It’s inevitable. Winter is officially upon us here in Indiana and on these cold, wet, damp days, nothing warms you or sounds better than a hot bowl of soup. If you’re craving a hot bowl of soup, here are the best places in and around Indianapolis to go to!
Circle City Soups, Indianapolis, IN
On your next lunch break, come visit Circle Soups, located within the city’s City Market district near downtown Indianapolis. Open year round, each dish is made with ingredients that are at their freshest during the season, ensuring that your meal tastes as good as it looks! Be sure to check out their Facebook page for daily updates, including their soups of the day: Potato Cheddar Bacon, Tomato Basil, and the ever popular Sweet Potato and Rosemary soup! Fun fact: did you know that you can order your favorite soup(s) by the gallon from Circle City? And they’ll even deliver straight to your door if you live within the delivery area!
Subito, Indianapolis, IN
Pronounced ‘Sue-Bee-Toe,’ this classically delicious ‘takeaway’ restaurant is just steps away from the Cultural Trail in the Whole Sale District just off Virginia Avenue. The food is made from scratch each day and comes from a variety of locally owned small businesses throughout Indiana, including places like Smoking Goose Meatery and My Dad’s Sweet Corn (a staple in Indiana). There are over 60 varieties of soups available each month, and they even have bicycle delivery available!
Soupremacy, Indianapolis, IN
Locally owned and operated is Soupremacy, where they love good soups and salads, and everything is made with the freshest of ingredients. They have up to 12 different soups made daily, and over 100 soups which rotate during the seasons. They offer gluten free, vegan and vegetarian soups, and all soups come with Amelia’s bread or crackers. If you’re feeling particularly hungry (or cold), try their generous 16 ounce Big Bowl of soup!
Shapiro’s Deli, Indianapolis, IN
100 years of Jewish tradition! Original owners Louis and Rebecca emigrated from Russia to Indianapolis in 1903, and two years later they opened up Shapiro’s Deli just south of downtown Indianapolis. All of their ingredients are locally sourced and homemade, including their Chicken Broth, also known as Jewish Penicillin for all that ails you which customers swear by! They also have a marketplace within the restaurant where you can purchase your meats and other goodies!
Zoup! Eatery, Carmel, IN
Love in ever ladle is the motto of Zoup! Eatery in beautiful Carmel, Indiana! The first Zoup! Eatery opened in 1998 in Southfield, Michigan and since then they’ve expanded into over a dozen other locations, including four here in Indiana. Unlike most soup restaurants, Zoup encourage their customers to sample the soup(s) of their choice before ordering. If you’re feeling a little spicy, try the Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo soup or the Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque.
Sahm’s Restaurant & Pub, Fishers, IN
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Fresh. Local. Family. That’s what Sahm’s Restaurant and Pub in Fishers is all about! They’ve been serving up quality food for over 30 years, and it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Everything is made in house and locally sourced, and it’s their Alaskan Clam Chowder that customers can’t stop raving about! Made from Sister Cewa’s recipe from Ketchikan, it’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before!
Fresh To Order, Noblesville, IN
Fine dining at affordable prices with powerful flavors made from scratch? Why wouldn’t you come to Fresh To Order in Noblesville? The delicious chef inspired soups are perfect on a cold’s winter day, in particular the Creamy Chicken Vegetable soup! It’s smooth and creamy with an equal amount of veggies and chicken. Eat it by itself or with crackers mixed in, or combined with a salad! Eat finer, live finer.
Rail, Westfield, IN
Rail’s in Westfield is one of those unique restaurants that you don’t come across every day. Not only in style, but also in food. It’s casual dining in a classic, upscale barn style structure and it’s also a farm to fork restaurant, bakery, and bar, with all food grown in house. Their Pumpkin Chorizo Chili is a must have fall staple in your diet this year.
The Friendly Tavern, Zionsville, IN
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“You are a stranger here but once” is the motto of The Friendly Tavern in Zionsville. The Friendly Tavern is the place where everybody knows your name and is a place that feels like home. The food is classic tavern style, and while they’re mostly known for having the best burgers in all of Zionsville, they also have some of the best chili and thick and hearty home style Vegetable Beef Soup.