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Sep 29, 2008 08:32 PM

in search of soup...

What is the best soup in the area?

Fall has arrived and it is the season for soup.

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  1. I'm excited to have Pho more often as the season gets colder. Plenty of places serving up pho, in chinatown, dorchester, and the super 88 in packard's corner.

    New england soup factory has a good selection of soups, although some can be a little salt-heavy. There's one in Newton and Brookline.

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    1. re: Prav

      I agree about Pho, or the vegetarian equivalent thereof.

      One of the best parts is that it is available all day in many places. It makes for a delicious, nutritious brunch/breakfast.

      I've seen mothers with young children enjoying Pho in the morning at Pho Pasteur in Chinatown; what a way to start the day.

      1. re: chowfamily

        Yeah! I think it's usually taken in the morning.

    2. I have the New England Soup Factory cookbook and the recipes are fantastic.

      I haven't eaten there, but I recommend them highly.

      1. try the french onion soup at The Butcher Shop.

        1. I'm a huge fan of New England Soup Factory. I love that they put up their menu everyday, so you can decide if you like what they have before you go.

          Brookline specials:
          Newton specials:

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          1. re: pamalamb

            I second pamalamb...the place is great...and while you're in the area (Newton store) go to Pizzapalooza (which is attached) or Farm Grill (Greek) down the road.

            1. re: pamalamb

              Me too! Today they have pumpkin and crab bisque. I have waited many months for that flavor to appear again. If only the beef stew would make it on the menu soon.

              1. re: macadamianut

                I recommend the Spicy eggplant as well as the red Sicilian Clam Chowder when they're available. I find the selection in the freezer is much deeper than on the menu at times.

            2. I hear that the Butcher Shop has a very cost effective french onion soup ....