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!
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!
Bluebird Kitchen, Downtown
Soups to try: Bluebird Kitchen hosts a daily selection of three soups. Their cauliflower soup is the absolute best, and they regularly offer vegetarian and vegan soups.
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!
Big Jim's, Greenfield
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
A no-frills favorite where you really can't go wrong with the Mung Bean Noodle or Saigon soups. 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!
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.