its demand for winter soups is low. However, there are those who like to be reminded of Christmas sweaters and cascading snowflakes, and for those people, there is this list of top winter soups. Some soups are a perfect mixture of South Floridian culture and winter favorites, while others are more traditional and favor the sentimental snowbirds. For more soups and salads just like this, check out the Top Soup and Salads in Miami list and find a pairing that’s perfect for you.
Hy-Vong Vietnamese Cuisine
3458 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
Pumpkin soup is a staple on fall restaurant menus but most people wouldn’t think that you would find Miami’s best pumpkin soup in a Vietnamese restaurant. Customers rave about Hy-Vong’s squash and pumpkin soup. It’s just the right amount of creamy and hearty with a touch of spice, packed in a place best known for pho. It’s the perfect starter for any meal but for Hy-Vong, it is a signature dish.
81 Washington Ave.
Miami, FL 33139
If you have a some spare dough and are looking to treat yourself to a night of authentic French cuisine, then head to La Gloutonnerie. Those visiting the Magic City from Paris swear it’s the best French food that they can get away from home. A particular favorite is the French onion soup, which this spot calls the Gratinee Lyonnaise. It’s basically the classic French onion soup with an extra heaping of cheese layered on top so it cascades over the bowl. It’s the definition of magnifique.
Big Bear Brewing Company
1800 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Most soups are fancy, hearty or chunky, but sometimes you just want something warm, comforting and familiar and what’s more familiar than beer? The Big Bear Brewing Company found a way to incorporate beer into its creation – the beer muenster cheese soup. This creamy concoction is served in a bread bowl so you can dip to your heart’s delight. The flavor of beer is present but it mingles with the cheese so nicely that some people even order a beer to drink with the soup. Sometimes, you just can’t get too much of a good thing.
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4520 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Fresh First has already made a name for itself as a vegetarian and raw foods paradise in Fort Lauderdale. Most of its foods are cold but you can get a warm delight in the creamy cauliflower soup that is served on Tuesdays. It’s a mixture of roasted cauliflower, onion and almond cream, giving it a creamy and savory taste simultaneously. Stop in today for this vegan delight and discover what freshly made soup tastes like.
Rustic Inn Crabhouse
4331 Ravenswood Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
You can’t travel or live near the Conch Republic without partaking of the conch chowder. Conch is a snail like creature from the sea that typically has a chewy texture. However if it’s done correctly, it can be salty, flavorful and soft to the bite. At the Rustic Inn Crabhouse, you can find just that. It’s just South Florida’s way of delivering a bit of tropical into a winter dish.
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