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7 New Soups to Ward off the Chill

By Rina Rapuano
January 23, 2014

For those of us who grew up anywhere south of Saskatchewan, it’s cold. Really cold. Luckily, we've rounded up seven new and satisfying ways to warm up from the inside out:

What: Corn Chowder
Where: Del Frisco’s Grille
The tasty bits: Jumbo lump crab, applewood-smoked bacon and fingerling potato crisps
Cost: $9
Address and phone: 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-450-4686

What: K St. Gumbo
Where: Equinox
The tasty bits: Spiced chicken broth, Surrey sausage, Tidewater oysters and blue crab
Cost: $14 for an appetizer portion/$28 for an entree portion
Address and phone: 818 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-331-8118

What: Lobster Bisque
Where: Flight Wine Bar
The tasty bits: Lobster dashi, sake, lobster chunks, toasted rockweed (an edible seaweed)
Cost: $14
Address and phone: 777 Sixth St. NW; 202-864-6445

What: Pork and Lentil Stew
Where: Founding Farmers
The tasty bits: Green and yellow lentils, cilantro, lime, avocado, poached egg
Cost: $13, with ciabatta and a side salad
Address and phone: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-822-8783;12505 Park Potomac Ave., 301-340-8783

What: Parsnip and Hazelnut Soup
Where: NoPa Kitchen + Bar
The tasty bits: Macerated muscat grapes, chives and olive oil
Cost: $9
Address and phone: 800 F St. NW; 202-347-4667

What: Potato and leek soup
Where: Rí Rá Irish Pub
The tasty bits: Crispy potato croutons, fried shallot, fresh herbs
Cost: $3 per shot; $5 for 8 ounces; $7 for 16 ounces; add Irish cheddar and smoked bacon for $2
Address and phone: 3123-3125 M St. NW; 202-751-2111

What: Chinese beef soup
Where: The Source
The tasty bits: Braised short-rib wontons, dumpling dough knots, lotus root
Cost: $14
Address and phone: 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-637-6100

Places Mentioned


Fine Dining • White House/World Bank

Food25 Decor22 Service24 Cost$68
Founding Farmers

American • Potomac

Food24 Decor22 Service20 Cost$35
Founding Farmers

American • Foggy Bottom

Food24 Decor22 Service20 Cost$35
NoPa Kitchen + Bar

American • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food- Decor- Service- CostE
The Source

Fine Dining • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food27 Decor24 Service24 Cost$68
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