When cooler weather settles in, it’s time to simmer down and get ready for longer, chillier days. Of course, this means you’ll want to head inside for more warming eats at mealtime. To help, here are a few places in Calgary where you can find some fantastic soup of all kinds.
Soup is life at the Primal Soup Company, who have an array of scratch-made soups with options that are friendly for all sorts of dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. You can slurp on some of their soups at their cafe, or pick up some to enjoy at home from their three market locations: Market on Macleod, Market 17, and Sunnyside Market.
Ramsay’s Tuscan Soup Garden is a deli and catering business that includes a tantalizing selection of housemade soups. You’ll have to check their chalkboard to see what’s simmering daily, but their range includes Beef Barley, Brown Rice & Turkey, Seafood Chowder, Tomato Chicken Florentine, Cream of Broccoli, Roasted Red Pepper & Potato, Tuscan Vegetable, and many more.
Address: 2600 Portland Street SE
You’ll find comfort eats galore in this beloved cafe, from sandwiches and baked goodies to their soups made from scratch daily. Get cozy with a steaming bowl of what’s in the kettle, including classics like tomato and minestrone.
Address: 8 Parkdale Crescent NW
No doubt you know already that ramen is hot in Calgary, in more ways than one. Although there are many fantastic spots for slurping down the complex broth cradling chewy ramen noodles, it’s hard to beat Shiki Menya. They only serve 150 bowls of ramen a day here, so get it while it’s hot. Order from their menu of “classic bowls” and “new school bowls” of oh-so-slurp-worthy soup and noodles. Try the tonkatsu, or enjoy their speciality, Chili Goma.
Address: 827 1st Avenue NE
Oh, pho, we love you so. This warming, steamy bowl of Vietnamese broth and noodles, fragrant with fresh herbs and lime, is really soul-satisfying. While pho restaurants always draw their loyalists, a great choice are the two locations of Pho Huong Viet, and their menu of soups, including over a dozen variations on the traditional dish, with all imaginable options for meat cuts (and doneness) and extras like tendon, tripe, beef balls, seafood, and, yes, even vegetarian.
Address: 3855 17the Avenue SW
Address: 1829 Ranchlands Boulevard NW