10 soups to savor during cold weather days
Whether the weather outside is frightful or it’s 75 degrees (who knows these days), one of the best ways to usher in the season is with soup.
Broth, cream soup, biscuits, chowder – it doesn’t matter, all I know is that soup cures all. And while homemade soup is always delicious, who has time to do all that chopping, boiling, blending, etc.? Don’t worry because DMV Restaurants has you covered – as always – with delicious soup that will have you ready to reach for that jacket no matter the temperature.
Have your favorite spoon out and pull out, or accessorize your fall look even better for a night out. No matter the outfit or if you’re on your couch or in a perfectly decorated restaurant, all you really need is soup. Here are 10 delicious soups waiting for you and your spoon.
Osh soup in lapis lazuli
Lapis offers a myriad of delicious dishes, so it makes sense that their Osh Soup is no different. In an unparalleled combination of rice noodles, red beans and ground beef with magical touches of dill-garlic yoghurt, this modern Afghan spot is never to be missed. Eat at home or take it with you on those really cold nights. $14. Different times.
1847 Columbia Rd. Northwest, DC; lapisdc.com // @lapisdc
Avgolemono soup at Greek Deli
This classic soup is guaranteed to keep you coming back. Owner and chef Costas Fostieris moved to the United States from Greece in 1975, and brought the flavors of Greece with him. Fifteen years later, he opened his restaurant in the capital, where Greek Deli’s avgolemono soup will combat the worst of the winter blues.
1120 19th Street, northwest of the capital; greekdelidc.com // @greekdelidc
Bouillabaisse soup at L’AVANT-GARDE
For a date night, L’AVANT-GARDE is the place for you. Start your evening with bouillabaisse, a perfect blend of French flavors covered in a warm blanket of puff pastry. You can be nice and order one to share, but in all honesty, we recommend two because once you’ve tasted, it’s impossible to stick to just your side of the bowl.
2915 AD NW Street, DC; lavantgardedc.com // @lavantgardedc
Seasonal Butternut Squash Zuba in Centrolina
After chef and owner Amy Brandwein’s current seasonal Zooba experience, the words “arrivederci,” “goodbye” and “I’m full” will disappear from your vocabulary. For the perfect dinner, pair this Honey Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with one of their delicious appetizers or enjoy a full entrée like their GNUDI Pasta.
974 Palmer Ali. Northwest, DC; com.centrolinadc.com // @centrolinadc
Chicken and sausage gumbo at Parlor Victoria
Attention soup lovers, get ready to enjoy gumbo made with chicken and sausage at Parlor Victoria. Not only are Andouille Sausage, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chicken, and Riced Okra perfect as a first course to Parlor Victoria’s succulent dishes, they’re also great as a standalone dish. Choose from two sizes for your perfect meal.
1011 K Street, NW DC; moxydcdining.com // @parlourvictoriadc
Chushura in Dolan Uyghur
Dolan Uyghur serves up the pinnacle of cold-weather comfort food. Their chuchura soup features small dumplings, ground beef, lamb, and onions. Meet your friends for a full meal or relax on your sofa with a spoon in one hand and the remote in the other.
3518 Connecticut Ave., NW, DC; dolanuyghur.com // @dolan_dc
New England Clam Chowder at Farmers Fishers Bakers
If you’re looking for a creamy chowder, Farmers Fishers Bakers New England Clam Chowder is happiness in a bowl. But be careful, you may be tempted to ask for a second round. If you find yourself in this situation, the only way out is to give up – you deserve it.
3000 K Street Northwest DC; Farmersfishersbakers.com // @farmfishbakedc
Spanish gazpacho in immigrant food
Remember that 75 degree weather we talked about? Well, Well Imaging Food has got you covered with the perfect soup for those days. Vegetarian Spanish gazpacho offers all the comforts of soup without the heat.
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW DC; immigrantfood.com // @imhagerfood
Super Spicy Shoyu at Dikaya
This winter, head to the first floor of Daikaya Restaurant for some amazing ramen. Choose from five regular menu options or try something new with their limited edition menu Super Spicy Shoyu. Once you’ve made the almost impossible decision between dishes, decorate it your way with additional toppings.
705 6th Street NW DC; daikaya.com // @Daikaya_Ramen
Tortilla soup at El Presidente
If you’ve been waiting to try El Presidente, a recently opened restaurant by the group behind Le Diplomate, this is your sign. It’ll be hard to transition from tortilla soup to the rest of the menu, but we promise it’s definitely worth it. $11. Different times.
1255 Union Street, NE DC; elpresidentedc.com // @elpresidentedc
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