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October 4, 2022

Soup spots to warm the soul

Carly Ramos

Cold weather calls for a warm, comforting bowl of soup to forget about freezing hands and feet. The Daily Texan compiled a list of restaurants near campus to warm yourself up with specialty soups.

The Soup Peddler – 1112 N Lamar Blvd

Take a break from the cold by ordering from The Soup Peddler’s rotating soup menu. The five full-time soups include tomato basil, beef bone broth, mulligatawny, green detox broth and chicken soup with rice. Further soup options change daily between a variety of fifty. Pair a bowl with an item from their inclusive grilled cheese menu, with options ranging from plain cheddar to green apple with Muenster and vegan and gluten-free cheddar sandwiches.

Wu Chow – 500 W 5th St

Near the Austin Public Library, Wu Chow offers an unconventional soup-eating experience with their Dim Sum menu. Wu Chow’s menu features soup dumplings, which are only available Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers should research how to eat a soup dumpling before partaking in this meal, or they might be in for a scalding surprise.

El Chilito – 2219 Manor Rd

Between enjoying their $3 Taco Tuesday or $6 Burrito Wednesday, try one of El Chilito’s Mexican-inspired soups. Customers can choose between barbacoa or chipotle chicken soup, which both come with a choice of flour or corn tortillas. Full of flavor, the barbacoa soup contains beef broth with barbacoa, garbanzo beans, white rice, cilantro and onion to imitate classic barbacoa tacos. The chicken chipotle soup includes chicken broth with chipotle chicken, vegetables, white rice and crispy tortilla strips. Quench your thirst with a seasonal agua fresca in flavors including watermelon, lime and horchata.

FoodHeads – 616 W 34th St

Serving Austin for 20 years, FoodHeads offers fresh sandwiches and soups. Customers have the option of a half sandwich with a cup of soup, or they can enjoy a bowl. While the menu varies, options include tomato coconut, chicken noodle, green chicken chile pozole, Tuscan white bean and Thai beef. Finish the meal with a homemade chocolate chip cookie or cupcake — flavors include coconut, red velvet and carrot.

Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine – 510 W 26th St

Madam Mam’s gives customers an authentic taste of Thailand. Located north of UT’s campus, this establishment features entree soups served with Thai jasmine rice, noodle soups and curries ranging from mild to spicy. Options include Thai lemongrass hot and sour soups, coconut soups, flat rice noodle soups and various curry choices. Start the meal with their crowd-pleasing spring rolls, roasted chili edamame or the SSS (sweet, sour, spicy) Brussel sprouts.

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