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Best soup in Vancouver

Jess Fleming Nov 30, 2015 1:42 am

Whether you’re after a humble cup of pumpkin soup, a chunky chowder or a steaming bowl of broth, here’s our list on where to find Vancouver’s best soup.

Butternut Squash Soup at Greenhorn Espresso Bar

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

This West End gem not only serves well-made espresso drinks but it also offers a hearty soup daily special. Made on site with fresh, local, and seasonal veggies, Greenhorn’s Butternut Squash Soup is satisfaction guaranteed. Delicious as well as filling, Chef Daigen Taylor’s Butternut Squash Soup is completely vegan and owes its creamy texture to a splash of coconut milk. A small bowl of soup costs $5, while a large bowl sets customers back $8.

Address: 994 Nicola Street
Phone: 604-428-2912
Website: www.greenhorncafe.com

Roasted Tomato Soup at Bel Café

Photo courtesy fo Bel Café

Photo courtesy fo Bel Café

Although better known for its delicious baked goods, Bel Café also boasts a range of expertly made savory items, including warming soups. Visiting patrons can opt for a bowl of Roasted Tomato soup with Thai chili and cheddar gougère, or a creamy, earthy seasonal special like Autumn Mushroom with Fontina cheese, hazelnut, and tarragon ($6.80/$9).

Address: Located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-673-7000
Website: www.belcafe.com

Creamy Carrot, Fennel and Ginger Soup at Matchstick

Photo courtesy of Matchstick

Photo courtesy of Matchstick

Lunch at this popular coffee house changes regularly and features an array of eats from savoury Danish pastries to hearty salads. When the weather starts to turn the kitchen also whips up a wonderfully wholesome Carrot, Fennel and Ginger Soup ($5.95). Best eaten with a side serve of buttered toast, this steaming rendition will not disappoint. Check Matchstick’s Instagram for their daily lunch specials.

Address: 213 East Georgia Street
Phone: 604-336-0213
Website: www.matchstickcoffee.com

Split Pea and Broccoli Soup at Hubbub

Photo courtesy of Hubbub

Photo courtesy of Hubbub

The soups (priced at $3.99) at Hubbub are made-in-house and rotate every second Tuesday. In addition to Chicken Quinoa and Butternut Squash Coconut, the popular sandwich-focused shop also dishes up a mean and aromatic Split Pea and Broccoli soup.

Address: Multiple locations, check website for further details
Website: www.hubbubsandwiches.com

Roasted Red Pepper Soup at Finch’s

Deliciously filling baguettes are not the only treat pulling in a crowd at Finch’s, indeed come the cooler months the corner café’s rotating soup specials are also a main draw. While the menu boasts flavours like Leek and Potato, Broccoli and Cheddar, Zucchini and Thyme (all made from scratch daily with organic vegetable stock), it is the Roasted Red Pepper that has customers singing the café’s praises. Depending on your hunger pain levels opt for a side of soup ($3.95), soup and buttered baguette ($6.25), or soup, green salad, and baguette ($8.75).

Address: 353 West Pender Street
Phone: 604-899-4040
Website: www.finchteahouse.com

Sunset Corn and Chicken Soup at Burgoo

Sunset Corn and Chicken (Robert Shaer)

Sunset Corn and Chicken (Robert Shaer)

While Burgoo’s comforting Sunset Corn and Chicken Soup is worth a visit alone, the Vancouver-based restaurant chain doesn’t just offer up one or two soup options but rather a handful of soul-warming soup varieties, ranging in price from $8 to $13.50. Diners can expect to find Straight up Tomato, Mushroom Medley, a Crab Bisque, and more on the menu.

Address: Multiple locations, check website for further details
Website: www.burgoo.ca

Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup from Kits Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Kits Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Kits Kitchen

For a reliably good and eat-at-home option, pick up a jar or a freezable soup pouch of Kits Kitchen’s pre-packaged Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup. This vibrantly coloured nourishing mix is comprised of organic butternut squash, organic carrot, organic onion, organic garlic, organic ginger, organic rosemary, salt, and pepper. Find Kits Kitchen’s soups online or at various locations around the city.

Phone: 778-968-1987
Website: www.kitskitchen.ca

French Onion Soup at Tableau Bar Bistro

Photo courtesy of Tableau Bar Bistro

Photo courtesy of Tableau Bar Bistro

Your tastebuds will certainly be rewarded when you take a sip of Tableau’s house-made French Onion Soup ($12). Served straight from the oven, Tableau’s French Onion Soup boasts a noticeably rich taste and is comprised of focaccia croutons, caramelized onions, and a flavourful beef broth. The dish also comes topped with Gruyere and Ementhal cheeses, which have been baked on top until golden brown and bubbly.

Address: 1181 Melville Street
Phone: 604-639-8692
Website: www.tableaubarbistro.com

New England Chowder at Rodney’s Oyster House

Rodney's New England Clam Chowder (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Rodney’s New England Clam Chowder (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Rodney’s deliciously thick New England Clam Chowder is guaranteed to warm you to the core on a brisk day. Keeping it simple the chefs at Rodney’s use a traditional maritime recipe, fresh local ingredients (smoked bacon, baby Manila clams from Vancouver Island, and Kennebec potatoes) and create it from scratch in-house.

Address: 1228 Hamilton Street
Phone: 604-609-0080

Address: 52 Powell Street
Phone: 604-685-2005

Website: www.rohvan.com

Matzoh Ball Soup at Dunn’s Famous

The recently remodeled Dunn’s Famous has made a conscious decision to focus its menu solely on old-style Montreal deli eats, therefore it should come as no surprise that the Seymour Street locale dishes up a deliciously simple hand-rolled matzoh ball soup rendition ($6). Served in a notably light chicken broth with a sprig of dill this classic dish is both flavourful and filling.

Address: 827 Seymour Street
Phone: 604-682-8938
Website: www.dunnsfamousbc.com

Soup of the Day at The Soup Meister

With a row of huge cauldrons bubbling away with piping hot soup, The Soup Meister in North Van ensures that a delicious, freshly made bowl of gourmet soup is served up each and every time. Executive Chef Ralf Dauns operates a rotating menu and features four to five soups a day. Menu highlights include Cream of Chicken with Spinach, Roasted Potato with Smoked Salmon, Homestyle Chicken Noodles, and Beef Barley.

Address: 103-123 Carrie Cates Court, Lonsdale Quay Market, North Vancouver,
Phone: 604-983-2774
Website: www.thesoupmeister.com

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Jess Fleming
Jess is a former Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.

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