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The Populist's puree of chickpea soup
The Populist's puree of chickpea soup
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Ten Dreamy Soups to Warm You Through the Snow

Grab a spoon and slurp away – Here are some of the most superb soups around town.

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The Populist's puree of chickpea soup
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Now that the first flakes have fallen on Denver, scarves, snow tires and soup are all crucial items with which to get through the cold. Here you'll find suggestions for seasonal, steaming bowls - from simple noodles and broth, to creamy tomato basil, and more. If one of your favorites is missing, leave us a recommendation in the comments section below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sushi Tora

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2014 10th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-2280
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This Pearl Street staple gives Boulderites traditional Japanese fare. Sushi Tora offers ramen with Chinese-style egg noodles, meat and veggie-based broths, sliced pork, dried seaweed, and fish cakes.

2. The Populist

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3163 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 432-3163
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As the Curtis Park dining scene has heated up, The Populist has set the bar high with its contemporary warmth, petite but packed-with-a-punch menu that regularly rotates. As the chill has set in for the season, The Populist put a puree of chickpea soup on the menu and it is 100% worth the hype.

3. Blackbelly

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1606 Conestoga St. #3
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 247-1000
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Bop up to Boulder to try Hosea Rosenberg's Blackbelly Market - a retail market and restaurant, curing room and whole-animal butchery. The two soups presently on the menu are a red kuri with blue crab, candied pecans, and apple, as well as a hatch green chili posole with smoked pork and fresh tortilla on top.

4. Fruition Restaurant

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1313 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-1962
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With a famed approach to meal and menu-making, Fruition Restaurant serves up a soon-to-be-winter soup with gigante beans, spicy fennel sausage, cannellini bean relish, and crispy kale.

5. Nickel

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1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 889-2128
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Hotel Teatro's contemporary Colorado cuisine is set amid a heavy three-sided bar and open, wood-fired oven. The historic space is cozy - mixing vintage and modern seamlessly to set the stage for a blend of well-prepared small plates and larger dishes. This time of year, the minestrone is a wonderful lunch or dinner option at the boutique hotel, made with root vegetables and fregula pasta.

6. Parsley

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303 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 893-7914
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With a focus on local ingredients, this discrete, organically-minded lunch location in the Golden Triangle has a garden on top of its storefront space. The lengthy list of salads, sandwiches, smoothies and rotating seasonal soups is made from scratch daily. A few visits will help you select a favorite. Until then, try either the popular red lentil soup with red bell peppers or our favorite, the tomato coconut.

7. Potager

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1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-5788
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The pressed white tablecloths – a rarity in Denver dining – carry the weight of Potager's ever-changing menu of items. Check out the Isabelle Farm winter squash and cider soup this season, with Alepo pepper, mint, and topped with a handful of pumpkin seeds.

8. Rioja

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1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
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A dining experience with a legacy on Larimer Square, the soup of the moment is a fresh take on a wintry classic: butternut squash soup.
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9. Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

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725 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 440-9880
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While the bagels at Rosenberg's tend to get all the glory, the matzo ball soup warms the soul.

10. Sassafras American Eatery

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2637 W 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-0080
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Scratch-made, Southern style home cooking in a quaint and homey setting - the two locations of Sassfras bring buffalo chili as well as chicken and andouille gumbo.

1. Sushi Tora

2014 10th St, Boulder, CO 80302
This Pearl Street staple gives Boulderites traditional Japanese fare. Sushi Tora offers ramen with Chinese-style egg noodles, meat and veggie-based broths, sliced pork, dried seaweed, and fish cakes.
2014 10th St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. The Populist

3163 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
As the Curtis Park dining scene has heated up, The Populist has set the bar high with its contemporary warmth, petite but packed-with-a-punch menu that regularly rotates. As the chill has set in for the season, The Populist put a puree of chickpea soup on the menu and it is 100% worth the hype.
3163 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

3. Blackbelly

1606 Conestoga St. #3, Boulder, CO 80301
Bop up to Boulder to try Hosea Rosenberg's Blackbelly Market - a retail market and restaurant, curing room and whole-animal butchery. The two soups presently on the menu are a red kuri with blue crab, candied pecans, and apple, as well as a hatch green chili posole with smoked pork and fresh tortilla on top.
1606 Conestoga St. #3
Boulder, CO 80301

4. Fruition Restaurant

1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
With a famed approach to meal and menu-making, Fruition Restaurant serves up a soon-to-be-winter soup with gigante beans, spicy fennel sausage, cannellini bean relish, and crispy kale.
1313 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

5. Nickel

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Hotel Teatro's contemporary Colorado cuisine is set amid a heavy three-sided bar and open, wood-fired oven. The historic space is cozy - mixing vintage and modern seamlessly to set the stage for a blend of well-prepared small plates and larger dishes. This time of year, the minestrone is a wonderful lunch or dinner option at the boutique hotel, made with root vegetables and fregula pasta.
1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Parsley

303 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
With a focus on local ingredients, this discrete, organically-minded lunch location in the Golden Triangle has a garden on top of its storefront space. The lengthy list of salads, sandwiches, smoothies and rotating seasonal soups is made from scratch daily. A few visits will help you select a favorite. Until then, try either the popular red lentil soup with red bell peppers or our favorite, the tomato coconut.
303 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

7. Potager

1109 Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218
The pressed white tablecloths – a rarity in Denver dining – carry the weight of Potager's ever-changing menu of items. Check out the Isabelle Farm winter squash and cider soup this season, with Alepo pepper, mint, and topped with a handful of pumpkin seeds.
1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218

8. Rioja

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey
A dining experience with a legacy on Larimer Square, the soup of the moment is a fresh take on a wintry classic: butternut squash soup.
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

725 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
While the bagels at Rosenberg's tend to get all the glory, the matzo ball soup warms the soul.
725 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

10. Sassafras American Eatery

2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Scratch-made, Southern style home cooking in a quaint and homey setting - the two locations of Sassfras bring buffalo chili as well as chicken and andouille gumbo.
2637 W 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

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