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Great soups...high end to low end

Cold weather has me craving soup...what's new with any great soups? Non Asian preferred..those soups are a totally new discussion..I'm looking for amazing soup high end to low end.
Lately my favourites have been United Bakers split pea and Epic's mushroom bisque..Zoe's had a pretty good barley tomato lately too...

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  1. Sobeys has a great line of fresh made soups made
    in Toronto. There are two company's that make the soups.
    One I believe is called (Soups on) they are in quart jars like that is used for pickling at home and they are excellent.
    They are in one of the refrigerated sections.

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    1. re: rails

      If you're prepared to put in minimal effort and make soup at home, there's a good line of dry packaged soups put out by The Bean Ladies, from Brampton, Ont. Simple directions, having to do mainly with adding water. I'm partial to their lentil soup - which outclasses the lentil soup served in most Middle East restaurants around Toronto - though the pea soup is also mighty tasty. A $6 package of ingredients makes about eight bowls. I get mine at Pusateri's on Avenue Rd., though I'm sure they're available elsewhere around town (where it's probably cheaper).

    2. Ravisoups! (though some soups have some Asian influence)
      http://ravisoup.com/

      Yitz's chicken in a pot, take-home jar (though hella pricey it's worth it).

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      1. re: magic

        Yes, Ravi's corn/crab chowder is my all time favorite in the city.
        Rodney's Lobster Bisque.
        The Chase's Summer Chowder.
        Marben had a fiddlehead gazpacho poured over scallop ceviche - it was quite grand.

        Any "mug" of the day from Hibiscus
        Any special from Cafune
        The Grilled Cheese's tomato bisque

        1. re: magic

          I third Ravi's. Agree with Happycamper the corn & crab chowder is delicious. My go to is the chicken hot pot - but that's is thai-influenced.

        2. Don't sleep on the soup of the day at Porchetta & Co. Whatever it is, get it, Nick makes some of the best bowls in the city.

          1. I love United soups also!!

            Cafe Doria always has a great soup of the day - all of them!

            Be careful with some of the grocery store jarred soups - have you ever noticed the sodium content? Some are off the rails!!

                1. re: julesrules

                  if you are asking my favourites at Sobies !
                  From soups on the Broccoli and potato is my favorite.

                  1. re: julesrules

                    For me the West African Peanut Chicken or the Beef Stroganoff.

                    1. re: sbug206

                      +1 African Peanut chicken. I crave it fortnightly.

                      1. re: catherine88

                        OK I have to get down there earlier before they are out of everything and check this place out. I think I had unfairly them lumped in with the other PATH soup places which are just ho-hum or maybe even doctored Campbell's food service.
                        Also in the PATH @FCP - the (vegetarian) soups at Naturally Yours are pretty good. Taste like home cooking. I just don't get them often because $3-4 for what is essentially veggies and water is a bit much, plus it doesn't make a meal so I still have to forage something else up.
                        Maxim's upstairs has decent soups as well, and they're cheaper after 2pm.

                    2. re: julesrules

                      I like the Hungarian goulash but it only shows up on the menu about once a week. Nice hearty soup.