I'm there this weekend for the beef noodle soup at Tea Garden and reved up to try ramen.
I am just so in a soup mood lately. I wanted to call attention to Gregoire in Berkely which makes, amoung other things, the bests soups in the Bay area (along with their other fine food).
Yesterday was the sweet potato which was everything good about the sweet potato taste. It has a rich broth base. I was having some for breakfast this mroning and while I was working, it got cold. It was even delicous cold. I think Gregoire just gets better and better.
Anyway some of my favorite soup places, but not in the class with Gregoire are Berkeley Bowl, Andronic's and SF Soup (but I haven't had them for a while so I wont vouch for them).
I'm pretty much all over the Bay these days, so if there is some outstanding soup in San Jose or Napa or where ever, I'll hope you will share. Also, you can drive and sip a cup of soup as you drive. Keep me from eating at McD's please.