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 – and Pittsburgh has lots of places to get your soup on. 

Smiling Banana Leaf, Highland Park

Soups to try: Tom Yum - spicy and sour lemongrass soup with spinach and mushrooms and Tom Kha - creamy coconut milk, mushroom, cabbage, carrot and spinach. Another delicious dish is the glass noodle soup with napa cabbage in a clear broth.

Thai Me Up, Southside Flats

Soups to try: Tofu Soup – a fresh tofu and napa in vegetable clear soup. 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.


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Onion Maiden, Allentown 

Soups to try: Burning Witch Soup – a gluten and soy-free kabocha pumpkin soup with red lentils, carrots, red cabbage, chili, tamarind and cilantro.

Eat Unique Cafe, Oakland

Soups to try: Cream of Tomato with Basil and Feta and the Black Lentil and Kale Soup. 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 Stuffed Pepper, Butternut Soup with Italian Sausage, Italian Beef & Pepperoni Soup. Head to their calendar to check out the amazing choices!

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

Big Jim's, Greenfield 

Soup to try: Italian Wedding Soup. Big Jim's in Greenfield is a hidden gem with big flavor. They are known for their wedding soup, and it's recommended to order the large portion.

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 Soup. It's delicious! 

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": Shrimp with Loofah Soup Dumplings. 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.

There are plenty of souper places in and around Pittsburgh to warm you up on a cold day. Share with us your favorite spots on social media using #LovePGH. Enjoy!