With sweater weather and fall foliage comes the coziest culinary time of year: soup season. Whether you’re nursing a cold or just warming up on a chilly day, there are plenty of spots to get your soup on.

Asian Soups

Different Asian cultures boast their own unique versions of comforting soups, and we're fortunate enough to have quite a few represented here in the capital city. For the Vietnamese favorite pho, make your way to Five Points favorite Pho Viet where the warm broth and fresh herbs are sure to warm your soul. In West Columbia, Mai Thai’s coconut soup is equal parts refreshing and hearty, perfect for warmer fall days here in the Midlands. And we can’t talk about Asian soups without mentioning ramen. When the cold winds blow, Menkoi Ramen House is the place to go. We've got to recommend the spicy ramen.


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Pick up a vegan-friendly bowl of goodness from Rosewood Market. The recipe rotates daily, so be sure to check their Instagram for the update. If you’re feeling under the weather, Tasty as Fit’s Immunity Soup is just what the doctor ordered. Stock up on the soup from their Grab-n-Go fridge or hit up the Tasty as Fit blog to make some at home.


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Definitely Not Vegan

For a heartier spoonful, these definitely not vegan soups will fill you right up. Cozy up on Black Rooster’s heated rooftop patio with a beautiful view of downtown Columbia and a bowl of the Onion Soup Gratinée. On a chilly fall day in Five Points, find a table at The Gourmet Shop and order a bowl of their famous Tomato Bisque. For a full bowl of Southern hospitality and warmth, look no further than Lizard's Thicket. With multiple locations around town, you can easily stop in after some fall fun for a bowl of their seasonal Chili and Beans or the Spicy Black Eyed Pea Soup.


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Soup of the Day

They may be different every day of the week, but the Soup of the Day at Fusco’s Market in Lexington never disappoints. Rosewood Market and Deli also prepares a new vegan and non-vegan soup each day.