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Aug 2, 2009 02:30 PM

Best Gazpacho and/or Cold Soup?

On hot summer days, it seems like the only thing I want to eat is cold soup. Especially gazpacho. What place - restaurant or market - makes your favorite? Thanks.

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  1. I haven't found a really good one in LA, but in Irvine I liked the version at Bistango. I don't really like the scene there, but they put avocado cubes in the gazpacho that adds nice depth and body to this refreshing soup.

    1. Mendocino Farms will usually have a gazpacho or a chilled soup in the summer as part of their rotating daily specials.

      1. Every year I go on a Blues Music cruise and Holland America has really fabulous cold fruit soups in their dining rooms. If you are ever on board a Holland America ship check them out. Now I'm craving them and I have to wait until January!!

        1. Fresh & Easy Marketplace actually has a pretty decent gazpacho soup.

          1. i made chow's watermelon gazpacho last night and it was wonderful! if you have the time to diy, i'd try this recipe. http://www.chow.com/recipes/10636

            it felt really nice to put all these seasonal ingredients to good use. very refreshing and super tasty.