Cafe Medina is a go-to spot for soup lovers, who especially love the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern choices that turn up alongside the chicken noodle and split pea. The rotating lineup, around 10 soups a day, might include Moroccan lamb or Yemenite chicken, cteats reports. bolletje can’t forget a fabulous bowl, more stew than soup, overflowing with lamb and vegetables. Some other recurring offerings: pumpkin corn bisque, Tuscan tomato-bread, Hungarian chicken, New England clam chowder, African chicken-peanut, and miso with tofu and seaweed.

In the East Village, the Italian restaurant Lamarca runs a cafe and cheese shop next door that serves terrific soups for weekday lunch, reports nyc123. Selections include tomato, white bean, onion, minestrone, potato-leek, red bean-escarole, broccoli rabe, and tortellini in broth, among others.

foodette frequents Soup Spot for such hearty choices as jambalaya, various bisques, and Thai coconut curry chicken soup. Not quite as good as the fondly remembered Soup Kitchen International, says a_and_w, but also half the price.

Cafe Sabarsky offers a handful of very good soups, including goulash soup with potatoes, says Sean Dell. Other choices this time of year might include chestnut and squash. In summer, look for refreshing pea soup with mint.

Others recommend Yura and Co., Karen’s (especially for lentil soup and chili), Printon 56, and Fashion Soup.


Cafe Medina [Union Square]
9 E. 17th St., between 5th Ave. and Broadway, Manhattan
212-242-2777
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Lamarca Cafe [Gramercy]
161 E. 22nd St., at 3rd Ave., Manhattan
212-674-7920
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Soup Spot [Herald Square]
220 W. 31st St., between 7th and 8th Aves., Manhattan
212-643-8623
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Cafe Sabarsky [Upper East Side]
1048 5th Ave., at E. 86th St., in the Neue Galerie, Manhattan
212-288-0665
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Yura and Co. [Upper East Side]
1645 3rd Ave., at E. 92nd St., Manhattan
212-860-8060
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Yura and Co. [Upper East Side]
1292 Madison Ave., at E. 92nd St., Manhattan
212-860-8060
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Karen’s on Astor [East Village]
1 Astor Pl., between Broadway and Lafayette St., Manhattan
212-979-8000
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Printon 56 [Midtown]
50 W. 56th St., between 5th and 6th Aves., Manhattan
212-245-0056
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Fashion Soup [Midtown]
124 W. 41st St., near 6th Ave., Manhattan
212-704-0909
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