Calgary’s Best Soup
Last week, I put a call out on Twitter asking people to name their favourite soup in the city, looking for a little help with my research. I expected a sprinkling of responses, but what I got was a deluge. It turns out us Calgarians are soup superfans, and opinions run strong and plentiful.
Soup season has barely started and runs a long time so why not branch out and try some of the great suggestions put forward by the soup aficionados? Pho – Vietnamese noodle soup — is a huge fan favourite, the wor wonton at King’s got many mentions and Caffe Rosso seems to have soup dialed in as several of its soups garnered mentions. Cassis Bistro and Catch also got general props for their soup-making skills.
So here they are, 21 of them, not ranked or rated — just highly recommended.
Borscht from Perogy boyz. (food truck, perogyboyz.com, @perogyboyz)
French onion at Caesar's Steakhouse. (512 4 Ave. S.W., 403-264-1222, caesarssteakhouse.com)
Beachfront hot pot at The Coup. (924 17 Ave. S.W., 403-541-1041, thecoup.ca, @thecoupcalgary)
Italian wedding soup will warm your soul on a cold day. Photo by land_camera.
Italian wedding soup at the Primal Soup Company at the Kingsland Farmers’ Market. (7711 Macleod Tr. S.W. 403-255-3276, kingslandfarmersmarkter.com)
Lobster bisque at Rush. (207 9 Ave. S.W., 403-271-7874, rushrestaurant.com)
Roasted Butternut and Sage at Sky 360. (101 9 Ave. S.W., 403-532-7966, sky360.ca)
Spicy Thai chicken at Caffe Rosso. (803 24 Ave. S.E., 403-971-1800 and Telus Convention Centre 140 8 Ave. S.E., caferosso.ca, @cafferosso)
Tomato bisque at Caffe Rosso. (803 24 Ave. S.E., 403-971-1800 and Telus Convention Centre 140 8 Ave. S.E., caferosso.ca, @cafferosso)
Fire roasted tomato at Famoso. (105, 2303 4 St. S.W., famoso.ca, @famosopizzeria)
Pho at Saigon Annam. (11566 24 St. S.E., 403-457-3885)
Pho sate at Pho Pasteur Saigon. (207 1 St. S.E., 403-233-0477)
Pho sate at Saigon’s Baguettes. (718 17 Ave. S.W., 403-457-0669)
Roasted red pepper soup Eat! Eat! (1325 9 Ave., S.E., 403-532-1933)
Spicy miso at Muku Japanese Ramen House. (326 14 Street N.W., 403-283-6555)
Thai lobster bisque at Raw Bar. (119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-266-4611, hotelarts.ca)
Tortilla soup from Los Chilitos Taqueria. (1309 17 Ave. S.W. and Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Ave. S.E., 403-228-5528)
Truffled mushroom soup at Fresh Kitchen. (2042 42 Ave, 403-214-7771, freshkitchen.ca, @fresh_kitchen)
Wild mushroom soup at Borgo. (818 16 Ave. S.W., 403-245-2202, borgo.ca, @borgotrattoria)
Wor wonton at Kings. (104 Meridian Rd. N.E., 403-272-2332, kingsrestaurant.net)