There's something healing about a good bowl of soup. Whether it's a steaming chowder that makes for a filling mid-day meal, or a brothy bowl of Pho that complements the dinner meal, soup is known to warm the soul and heal the body. In Edmonton, Alberta, there are plenty of places to go to get a hearty bowl of soup.
When the weather gets cold, the cravings for soup go through the roof. Everybody wants a bowl of warm, delicious soup. Finding the right spot in Edmonton for soup can be challenging with so many great choices. Here are some of the top spots for amazing soup throughout the city.
Pho Hoan Pasteur
Pho Hoan Pasteur is a Vietnamese fusion restaurant that specializes in Pho, which is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. With more than 15 different Pho options on the menu, diners can select the soup that is their favorite on any given day. Examples include the Pho Tai Nam, which features steak and flank, or the Pho Chin Bo Vien, which includes beef brisket and meatballs. There are three bowl sizes to choose from, as well as a kid's meal option.
This Korean pork bone soup is quite amazing. It's a bit on the spicy side and served family-style, but well worth the trip. The large portion is $33 and will feed four or more diners. It will contain pork bones with the meals still on them, an amazing broth, chili peppers and more.
Lee House is found at 10704 97 Street.
Pho Tau Bay
For all intents and purposes, Pho Tau Bay is a traditional restaurant. It has no website, and no mobile app — in fact, it doesn't even accept credit cards. However, its classic approach to dining does not stop locals and visitors alike from flocking to its doorstep for a bowl of its famous Pho. Local Edmonton residents often claim that this restaurant has the best Pho broth in the city, and the meat is particularly flavorful. Each bowl of Pho can be customized with specific toppings and condiments, ensuring that everyone gets a bowl of soup that they love.
The Clever Rabbit Vegetarian Cafe
Even if you're not a vegan or vegetarian, this soup is worth it. The flavours are quite amazing and it will fit well with any other dish they serve at the cafe. The soup is very hearty and has a thick texture. It includes a vegan broth, parsley, onions, rice flour, coconut milk and more.
The Clever Rabbit Vegetarian Cafe is found at 10722 124 Street.
Fife N Dekel
Self-described as a pie shop cafe, the Fife N Dekel restaurant has a diverse menu that includes sandwiches, salad and of course, soup. There is a daily soup that diners can select, which varies based on the day of the week and the time of the year. In addition, this restaurant offers a hearty chili bowl on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as a stew bowl on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
With just enough heat to enjoy, plenty of excellent ingredients and a blend of flavours, the Ton-Yum-Ga-Tee from Boualouang is a great choice. It will certainly warm up your winter blues fast.
The soup contains chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, lemongrass and more. The full size is perfect for a meal or you can choose the smaller size and pair it with another dish.
Boualouang is located at 10569 97 Street.
Continental Treat Fine Bistro
The Continental Treat Fine Bistro provides Edmonton residents and tourists with the opportunity to enjoy homecooked Eastern European delights in the heart of Canada. This fine dining bistro features a variety of famous homemade soups. Perhaps one of its most popular soups is the Pickle Soup, which is a family recipe for dill pickle soup. There's also the Red Barszcz soup, which is a beet vegetable soup that features lima beans. The soups at this restaurant can be paired with a sandwich for the perfect meal.
If you love a hearty soup, this is the one for you. It's full of great ingredients, such as onions, potatoes, beef and broth. It will provide the warmth you desire, along with plenty of heartiness for a meal.
The Bauernschmaus is located at 6796 99 Street.
Normand's is a classic French restaurant that has become famous in Edmonton for its menu creations that feature fresh wild game. While its eclectic menu makes it a favorite among locals and visitors alike, its soups have become equally famous. Diners will not find a specific soup recipe on the menu. This restaurant features a daily bowl of soup that includes local and seasonal ingredients. The soups are designed to pair with the menu specials that are available that day.
Soup is one of the most versatile meals available. It can make for a delicious snack, a wonderful appetizer or a full course, depending on the size of the bowl and the selection of soup. Regardless of the season, soup is a favorite in Edmonton, and for good reason. To learn more about the best places to eat in Edmonton, contact an experienced real estate agent today.
By Justin Havre