By Betsy Natter
Cold weather is here so it is perfectly fitting that January is also National Soup Month. A hot bowl of soup and thick slice of fresh baked bread is truly a comforting way to spend a cold winter day or night. Whether a basic chicken noodle, a creamy squash or a spicy black bean variety, try one of these spots for a unique bowl of seasonal goodness.
Amber Asian Café
860 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446
Love your old-school chicken noodle but ready to try something a bit less traditional? Amber Asian Café has a selection of chicken-based soups you are sure to enjoy. Select from Lemon Grass Soup with Shrimp, Thai Coconut Chicken Soup or Egg Drop and Wonton soups.
917 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales, PA 19454
In the middle of cold and flu season, Pumpernick’s has what it takes to fix up right up! Try some of their famous Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls or Kreplach. Or go for something heartier like their Mushroom Barley or Cabbage Borscht with Beef soup.
4101 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474
Enjoy a bowl of Chicken-Chick Pea Soup featuring chicken, chick peas, and rice in a traditional Lebanese chicken stock flavored with cinnamon. Daraya features Middle Eastern cuisine. Also try their Lentil Soup.
Stove & Tap
329 W Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446
One of winter’s classic meals is tomato soup and grilled cheese. Enjoy both as Stove and Tap puts their twist on this classic. Try the Smoked Tomato soup made with cheese curd and basil or the Beer and Cheddar soup made with root vegetables and Lansdale lager.
210 N. York Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090
Always a great place for lunch or dinner, the Willow Inn, located in the heart of Willow Grove, has been serving local favorites for 70 years. Step in from the cold and warm up with their famous Chicken Romano soup or an always-homemade soup du jour.
Franconia Heritage Restaurant
508 Harleysville Pk., Telford, PA 18969
If you want to really fill up on a variety of soup choices, check out the soup, salad and bread bar options at the Franconia. Daily choices include New England Clam Chowder, Sweet Potato and Carrot & Ginger soups.
Centre Square Commons, 970 Dekalb Pk., Blue Bell, PA – (267) 460-1141
Providence Town Center, 500 Broad St., Collegeville, PA – (610) 409-6100
Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pk., Plymouth Meeting
If you absolutely LOVE soup and can decide on just one, then you have try Zoup, where you can choose from 12 daily options. Select one or order a Flight with three choices. Soups change daily, but customer favorites include Lobster Bisque and Chicken Pot Pie soup. Also available may be Spicy Crab and Rice, North Indian Lentil or Quinoa Veggie Kale soup.
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