There is nothing quite like slurping up a bowl of hot soup on a blustery day. From savory ramen and spicy chili to classic comfort favorites, here’s where the soup’s on in Vancouver.
Cozy up with a bowl of creamy lentil soup filled with the namesake legumes and fresh local vegetables at downtown Vancouver’s new Georgian restaurant. Complete your meal with khinkali, oversized soup-filled dumplings that feel designed for winter in the northwest.
A relative newcomer to the downtown food scene, Slow Fox Chili is located in the Columbia Food Park, just off 7th and Main. Pick up a bowl of spicy Ray’s Red filled with hearty ingredients like beef, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Top it off with classic cheddar cheese and onion or kick up the spice an extra notch with pickled jalapenos.
You won’t regret the drive to the eastside once you start slurping up the perfectly chewy noodles in a bowl of Kenji’s ramen. Savor the rich umami flavors in their garlic onion broth and complete your ramen nirvana by topping off your bowl with a soft-boiled egg and crispy pork belly. In addition to the classics, Kenji’s menu features gluten free and kale noodles for those with special dietary needs.
The Laotian Red Curry Noodle Soup (Kaopoon Nam Gai) delivers a satisfying explosion of flavors and textures. Based in a coconutty and satisfyingly spicy red curry broth, this soup blends tender shredded chicken and soft thin rice noodles with crunchy bean sprouts, cabbage, and carrots. It’s all infused with a taste of mint and cilantro for a complete flavor immersion. Enjoy this specialty, or any of the bright and airy shop’s three different pho options, including chicken, a special with various beef cuts, and vegetarian.
When the chilly months are in full force, what better way to kick off the season than with some amazing tomato bacon bisque made fresh, in-house at Mav’s Taphouse. A great space where you can bring the kids and still enjoy exceptional craft beer and excellent food! Pair it with one of the many fresh hop beers they have on tap to make it the perfect meal.
Whether it's warm or cold outside, Amaro's Table believes it is always soup season. Bringing a modern American dining experience to downtown Vancouver, their highlights include its steaks, seafood, and craft cocktails. But there is something to be said about their homemade soups made fresh each morning. From Chicken Yellow Curry, or Clam Chowder, to Tuscan White Bean with Potatoes, Sausage & Kale you can’t go wrong.
7. Rosemary’s Café
Featuring rotating daily made-from-scratch soups, expect to find creamy favorites like broccoli, potato leak, and clam chowder frequenting the menu. Try one alongside a scoop of “The Best” chicken salad, which lives up to its name in flavor.
While their extensive roster of phos are sure to satisfy, the true can’t-miss dish at this East Vancouver restaurant is the Bún bò Huế. The spicy and fragrant lemongrass soup is filled with sliced beef shank and lean pork, thick and chewy rice noodles, and an array of vegetables. It is also available in a vegetarian version featuring extra vegetables and fried tofu that perfectly absorbs the fiery broth. One bowl is plenty, but if you want leftovers, round out your order with the crispy and tasty chicken cabbage salad.
While the pasta and sandwiches may draw you in to this classic Italian deli, the fresh daily soup is always there when you need it. Find European inspired flavors like fire-roasted tomato basil and classic mushroom. Round out a true European dining experience with a glass of wine and take your time to savor the old-world flavors. Add your spin on some of their ready-made soups in the freezer case, and cozy up at home too!