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windycity Sep 7, 2011 09:34 AM

I am looking for good, hearty, soul-warming soups for this week especially in light of the constant showers. Places that deliver downtown would be ideal, although I could be convinced to venture out into the rain for a really good bowl of soup.

I like the gumbo at DC Coast, and am looking for other places - either high end or low end that have soup (either clear as day broth or thick, rich stews). Help a sick chowhounder out, will ya?

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DC Coast Restaurant
1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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  1. monkeyrotica RE: windycity Sep 7, 2011 09:55 AM

    One of my favorite wet-and-chilly weather soups is "house special soup" that's served by most Chinese carryouts. It's just clear broth with shredded vegetables and meat. A kind of chop suey of soups. Very simple. Very filling. Throw some white rice in it to make a nourishing gruel.

    Another cold weather soup I enjoy is French onion, with some nice gruyere toasted on top. Montmartre in Eastern Market does a good one.

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    Montmartre
    327 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

    1. MsDiPesto RE: windycity Sep 7, 2011 12:30 PM

      Have you looked into The Soupergirl's offerings? I believe they deliver around DC.

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        ClevelandDave RE: MsDiPesto Sep 8, 2011 08:45 AM

        Do you have a link? I remember hearing about them...

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          ClevelandDave RE: MsDiPesto Sep 10, 2011 02:40 PM

          www.soupergirl.com. They actually have a store: 314 Carroll Street, NW – right next to Mayorga Coffee.

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          Elyssa RE: windycity Sep 8, 2011 07:22 AM

          Chef Gray at Equinox makes excellent soups. You can grab lunch at the bar or sit in the dining room. This weather makes me crave his chestnut soup but I think I'll have to wait a few more months for that.

          1. hill food RE: windycity Sep 10, 2011 06:18 PM

            in Chinatown the shrimp and pork dumpling soup at Full Kee or the pho around the corner at an even dumpier takeout place called Cafe/Deli Viet/Thai are pretty good.

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              Elyssa RE: windycity Sep 12, 2011 07:33 AM

              I also really like the vegetarian dumpling soup at Ping Pong Dim Sum. In fact besides the cocktails it's one of the few things I actually enjoy at that restaurant. But it's a delicious soup----perfect if you are sick because it has lemongrass in it.

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              Ping Pong Dim Sum
              900 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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                lilkimbo RE: windycity Sep 12, 2011 10:24 AM

                Zoup (located near McPherson Square) is actually pretty good. I wasn't a fan of the seafood soups I tried (YMMV), but I've enjoyed every other soup I've tried from there. It's a casual chain restaurant, so nothing special, but I've been more than satisfied.

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