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Best Soup in Austin: Top Spots for Slurping

Soup is one of the most treasured comfort foods. Whether it’s chicken noodle soup when you’re sick or tomato soup and grilled cheese in cool temperatures, this tasty food warms us up. Best of all, soup comes in thousands of different flavor combinations, meaning there’s a soup for everyone. If you find yourself in Austin, Texas craving some soup, we’ve got you covered. Here’s where to get the best soup in Austin.

Where To Get The Best Soup in Austin

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Looking to slurp soup to your heart’s content? Here’s where you’ll find the best soup in Austin. We’ve picked out our favorite restaurants and the top soups they serve so you can enjoy a warm, hearty meal.

1. Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s Tonkotsu Original

You can’t talk about the best soup in Austin without mentioning Ramen Tatsu-Ya. It’s one of the most beloved Austin restaurants. With three locations in South Austin and East Austin including at 8557 Research Blvd, this restaurant serves up Japanese soul food. The Tonkotsu Original is not to be missed. In this soup, you’ll savor chashu, ajitama, wood ear mushroom, and scallions all in a rich pork bone broth. Other favorite soups include the Mi-So-Hot and the Veggie soup.

2. Pho Saigon’s Pho Tai Ve Don

Pho Saigon Noodle House is located at 10901 N Lamar Blvd. There, you’ll find one of the city’s best soups: Pho Tai Ve Don. This soup features a savory beef broth, hearty noodles, and heaping servings of eye round steak and skirt flank. It’s a meat lover’s dream and is sure to warm up your soul.

3. Polvo’s Tortilla Soup

Polvo’s is famous in Austin for its Mexican food. While their tacos and enchiladas are incredible, their tortilla soup is out of this world. It has all the fixings including corn, cilantro, avocado, rice, beans, squash, and of course — crunchy tortillas trips.

4. Sopa de Tres Chiles From Manuel’s

Manuel’s is a restaurant serving authentic Mexican food and their Sope de Tres Chiles is arguably the best soup in Austin. It features large chunks of spicy chicken, tortilla chips, cotija, sour cream, and chile caldo The spice adds heat and this dish is the perfect way to warm up on those colder Austin days.

5. June’s French Onion Soup

June’s, located on South Congress Blvd is a sunny restaurant serving bistro food all day. The French onion soup features beef broth, Swiss gruyere cheese, sourdough croutons, and parmesan cheese. It’s creamy and dreamy — just the way soup is meant to be. Enjoy your soup on the small patio with your furry friend or sit inside on cooler mornings. 

6. Soup of the Day at The Soup Peddler

The Soup Peddler is a hot spot where you can get souped-up with healthy ingredients. The restaurant has four different locations including one at 4631 Airport Blvd and another at 2801 S Lamar Blvd. Each shop serves different soups daily so it’s a good idea to check and see what’s on offer that day. Favorites include the Tomato Basil Soup and the Zimbabwe Peanut Stew.

7. Guay Teaw Tom Yum Moo at Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine

Sap’s at Burnet offers delicious Thai cuisine including num tok and various noodle soups. Our favorite is the Guay Teaw Tom Yum Moo. It features Sap’s homemade chili paste and sauces as well as ground peanuts, jalapenos, fish sauce, and lime all in pork broth. To add heft to the meal, you’ll find chunks of fried fish ball, sliced pork, and imitation crab meat along with your choice of noodles.

8. Xian Sushi and Noodle’s Cold Sesame Noodles

Xian Sushi and Noodle offers several different hand-pulled noodle soups. For those hot sweltering days, try a cold soup instead of a hot one. Our favorite here is the Cold Sesame Noodles. This dish is slightly chilled and features refreshing ingredients like cucumbers, bell peppers, and cilantro as well as sesame peanut sauce. You can also add organic chicken or tofu for a bigger meal.

9. Broccoli Cheddar Soup at Biderman’s Deli

Biderman’s is a Jewish-inspired deli serving classic fare like Matzo Ball Soup and Tomato Basil Soup. The real standout dish here though is the Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Get in a cup or a bowl and savor the creamy, indulgent meal.

10. Pho at Tan My Restaurant

Tan My Restaurant is a Vietnamese restaurant located at 1601 Ohlen Rd serving some of the best Pho in town. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but it’s well worth a journey to this soup joint. Their pho is made with beef broth and rice noodles and you can choose from various options offering ingredients like brisket, eye round steak, and tripe.

11. Sapporo Soup at Michi Ramen

Michi Ramen offers several different noodle bowls including veggies, meat-lovers, and our favorite: Sapporo. Sapporo is a miso-based soup with ingredients including chashu, corn, butter, bean sprouts, kikurage mushrooms, and green onions.

12. Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup at Gourmands 

Gourmands Neighborhood Pub serves up pub fare including sandwiches and soups. Their offerings include tomato soup, clam chowder, and a spicy vegan black bean soup. But the star at this joint is the Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup. It’s infused with Shiner Bock for an indulgent flavor. Best of all, here the soups are served in a freshly baked bread bowl.

13. Veggie Ramen at Daruma Ramen

Daruma Ramen is a noodle shop offering dozens of kinds of ramen featuring veggie, vegan, gluten-free, and meat-friendly options. The Veggie Ramen here is vegan-approved and features a soy, fruit, and veggie broth. With each spoonful, you’ll savor avocados, carrots, grape tomatoes, fried onions, and lime. It’s refreshing and healthy, making it a great meal for conscious folks.

14. Garbo’s Lobster Bisque

The owner of Garbo’s is originally from Connecticut so it’s no surprise that this spot is one of your best bets for seafood soups like lobster bisque. The ingredients include sherry, cream, parsley, and lobster. Be sure to try the other soups including the shrimp and corn chowder and the clam chowder and pair it with a classic Cobb salad.

Slurp It Up in Austin

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If you’re looking for the best soup in Austin, you’ve come to the right place. Armed with this list, you can scope out the best noodle and soup joints in town. Whether you’re in East Austin, exploring South Austin, or gallivanting somewhere in between, you’re sure to find a great spot to slurp it up.

Looking for other ways to dig in when exploring Austin? Check out ATX Guides. There, you’ll find tips for adventuring around town and top spots to dine including where to find the best BBQ and the best brunch in Austin.

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Erika Marty

Erika is an avid traveler who has been to more than 60 countries where she finds food, activities, and hidden locales for touring like a local. When she’s not writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and planning her next adventure.

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