A historically essential dish, soups were formally served in restaurants dating back to 18th century France, beginning with broth, consomme and bouillion. By the 19th century, they not only came to you by bowl, soups were also available in canned and dehydrated formats for easy portability in travel.
Our friends at Campbell’s believe that with the rich colours of fall signal that cooler weather is on it’s way, or in many provinces already here, Canadians are ready to enjoy the warmth of a comforting bowl of delicious soup anytime, anywhere, so we’re finishing October with the celebration of Soup Days!
Hot, cold, noodled, veggie-filled, meaty, hearty, savoury, simple; you can order it almost any way you like!
Need help picking where your next bowl comes from? Here are some suggestions located coast-to-coast, including in a neighbourhood near you.
Bad Bones Ramen (St. John’s, NL)
“Authentic, not traditional,” Bad Bones Ramen is proud to be the city’s go-to destination for ramen and small plates offerings that combine Japanese cooking methods with Newfoundland cooking traditions.
Indulge in a bowl of Pork Belly Shoyu (pictured), comprised of smoked pork belly, pork tenderloin, egg noodles, hok choy, enoki mushrooms, green onion, bean sprouts in a shoyu broth, complete with a marinated soft-boiled egg.
178 Water Street, St. John’s, NL, A1C 1A9. @badbonesramen
The Mill in New Glasgow (New Glasgow, PE)
Helmed by Chef Emily Mills, The Mill provides contemporary-twisted island meals that serve as high quality comfort food for all.
Ask about their Soup of the Day or treat yourself to their Mediterranean Seafood Chowder, made with Newfoundland shrimp, PEI mussels, a rich tomato pesto broth and a roasted red pepper garlic rouille.
5592 Route 13, New Glasgow, PE C0A 1N0.
Souper Duper Soup (Darmouth, NS)
Can you guess by the name their specialty? With menus changing weekly, you’ll never run out of flavour choices at Souper Duper Soup!
October soup offerings include Chicken Noodle, Pumpkin, Asian Beef, Pad Thai, Dill Pickle and their popular Donair Soup!
Frozen soups for your freezer are also available for $5. A perfect gift for family members and other loved ones this season.
156 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1E1. @souperdupersoup
East Coast Bistro (Saint John, NB)
French techniques meet fresh Bay of Fundy seafood and farm-raised meet at East Coast Bistro!
Ask about their Feature Soup, served with Fleur de Sel Milk Buns. Previous choices have included Garlic Scape with Goat Cheese Croutons (pictured), Spiced Carrot, Poppy Seed Vinaigrette and Veggie Chowder Mussels.
60 Prince William Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 2B1. @eastcoastbistr0
Restaurants Toujours Mikes (Multiple Locations, Quebec)
Casual restaurants with a bit of Italian flavour mixed in, Mikes have been serving home-grown dishes since 1967, creating comfort for their guests during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Call up your local Mikes today and ask about their Soup of the Day! Everyone’s favourite? Their mouthwateringly delicious French Onion Soup, of course!
The Soup Can (Kingston, ON)
A small place with big taste, the team at The Soup Can pride themselves on serving soups that are fresh, wholesome and homemade with only the freshest ingredients available.
With over 15 soups to choose from, you’ll have a hard time picking between fan favourites like their Cream of Wild Mushroom, Mac and Cheeseburger, Macaroni and Tomato, Fajita and Meatball soups.
342 Princess St Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 1B5
Press’d Sandwiches (Multiple Locations, AB & SK)
“Canadian born and bre(a)d,” Press’d locations are well-known for their fresh, tasty sandwiches and what better companion on a cool day for a sandwich than a hot bowl of soup?
Enjoy a Daily Soup Cup, ranging from Tomato Basil to Broccoli and Cheddar, Loaded Baked Potato to Chicken Noodle or spice things up with a bowl of Wicked Thai!
Joey’s Only Seafood (Multiple Locations)
Our country’s largest seafood chain, Joey’s Only Seafood not only offer their famous fish and chips and other alluring mains, they also bring ocean to bowl options via amazing seafood soups.
Try their creamy, chunky Joey’s Clam Chowder or their rich, shredded Lobster Bisque, both Ocean Wise certified to be sustainably sourced.
Browns Social House (Multiple Locations, BC/AB/SK/MN/ON)
Serving “flavourful food that’s always fresh and fun,” Browns put the social back in dining with their approachable atmospheres and discussion-worthy dishes.
Get the conversation going at your kitchen table over a bowl of their Thai Chicken Soup, made with coconut chicken, rice and roasted pepper.
Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich Shop (Kelowna, BC)
“Comfortable food at comfortable prices,” make friends this season with Little Hobo and their wonderful selection of soups!
Made from fresh, local ingredients with music casually playing away in the kitchen, let owners Steve and Crystal pour you a bowl of tasty picks like Creamy Mushroom and Thyme, Tomato Beef Barley, Butter Chicken or their signature Hobo Soup.
596 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6J6. @littlehobo
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Soup Days are brought to you by Campbell’s.