Let’s face it, soup is the perfect food. It’s filling, warm and comes in so many varieties even the pickiest eaters can find a soup to love. And while hearty, they never leave you feeling heavy, making sure you’re alert for that post-lunch meeting.
As winter's settled and we're spending evenings and weekends indoors, here are some grab-and-go meal options we think you'll enjoy.
Ready to cozy up? Check out our top picks for soup season:
Bantam + Biddy
Looking for something more filling than a broth-based soup? Try Bantam + Biddy’s organic black bean soup. Creamy black beans and tabasco cream cater to your savory and spicy cravings all while keeping you safe from that 2 p.m. snack attack.
The Chef and his Wife
We get it, between work, managing virtual school for your kids and your endless to-do list finding time to snuggle up with a steaming bowl of soup isn't a high priority. The Chef and his Wife will make your soup dreams come true in the time it takes to heat up their fresh or frozen carry out meals. If you're missing the holiday season, their loaded potato and shrimp and corn chowder will have you feeling full and festive in no time.
Hair of the Dog Pub
Do you like beer? What about cheese? If you answered yes to both, the Hair of the Dog Pub’s beer cheese soup is for you. If that’s not your thing, try their Soup Du Jour or soup of the day. It’s made with local ingredients, giving you a taste of Chattanooga with each cozy spoonful.
Nothing says let’s watch football and enjoy crisp weather like a steaming bowl of chili. The best chili around is found at Mindy B’s. Most products served at Mindy B’s are locally-sourced and made in house. They even roast their own beef and turkey.
Okay. It’s a classic. Panera Bread is known for its soups and salads. Who doesn’t want to sit outside with a bread bowl full of broccoli cheddar or creamy tomato soup? With Gunbarrel, Market Street and Northgate locations, you can swing by any convenient spot.
Is your sweater not the only thing that’s a little scratchy? If the colder weather has brought on sniffles, swing into Taco Mamacita for some chicken tortilla soup. It’s fresh, comforting and an excuse to also eat tacos. Vegan or vegetarian? No problem as they have an animal product free version of the soup.
A local favorite. No local soup list is complete without Southern Star’s Brunswick stew. They’ve been serving it every day for the last 20 years. It’s got tomatoes, beans, veggies and delicious meat. The Brunswick stew is hearty, perfect for a fall lunch.
The unique menu and dining experience at Public House is a local favorite, with their refined cooking and warm, welcoming environment. For a delicious meal from start to finish, start with a potato soup and salad (a customer favorite) or flex your adventurous side and try the soup of the day.
Tried a local soup that should be on our list? Let us know!