Best Soup Places to Warm You Up in Metro Atlanta
When the weather turns cooler, a comforting bowl of soup can hit the spot! Order pick up or delivery at one of these popular Atlanta eateries for their most slurp-worthy menu items.
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Order at the counter in this casual chic spot that’s one of our top picks for top mommy and me lunch spots. The menu changes daily and the restaurant uses local produce from area farms. As you might guess from the name, the soups here are top notch: brisket chili, dad’s turkey chili and chicken tortilla all have loyal followings. Brookhaven, Buckhead, Decatur, Roswell and Westside.
Gluten-free and vegan soup options abound here in a casual setting with at-the-counter service. Try the turkey chili, tomato basil bisque or chicken and rice soups. Beyond the bowl, the freshly made sandwiches and salads are flavorful and fresh. Also, the breads here are outstanding, and you’ll want to bring home a loaf of pumpkin, banana or cranberry-orange bread to have for breakfast the next day. Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.
Dip into chef-inspired homemade soups like wild mushroom and tomato bisque alongside paninis, burgers and salads at this quick service healthy food spot. The cozy atmosphere’s highlights are the comfy booths and open kitchen where you can watch food being prepared. You can order a Family Style Meal to please everyone for pick up or delivery. Buckhead, Cumberland Mall, Decatur, Marietta, Johns Creek and Midtown.
Opa! Lively Greek music greets diners as they make their way to the counter, past the dessert case and hot specials. Gyros (phonetically spelled ‘yeero,’ the restaurant’s name inspiration) are popular lunch and dinner choices, along with big salads and fluffy pita with hummus. Warm up with the Greek lemon chicken soup, which is flavorful and bright, especially on a cold winter day. Or grab a lentil soup or Soup of the Day. Roswell.
An Atlanta institution for nearly 20 years serves up a huge selection of inventive tacos and enchiladas. Don’t miss out on the corn and shrimp chowder, which has devoted fans all over the metro area, or warm up with the pork green or beef red chilis. Westside, Decatur, Chamblee, Cheshire Bridge and Athens.
The experience at Farm to Ladle is more store than restaurant, with plenty of pre-made items in the refrigerated case to grab and go. This is a plus when you’re stopping for a bite mid-shop or out with the kids. Locally sourced ingredients go into a selection of soups each day, including turkey or chicken chili. Try a trio special, giving you a chance to try a sandwich, salad and soup combo. And don’t forget a chocolate chip cookie; they don’t skimp on the chips! Avalon and Ponce City Market.
This NYC-style deli does bagels right (hand-rolled and boiled) with lox and a schmear of cream cheese, of course. And if you’re craving matzoh ball soup, this is the best bowl in Atlanta. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant’s name comes from the ship that brought the owner’s mother and grandparents, Holocaust survivors, to New York in 1949. Emory Point and Sandy Springs.
A husband and wife executive chef team combine Southern influences and rural European recipes to create a unique café concept. The décor is modeled after a French bakery, with a big outdoor patio for seating when the weather’s nice. The lunch and menu features salads and sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheeses and the popular chicken burger. For ultimate comfort food in a bowl, there’s the tomato basil soup. Midtown.
Inspired by the street-side cafes of Asia, Tin Drum is a fast casual restaurant with noodles, stir fry, curries and rice bowls on the menu. The flavorful coconut soup, served with or without chicken, is creamy and not-too-spicy for young taste buds. Most locations have a kids eat free day. Lindbergh Plaza, Druid Hills, Decatur, Akers Mill Square, Sandy Springs, Perimeter Place, Roswell, Newnan and Cumming.
This fresh and healthy food spot has soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast items and more. Soup options include mushroom and wild rice; chicken, corn and barley; butternut squash and sweet potato; black bean and rice; lamb and chick pea; and chicken bone broth. Midtown and Uptown.