While it might not be quite cold enough for snow in Phoenix, the 40-degree temperatures are certainly chilly enough to warrant cozying up with a hot cup of soup — especially with the delicious bowls simmering around the valley right now. Whether you want the star of your meal to be a hearty stew, or you’d rather opt for a warming starter soup, we’ve got you covered with some of the Valley’s best stews, soups, and chowders.Read More
8 Warming Soups to Try in Phoenix
From chowder swimming with seafood to spicy tortilla soup, there are plenty of bowls to keep keep the chill at bay all season long
New England Clam Chowder at Lure Fish House
Lure Fish House is known for having some of the freshest seafood in town. The restaurant’s specialties are driven inland each day from the restaurant’s oceanside Southern California processing facility. The New England clam chowder is fresh, creamy, and flavorful — making it a must-try dish for any seafood lover.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup at Diego Pops
It’s hard to go wrong with the Southwestern flavors of a traditional chicken tortilla soup, but Diego Pops’ spicy variation is extra delicious. It’s made with tender chicken, poblano peppers, and corn, then topped with avocado, queso Oaxaca, and a generous helping of crunchy tortilla strips.
Italian Wedding Soup at Streets of New York
Italian Wedding soup — named for its superbly combined ingredients that come together like two people in marriage — gets a rendition worthy of its reputation at Streets of New York. This traditional variation is made with couscous, tomatoes, spinach, sweet red pepper, and miniature meatballs topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a side of crusty garlic bread.
Pozole Rojo at Crujiente Tacos
This famous pozole is a seasonal favorite that’s commonly used to celebrate the holidays in Mexican culture, which makes it ideal for slurping through the chilly winter weather. It’s made with a deep red, savory broth with pork, hominy, lime, onion, jalapenos, and cilantro, slowly simmered to create a rich, unforgettable taste.
Butternut Squash Soup at True Food Kitchen
For folks with special dietary needs, True Food Kitchen makes it easy to order a scrumptious meal. The creamy, autumnal butternut squash soup is gluten-free and vegan, to boot.
Homemade Beef Stew at Miracle Mile
New York-style delicatessen Miracle Mile has mastered comfort food during its more than 70 years in the Valley, and the restaurant’s beef stew is no exception. The hearty dish is made with chunks of beef brisket, potatoes, celery, and carrots — the type of soup that makes you want to cuddle up in a cozy sweater with a bowl.
Cream of Tomato Soup at Cornish Pasty Co.
Cornish Pasty Co. has been a Phoenix-area staple for nearly two decades thanks to its pasties, but its soups cannot be overlooked. For winter, there’s no more comforting soup than a classic tomato, and this version with croutons is sure to be an instant favorite.
Spicy Potato and Corn Chowder at Gadzooks
Gadzooks is a Phoenix-area favorite, and for good reason — its unpretentious, quick, and tasty every time. Next time you’re there, try the spicy potato and corn chowder; it’s a one-of-a-kind soup that’s filling and flavorful, with guajillo-braised short ribs, three types of peppers, veggies, lots of potato, and corn.
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