Best of Boston

Best Soup

2006 Best Soup

Pigalle

Boston
Marc Orfaly’s velvety take on the New England staple ($16) is incredibly creamy, yet still frothy and light. Accented with meaty clams and slivers of […] read more»
2000 Best Soup, Affordable

Oxtail Soup, Matt Murphy’s Pub

Brookline
Cynical James Joyce said that Irish art was “the cracked looking glass of a servant.” Obviously, he never took the Green Line to Brookline for […] read more»
2000 Best Soup, Gourmet

Lobster Soup, The Federalist

Boston
Chef Robert Fathman has created a monster. His lobster soup is far beyond the usual bisque; instead of using lobster stock to fortify the stuff, […] read more»
1998 Best Soup

The New England Soup Factory

Brookline
Next time you’re sick and Mom offers to bring over some chicken noodle soup, ask her if she can swing by Brookline instead. Even the […] read more»
1997 Best Soup

New England Soup Factory

Brookline
You must take seriously any soup shop that boasts “Triple Strength Chicken Vegetable Available Daily.” The Factory means business, with four alternating selections of more […] read more»
1996 Best Soup

New England Soup Factory

Brookline
At least four different seasonal soups made form scratch every day, as well as chili, chowder, triple—strength chicken vegetable soup, and a range of appealing […] read more»
1991 Best Soup, Chicken

Boston Chicken

Boston
Even if you don’t have a cold, a bowl of this stuff will make you feel better. Only the Boylston Street location is tops. The […] read more»
1979 Best Soup

Continental Café

Somerville
Garlic soup at the Continental Café (the Portuguese half), 445 Somerville St., Somerville. This pungent broth, supporting croutons and a perfectly poached egg, is strong […] read more»