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Adam Larkey

Soup's On: 21 Great Soups to Try Now

Because it's winter and the only thing that sounds better than a bowl of soup is 21 of them to choose from.

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| Adam Larkey

Nothing is more satisfying than a delicious bowl of hot soup during these chilly months. Denver has no shortage of brothy goodness to warm your belly and your soul. We've complied a list of 21 spots that serve great soups to try now from classic tomato soup to pho and pozole, you'll be sure to find something you love.

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Although only served during the lunch service, Acorn’s Duroc pork posole with white hominy, oak grilled poblano chilies, avocado and cilantro is well worth the trip.
Amass, Jefferson Park's young bistro offers two noteworthy classic French soups. The mushroom bisque with rosemary bread crumbs and the Soupe à l'Oignon with caramelized onions, beef broth, toast and gruyere are both delicious.

Beast + Bottle

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Under Beast + Bottle’s “eat your vegetables” section of the menu, one cannot miss the roasted pumpkin soup. The soup is served with honey crisp apple, vadouvan curry, fresh coconut, and pepitas.
The lobster ramen has been a menu staple at Bones for many years and for good reason. Its miso lobster broth is filled with poached lobster, edamame, beurre Blanc, and scallions. 

ChoLon Bistro

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Although it's not in the traditional soup bowl form, Cholon's soup dumplings are nothing short of amazing. Each steamed dumpling is filled with sweet onions, gruyere, and a rich broth. 

DAE GEE Korean BBQ

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If you haven’t yet been to Dae Gee - Pig Out Korean BBQ - you are missing out. Both locations offer traditional Korean barbecue, but don’t miss the kimchee cheegae. This hot and spicy beef broth with shredded beef and vegetable is the perfect balance of rich and spicy.

Fruition Restaurant

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When one tastes Fruition’s smoked pea and ham hock soup, floods of childhood memories come rushing back. This amazing soup has ham hock, cheese, pickled carrots, and bacon migas.

Jax Fish House Denver

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Head to Jax Fish House and order one of the city's best gumbos. It's a shrimp and crawfish gumbo filled with andouille, okra, gulf shrimp, whole crawfish and long grain rice.
This quaint restaurant, flagship of restaurateur Frank Bonanno, offers seasonal French cuisine. The pumpkin soup with blue lump crab, honey crisp apple, and pepitas is a must order for these chilly nights. 

New Saigon

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There are tons of options at New Saigon but if you’re in the mood for Pho, look no further and head straight here. It will not disappoint.

OAK at fourteenth

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One of Boulder's favorite spots has a delicious soup of roasted butternut squash soup with spiced marshmallow, toasted pumpkin seeds, and brown butter - a must try. 

Potager

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Denver's original farm to table restaurant purveys its ingredients from local farms and the seasonal soup is no exception. The Red Wagon Farm winter squash soup garnished with curried crème and pickled apples is a heart and belly warming. 
If you’ve never had a garbanzo soup, head to Rioja and order it right now. This silky soup is served with leek panisse, salsify, and a tomato sesame vinaigrette.

Sakura House

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If you’re in the mood for authentic Japanese style ramen, head to Sakura House and you won’t be disappointed. There are more than 8 different styles of ramen to choose from. Two standouts: the negi ramen and the spicy miso ramen.

Stoic & Genuine

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While Stoic & Genuine is known for its fresh seafood, the butternut squash bisque with pear-fennel "surf," vanilla oil, and basil is definitely worth ordering. This velvety bisque is has a richness that is skillfully cut with the pear fennel “surf.”

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This casual urban eatery brings a new meaning to quick service. Its 72 hour slow-cooked onion bliss with a crouton and toasted gruyere is a serious contender for Denver's best French onion soup. 

The Kitchen Denver

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Sometimes nothing hits the spot more than a hot bowl of classic tomato soup. The Kitchen offers exactly that and it is a great version of it.
You can't go wrong with any of Uncle's ramen, but the spicy chicken with a creamy sesame broth, scallion, bean sprouts, and a soft egg is nothing short of amazing.

Work & Class

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The lamb pozole at Work & Class is filled with guajillo chile, roasted lamb, and hominy. A great combination of hearty and spicy, this comes served with tortilla chips and cabbage slaw.

Blackbelly

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Head to Blackbelly in Boulder and be sure to try the Isabelle Farm squash soup with apple, hazelnut and creme fraiche. This silky soup is the perfect start to an amazing meal.

City Bakery Cafe

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Every day, this casual place serves three seasonal soups made from scratch. From the French onion to the tomato, they are hearty and perfect for a cold day. If the creamy mushroom is offered, don't miss it.

Acorn

Although only served during the lunch service, Acorn’s Duroc pork posole with white hominy, oak grilled poblano chilies, avocado and cilantro is well worth the trip.

Amass

Amass, Jefferson Park's young bistro offers two noteworthy classic French soups. The mushroom bisque with rosemary bread crumbs and the Soupe à l'Oignon with caramelized onions, beef broth, toast and gruyere are both delicious.

Beast + Bottle

Under Beast + Bottle’s “eat your vegetables” section of the menu, one cannot miss the roasted pumpkin soup. The soup is served with honey crisp apple, vadouvan curry, fresh coconut, and pepitas.

Bones

The lobster ramen has been a menu staple at Bones for many years and for good reason. Its miso lobster broth is filled with poached lobster, edamame, beurre Blanc, and scallions. 

ChoLon Bistro

Although it's not in the traditional soup bowl form, Cholon's soup dumplings are nothing short of amazing. Each steamed dumpling is filled with sweet onions, gruyere, and a rich broth. 

DAE GEE Korean BBQ

If you haven’t yet been to Dae Gee - Pig Out Korean BBQ - you are missing out. Both locations offer traditional Korean barbecue, but don’t miss the kimchee cheegae. This hot and spicy beef broth with shredded beef and vegetable is the perfect balance of rich and spicy.

Fruition Restaurant

When one tastes Fruition’s smoked pea and ham hock soup, floods of childhood memories come rushing back. This amazing soup has ham hock, cheese, pickled carrots, and bacon migas.

Jax Fish House Denver

Head to Jax Fish House and order one of the city's best gumbos. It's a shrimp and crawfish gumbo filled with andouille, okra, gulf shrimp, whole crawfish and long grain rice.

Mizuna

This quaint restaurant, flagship of restaurateur Frank Bonanno, offers seasonal French cuisine. The pumpkin soup with blue lump crab, honey crisp apple, and pepitas is a must order for these chilly nights. 

New Saigon

There are tons of options at New Saigon but if you’re in the mood for Pho, look no further and head straight here. It will not disappoint.

OAK at fourteenth

One of Boulder's favorite spots has a delicious soup of roasted butternut squash soup with spiced marshmallow, toasted pumpkin seeds, and brown butter - a must try. 

Potager

Denver's original farm to table restaurant purveys its ingredients from local farms and the seasonal soup is no exception. The Red Wagon Farm winter squash soup garnished with curried crème and pickled apples is a heart and belly warming. 

Rioja

If you’ve never had a garbanzo soup, head to Rioja and order it right now. This silky soup is served with leek panisse, salsify, and a tomato sesame vinaigrette.

Sakura House

If you’re in the mood for authentic Japanese style ramen, head to Sakura House and you won’t be disappointed. There are more than 8 different styles of ramen to choose from. Two standouts: the negi ramen and the spicy miso ramen.

Stoic & Genuine

While Stoic & Genuine is known for its fresh seafood, the butternut squash bisque with pear-fennel "surf," vanilla oil, and basil is definitely worth ordering. This velvety bisque is has a richness that is skillfully cut with the pear fennel “surf.”

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Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

This casual urban eatery brings a new meaning to quick service. Its 72 hour slow-cooked onion bliss with a crouton and toasted gruyere is a serious contender for Denver's best French onion soup. 

The Kitchen Denver

Sometimes nothing hits the spot more than a hot bowl of classic tomato soup. The Kitchen offers exactly that and it is a great version of it.

Uncle

You can't go wrong with any of Uncle's ramen, but the spicy chicken with a creamy sesame broth, scallion, bean sprouts, and a soft egg is nothing short of amazing.

Work & Class

The lamb pozole at Work & Class is filled with guajillo chile, roasted lamb, and hominy. A great combination of hearty and spicy, this comes served with tortilla chips and cabbage slaw.

Blackbelly

Head to Blackbelly in Boulder and be sure to try the Isabelle Farm squash soup with apple, hazelnut and creme fraiche. This silky soup is the perfect start to an amazing meal.

City Bakery Cafe

Every day, this casual place serves three seasonal soups made from scratch. From the French onion to the tomato, they are hearty and perfect for a cold day. If the creamy mushroom is offered, don't miss it.