Tom Yum Soup from Smiling Banana Leaf. Photo Credit: Yelp user Tina B.

Best Soup in Pittsburgh

The soup in Pittsburgh is not to be missed. Here are a few of our favorites.

As the air gets colder in the Burgh', nothing tastes better than a hearty bowl of homemade soup. Pittsburgh has lots of places to get your soup on, and they taste almost as good as your mom's! Take the chill out of winter this season by trying one or more of these great soups and warm up with Pittsburgh's hot food scene!

Pesto Chicken Soup. Photo Credit: Eat Unique Facebook Page

Hofbrauhaus, Southside 

Soups to try: Kartoffelsuppe - homemade creamy potato soup with vegetables and smoked bacon and Gulaschsuppe - homemade Hungarian goulash with rich beef, paprika and potatoes. Both are delicious!

Deli on Butler Street, Lawrenceville 

Soups to try: Split pea, italian wedding, cream of chicken. You can't go wrong here!

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Smiling Banana Leaf, Highland Park

Soups to try: Tom Yum - spicy and sour lemongrass, and tom kha - creamy coconut milk, mushroom, cabbage, carrot and spinach. Another of my favorites is the glass noodle with cabbage in a clear broth.

Thai Me Up, Southside Flats

Soups to try: Coconut galangal soup - chicken or vegetables in lemongrass and galangal coconut broth. Also try the thai style chicken noodle, and the spicy dill soup with beef (om nue) which is beef soup with herbs and spices topped with dill.

Eat Unique Cafe, Oakland

Soups to try: Cream of tomato with feta and basil, and their white chili. Yum!

Apollo Cafe, Downtown 

Soups to try: There are various homemade soups offered daily, including vegetarian chili.

Patti's Pasticceria, White Oak

Soups to try: Again, you can't go wrong at Patti's. Try their cheeseburger, stuffed pepper, dill pickle, loaded potato, taco and stuffed cabbage. What amazing choices!

Stuffed Cabbage Soup. Photo Credit: Patti's Pasticceria's Facebook page

Big Jim's, Greenfield 

Soup to try: Wedding. Big Jim's In Greenfield is a hidden gem with big flavor. They are known for their wedding soup, and the large portion is a meal in itself!

Tram's Kitchen, Lawrenceville

Soups to try: Mung Bean Noodle or Saigon soups. A no-frills favorite where you really can't go wrong with anything. Be sure to load them up with chili and hoisin sauce, and get an order of the fresh spring rolls while you’re there!

Redbeard's on Sixth, Downtown

Soup to try: Onion soup baked with cheese. Great take on a classic!

Smallman Street Deli, Squirrel Hill

Soup to try: MATZO BALL. Enough said!

Smallman Street Deli Matzo Ball Soup

Kaya, Strip District 

Soup to try: For a taste of the islands, try Kaya's conch and corn chowder with sweet potatoes and scallions.

Everyday Noodles, Squirrel Hill 

Bonus "soup": Try your soup a new way by eating it inside a handmade steamed dumpling! The soup dumplings at Everyday Noodles are a specialty and not to be missed.

Soup's Up! Enjoy!