It’s cold. Really cold. There are two things that can cure this unshakable cold, that chills you to the bone – hot chocolate and, one of my favorites, soup. We’ve already covered the best places to get hot chocolate, so now it’s time to cover the other warm treat! Here are our picks for the best places to get delicious soup in Indianapolis.
With “soups” in the name, you know any of their creations will be good! Grab the soup of the day and salad special in the iconic City Market for only $7. (Not only do they make good soup, but take a look at the other items on the menu, too, if your appetite is bigger!)
Local chefs cooking up a variety on different soups based on seasonal ingredients is a recipe for success in my book. Soup flavors like Turkey Pumpkin Chili, Tomato Bisque with Smoked Gouda, and Italian Kale Parmesan you’re going to want to go with friends so you can sample them all.
If you watch Shark Tank then you most definitely remember this one. While they specialize in tomato soup, they also specialize in grilled cheese…and the combination of the two is a necessity.
I stumbled on this find by accident, because anyone who knows me knows I love a good bagel, and good bagels they have. I soon discovered (after I ate my way through their bagel sandwich menu) that Ripple Bagel and Deli also makes some pretty spectacular, made fresh daily soups. Only one soup is offered each day, but they’re guaranteed to give you a warm up.
Sawsadee is hailed as one of the best (if not the best) Thai places in Indianapolis, and if you can deviate from their delicious pad Thai then you would be able to experience their amazing Thai Noodle Soup available only at lunchtime. Eat in or carryout this treat and come back for dinner to try one of their other selections.
Growing up right down the street from The Aristocrat, I can tell you that many a bowls of soup have been consumed here. They only offer three, but I can tell you, the one to order is the French Onion Soup. This delicious melted cheese covered masterpiece is a winner, every time.
My parents have recently become local pho experts, and they assure me that Saigon is the place in the city for this Vietnamese soup. Come for the pho, stay for the Vietnamese pancake.
There are so many soup choices I had a hard time making up my mind. Overstuffed Bell Pepper? Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo? New England Clam Chowder? Yes, please.
Indiana State Museum
The Ayres Tea Room is mostly only available for special events, but is sometimes open for lunch around the holiday season. If you can dine in the restaurant, do it, but in the meantime visit the more casual Farmer’s Market Café located in the museum, as well, as they serve up the famous LS Ayres Chicken Velvet Soup. Take my word for it, it’s delicious.
This Indy soup newcomer touts fresh soup, served up quick at this downtown take out restaurant. Soups vary daily, and are vegetarian and allergy-friendly!
Megan Noel, veteran educator with 10 years of teaching experience and a PhD in Early Childhood Education, enjoys researching childhood through the eyes of her two young children, while writing about her family’s adventures on IndywithKids.com. She welcomes questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter - @EtDrnkandBMegan and learn more about me professionally here: www.linkedin.com/pub/megan-noel/61/b18/a20/
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