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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Acorn

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 542-3721
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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.

2. Amass

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2240 Clay Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 287-1895
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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.

3. Beast + Bottle

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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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.

4. Bones

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701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-2929
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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. 

5. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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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. 

6. DAE GEE Korean BBQ

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827 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 540-0700
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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.

7. Fruition Restaurant

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1313 E 6th Ave, Denver
CO, 80218
(303) 831-1962
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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.

8. Jax Fish House Denver

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1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5767
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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.

9. Mizuna

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225 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4778
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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. 

10. New Saigon

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630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 936-4954
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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.

11. OAK at fourteenth

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1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3622
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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. 

12. Potager

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1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-5788
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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. 

13. Rioja

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1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
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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.

14. Sakura House

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1255 19th St, Ste A
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-2323
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.

15. Stoic & Genuine

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1701 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
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.”

16. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

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4990 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 550-7665
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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. 

17. The Kitchen Denver

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1530 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3127
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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.

18. Uncle

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2215 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
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.

19. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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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.

20. 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.

21. City Bakery Cafe

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726 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 292-3989
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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.

1. Acorn

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
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.
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

2. Amass

2240 Clay Street, Denver, CO 80211
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.
2240 Clay Street
Denver, CO 80211

3. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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.
719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

4. Bones

701 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
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. 
701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203

5. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake St., Denver, CO 80202
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. 
1555 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202

6. DAE GEE Korean BBQ

827 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80206
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.
827 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206

7. Fruition Restaurant

1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO, 80218
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.
1313 E 6th Ave, Denver
CO, 80218

8. Jax Fish House Denver

1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Mizuna

225 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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. 
225 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

10. New Saigon

630 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
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.
630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

11. OAK at fourteenth

1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
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. 
1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

12. Potager

1109 Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218
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. 
1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218

13. Rioja

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

14. Sakura House

1255 19th St, Ste A, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1255 19th St, Ste A
Denver, CO 80202

15. Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
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.”
1701 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202

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16. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

4990 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220
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. 
4990 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

17. The Kitchen Denver

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1530 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

18. Uncle

2215 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
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.
2215 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

19. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
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.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

20. Blackbelly

Boulder, CO
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.

21. City Bakery Cafe

726 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203
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.
726 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

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