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 blustery winter weather here, Canadians are ready to routinely enjoy the warmth of a comforting bowl of delicious soup anytime, anywhere, so we’re celebrating National Soup Day!
Favourite bowl ready? Here are 10 locations across the country with must-have, heart-warming soups!
1.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.
Address: 178 Water Street, St. John’s, NL. @badbonesramen
2.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!
Current offerings include Donair, Loaded Potato, Chicken Noodle and Veggie Mania.
Address: 156 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS. @souperdupersoup
3.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!
Address: For a Mikes location nearest you, click here. @toujoursmikes
4.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 which is Ocean Wise certified to be sustainably sourced.
Address: For a Joey’s Only Seafood location nearest you, click here. @joeyscanada
5.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, Fajita and more.
Address: 342 Princess St Kingston, ON. @thesoupcanygk
6.Dwarf No Cachette (Winnipeg, MB)
A cafe and gift shop combo, Dwarf No Cachette knows how to keep Winnipeg chills at bay with their amazing soup offerings.
Current picks include ranges of Ramen, Tantan Ramen and Butter Ramen.
Address: 157 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB. @dwarfnocachette
7.Dwarf No Cachette (Winnipeg, MB)
“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 like Wicked Thai, Broccoli and Cheddar, Loaded Baked Potato and others.
Address: For a Press’d location nearest you, click here. @pressdsandwichshop
8.d’Lish by Tish Cafe (Saskatoon, SK)
At d’Lish, it’s always soup season, and Saskatoon residents can’t say enough about their d’Lish-ious soup picks!
Contact the cafe today and ask about the availability of soul-warming soup options like Green Thai Coconut Lentil, Turkey Lemon Rice, Perogy and more.
Address: 702A 14th Street, East Saskatoon, SK. @lifeisdlish
9.Pho Dau Bo (Calgary AB)
With so many pho noodle soup options on their menu, we couldn’t not introduce, or re-introduce, Calgarian readers to Pho Dau Bo!
Comfort your taste buds with flavours including Pho Sate Bo (Spicy Peanut Sate), Pho Bo Vien (Beefball), Pho Ga (Shredded Chicken) and more.
Address: 4909 17 Avenue SE #110, Calgary, AB. @phodaubo
10.The Hot and Cold Cafe (Victoria, BC)
Located in the city’s Cook Street Village, The Hot and Cold Cafe provides made-from-scratch comfort foods from breakfast offerings to sandwiches, salads and rice bowls to soups.
Order a bowl of their staple Yellow Coconut Curry Soup (pictured), which is also gluten-free and vegan. This soup is made with potatoes, yams, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, sweet yellow coconut curry and fresh cilantro.
Address: 313 Cook Street, Victoria, BC. @thehotandcoldcafe