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Best Soup, Mid-City?

jranen Oct 27, 2012 06:23 PM

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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    Clyde Nov 3, 2012 03:59 PM

    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.

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      BHAppeal Oct 30, 2012 09:52 PM

      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
        Mr Taster Nov 1, 2012 08:27 AM

        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. ipsedixit Oct 27, 2012 08:49 PM

        ROFL and Simplethings

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        1. re: ipsedixit
          maudies5 Oct 30, 2012 04:36 PM

          I love the split pea soup and Kate Mantilini

        2. Servorg Oct 27, 2012 07:10 PM

          Doughboy's actually has some pretty good soups and a good selection too: http://doughboysbakeryla.com/uploads/...

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          1. re: Servorg
            yinyangdi Oct 30, 2012 04:07 PM

            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?

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