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YOUR PICKS

Chef Jenny Levison prepares her homemade soups in the kitchen at Souper Jenny in October. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Chef Jenny Levison prepares her homemade soups in the kitchen at Souper Jenny in October. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) Souper Jenny

You say, “Souper Jenny is homemade, fresh, and very good. Why anyone would want anything else is beyond me.”

2) The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

3) MetroFresh

4) Stone Soup Kitchen

5) Steamhouse Lounge

Tom-kha (chicken coconut soup) at L'Thai in Tucker. Photo: Allen Sullivan / Special

Tom-kha (chicken coconut soup) at L'Thai in Tucker. Photo: Allen Sullivan / Special

OUR PICKS

1) L’Thai Organic Cuisine

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “L’Thai’s tom-kha is a silken bowl of sweet-yet-sour soup layered with the flavors of broth and coconut milk and peppered with bright cilantro, all highlighted by unimaginably fresh tofu. One sip, and you won’t need Calgon to take you away.”

2) 4th & Swift

3) So Kong Dong

4) Phnom Penh

5) Souper Jenny

244 comments Add your comment

jh

November 16th, 2009
10:36 pm

make that tortilla

Patricia

November 16th, 2009
10:41 pm

Any soup at Dynamic Dish.

Robin

November 16th, 2009
10:47 pm

The smoked chicken-tomato soup at Murphy’s is fantastic! I wish they made it every day.

The Big Maru

November 16th, 2009
10:50 pm

Pho Tai at the late, lamented Da Lat. Kinda scary place, great Pho.

DecaturCyn

November 16th, 2009
11:16 pm

Broad Street Cafe, located downtown in the Fairlie Poplar district, has fantastic soups. My favorite is the heavenly creamy mushroom with brie, followed closely by the roasted red pepper and seafood varieties. (There are, I believe, about six choices total.) Their homemade crab cake sandwich makes a great accompaniment.

Chili probably doesn’t count in a soup blog, but if it did, I’d also recommend the hearty vegan chili at Rainbow Natural Foods (N. Decatur & Clairemont).

ben

November 16th, 2009
11:23 pm

Jeff

November 16th, 2009
11:31 pm

The Tom Yum (hot & sour) at the Thai Restaurant of Norcross on Norcross Tucker Rd is the best Tom Yum soup that I’ve found in Atlanta. I like it with shrimp and extra heat.

Judy

November 17th, 2009
12:10 am

Since chowder is being thrown into the mix – the Chowder Kennebunkport at Spondivits in Cumming is the absolute best!

Angela

November 17th, 2009
12:28 am

METROFRESH!!!!!!

stalepie

November 17th, 2009
1:23 am

What the Pho on Pleasant Hill Road near Wal-Mart and god knows what else .. . that place is pretty good. i asked to for a fork though and he seemed mad.

Georgia Girl

November 17th, 2009
1:27 am

My kitchen in Stockbridge Ga.

itsme

November 17th, 2009
5:39 am

Noodle Soup at China Inn in Chamblee Plaza.

tom

November 17th, 2009
6:30 am

Chick-fil-a for Chicken Noodle soup. Large bowl with crackers. Crazy? Maybe, but my kind of crazy.

Jack Harris

November 17th, 2009
6:50 am

Steamhouse Loung Lobster Bisque #1

ima idiot

November 17th, 2009
6:51 am

go to the soup nazi place in new york. i hear it is really good

LW

November 17th, 2009
6:57 am

chicken soup at Mi Casa in Suwanee

Cheryl B.

November 17th, 2009
6:58 am

Blue Crab Bisque at Joli-Kobe at the Prado.

Kuster

November 17th, 2009
7:11 am

The only place to get Beer Cheese Soup in Atlanta is at the 57th restaurant.

Cookiedawg

November 17th, 2009
7:16 am

Definitely RELISH in Roswell!

Ishmael

November 17th, 2009
7:17 am

The Pickrick had the best soup in town!

Kateaux

November 17th, 2009
7:31 am

The Crawfish Bisque at Pappadeaux’s is to die for!! The Seafood and Andouille Gumbo is excellent too!

SouperTrouper

November 17th, 2009
7:33 am

The soups served in Murphy’s in Virginia Highland are so good it’s difficult to single out just one. Inventive and consistently good. Just behind Murphy’s but not far is Alons. A smaller repertory but vegetable based soups. i.e., tomato basil, are standouts.

Bret

November 17th, 2009
7:37 am

The Tortilla Soups at both Houston’s and Ted’s. Not typically a chain guy, but both are tremendous.

PEACE

November 17th, 2009
7:52 am

Why not try the Chicken Noodle Soup at Carrabbas in Morrow. It’s absolutely off the change with plenty of chicken, vegetables and noodles that will fill you up and asking for a take-out order when leaving. Try it and I know you will be coming back for more.

ELIZABETH

November 17th, 2009
8:00 am

STONE SOUP KITCHEN off memorial. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Bill

November 17th, 2009
8:06 am

Pho Dai Loi #2 on Buford highway makes the best soup I’ve had in Atlanta, and it cheap too.

Southern Gal

November 17th, 2009
8:08 am

Pho Dai Loi in Forest Park is amazing!

erin

November 17th, 2009
8:08 am

lobster bisque at Bones… there is nothing better!

bugman

November 17th, 2009
8:23 am

Hands down, no one makes a better soup (chicken noodle, minestrone, lentel) than my wife Susy!

Amanda

November 17th, 2009
8:25 am

Metro Fresh!

Darryl

November 17th, 2009
8:25 am

Souper Jenny is the best!

Nikki

November 17th, 2009
8:27 am

A toss up between the patio soup at Pacho’ in Covington and the loaded potato soup at o”Charley’s

Monica

November 17th, 2009
8:28 am

The chicken pho at Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup on Broad St downtown is addictive, and absoloutely to die for! I never experienced Vietnamese food before this. Also, to give props to my Jamaican origins, Eat Right Jamaican restaurant in Decatur has the best cow foot soup and Royal Caribbean Bakery and restaurant has the best red peas soup.

Sam

November 17th, 2009
8:29 am

Campell’s has good soup.

JD

November 17th, 2009
8:30 am

Not a huge soup fan, but Lee’s Golden Buddha on Clairmont has the best Hot n Sour soup that I have ever tasted.

jonnymack

November 17th, 2009
8:33 am

How has nobody mentioned Dynamic Dish? His soups always change and everyone of them is spectacular. I still have dreams of his gazpacho.

Reds

November 17th, 2009
8:39 am

The Crab Soup at Baan Thai in Conyers is the best I have ever had. As for Pho, go to Pho Huang Long off Pat Mell Road in Marietta. Marietta diner has awesome seafood bisque, and Cherokee Cattle Co has to die for Steak soup, as well as Potato Soup.

Bunks

November 17th, 2009
8:49 am

The Chicken Tortilla Soup at the ESPN zone was great until they closed:( MY college days had me eating a jerked chicken and rice soup called the Bob Marley soup at a small bar and grill in Millidgeville, Buffingtons. The soup was the best!!!! For brunswick stew, have to give it to Fresh Air BBQ in Macon and Jackson.

Joanna

November 17th, 2009
8:52 am

Tomato and smoky bacon from Whole Foods – it’s delicios with tonnes of garlic too…

Colleen Munyan

November 17th, 2009
8:52 am

METROFRESH. Hands down.

Fakey McFake

November 17th, 2009
8:57 am

re: Leslie

November 16th, 2009
5:15 pm
The Lobster Bisque at the Steamhouse Lounge in Midtown

Yes indeed! Souprised three weren’t more votes for it but glad nobody said Publix or Subway or Firehouse — all local soup joints!

soccermom

November 17th, 2009
8:58 am

The best chicken soup that I have tasted outside of a private home has got to be the soup served by La Parilla in Flowery Branch/Oakwood, Ga. Shredded chicken, rice, and tortilla strips are seasoned just right and served with slices of lime and avocado on the side. Yummy!

Sha

November 17th, 2009
8:59 am

The creamy onion soup at Outback and the soup at Dante’s Down the Hatch

Carey

November 17th, 2009
9:00 am

The beer cheese bisque and chicken tortilla at Fancy Pantry in Alpharetta are the best. I plan my lunches around their soup schedule =)

Jared

November 17th, 2009
9:01 am

Oh, it’s definately Subway’s brocoli and cheese

Melody

November 17th, 2009
9:05 am

Stone Soup and Alon’s are great, in addition to Rainbow takeout in Decatur.

SS

November 17th, 2009
9:05 am

Souper Jenny. Is there really even a contest?

cold sassy knee

November 17th, 2009
9:12 am

Withput doubt, Neuvo Laredo Cantina has awesome homemade soup, they add fresh avocado. And you can add a quarter chicken and rice. Definitely my go to when I get a hint of a cold. Like everything else its always plain ole good!

tall white jeff

November 17th, 2009
9:15 am

Marlow’s Chicken and Queso

mark

November 17th, 2009
9:16 am

The beer cheese soup @ The 57th Fighter Group is to die for!