Last week, we kicked off Soup Days with 10 Restaurants Across Canada Offering Comforting Soups for Takeout. As we continue the celebration alongside, and in support of, restaurants from coast to coast, we wanted to show a little love to delicious soups discovered along the way.
Soup is not only beloved in a long Canadian winter, but every country across the globe also has their own take on the comforting dish; from Miso (Japan) to Gazpacho (Spain) to Minestrone (Italy). Our country’s own? The French-Canadian Split Pea Soup, finished with smoked ham.
Plus there are so many bases to choose from; meat, noodle, veggie, puree, stock, broth. If you can think it, you can soup it.
Or, as our friends at Campbell’s say, “soup is like a warm hug, treat yourself today.”
Tip: Not hungry now? Freeze it for later or share it in a thermos for a child or loved one.
Freshii (Multiple Locations)
A Canadian-born franchise with a focus on fresh, healthy foods, Freshii can be one of your staple stops this season for hot takeaway soups!
This year, feature soups include:
Superfood: Vegetable broth, quinoa, kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, edamame and red onions.
Spicy Lemongrass: Spicy chicken or vegetable lemongrass broth, rice noodles, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms and cilantro.
Tortilla: Spicy tortilla chicken broth, brown rice, kale, avocado, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro and tortilla chips.
Receiver Coffee (Charlottetown, PE)
A popular Island coffee roaster with a cafe-style menu, Receiver Coffee is ready to keep you warm and cozy this fall and winter with hot pastries, beverages and soups.
Ask about their Soup of the Day today. Previous offerings have included Butternut Squash & Parmesan, Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato and Pumpkin Spice.
Truly Tasty (Halifax, NS)
A Chinese restaurant specializing in soup and non-soup ramen, Truly Tasty’s latest menu features a few tasty options.
This season, enjoy a bowl of Spicy Tan Tan, R1 Shoyu Chashu, R2 Crispy Fried Chicken and R3 Spicy Kimchi Miso Chashu Ramen, all served in a chicken broth.
6210 Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 1A3.
Eggsmart (Multiple Locations)
While also being “the new take on breakfast,” Eggsmart offers a variety of delicious all-day dishes including soup!
For only $4.99, you can enjoy Soup of the Day, complete with a serving of buttered ciabatta. Flavours vary daily and based on location.
Scores (Multiple Locations, QC/ON)
“You always get more at Scores,” and flavourful soups are no exception! Open since 1995 with over 40 locations ready to serve you, Scores is a family-friendly chain for picking up a delicious lunch, dinner or hearty snack from.
Before you dig into their famous menu of burgers, chicken and ribs, order a tasty bowl of their Chicken Noodle Soup to warm up your tastebuds.
For a Scores location nearest you, click here. @restoscores
West Plains Bistro (Burlington, ON)
A European-style bistro and often-winner of Hamilton Living Rock’s Soup Fest, West Plains Bistro is always worth the local walk or drive for some delicious soup.
Enjoy their Tomato Fennel Bacon Soup with roasted tomato, caramelized fennel and double-smoked bacon or try the Honey Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup (pictured), garnished with creme fraiche, scallion and chilli oil.
133 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON, L7T 2C4. @westplainsbistro
Dwarf No Cachette (Winnipeg, MB)
A cafe and gift shop combo, Dwarf No Cachette knows how to keep Winnipeg chills at bay with their amazing soup offerings.
This year’s creations include Sweet Yam and Kabocha, Kani Cream Croquette Ramen, Chickpea Thick Soup Chicken Ramen, Tomato Clam (pictured) and more.
157 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0G2. @dwarfnocachette
d’Lish by Tish Cafe (Saskatoon, SK)
At d’Lish, it’s always soup season, and Saskatoon residents can’t say enough about their d’Lish-ious soup picks!
Contact the cafe today and ask about the availability of soul-warming soup options like Turkey Lime Tortilla (pictured), Broccoli Cheddar, Beef Stroganoff, Borscht and more.
702A 14th Street, East Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0P7. @lifeisdlish
Pho Dau Bo (Calgary AB)
With over 15 pho noodle soup options on their menu, we couldn’t not introduce, or re-introduce, Calgarian readers to Pho Dau Bo!
Comfort your taste buds with flavours including Pho Sate Ga Hoac (Spicy Sate Noodle Soup), Pho Bo Vien (Beef Balls), Pho Ga (Shredded Chicken and Pho Duoi Bo (Oxtail).
4909 17 Avenue SE #110, Calgary, AB, T2A 0V5. @phodaubo
The Hot and Cold Cafe (Victoria, BC)
Located in the city’s Cook Street Village, The Hot and Cold Cafe provides made-from-scratch comfort foods from breakfast offerings to sandwiches, salads and rice bowls to soups.
Order a bowl of their staple Yellow Coconut Curry Soup (pictured), which is also gluten-free and vegan. This soup is made with potatoes, yams, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, sweet yellow coconut curry and fresh cilantro.
313 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3X5. @thehotandcoldcafe
For plenty more takeout inspiration, visit our Restaurant Finder here and follow Canada Takeout on Instagram.
Soup Days are brought to you by Campbell’s.