Best of Boston

1998 Best Soup

The New England Soup Factory

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 best grandmother can’t beat a selection that changes daily and includes mouthwatering, innovative tastes such as artichoke bisque, chilled melon, roasted red pepper and corn chowder, and pureed portobella mushroom. All are thick, delicious, if slightly pricey ($4.25 for 12 ounces, but worth it). The only disappointment is the clam chowder, which runs a little too sweet for our panel of experts.

2-4 Brookline Place, Brookline, 617-739-1899,