What’s the perfect way to warm you up during a cold winter’s day? A hearty bowl of soup! Filling, comforting and easy on the pocket, this meal option is definitely a delightful choice in the chilling Melbourne winter. Here are some of our favourite spots.
The Soup Place
Stay warm with soups such as Middle Eastern meatballs or vegetable and lentil, served with fresh olive bread, at The Soup Place. All soups are made daily, free of preservatives, colours or additives. Pay an extra $3.50 when you pick up your soup to buy a ‘pay it forward’ bowl for someone in need.
In a Rush
In a Rush serves a delicious array of freshly prepared soups, salads, toasted paninis and hand-cut sandwiches. We can’t go past their classic pumpkin or potato, leek and bacon soup.
For a warm and hearty minestrone just like Nonna used to make, you can’t go past Tiamo, a Lygon St institution. Made even better when served with crunchy Italian bread.
Saluministi’s beloved winter soup special is back just in time for the cold weather. Drop by their Victoria Harbour, Flinders Lane and soon-to-open Causeway stores to try their tortellini in brodo – very traditional and simple Italian soup, made with chicken based broth served with beef tortellini.
If you’re looking for other soup dishes – look no further! We have you covered even if you’re craving a steamy bowl of pho, ramen or laksa.
Pho Nom prides itself as the true street food of Vietnam using the best boutique local produce. Their stock is MSG free and made from Warialda Beef bones and Milawa Free Range poultry.
Twenty Pho Seven
If your pho cravings aren’t limited to business hours then you’re in luck. Twenty Pho Seven is Melbourne’s first 24 hour pho restaurant. Try their classic beef and chicken pho, and wash it down with a bubble tea.
Every Monday during winter, Annam is serving up $25 warming Vietnamese-style hot pots, serving between two to four people. Served boiling at the table, diners can choose from an abundance of ingredients to add in (charged on separate basis) including meats, seafood, tofu, fresh herbs and vegetables and noodles. Three broths are on offer: a Hanoi style broth made of pork hock and artichoke; lemongrass and chilli broth and hot and sour broth similar to that found on the streets of Saigon. A shiitake broth caters for vegetarians.
Mr Ramen San
All the way from Kyushu, Japan, Mr Ramen San is a tiny but cosy Japanese bar serving authentic ramen. Their soup is made in the traditional Kyushu style, with pork bones in white broth. Charsu (roast pork) is tendered and char-grilled with peppercorns before serving. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.
Late night ramen cravings? Don’t worry! Shujinko is a 24-hour Japanese ramen restaurant,with dishes made from handmade noodles and quality ingredients. Be sure to check out their extensive collection of anime figurines on the shelf.
Chinta Ria Soul
If you’re after the spicy and aromatic coconut flavours of curry laksa, look no further than Chinta Ria Soul. This popular restaurant captures the essence of Malaysian hawker-style cuisine, with a contemporary twist. Their signature laksa features a rich coconut base and is bursting with aroma and flavour.