With the chilly winter weather hitting hard this January, what better food to indulge in than a nice, hearty bowl of soup?
There are tons of tasty soup places across the city, whether you’re looking for a bowl of Ramen, Pho, Borscht, Tortilla Soup, and everything in between. If you need a nice warm hug to cure your winter blues this January, we’ve got you covered with some of the best soup joints in Toronto.
Check out these top ten Toronto soup spots that are sure to warm you up.
Ryus Noodle Bar
Even a fire can’t stop Ryus. After their Baldwin location burned down, they opened up a new location on Broadview near the Danforth, where they’ve become the top spot around for a heaping bowl of noodles and broth. Their dishes have done so well they’ve been invited to set up a food stall inside of a ramen museum in Japan, where there are only spaces in its food court for two ramen restaurants from outside of Japan.
This punnily-named Toronto hot spot serves up more soups than you can think of with several different seafood, vegetable, quinoa, chilled, and meat soup options. With three locations across the city, it’s no wonder they make some of the best classics with a twist, like the cream of shiitake mushroom soup or the curried lentil tomato bisque.
Cafe Polonez has got the best beet borscht in the city. Head to this Roncesvalles Polish spot where you can order a piping bowl of brightly coloured soup alongside meat or mushroom dumplings. The cafe also serves up white borscht, French Onion soup, beef tripe soup, beef goulash soup, and daily specials like tomato, mushroom, and cauliflower.
Maizal is bringing the Mexican tradition to Liberty Village with some of the tastiest hispanic food in Toronto. They serve up a variety of soups at this spot, such as the Tortilla Soup with vegetable broth, crisp tortillas, avocado, cilantro, queso fresco, and crema. They also regularly have special steaming bowls of soup like the Crispy-Chorizo and Kale Soup with Potatoes, or the Spicy Shrimp Soup.
Pho Tien Thanh
For a fresh, clear bowl of piping hot soup, head to Pho Tien Thanh to indulge in some of the best Pho in Toronto. The restaurant is always packed with people sipping and slurping away at the tasty broth and munching on the fresh ingredients. From special beef noodle soup to rare eye round steak and skirt flank pho, there’s a soup for everyone at this tasty pho joint.
Saffron Spice Kitchen
Although there aren’t a lot of options at Saffron Spice Kitchen, what they do have is remarkable. Everyday, this tasty spot serves up one vegetarian soup and one non-vegetarian soup, with regularly rotating options like chicken and lentil, mulligatawny, butternut squash, and split pea. This Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine is outstanding, and they’re constantly serving up new ways to incorporate hearty dishes with a kick.
Liberty Village Market and Cafe
Head to this homey, unfussy cafe in Liberty Village to indulge in a variety of ready-made vegan soups. This grocery store-cafe hybrid is one of Liberty Village’s most popular lunch spots, and it packs tons of soups and stews that’ll get you through the winter.
Fabarnak, which is located inside of The 519 in Church Wellesley Village, offers up a creative menu full of sustainable homemade food. The menu always features a daily soup, which can range anywhere from tomato bisque with gouda and croustade to a vegan “Comfy” soup. Fabarnak makes everything from scratch, even its own soup stocks.
This tasty restaurant is full of hearty, healthy soups that are completely organic, gluten-free, and vegan. The soup changes every day, ranging from thick and creamy ginger squash to a lentil soup with turmeric and lime, and it comes served with a raw cracker.
Looking for the best noodles you’ll ever have in your life? The Isshin Team tried over 800 types of noodles and combinations before they settled on the two on their menu. It has over a dozen different kinds to offer, including exotic Ramen like Tsukemen (Dipping Ramen), White Sesame Shio Ramen, and their famous Black Sesame Tan Tan Noodle. Plus, it’s the only place in the GTA that serves Wok Fried Red Miso Ramen.