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Oct 15, 2008 10:46 AM

Soup in LA - Preferrably West Side

Hey there, Hounders...

I am looking for the best place for soup in LA. Ideally, it would be closer to the west side, but we're willing to drive as well.

Also, the place doesn't have to specialize in soup, but it would be cool, if it did. I am anticipating a bunch of ramen suggestions -- that's totally fine, but we'd also like some non-asian cuisine suggestions too, if possible.

We look forward to tasting your thoughts! Thanks!!

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  1. I enjoy the soups at Mrs. Winston's in Santa Monica. I think both locations are fairly near the WLA border. Not the best I've ever had but the veggies are nice and fresh.

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    1. re: a_and_w

      yum, I really enjoy Mrs. Winston's lentil soup, although it needs to be doctored with a little sriracha. I'm also a big fan of the soups at Clementine and at Surfa's Cafe.

      1. re: mollyomormon

        Yes, the lentil soup is the best of the lot -- great idea with the sriacha sauce! I also like the veggie chili, which you can doctor with fixings from the salad bar. Tastes great with avocado, cheese, and onions.

    2. Matzoh Ball soap at Nate and Al's.

      1. Clementine's on SM Blvd!
        You can also get them to go by the pint :)


        1. i actually really like the soups at gelsons and whole foods. whole foods has a separate area for seafood soups and "regular" soups. the gelsons soups are at the salad bar usually and the baked potato/bacon is crazy good (if not completely unhealthy).

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          1. re: dtud

            i've had mixed luck with the Whole Foods soups but I got a split pea one there the other day that was awesome!

            1. re: mollyomormon

              I second the Whole foods split pea - I tried it for the first time this week and it was really really good.

          2. Nichols in Marina del Rey. Great homemade soups.

            I don't like zuchini but if it's on the menu I'll always order their Curried Zuchini.

            ALL of their soups are delicious.