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Best soup in LA area?

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I'm wondering where the best places to get soup in the LA area are?

Also, I'm a big fan of both Matzo Ball soup and Pho, but since there are tons of other threads to read about where to find the best versions of them I'd like to limit this thread to where to find other types of soup (chicken noodle, brocolie cheese, potato, lentil, tortilla, etc!).

Thank you!

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  1. My favorite soup of the moment is the steak soup at Doughboys (also their French onion soup).

    My favorite tortilla soup is the sopa azteca at Monte Alban.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      Doughboys is still closed as far as I know.

      1. re: Servorg

        Even the Highland location? I was there last week! Haven't been to the 3rd Street location in a long while, since well before they shuttered due, to, um, maintenance issues.

        1. re: SauceSupreme

          Didn't know they had the Highland location, (outside my normal orbit).

          1. re: Servorg

            Highland locale going strong. 3rd St rumored to reopen 2/08.

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            Doughboys Bakery
            1156 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

            1. re: Servorg

              I prefer the Highland location. Bigger space, brighter windows, easier parking. The only downside is that there's no AOC nearby.

              www.doughboys.net

      2. I had some excellent french onion soup the other day at Le Marmiton on Montana. I also have loved every soup I've tried at both Clementine (I had a great broccoli cheese there not long ago) and at Surfa's cafe.

        1. I usually eat soup on the go. I've liked all the soups I tried at Organic to Go, but they're definitely over-priced. When I'm at Water Court for lunch, I'll get some tortilla soup from Skew's to accompany whatever else I'm eating. I go to Jade Wok/Good Taste for some cheap and good hot n' sour soup, great for when I'm sick and stuffed up. I also regularly hit the Ralph's on 9th for their soups; the baked potato, beef veggie noodle, fagioli, and lobster bisque have all been pretty good when I want something hearty after work.

          1. Nichols in Marina del Rey has very good home made soups. Who would have thought I'd love anything made with zucchini?

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            1. re: mar52

              Getting pickled zucchini as part of banchan in Korean restaurants has made it among my favorites.

              Speaking of which, for a great tofu soup, I go to Sokongdong, though there's nothing wrong with Beverly Soon Tofu across the street.

            2. I like the soups at Clementines. === great tomato soup...

              1. I l Bucco on Robertson makes Tomato Bread soup that is YUMMY and filling ....perfect for cold weather....

                1. I really like the soups at Piknic in Century City. They rotate them regularly, but have six a day. My particulate favorites are the New England clam chowder (very thick and creamy), the tortilla, and the lentil.

                  1. MILK has the best soup, consistently, of a cafe I've had in LA. The Pazole is particularly good, but each day, with very exceptions, the flavors and ingredients are incredible. Plus you can get a great ice cream afterward!

                    1. The Tortilla Soup at Loiteria (grove)...yummmm. It has a bit of a spicy kick to it and its creamier then other versions.