When the temperature drops, nothing is as cozy as a hot bowl of soup to warm you up. We asked our readers where they go for their favorite soup in Champaign-Urbana and beyond, and they did not disappoint!
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Seven Saints, Champaign: “Tomato Bisque Soup. Especially good ordered with the cheese curds!”” Chicken Tortilla AND their Brie Soup!” The Tomato Bisque Soup had many, many mentions- it’s a Reader favorite!
McAlister’s Deli, Champaign: “Chicken Tortilla Soup” “the Broccoli Cheddar Soup is amazing!” “If chili counts: Chili Bread Bowl at McAllisters.” McAllistar’s Deli’s Chicken Tortilla Soup had multiple mentions by our readers.
Olive Garden, Champaign: Chicken Gnocci Soup is a reader favorite. Also: “I love Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup, or at least I used to. I haven’t eaten there in a long time.” “Olive Garden’s Sausage & Kale Cream Soup. That was awesome.” “The Chicken Gnocchi at Olive Garden smothered in cheese.”
Carle Cafeteria, Urbana: “Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Soup, with grilled cheese…so good!” “I don’t think I get soups at restaurants, however, I managed to eat like 11 bowls of Tomato Soup from Carle Cafeteria when Bennett was born… mmmm…”
Urbana Gardens, Urbana: “Urbana Gardens has really good soup.” “Broccoli Cheese Soup at Urbana Gardens is good.”
Einstein Bagels, multiple locations: “Einstein Bagels used to have the best broccoli cheese soup, I don’t know if they still have it because I haven’t had it in years.”
Pekara, Downtown Champaign: “Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Soup.” “Creamy Parmesan Sausage & Kale at Pekara”
Houlihan’s, Champaign: Chicken Tortilla Soup. “Houlihans Tomato Soup (with that delicious fried cheese ball thingie).”
Thara Thai, Champaign: “So many warm delicious soups!” “Ah…the Shrimp Tom Kha Gai!!!”
O’Charley’s, Champaign: ” Loaded Baked Potato Soup”
Panera, mutiple locations: “Broccoli Cheddar Soup” ” I love Panera Broccoli and Cheese soup but you can also buy it at Sams Club, Walmart, or Meijer!” “Broccoli Cheese Soup in a Bread Bowl!” “Onion Soup at Panera” “Panera makes a really awesome Chicken Noodle Soup.” “Panera’s Squash Soup.”
Destihl, Champaign: “Corn and Chicken Chowder at Destihl. The best soup ever!” “Chicken Enchilada Soup.””Posole Soup at Desthil”
Chili’s, Champaign: “Chicken enchilada soup from Chili’s!!!”
Strawberry Fields Cafe, Urbana: “Lentil Soup at Strawberry Fields Cafe.”