There’s nothing cozier than a bowl of soup during the winter!
We San Diegans may not have snow-covered winters. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy tasty soups and pretend we’re in our own Hallmark Christmas movie! We decided to gather the best spots for soups around town that even Adam Driver would approve!
Good Soup: Caldo De Pollo
There’s nothing more comforting than a caldo de pollo when you’re feeling under the weather or simply need a cozy pick-me-up. The Caldo De Pollo at Lourdes is top-notch and will have you coming back sooner rather than later. Lourdes is a taco stand, but their outstanding soup is a must-try!
Location: 650 S Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
Good Soup: French Onion Soup
Nowadays, it may not be hard to come by an attempt at this quintessential soup. However, few places serve up a dish that matches the French. To the joy of San Diegans, the award-winning Blue Boheme achieves this feat!
Location: 4090 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116
Good Soup: New England Clam Chowder
This San Diego favorite is a classic for a reason. The Fish Market’s New England Clam Chowder is delicious and has to be pàired with their sourdough bread with butter! The Fish Market serves up outstanding fresh seafood with some of the best views around! As the name implies, this bayfront spot also has a great market to check out.
Location: 750 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Good Soup: Chicken Congee
What could be cozier than this ginger rice porridge with rotisserie chicken and a crispy, savory donut? This relaxed eatery delivers wholesome comfort food. Their made-from-scratch soups and their other dishes are lovingly prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Location: 8583 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
Good Soup: Cauliflower Soup
This soup is healthy as well as delicious. It’s made up of Cauliflower, kumquat-raisin chutney, pistachios, toasted oat, crispy leaves, and zaa’tar spice! George’s At The Cove is one of La Jolla’s most beloved restaurants. The renowned chef Trey Foshee serves up delicious cuisine while you enjoy the breathtaking ocean views.
Location: 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Good Soup: Phở Dặc Biệt Xe Lửa
Pho Cow Cali is an authentic Vietnamese eatery serving up a range of delicious dishes. They have some of the best pho in the city, so it’s definitely worth the visit.
Location: 9170 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
Good Soup: Sancocho
Sancocho is a delicious and hearty soup made with a variety of meats, cassava, plantain, cilantro, potatoes, and vegetables. Sabores Colombianos is a hidden gem offering up some of the most flavorful and delicious food in San Diego.
Location: 3695 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Good Soup: Mussel Bisque en Croute
Dobson’s has been a treasure in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter for the last 36 years. It is an upscale yet welcoming spot. The food is a mix of Italian, French, Spanish, and Asian cuisine with a Californian touch.
Location: 956 Broadway Circle., San Diego, 92101, CA
Good Soup: Shio Tonkotsu Ramen
This staple ramen is made with their housemade pork broth recipe, a salt sauce, and fish-flavored oil.
It’s topped with a slice of pork chashu, fresh red and green onion, wood ear mushroom, and roasted sesame seeds. Menya Ultra Ramen is a San Diegan favorite for authentic Japanese ramen!
Location: 8141 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
Good Soup: Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you’re serious about soup, you’ll love Homemade Soup! The selection changes regularly, but they also have some returning favorites. Their outstanding Chicken Tortilla Soup is their most popular soup and is often available!
Location: 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd., Lakeside, CA 92040
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