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Where to Get the Best Soup in Jersey City

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It’s officially soup season and it’s hard to beat a bowl of pho or tortilla soup when the weather starts to drop. There are tons of great spots in Jersey City that serve delicious + cozy bowls of soup. Keep reading to discover where to get soup in Jersey City the next time a craving strikes.

Ani Ramen House | 218 Newark Avenue

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Ani Ramen is a standout in the Jersey City soup scene. The menu has multiple varieties of Japanese noodle soup like Shoyu, made with chicken broth + kakuni (pork belly), Stamina Ramen, the chef’s special with comes with chicken broth, kakuni (pork belly), lemongrass, chives + other seasonings. There’s also a Vegan Ramen made with vegetable broth, tofu, + shiitake mushroom.

Beechwood Cafe | 290 Grove Street

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Beechwood Cafe has a soup of the day that rotates between Lobster Bisque, Tomato, Italian Wedding with Meatballs, and Chicken Noodle. Guests can also enjoy a Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup combo on weekdays. The menu covers a variety of flavors and there’s a Vegetable Fried Rice + Miso Soup dish under the Beechwood specials.

Bistro La Source | 85 Morris Street

 

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Bistro La Source is a French restaurant with a few soups on the menu. There’s an Onion Soup Gratinée + a vegan Chilled Gazpacho on the brunch menu. The dinner menu also has a Farmhouse Vegetable Soup made with chickpeas, white beans, spinach, peas, favas, tomatoes, + a nut-free pesto.

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Buddy’s JC | 247 Washington Street

 

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Buddy’s is a stand-out in the Jersey City brunch scene but soup is available for brunch, lunch, + dinner. The appetizer menu currently features a Roasted Pumpkin Soup and we support anyone who orders this as a starter before their Fruity Pebbles Pancakes arrive.

Busy Bee Organics | 451 Palisade Avenue

Busy Bee Organics is an organic allergy-friendly cafe in The Heights that has a great soup menu. The soup flavors include Red Lentil Curry, Mushroom + Wild Rice + Carrot Ginger which are all vegan, gluten-free, + can be delivered or picked up in-cafe.

Ela Greek Kitchen | 179 Newark Avenue

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Ela is a Mediterranean spot in downtown Jersey City owned by the same team behind Buddy’s JC. Diners can warm up with a cup of Lemon Chicken Soup from the appetizer menu. This soup pairs well with some of the other Ela dishes like the Orzo Salad or Halloumi Wrap.

Kitchen Step | 500 Jersey Avenue

This cozy bistro has soup on the small plates menu for brunch and dinner. The current flavor is a Creamy Squash Soup that comes with crispy mushrooms + sage-coconut crema. This soup also happens to be vegan and there are a few other vegan + vegetarian choices on the menu.

Light Horse Tavern | 199 Washington Street

Light Horse Tavern has French Onion Soup as an appetizer on the lunch and dinner menus. This soup comes with three types of cheese + croutons.

Luna | 279 Grove Street

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Luna is an Italian eatery that HG readers said had the best espresso martini in 2022. The starters menu has a seasonal soup which is currently Butternut Squash with roasted pumpkin seeds.

Maman | 70 Hudson Street

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In addition to coffee + pastries, Maman has a food menu that features Maria’s Sweet Potato Soup. This is a gluten-free and vegetarian soup that is topped with pumpkin seeds + crème fraiche. It can even be made vegan on request.

Miso Ramen | 189 Newark Avenue

 

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Guests can savor homemade ramen in this downtown Jersey City spot. The ramen bowls are made with chicken, pork, or seaweed broths + there’s something for everyone here with protein options like pork, tofu, scallop + kimchi, ox-tail, + chicken.

Pinwheel Garden | 318 Communipaw Avenue

This family-owned eatery in Bergen-Lafayette serves a menu of remixed Asian-American dishes. There’s Maitake Mushroom Ramen + Trinity Ramen on the menu to satisfy cravings for a comforting bowl of soup. Both types of ramen can be made gluten-free and the Maitake Mushroom Ramen is also vegan.

Saigon Cafe | 188 Newark Avenue

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This Vietnamese restaurant has a gluten-free Tofu Soup on the appetizer menu that comes with Napa cabbage. There’s an entire soup entree section that features a bunch of options like a gluten-free Canh Chua (Vietnamese sweet + sour soup), gluten-free Bun Ga Ca Ri Thai (Thai curry chicken soup), gluten-free Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef soup), + Banh Canh Do Bien (Seafood udon noodle soup).

Salt + Ginger | 313 Grove Street

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Salt + Ginger is a Shanghainese restaurant that serves signature soup dumplings that are hand-wrapped and made fresh to order. Along with the dumplings, this spot also serves a Shanghai-Style Tomato Soup, Soy Milk Soup, Pork + Vegetables Wonton Soup, + a Slow-Cooked Braised Beef Noodle Soup.

Sam A.M. | 112 Morris Street

 

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Sam A.M. is a beloved fixture in the Paulus Hook neighborhood and the menu board outside the storefront often highlights the soup of the day like Cream of Broccoli, Potato Leek, Chicken, Meatball Verde + Jersey Corn Chowder. The daily menu includes Chef Francis’ vegan Tomato Basil Soup which can be enjoyed with the Grilled Sourdough and Cheddar sandwich.

Sapthagiri Taste of India | 737 Newark Avenue

Sapthagiri features recipes from both North and South India with some spicy soup options for guests to try. Menu highlights include Rasam, a traditional spicy soup from South India, Tomato Soup, Hot + Sour Vegetable Soup, + Manchow Soup Vegetable, which comes with fried noodles and a vegetable broth. The appetizer menu also has Rasam Idly, steamed rice cakes soaked in a spicy Indian soup, + Rasa Vada, which is a dish consisting of fried lentil donuts soaked in a spicy Indian soup.

Szechaun Mirchi | 850 Newark Avenue

This Indo-Chinese eatery in Jersey City’s Little India has an impressive selection of soups. There are more than 20 varieties on the menu which means guests can enjoy flavors like Vegetable Hot + Sour Soup, Crab Soup, Shrimp Tomyum Soup, + Sweet Corn Chicken Soup.

See More: These Are the Best Soups in Montclair

Taqueria Downtown | 236 Grove Street

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Taqueria Downtown may be best known for tacos but this spot also serves Caldo de Pollo (chicken soup) + tortilla soup. These make for a great lunch or side item with a taco order.

Taqueria Viva Mexico | 133 Morris Street

Taqueria Viva Mexico is another popular Mexican restaurant in Paulus Hook. This one has Chicken Soup + Lentil Soup on the appetizer menu which could be a good start to a meal of enchiladas or gorditas.

The Little Sandwich Shop | 333 Grove Street

The Little Sandwich Shop has a soup of the day that guests can enjoy with their sandwich, panini, or wrap. Soup options are Old-fashioned Chicken Noodle, Chicken Matzo, Moroccan Lentil, Tomato Bisque, + Sausage + Shrimp Gumbo.

Uncle Momo | 289 Grove Street

 

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Uncle Momo is a French-Lebanese fusion eatery with Lentil Soup on the menu. This soup is made with red lentils, olive oil + caramelized onion + goes really well with a side of freshly baked pita.

White Star | 179 Warren Street + 230 Brunswick Street

 

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White Star Bar has a Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup combo along with a French Onion Soup on the starters menu. White Star on Warren Street has a soup of the day + French Onion Soup on the lunch + dinner menus.

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