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Oct 27, 2012 06:23 PM

Best Soup, Mid-City?

What is the best non-Korean soup place in mid-city Los Angeles, say, from Larchmont west to La Cinega, Melrose, South to Wilshire? Thanks!

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  1. Doughboy's actually has some pretty good soups and a good selection too:

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    1. re: Servorg

      steak soup, yummmmmm!

      Edit to say that I haven't had doughboy's steak soup since it reopened on Third Street, but it was delicious the last time I had it. And speaking of Doughboy's reopening on Third Street, what is your opinion on the food now vs. before; same, better, deficient?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I love the split pea soup and Kate Mantilini

      2. Black Dog Coffee, Wilshire between Hauser and La Brea. Fresh every day -- Tortilla Soup, Black Bean, Corn Chowder, Corn Cactus, Tomato with Prosciutto, Chicken Ginger etc., -- they put out a schedule of soups each month.

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        1. re: BHAppeal

          Black Dog is great. For years before the FancyTruck™ Revolution caused the purging of the Miracle Mile culinary wasteland, they were virtually the only restaurant where one could get something tasty, affordable and well made. They're doing what they can to keep the menu fresh with special new items that occasionally pop up.

          Things have (thankfully) changed considerably. It's possible now on Miracle Mile to get a halfway decent ramen at Jinya (La Brea & Wilshire) which would have been unheard of several years ago, and addresses the OP's original question as well.

          Mr Taster

        2. agree with simplethings and black dog. i also like soups from whole foods, specifically the ones in the seafood section. they're not bad at all.