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Hot Soups for the Cold Days

Posted by cmh gourmand on February 11, 2007

It is so #@*^%*ing COLD! I am sick of this hemisphere. The Gourmand has been roaming around Columbus eating… I mean researching. Here are some soup suggestions that will keep you warm until the thaw.

Chile Verde Icy window

GREEN CHILE STEW

Chile Verde Cafe
4852 Sawmill Rd

Carriage Place Shopping Center / Sawmill and Bethel
614.442.6630

The Green Chili Stew is one of the best items I have had in the last month. It is a mix of sirloin, round cut carrots, potatoes, green chiles, and jalapenos topped with cheese. The stew has a real kick, I loved it.

WEDDING SOUP

Cafe del Mondo
1885 W. 5 th Ave.
Marble Cliff (about 3/4 mile west of Grandview Ave)
614.488.1885

My Italian heritaged friends complain about the lack of real wedding soup in Columbus. Cafe del Mondo is very serious about supplying authentic Italian ingredients and this focus shines through in their wedding soup. This is the type of soup you would expect someone’s grandma from Youngstown to throw together. It has homemade mini meatballs swimming in a perfect chicken broth. The cafe was picked as one of the best restaurants in the recent issue of Columbus Monthly.

SOUPS OF THE DAY

Whole World Natural Restaurant
3269 N. High St
Clintonville

614.268.5751

Service and specials can be hit or miss here. The dreadlocked, ultra alternative, tortured artist staff can have a very hippy approach to everything here but they always offer 4-6 soups that vary from good to excellent. Soups change daily.

And if you are or have a vegan or vegetarian in your life, you need to know about the Happy Cow website – here is the review of Whole World.

Happy Cow reviews

One Response to “Hot Soups for the Cold Days”

  1. A couple more suggestions for soup around Columbus:

    – The pho from Lac Viet in the North Market
    – When they have it, the Duck Chowder or Cassoulet (more stew than soup, really) from North Market Poultry and Game
    – The avgolemono soup from My Big Fat Greek Cuisina at Fishinger & Riverside Dr
    – The Southwestern chicken and corn choweder from Whole Foods

    I’ve been on a big soup kick myself lately.🙂

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