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14 Stellar Soups to Warm Up With Right Now in Houston

Score creamy cups and heaping bowls of broth, all available for pick-up and delivery

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A brimming bread bowl of soul-warming soup at BB Lemon
| Kirsten Gilliam for BB Lemon

The weather is — finally — cooling off in Houston, which means that soup season is officially here. As such, there’s no better way to warm your bones — and your spirit — than a piping hot bowl of soup.

Embrace the rare chill in the air with a bowl of brothy chicken noodle, classic pho, or gumbo at these 14 Houston restaurants serving stellar soups.

Is your favorite soup spot missing from this map? Shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gumbo Jeaux's

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2155 Durham Dr #105
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 203-7270
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As its name might indicate, gumbo is the dish to order at Gumbo Jeaux’s. Filled with andouille, smoke sausage, shrimp, and okra, this bowl makes for a hearty lunch under $7. Not feeling gumbo? Try the crawfish bisque or Creole chili. Available on Grubhub.

2. Bistro 555

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13616 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 827-8008
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Bold and beautiful, Bistro 555’s bowl of velvety pumpkin and butternut squash soup decorated with oven-roasted pumpkin seeds is the quintessential fall dish —for both eating and for posting on Instagram. Call 713-827-8008 for curbside pick-up.

3. B.B. Lemon

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1809 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 554-1809
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The joy of slurping BB Lemon’s New England clam chowder out of a freshly baked bread bowl is now possible in the comfort of your own home. The chowder and bowl are packaged separately, which ensures that nothing gets soggy. Other bowls fit for the fall weather include chili topped with cheese and raw onions, French onion soup and tomato bisque. Visit bblemon.com to place an order for curbside pick-up or find BB Lemon on Favor and DoorDash.

4. The Annie Café & Bar

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1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 804-1800
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With the announcement of The Annie’s new weekend brunch comes an array of festive additions, including soup! Try the wild mushroom soup with duck prosciutto or The Annie tortilla with avocado relish and queso fresco. Visit theanniehouston.com to order curbside pick-up or order delivery on Favor.

5. The Hay Merchant

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1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-9805
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Warm up to something new every week at Hay Merchant where selections of soup revolve every seven days, both in the restaurant and at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market. Past flavors include king crab and shrimp bisque, roasted poblano and white bean and collard green. Visit haymerchant.com to place an order for curbside pick-up or delivery.

6. Ramen Tatsu-ya

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1722 California St
Houston, TX 77006
(346) 226-3253
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Rich, creamy tonkotsu broth is the perfect foil to chilly weather, and the addition of char siu, perfectly cooked noodles, and tons of garnishes only improves upon the formula. Vegans can also enjoy noodles here thanks to a veggie option made with soy and mushroom broth. Order at Ramen-tatsuya.com or through UberEats.

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7. Paulie's

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1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 807-7271
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It’s safe to say Paulie Petronella knows how to turn up with tomatoes, presenting the beloved fruit in cheese-filled paninis and on saucy pizzas. As such, it’s no surprise that his Montrose restaurant’s aromatic, crimson-colored tomato basil soup is a tomato-lover’s dream. At only $5, opt for a bowl. Call 713-807-7271 for curbside pick-up.

8. UB Preserv

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1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(346) 406-5923
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The rich, savory gravy of a popular Indian plate is transformed into warmth in a bowl with UB Preserv’s creamy tikka masala soup. Crafted with cheddar cheese and yogurt, and accompanied with flaky naan, indulge in spoonful after spoonful of exotic flavor. Visit ubpreserv.com to place an order for curbside pick-up or delivery.

9. Street to Kitchen

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6501 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
(713) 428-1975
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Street to Kitchen puts the yum in tom yum with its rendition of the brothy soup. A Central Thai-style hot and sour soup with earthy galangal and lemongrass, tart lime juice and Thai chili, this will surely kick your taste buds into gear. Feeling gutsy? Ask for Thai spicy. Visit streettokitchen.com to order and pick-up at the drive-thru window.

10. Verandah

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3300 Kirby Dr Suite 7-A
Houston, TX 77098
(281) 501-0258
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Savor the deeply complex flavors and intensely warm spices of Verandah’s mulligatawny soup, stewed from red lentils and Madras curry, traditionally a vegetarian dish, but served with lamb meat as an option. Order online at verandahrestaurant.com.

11. Kata Robata

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3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
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Find oodles of noodles plus loads of tender meat in the lobster and crab ramen at Kata Robata. Built with egg noodle, tomato, sesame, garlic, micro cilantro and plenty of chunky lobster and crab meat, the bowl is a splurge at $25 but worth every cent. Order Kata Robata for curbside pick-up or delivery on Toast.

12. Molina's Cantina

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3801 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 432-1626
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Find a decades old tradition in Molina’s chili con carne, a hearty dish which has been on the menu since the Molina’s family opened its first restaurant in 1941. Served with a generous topping of cheese and onions and a side of Saltines, it boasts comfort in a bowl. Place an order for curbside pick-up at molinascantina.com.

13. Pho Binh Bellaire

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10827 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 568-7333
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When the temperatures drop, Houstonians collectively crave a steaming bowl of broth piled high with noodles, bean sprouts, and protein. And of course, Pho Binh is one of the city’s best options to satisfy that craving. Order through Uber Eats.

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1. Gumbo Jeaux's

2155 Durham Dr #105, Houston, TX 77007

As its name might indicate, gumbo is the dish to order at Gumbo Jeaux’s. Filled with andouille, smoke sausage, shrimp, and okra, this bowl makes for a hearty lunch under $7. Not feeling gumbo? Try the crawfish bisque or Creole chili. Available on Grubhub.

2155 Durham Dr #105
Houston, TX 77007

2. Bistro 555

13616 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Bold and beautiful, Bistro 555’s bowl of velvety pumpkin and butternut squash soup decorated with oven-roasted pumpkin seeds is the quintessential fall dish —for both eating and for posting on Instagram. Call 713-827-8008 for curbside pick-up.

13616 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079

3. B.B. Lemon

1809 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

The joy of slurping BB Lemon’s New England clam chowder out of a freshly baked bread bowl is now possible in the comfort of your own home. The chowder and bowl are packaged separately, which ensures that nothing gets soggy. Other bowls fit for the fall weather include chili topped with cheese and raw onions, French onion soup and tomato bisque. Visit bblemon.com to place an order for curbside pick-up or find BB Lemon on Favor and DoorDash.

1809 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. The Annie Café & Bar

1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170, Houston, TX 77056

With the announcement of The Annie’s new weekend brunch comes an array of festive additions, including soup! Try the wild mushroom soup with duck prosciutto or The Annie tortilla with avocado relish and queso fresco. Visit theanniehouston.com to order curbside pick-up or order delivery on Favor.

1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170
Houston, TX 77056

5. The Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Warm up to something new every week at Hay Merchant where selections of soup revolve every seven days, both in the restaurant and at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market. Past flavors include king crab and shrimp bisque, roasted poblano and white bean and collard green. Visit haymerchant.com to place an order for curbside pick-up or delivery.

1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

6. Ramen Tatsu-ya

1722 California St, Houston, TX 77006
Ramen Tatsu-Ya

Rich, creamy tonkotsu broth is the perfect foil to chilly weather, and the addition of char siu, perfectly cooked noodles, and tons of garnishes only improves upon the formula. Vegans can also enjoy noodles here thanks to a veggie option made with soy and mushroom broth. Order at Ramen-tatsuya.com or through UberEats.

1722 California St
Houston, TX 77006

7. Paulie's

1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

It’s safe to say Paulie Petronella knows how to turn up with tomatoes, presenting the beloved fruit in cheese-filled paninis and on saucy pizzas. As such, it’s no surprise that his Montrose restaurant’s aromatic, crimson-colored tomato basil soup is a tomato-lover’s dream. At only $5, opt for a bowl. Call 713-807-7271 for curbside pick-up.

1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

8. UB Preserv

1609 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

The rich, savory gravy of a popular Indian plate is transformed into warmth in a bowl with UB Preserv’s creamy tikka masala soup. Crafted with cheddar cheese and yogurt, and accompanied with flaky naan, indulge in spoonful after spoonful of exotic flavor. Visit ubpreserv.com to place an order for curbside pick-up or delivery.

1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

9. Street to Kitchen

6501 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011

Street to Kitchen puts the yum in tom yum with its rendition of the brothy soup. A Central Thai-style hot and sour soup with earthy galangal and lemongrass, tart lime juice and Thai chili, this will surely kick your taste buds into gear. Feeling gutsy? Ask for Thai spicy. Visit streettokitchen.com to order and pick-up at the drive-thru window.

6501 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011

10. Verandah

3300 Kirby Dr Suite 7-A, Houston, TX 77098

Savor the deeply complex flavors and intensely warm spices of Verandah’s mulligatawny soup, stewed from red lentils and Madras curry, traditionally a vegetarian dish, but served with lamb meat as an option. Order online at verandahrestaurant.com.

3300 Kirby Dr Suite 7-A
Houston, TX 77098

11. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr suite h, Houston, TX 77098

Find oodles of noodles plus loads of tender meat in the lobster and crab ramen at Kata Robata. Built with egg noodle, tomato, sesame, garlic, micro cilantro and plenty of chunky lobster and crab meat, the bowl is a splurge at $25 but worth every cent. Order Kata Robata for curbside pick-up or delivery on Toast.

3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098

12. Molina's Cantina

3801 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77025

Find a decades old tradition in Molina’s chili con carne, a hearty dish which has been on the menu since the Molina’s family opened its first restaurant in 1941. Served with a generous topping of cheese and onions and a side of Saltines, it boasts comfort in a bowl. Place an order for curbside pick-up at molinascantina.com.

3801 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77025

13. Pho Binh Bellaire

10827 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

When the temperatures drop, Houstonians collectively crave a steaming bowl of broth piled high with noodles, bean sprouts, and protein. And of course, Pho Binh is one of the city’s best options to satisfy that craving. Order through Uber Eats.

10827 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

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