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Best soup in LA area?

Bekah Dec 24, 2007 12:16 AM

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. SauceSupreme RE: Bekah Dec 24, 2007 11:50 AM

    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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      Servorg RE: SauceSupreme Dec 24, 2007 11:52 AM

      Doughboys is still closed as far as I know.

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        SauceSupreme RE: Servorg Dec 24, 2007 12:21 PM

        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.

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          Servorg RE: SauceSupreme Dec 24, 2007 12:23 PM

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

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            wutzizname RE: Servorg Dec 24, 2007 12:31 PM

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

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

            1. re: Servorg
              SauceSupreme RE: Servorg Dec 24, 2007 12:31 PM

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


      2. mollyomormon RE: Bekah Dec 24, 2007 12:59 PM

        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. MeAndroo RE: Bekah Dec 24, 2007 01:10 PM

          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.

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            mar52 RE: Bekah Dec 24, 2007 05:19 PM

            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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              SauceSupreme RE: mar52 Dec 24, 2007 11:15 PM

              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.

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              snoobie RE: Bekah Dec 25, 2007 03:37 AM

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

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                msmd310 RE: Bekah Dec 25, 2007 07:32 PM

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

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                  Jwsel RE: Bekah Dec 26, 2007 08:16 AM

                  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.

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                    wideeyedraven RE: Bekah Dec 26, 2007 03:30 PM

                    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!

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                      kek is khmer RE: Bekah Dec 27, 2007 03:27 PM

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

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