WARMING SOUPS FOR CHILLY WEATHER AT CHICAGO’S BEST RESTAURANTS
Research proves grandma right: soup helps fight common cold symptoms. As temperatures drop and snow starts falling, soup is what you want. Here are ten of Chicago’s best restaurants, each offering a warm bowl of cold-fighting goodness on a blustery day.
Wood, a perennial fav, offers a seasonal favorite: Chef Devin’s curried cauliflower soup with pickled raisins and madras curry.
Hannah’s Bretzel has superb sandwiches to pair with butternut squash soup, made with roasted squash, carrots and onions, topped with dill crème fraiche.
BLVD offers fantastic steak and fantastic bowls of roasted sweet potato soup, luxed up with duck confit and duck fat fried chestnuts.
Burrito Beach ladles up homemade caldo de pollo, a chicken soup with michelada rice, scallions, tortilla strips, and fresh lime.
Farm Bar has a wonderful Hog Stew, full of kale, white beans, carrots, Italian sausage and, what else (?) braised pork belly.
The Dearborn warms the windy Loop with classic chicken vegetable soup of fava beans, mushrooms and Israeli couscous.
Soul & Smoke
Soul & Smoke does fantastic Q, which pairs well with a steaming bowl of their gumbo, loaded with chicken andouille sausage.
Le Colonial tempts with Hanoi Noodle Soup, a beautiful oxtail broth with beef tenderloin slices and bean sprouts.
Lula Café always has a Soup of the Day; try for the Roasted Mushroom with navy bean in tomatillo broth.
Jaleo by Jose Andres brings Spanish sun to wintery Chicago with their sopa de mariscos, a hearty broth of mussels, littleneck clams, and shrimp.